Lend a Helping Hand

3.09.2012

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Mary Elizabeth made her formal introduction into society last weekend at the Helping Hand Crystal Ball. I, along with many of my friends, was lucky enough to take part in this celebratory occasion.

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{jack, hallie, biz, spence}
Several of Merl's best friends were also presented like Biz from Vanderbilt and Hallie from TCU. They invited friends from their schools, making the evening a high school & college reunion for many of us.

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{nick, allie, katherine, garrett}
Katherine, who is Caroline's roommate, was also one of the debs and her escort was Mary Elizabeth's best high school friend who goes to UVA, Garrett.

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Here are all the gorgeous debs with their escorts!

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1A/2A suities!

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They had a group of student tables at the event that UT basically took over.

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I can honestly declare that this was one of my absolute favorite nights of college thus far since practically all of my best friends were gathered under one roof.

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Matt, Ellie, Emma and Rye

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Mayms and Ryeguy

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{top left: carter & katherine, top right: matt & katy, bottom left: me & tori, bottom right: graham & rye}

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James, Nancy, Ross & Elizabeth

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{joe & kels, tori & william, nelson & me, jules & me}

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Tori and Jules showin' off the sass

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The food was absolutely delicious and we clearly weren't shy to show off our hearty appetites in pictures.

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{isabel, rye, madison, me, merl, julianne, kelsey}
And finally, we got to be with the beautiful star of the show!

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Julianne got to see one of her friends from camp who came in town from A&M, Katy.

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And here are (almost) all of Merl's besties surrounding her before we all hit the dance floor for the rest of the evening.

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On the outskirts of the dance floor was a photo booth which made flip books with 50 or so pictures in it, and we made sure to take full advantage of it. To say the least, my first deb was a success and I look forward to the ones to come!

1 comments:

mariana said...

Once again, all gorgeous photos!! You kinda remind me of a woman that I know that I admire so muuuuch :)
you're so pretty!