When I was asked to photograph The Longwood Rotary Club's annual Gala I was pretty excited! Then I learned that it was going to be hosted at Longwood Gardens! AFTER HOURS!!!! Do you know what kind of dream that is for a photographer?! Well, it's pretty up there to be allowed into the gardens after hours!
The event was fantastic! The committee who planned the Gala did an amazing job! The theme of the evening was Mardi Gras! The decorations and tables were fun and colorful and the masks that people wore were to die for! Place all of this in the middle of the already gorgeous Longwood conservatory and you've got amazing!
The night started off with one heck of a silent auction! This one had EVERYTHING! Amazing vacations, landscaping packages, sports memorabilia, food and baskets of all kinds. Lending to the festive atmosphere was the fabulous band, The Hoppin' John Orchestra. This lead to a scrumptious looking sit down dinner with music provided by the fun and funny, DJ Marc Hayford.
All in all, it was a wonderful night! Take a look!