Sunday, May 09, 2010

My Best friend's Wedding

Oak Alley Plantation Home: located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road". Nowhere else in the south will you find such a spectacular setting! The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. This was the romantic setting for my best friend's wedding.

Me and uncle Bob McBride

Jimmy Burford, Louis Turner, and Bob McBride--members of my duck hunting club

Mallard Bay hunting club members

Overall,this was one of the most spectacular weddings ever. The setting was unlike any! They served fried craw fish balls, bacon-wrapped shrimp, fried catfish, chicken & sausage gumbo, and crab cakes. There was fresh prime rib steak, as well as a complete full, open bar! For dessert, there was a liquid chocolate fountain with fresh strawberries and bananas to dip in. The wedding cake was out of this world,too. Overall, it was a wonderful experience--their guests were so friendly, the setting was beautiful and romantic, and the food/liquor spectacular. They didn't cut short on anything; no expense spared!

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