Our weekend down in Baton Rouge was filled with lots to do, one of which was the Bridesmaid luncheon that I was hosting with our Flea Market Friends. Friday morning, I met the other hostesses and we stopped to pick up some flowers for the table decorations.
With supplies in hand, we headed to Houmas House to get things ready.
We arrived a little early and the tables weren't quite ready in the Burnside Cafe', so we had a chance to browse the nearby gardens for a few minutes.
Of course, the grounds are just beautiful, with plants and flowers of all varieties, as well as fountains and koi ponds.
Once the tables were ready, we quickly worked together to set out the decorations. I brought a variety of bottles I have collected (and used for Callie's wedding, as well as my own), crocheted doilies, small crocheted flowers and a blue, mercury glass "B" (Maegan's new last initial) for each table. We also included a photo of Maegan as a child on each table--some of which were of her playing dress-up as a bride! We placed the favors at each seat while Esther put the last minute details on the cake, which was beautiful!!
The food was wonderful and it seemed like a nice, relaxing time for all the ladies.
That evening, many of us "out-of-towners" joined Valine's family for an outdoor dinner. While dinner was being prepared, I finished sewing the garter, made from the fabric and silk flowers from Valine's wedding gown.
Her brother, Scott, spent the day cooking a big pot of Pastalaya
and his wife, Melanie, made a cajun corn dish--Maque Choux (pronounced My-shoo)--which was new to me.
It was such a nice time---not too hot and so great to just relax and enjoy friends and family.
Little Bit sure would have liked a bite or two!!