Bachelorette Party or Hen’s Night?

September 10th, 2010 by Andrzej

Yesterday I was supposed to go on an art adventure but instead I stayed home and then in the late afternoon I went and caught up with some friends who were out for a Bachelorette Party and as a surprise for the principal Bachelorette, took some pictures of them before they went really crazy for the night.

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This picture was taken around 7pm last night, just as the sun was starting to go down. I'd wandered around location scouting for 5 minutes and found a couple of good spots within a block of the restaurant where they were having dinner.

From left: Julie Moreno, Ramona Clifton, Emily Zuzik (Principal Bachelorette and soon to be Emily Holmes), Dawn Sheggeby, Jeanne Halal and Tanya Skinner were all in a fine mood, ready to party and cause trouble in the accepted tradition of such nights. After taking some pictures and entertaining them for a little while with some stories whilst they picked and salads and replenished wine glasses, I left them to it. From what I understand they caught up with the boys later and had lots of fun at Karaoke. Emily would no doubt have been the best singer on the night as she has her own band. To hear her music, check it here.

I find it interesting that this is another area where America stands alone against the rest of the world as Bachelorette Parties are actually known as Hens nights everywhere else. But try calling a Bachelorette a Hen and she's likely to slap you hard, as the impression in the USA seems to be is that a 'Hen' is old & over it, whereas a Bachelorette is still young and full of fun. To see more on this cultural anomaly, check the Wiki page.

A friend of mine from Australia, Rayni, is in the process of setting up her company here to do what she has done for Australian women. To see more about her interesting contribution to this old tradition, check her website.

Today in honour of Emily's upcoming nuptials I am listening to the bootleg mix of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak and White Wedding by Billy Idol.

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