The Electro-Swing Ball
Magic and Swing in The Ballroom
Our inaugural event was called, well, The Electro-Swing Ball of course! We had a lavish evening in the ballroom of the Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury where both the crowd and the atmosphere were simply divine.
The night was curated by spectacular compère Dave Morrow and the crowd were kept dancing throughout the night by our resident swinger DJR. The Emma Jay Band opened the evening with a great selection of soul and funk and our headline act were the sexy and sultry Sound Assembly who played a storming set of live electro-swing. We also featured a selection of delicious performers including burlesque act Sherry Trifle who teased the crowd with two seriously cheeky and glamorous routines, circus performance from the stunning Charlie Parker, plus our fabulous golden boys Will and Lewis, who delighted many with either their striking good looks or their free champagne!
The Crowd Makes It
Everyone involved really went to town to ensure the success of the night, but the icing on the cake was all our lovely guests who made such a huge effort to get into the spirit of the night by dressing up and looking truly sensational.
Beautiful Venue Brought to Life
One of the most striking elements of the evening was how well the projections worked on the end wall of the ballroom. As you looked up from the dance floor it truly felt like ghosts from the past such as Fred Astaire and Louis Armstrong were there in the room dancing with you!
We were also delighted to have The Raw Chocolate Parlour on-site who set-up the most incredible pink yurt and then provided delicious chocolate delicacies and love potion to our gorgeous guests.
Raising Money for Shropshire Mind
This event was held to respect the memory of a close friend who we lost too soon. We gave all our profits to a local mental health charity; if you would like to find out more about their work go to Shropshire Mind or Mind UK.
During the Ball our professional photographer Julie Lou Weston took lots of photos of everyone looking simply gorgeous in the most photogenic surroundings possible. They are all available as prints from iArtizan and should be seen to believe just how good it looked!