We finally came in for the Formal Afternoon Tea! The Kings, Queens, Lords, and Ladies sat at a long table with the special guests, while we commoners sat at four long tables. The decoration was lovely, the food delicious, and the company sparkling! During tea, I grabbed a few chocolate-covered almonds and continued to take photos of fellow lolita.
After tea, a few of us ventured out to explore the strip. Tampa is a beautiful city, and I wanted to see more, but no one wanted to miss the raffle.
My friends and I returned to find the vendors in full swing. I met Lovely Lor! After a bit, the raffle began! I wanted Haenuli’s hat, but did not win it. I should have insisted Shinobi get in front of me in line, as she won Haenuli’s JSK! She decided to let someone else win. Fluffy Tori’s head designer also let other people win items she rightfully won in the raffle. In the end, everyone got free a Haenuli gift and free Fluffy Tori stickers!
Cakes and Couture: Enchanted Dreams was magical. I met so many fantastic people and made a few friends! I did not manage to photograph everyone, but maybe next year!
**Special thanks to the organizer (from Steep Tampa) and volunteers, Larry and Lila, Nunu, fluffykawaiijo, the beautiful person who gave me his Haenuli gift bag, and everyone who allowed me to take pictures and feature them in this blog! You all are unforgettable!**