Saturday, October 23, 2010

Baton Rouge: Houmas House Plantation

The day of the wedding Ma Mere and I decided to do a little bit of site seeing and drove out to the Houmas House Plantation for a few hours.

You already know that no road trip is ever complete without a trip to the Cracker Barrel.

Ma Mere sat in the LSU chair- we are still amazed at how fanatical you people in the south are about your college football. Me, I could care less.

So beautiful. The view from the road is breathtaking.

Welcome to Houmas!

Practicing my delightfuly aloof look in front of the main entrance pond.

Wanna swing?

They do weddings here every weekend- wouldn't that be magical?

Beautiful gardens on each side, in front, and behind the house

Ma Mere and I before departing to get ready for the wedding.

My pictures inside the house- were not so awesome. It was beautiful but I didn't do it any justice!

Wish I could live in the Houmas House- my dream house would absolutely be an old, old house - I know they have problems but I think it would be worth it!

And also...just to keep you current..visited my cousin Thursday night for karaoke in his town about 45 min. away....

I was bored waiting for Emily to get off work so I started playing around with my camera...

Not sure about this face here but I like the close up uf my bif ole muppet baby eyes. lol

Emily and Me.

Me and my cousin Danny. Can you tell he's kind of a ham?
Hell of a good karaoke singer though!

I'm working this weekend - like it or not. So for now...I gotta run!

Much Love Always!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Louisiana Wedding

I'm Back! The trip down to Louisiana for Rachel's wedding was great. Mom and I left at about 5am Ohio time and arrived in Baton Rouge at about 9pm Louisiana time. We made a lot of stops including one in Memphis to scope out Graceland- which let me tell ya - is nothing to see from the outside so the trip down took a little longer than expected. The trip back was a snap however because mom basically let me sleep the whole way home- lucky me, poor mom.

We'll talk more about the rest of the trip later this week but for now lets get down to brass tacks. The wedding. 

Before a wedding you need a rehearsal. Rachel's rehearsal was quick and painless- so fast there was no time to even take pictures- so I'll jump right ahead to the dinner which was held at Rachel's uncle's beautiful house with rooms built specifically for cooking big meals and entertaining large groups. 
Dinner was traditional Louisiana fare and delicious!

The bride-to-be and me
The future Mrs. and Ma Mere

Never too old to sit on your mommy's lap

The Wedding:

Was held at a place called the Oak Lodge. The ceremony took place at sunset outside and was simple and lovely - very much suited to Rachel and Brett and very sweet.

The reception was all about delicious food and dancing your butt off. On to the pictures!

The bride to be smiling excitedly up into the photographer's camera

Peek-a-boo bride

The bride and her maids. I know we look less than thrilled but this was between photographer's shots!

Me and My Mom

Rachel's unique and oh so fun bouquets!
Ready to get married!
After the ceremony I posed for some proud mommy pictures


Me and the bride on the dance floor

Having a ball

Ma Mere looks like she's up to something!

The newlyweds and yes my stupid finger was covering the flash

Saying goodbye to the Cabo-headed Newlyweds

That's the wedding of Rachel and Brett. Be back soon for more pictures of non-wedding related such and such in Louisiana! 

Missed ya'll! I'll be catching up on your blogs ASAP! 

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane