throwback thursdays // prom style

so i was inspired to do a throwback thursday post in honor of prom season and general highschoolness. be warned. you may encounter awkward faces, crappy pictures (and the lack there of some years all together), too much make-up, and random other embarrassing moments.

believe it or not life before facebook and camera phones was hard people! i spent way too long digging for these pictures and there is no way to make these pictures look better πŸ˜‰

let’s start with the most recent. i think by our senior year we were figuring out how to dress up without looking like crazies. as silly as we looked, i was so blessed to have great friends through out high school. we did everything together and really tried to keep each other sane. i have beautiful memories with these kids… not before i start reminiscing on you, here we go. prom style:

senior year. and the year filled with drama. long story short, i was still in love with my ex boyfriend and  he wanted to ask me to prom. but one of my best friends (who liked me at the time and didn’t like my ex) wanted to ask me to prom. i had a freak out where i turned down my friend and then i turned down my ex. i just went with the girls to my prom. that boy up there is a friend who asked me to his prom. so i went to two proms that year. but it was so dramatic. man, high school!

remember that story of how i ran over my ex? yeah. this was when we were dating. this was my favorite prom hands down. this group of kids was the best. i mean look at us! lol. and look at that charlies angel pose!! totally up there with the kissy face over the shoulder pic – am i right?!?!
you caught me. this isn’t prom. this was a camping trip. when i had my perm (you can kinda tell…) i was dating that kid holding that boy’s hand. oh dear πŸ˜‰ now he is married to that pretty little lady to my left – they were featured in 2005. orange suit & pink dress. (yes i am the one with the orange sweatshirt around my waist! gasp) i guess this replaces the prom pic because we went together that year. i was only a sophomore but it is good to get in with the upperclassmen πŸ˜‰ lol. we were all great freinds and we switched boyfriends and dates around but that’s normal right?!?! lol.
and that’s that. now you know my prom stories and a bit of my highschool life. it was a blessing but i am glad that i will never have to go back! 
in honor of prom season – tell me your prom stories!!! i would love to hear!

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Hey!

    Thanks for the follow. I wish we'd had proms in Germany!



  • These are precious! Hah I was laughing so hard at that kid in the bright orange suit and hat! I love hearing all your little stories and recounts here. I went to two proms throughout high school. The first one was awkward because I was an underclassmen and didn't know very many people there and I realized later my date was kind of a creep. Hah! My senior year I went to prom with Matt, my current boyfriend, so that was great! It was way better going with someone I know well and love and trust. I just remember having a much better time, and I loved my senior prom dress MUCH more!

  • *sigh* oh, prom! Okay, my prom story in a nutshell: it was my husband's and my first date πŸ™‚ (and only date until four years later). Without even knowing it at the time, we even got engaged on prom night, exactly five years after our first date!

  • Amy

    woot woot! I'm so glad you did this!!!
    Umm… dude 2005 was the year for tux's in crazy colors and canes….seriously! our prom that year was busting out with them!
    I love what you did senior year, avoid the drama and go with some girl friends!
    I think you looked beautiful both years!

  • oh my goodness these pictures are fantastic! in 2004…I was in 4th grade. and those pictures will never ever be seen on my blog πŸ˜‰

    i don't have any good prom stories BUT I did find my senior prom dress at Goodwill for $15 πŸ™‚ it was someone's bridesmaids dress from Alfred Angelo and it fit me perfectly, length and all!

    -Jenna Brianne

  • Oh high school! I wasn't allowed to go to prom, but I if a certain boy I liked had asked me my senior year, I would have gone anyway. Yeah, I was a little rebel πŸ™‚

  • Aw, so cute, Elizabeth. πŸ™‚ It is funny to take a look back and see how we change. Most the time, it's a good thing! LOL!

  • I am dying at these pictures. I would tell you about my proms…but you could ask your husband. Haha, I love that we are friends and I could be a part of that story in such a funny way. I love you & can't wait to see ya in May!

  • This made me smile =) You are so very cute =)

  • bahahaha your perm. that was the year before we met! πŸ™‚

  • i definitely had more fun going to prom with friends than with a date. sometimes i miss certain things about high school, but then i really think about it and i'm glad those days are behind me. haha. πŸ™‚

  • Throwback Thursdays are the best because I LOVE seeing everybody's old photos….and these are even better because it's prom themed. Oh, the drama that came with prom!! I look back now and just feel ashamed at how stupid everybody was…me included! haha