Can you identify which Cherry sported a little rhinestone bling in an eyecatching place? The photos to be posted below will provide the answer to the careful eye.
One of the most beautiful dresses I saw at the awards. She even had an adorable 1920s type hairstyle, but of course my photos are cr*p.
Jennifer Evans in full splendor from the front.
From the back (the upside-down V at the bottom was sheer, very jazzy)
Here is a shot of SOME of the 25 or more Cherries who gathered together for the awards ceremony. All looking babe-a-rific. From L-R: Marissa Cherry Bling(?)Molly Heidi Sue Kari and ?? (we talked a half dozen times, but my mind is a sieve)
The ballroom before they let us in, impossible to capture the sea of empty chairs.
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Candace Havens who was nominated for a RITA for Best First Book in a very dramatic Romance Diva outfit. She was supernervous, poor thing. The man with her, whose name I did not catch, laughed uproariously at all my jokes. I felt tres witty. (He laughed just as hard at everyone else's quips too -- this is the kind of guy who could make a fortune for hire as a sitcom audience member.)
Pat E. in a glittery blue confection
Brooke draped over a chair back and looking tres glam
Jill, Chandra, Cory, ForgetName, Beki in line for awards ceremony
Heidi looking luminous
The three women who were in the front of the line for the central doors to the award ceremony
Holly looking beauteous (and Katie's beautiful auburn hair)
Marge and Barbara
Someone and Beki
Cherries in a row (all told, there were about 25 of us in three rows)
One of my favoritest photos ... since I didn't manage to make Sue or Molly look orange or like recovering stroke victims
Jude: Hey Katie, can I take a picture of you in your gorgeous dress?
Katie: Sure, want me to stand up?
Jude: Okay, thanks . . . Hey Sue, I am trying to take a photo of Katie.
Sue (sqooshes closer to Katie)
Jude: Sue, get out of the photo! I have enough of you!
Sue: You want a piece of this?!
Jude (snaps photo)
Molly, Brooke and Chandra were snapping pics of each other, then laughing over the results (larger)
Brooke and Chandra were having a raucous good time in the back row of Cherries (larger)
Trying to show the size of the crowd and failing (larger: 1 | 2)
Jill Cory Marissa in front, The Cherry visible in back with Anne Stuart (larger)
Anne Stuart and The Cherry
Sue, Chandra, passerby, Brooke
The first half of all rows in the center sections were reserved for nominees, their guests, and presenters (can you believe they did not admit Blogging National's ace photographer???)
(I think that is all I have to post for this post; the next batch of photos will be in the above post of the presenters and winners)