Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from Carnevale 2012 :)
I don't even know where to start: I've typed & deleted & typed again to delete again about 5 times now, lol. It's so hard describe such a unique event: thank goodness for all the great photos; hopefully they will do the talking for me :)
It truly was an enchanted evening in the garden; there were amazing costumes, performances, food, drink, art, music & magic... we had around 500 show up to join in the fun :)
The sun was starting to go down just as guests started to arrive & the weather was perfect!
Soon, the garden was overrun with masks, feathers, stilt-walkers, & party-guests :)
Food & drink was enjoyed, along with browsing of the local art & admiring the costumes & masks...and lining up for a reading with the very popular Fortune Tellers :)
The first show of the evening was the Bourgeois Chic Fashion show presented by the amazing "Queen Nena"-Nena Earl. Omg-her team did such an amazing job with the hair & makeup; not to mention the awesome carnival inspired clothes!
Love this shot with the Old Pen in the background :)
After a short intermission, the crowd was gathered out in the grass around a huge crane for the next performance set.... I called in a favor to my fav. crane guys :)
The sun was setting, & just as it was getting dark:
We were treated to areal acrobatics by the Red Light Variety Show--silk dancing from the crane boom: so cool!
The crane was also used for a stage for another set of performances...
btw: do you know anyone else who decides to throw a party & insists on having a big crane there??? Call me crazy; but I loved it!
As it got dark, there were more & more guests & more performances throughout the evening
In between performances: guests strutted their stuff on the runway in the Costume Contest; prizes were awarded for best top-hat, best mask, & best costume
Our Top-Hat Winner with me & my trophy creation :)
And for the final performance of the night: we had fire!
It was the perfect end to the evening... As the music faded & the fires went dark, guests filtered out with---with smiles & happy chatter about the art, performances & costumes...
This is my fav pic of the evening: me, my Mom, & my sweet-heart: with my display in the background :)
Thanks so much to everyone who got involved & helped to make Carnevale happen.
Huge thanks to:
Rose & the Fire Dancers
the Stilt Walkers
Fortune Tellers: Midge Woods, Lydia Farley, & Sandy Post
Special thanks to:
Mika Belle of the Boise Weekly
for the blog & pics
Very special thanks to:
Josh (& Matt)
for all the help loading & setting up & tearing down & chatting with guests;
could not have done it without you ; )
and everyone who came out to enjoy the event :)
Hope to see you in 2013!
For more pics & event info: please visit the Carnevale Facebook page at: