Debs 2015: Oh what a nigh for Loreto Bray
It was an event to remember when Loreto Bray's class of 2015 gathered for the last time writes Kirsty Blake Knox
The students of Loreto Secondary School Bray channelled the opulence of a masquerade ball for their debs night.
The class of 2015 gathered at their alma mater early in the evening to show off their dresses and catch up with their former principle Emma Raughter and year head Fiona Carvill.
Gents opted for classic tuxedos and two piece suits while ladies went for sweeping chiffon dresses in pale hues and scarlet red.
After everyone had posed for pictures, students crowded on to buses and made their way to Dunboyne Castle and Hotel in Co Meath.
Dining room tables were scattered with red and black glittered masquerade masks.
"It was a really nice touch," former student Jess Hunt told the Herald.
"It looked fantastic - there was a red carpet and loads of masks for us to try on."
Guests were treated to a three-course dinner which concluded with a medley of mini deserts.
And then it was time for the Debs Awards.
The title of Debs Queen went to Danika Goulding while Vickkie Doyle accepted the Debs Princess crown.
The band took to the stage and guests hit the dance floor waving their arms in the air.
"The band and DJ played a mix of throwback nineties songs and stuff in the charts today," Jess said.
There was a cheer when Barry O'Donoghue stormed the stage and performed a rendition of The Lumineers' single Ho Hey.
"It was such a great night," Jess said.
"Everyone was dancing loads and catching up and chatting. A lot of the guys were singing even though there wasn't karaoke."
Around 4am a breakfast buffet was wheeled out and guests were able to rest their feet while eating scrambled eggs and sausages.
With song lyrics ringing in their ears, they boarded the bus and headed home.
"It was an amazing night," Jess said. "And a great memory."