3.29.2011

A Time to Shine

{LISTEN: Rock With You by Michael Jackson}

There's nothing better than having a great time while raising money for a wonderful cause. The 2011 Shoals Heart Ball was a great success, raising an estimated $215,000 in contributions that will directly benefit our community through funding of research and educational programs, resulting in lives saved and enhanced health and wellness. 

We had a delicious meal, accompanied by a surprise performance by the renowned "Three Waiters", who serenaded the napkin-waving crowd with everything from Verdi to Elvis.

We heard heart-touching testimonials from this year's Heart Ball chairmen, Parke and Julie Cochran, who's daughter Rosemary was born with a congenital heart disorder.

And, of course, we danced. And we sang soul music along with the awesome band, Gino Speight and Tight Noise. And we sported some flashy, light up rings. And danced some more. 

The Heart Ball was definitely a time to shine. Not only did we have an amazing night out, through our donation, we joined the fight against our nation's number 1 killer: heart disease.



















44 comments:

Alessandra said...

You + ballgown = gorgeous! Seriously, you look amazing Ashley. What a great night and for a good cause. Lovely.

In My Tennis Shoes said...

what a great, wonderful time ya'll had! ya'll seem to have such fun events! and for a good cause! and looking beautiful the whole time! have a lovely tuesday!
~Evie

Cindy P said...

That sounds like a wonderfully fun evening! And for a good cause, too! Nothing better. =)

Candice said...

You look like a celebrity, Ashley! Love the gown!! What a neat event to attend; looks like a lot of fun. :)

Courtney B said...

You are one gorgeous mamma!! That sounds like one amazing event! And looks like you guys had SO much fun :)

Brooke said...

You look SO pretty :) and looks like you had tons of fun!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Wow this looks fabulous! And you are gorgeous!

Diana Smith said...

You are just flawless, my dear!! Really!! I love your dress what a pretty color that is on you!! You look like you just have soo much fun wherever you are!! I wish we could hang out, would be so much fun!

Missed Hudson in this post though haha

Fashion Momma said...

Old Hollywood glam? CHECK! I swear you could be a supermodel. Or at least the poster mom for "I can have a baby and still look better than Brooke Burke! YOU GO, girl! Thanks for sharing these photos and also showing us how fun it can be to be charitable!

Mrs. Biscuit said...

You look stunning, especially in that dress! It's simply perfect with your dark hair! I love the idea of going to such a fancy benefit, especially if it's for a worthy cause! =)

And They Lived Happily Ever After...

Amanda Moury said...

That dress is absolutely beautiful! :) you are STUNNING!

A Penguin said...

Great Wife, Great Friends, Great Cause equals Awesome Night Out.

You looked Beautiful at our very first appearance to the Heart Ball. This was such a fun night and I look forward to next years.

LOVE YOU!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness you look so beautiful!! I love your dress. Sounds like a great cause and a lot of money was raised to help a lot of people. What a great Blessing.

Natasha said...

What a great event! You look absolutely stunning...I love your dress!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Megan said...

look at you hot mama!!!! GORG!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

you two always have so much fun!!!! I want to have more fun! haha.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

OH my gosh. You are a movie star! Stunning!

P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment! Glad we have finally found each other:-) It was meant to be! xoxo

kileen said...

your dress is stunning on you!! looks like you two had a great time and these pictures are great!

cute & little

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

One word "Gorgeous Dress"

LOVE THE MJ SONG- ROCK W/ ME

Tatiana said...

You look so beautiful! Yay for supporting a great cause.

Jennifer said...

Holy cow!!! You are such a stunner! Gorgeous. What a fun and awesome event. I just can't get over how great your dress is. Seriously. I'd dress up like that every single day if I could!

Sophie said...

ahhh omg you look so incredibly beautiful Ashley! your dress is just stunning, it sounded like an amazing night and for such a good cause too! perfect. you have the best smile x

misc.alaina said...

I really like that dress and your hair looks great! What an amazing event for a great cause!!

Meredith said...

Uhm aren't you the cutest thing ever?
Yes you are.

Becca [Free Honey] said...

You look beautiful!!! I love that dress on you. I'm constantly disappointed by the lack of ocassions in my life that I need to get dressed to the 9's for! I love getting all dolled up like this. Also, I LOVE the new design. Your layout is always changing, how do you have the time for it? I feel like even the littlest tweaks take me hours!! Stick to this one for a while, it's really nice.

Haley K said...

oh Ash I needed to see a red carpet under your feet in the first few photos! You are STUNNING in that dress!! seriously a gold goddess :) And what a wonderful night that must have been! Supporting a great cause, getting all gussied up, and it looks like you enjoyed it with you sweetheart & some good friends :) Loved it!

Elisabeth said...

Your dress is ABFAB! You look so gorgeous.

Cara-Mia said...

What a gorgeous gown! It's nice to have fun for a good cause, no? :)

sarah nicole said...

You look flawless! And what a great cause. Beautiful in and out. : )

xo,

Sarah

erin said...

oh my goodness... GORGEOUS! that dress is so stunning.

Gwiddle said...

Ow ow! Sexy dress my dear! I LOVE how you did your hair as well. <333 It looks like you had a great time!

Kimberly Geneviève said...

you look GORGEOUs. always :)

Janette said...

HOW FUNTASTIC!!! Everyone looks gorgeous! And you shine especially! Those light up rings are so splendid too!!I want one! You know though..... The only thing that's missing is Hudsy! Where is he? He would've looked so handsome in a little tuxedo! AWWW!
Janette

Claire said...

Looks like you had a blast! You are rockin' that dress. It's beautiful. Such a great color.

Wanted to tell you I awarded you a "Stylish Blogger Award." It's on today's post. I really love your fashion sense. You always look amazing!

Claire
http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Stunning dress! You look SO beautiful! What an awesome event. I work with non-profits, putting on fundraising events, and the amount raised is quite an accomplishment. That's awesome!

Krystal said...

that looks like a dress and you'll have to read this again: but your dress is beautiful!!!

Amanda said...

oh this looks like a lot of fun! great dress too!! I'm yet to try that color out on me but you rock it well!

Jeannie said...

Great cause! You look beautiful and Will looks handsome. I love the dress.

Eva Marie said...

Oh my gosh you are one stunning hot mama!!!
Looks like a blast for a GREAT cause!

Kristen said...

You look so gorgeous, miss Ashley! Seriously. You could give some A-listers a run for their money on the red carpet in that dress. And your hair! Love it. All of it. In the words of Mrs. RZ, "I die."

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

ooodalolly what a day! such a good cause too and you're right about knowing something like that is the reason behind a gathering, it makes all the difference. especially when hearing the tender stories you spoke of, was there even a dry eye in the house?

perfect blend of charity, depth, good times & bling. awesome photos lades and you look like something out of movie...total rita hayworth glam stylz. could the group of you be any more dashing?! wow, i had to hail in deeply over this lot. ♥

pea ess: new typeface rocks!!!! xo

effy♥steff said...

It seems lke you had a lot of fun, everybody looks stunning and so do you. I love your dress and your make up very pretty

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Ashley@Heart2Heart said...

I LOVE your blog!! Fundraisers inspire me so much!! You are so BEAUTIFUL!!

LJ said...

Love your dress. Love your style. Love your photos!! Love your blog!! So glad I stumbled on it!

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