Editor’s note: Today I am wearing a blouse from Ann Taylor, skirt from Vince, and shoes from Coach.
Happy Friday! Oh my goodness did we have a fabulous Christmas and New Year! I placed 150 roses along with Lilly’s and greenery in our dining room and living room for Christmas. I had my “floral designer”hat on for 3 hours creating arrangements. If I do say so myself it was gorgeous! I made two kinds of cheese grits and two kinds of macaroni & cheese along with my other family favorites. We hand traditional turkey and dressing at a formal dinner on Christmas Eve then had a buffet after opening gifts on Christmas Day. All of my food turned out great..... and the turkey, dressing , gravy , and tenderloin from Michaels Restaurant on West 7th was amazing. If you have never ordered food from them I highly recommend it. We were on to New Orleans for a wedding New Year’s Eve on the Sunday after Christmas. We stayed at the historic Monteleone hotel.... where I always stayed with my grandparents in the 60s. The rooms were small but very well appointed. The wedding was out of this world!!!!! I felt like I was in a dream!! Mackenzie’s brother was in the wedding so her whole family was there. There were many people from Fort Worth invited so we had many people to run around and visit with. My sweet mother... who has had the opportunity to experience many wonderful things in her life.... said she had never been to a party like this . I was honored to be invited and will never forget it as long as I live.
Mackenzie is back to work today so we officially start our 2019 year today. It is going to be a great one.....I can feel it in my bones!! Happy New Year to all of my readers. May you be blessed with health and prosperity in this new year!
Christmas Eve dinner at our house.
My set up after everyone left for brunch Christmas Day.
Me Christmas Day sporting my new personalized fur apron that was a gift from my dear friend and client .
On to the wedding in New Orleans. The Catholic Church next to Tulane on Loyola’s campus. I never went in this church while I was at Tulane. So beautiful!!!
The reception was at the bride’s house in Metairie . All of the live oak trees were lit......just stunning!!!!
The beautiful bride just as she entered the reception. Her dress was GORGEOUS!!!!
They served fried oysters....one of my all time favorites...among other hors d‘oeuvres before we entered into the tent. This was in the dining room with beautiful cheeses.
Take my breath away stunning as we entered the tent!!!! The tents were on the grounds of the house in the back. They created a floor with white carpet. Between the twinkle lights in the trees and the white carpet on the ground everything truly sparkled.
The dance floor adorned with flowers in front of the band.
This was taken in the room created for the wedding cakes. The flowers everywhere were divine!!
There was a wall of flowers as you entered these amazing tents. My precious Riley with me.
There was so much food I did not get to taste it all. As it was I ate so much that I felt 3 months pregnant an hour into the reception!!!! The art placed on the walls was amazing!
This was the caviar room. The console they served off of was made of ice. Three different kinds of caviar were served, I was in heaven!!!
Different chandeliers were used in each room . There was a pair of what looked to be antique Italian chandeliers in the caviar room.
The detail on the ceiling. I wonder how many other people besides this designer was taking in all of these details!!!!!
This was the cigar room. Horn chandeliers hung in here with brown velvet walls. The bar in the cigar room. So manly!!!
They were hand rolling cigars on this end.
My caviar plate( my second!!!!) Even the china used was stunning. The linen napkins served with the drinks as guests entered had the bride and groom’s monogram. Every detail of this wedding was beyond incredible. I will be dreaming about it for years................... Happy New Year! Mine sure started off with a bang!!!!
All of the walls in the tents were draped with fabric. The room on the far left housed soft shell crab and a divine beef cooked in a sherry sauce. This is the only room I did not get a close up of....bad Kay!
The bride and groom. I guess I did get a little bit of the soft shell crab room in the distance. Each room that they created had different fabric on the walls and tented ceiling.
Perfect quote to start the year!
My dinner last night was a bacon wrapped filet with okra, tomato, and onion.
Great song—-Happy Friday!