Were you the High School Prom Queen?

Posted on 06/18/12

Neither was I!  High school may have been my awkward stage but I’ve come a long way, baby.

Was your hair big?  Your dress disco?  Your date a bit nerdy?  Or was there romance in the air?

I’ve partnered with Romantic Times for a great prom photo giveaway.  To participate, share your prom photo with me.  Post your photo in a comment right here, and I’ll choose two lucky winners to receive a $25 Sephora gift card and a copy of Last Chance Beauty Queen.

Winning photos will be posted at RT on Friday, June 29th.  And if that prom date is now your husband, RT and I both want to know…

31 Responses


  1. Jorie says:

    My grandma drove herself to my house at the age of 92 so she could see me dressed up for my senior prom. My prom date was definitely not love at first sight, but the dress was! This was the first and only dress I tried on.

  2. Charlene McDonnough says:

    My Grandma helped me pick out the material and pattern and then she made the dress for me. I loved the fact that she would take the time to make it for me. My prom date ended up married to my sister 2 years later. I still have the dress somewhere in storage.

    • Hope says:

      OMG, I love that dress. It takes me back to the late 1970s, when flounces ruled. My mother and I made my wedding dress, and it had flounces everywhere. I also love the “under the sea” background.

      • Charlene McDonnough says:

        Thank you, your guess on the year was close. This was taken in 1983.

  3. Molly Cannon says:

    I had to borrow the dress from a friend, and I’m not sure where he got that jacket! I did marry that young man, and I’m glad I did!

  4. Megha says:

    omg! Molly, you and your husband are SO adorable

  5. Sharlene Wegner says:

    My date to the prom had been my boyfriend for about a year and 1/2. I think that was our last date. I remember lots of Chicago music and Styx. I guy in our class swore he wrote “Lady” & was suing Styx. He “sang” it & really couldn’t sing. My date & I did not dance to one song! I don’t know if I actually have the picture, but I will try to find it to post.

  6. Lynne says:

    This is a picture of my fiance at his senior prom, my picture is burried deep haha:)

  7. Jolene A says:

    This is my husband and I at my senior Prom. I met him in April of my senior year after a very bad breakup with an ex. I had mentioned to a friend that I wanted a nice guy for a change. She knew of a guy who had just moved to town and was a couple years older than me and she set us up. It was an instant attratction with some amazing chemistry. We both knew right away that we had found the one, even at such a young age. This picture was just a week or so after we met and one month later he proposed. It has been 12 years and 3 kids later, but when I look at this picture, I know this moment is when I really started living my life <3

    • Hope Ramsay says:

      OMGoodness, y’all are adorable together. And I just love your dress. I love stories like this. When I met my husband (I was 23), I saw him across a crowded room and I just knew he was the one. We’ve been married 35 years. True love does exist and it makes my heart all warm. Thanks for posting.

  8. Liz Talley says:

    Okay. You asked for it. The hubby and I our junior year. LOL. Doug looked like my freakin’ father and, oh, the eyeshadow!

    First and only love :)

  9. Rita says:

    Sorry i don’t have a photo but i can direct you to the cave where my prom pic is painted.

  10. Okay, you asked for it. No giggling! (Okay, you can giggle.)

    Lots of fun, Hope! ~D~

  11. Okay, here it is. My hubby and I were high school sweethearts, too. I met him when I was 14, started dating him at 16, and married him two weeks before I turned 21.

  12. Hope Ramsay says:

    Oh you guys were so adorable. I wish white dinner jackets would come back into style.

  13. I graduated from high school a year early, so in order to attend my “senior” prom, my boyfriend (who had gone to another high school and also had already graduated) was technically my friend’s date, and I was technically her boyfriend’s date. Confusing it might be, but it hey…it’s almost 20 years later, and we have 2 lovely daughters and a happy marriage! (He still has the long hair, I don’t have the big bangs)

  14. Molly Wilsbacher says:

    Am I too late? It took me forever to find this from 1980 – in Parkersburg, WV.

  15. Hope Ramsay says:

    Alas yes, you are late for the contest. But never too late to post your wonderful photo. You were beautiful! And is the young man still in your life?

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