I love weddings! I mean…I really LOVE weddings! They are always full of love, celebratory fun, smiling faces, joyful music and more. This past weekend Daddy Russ and I along with a group of  our San Antonio friends all went CAJUN! In other words, we all went to back woods Louisiana for a fun weekend without the kids and to celebrate the nuptials of our friends, Shawn and Gabrielle! By the way…a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple!!

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One of our dear friends is a pilot and they were so kind and invited us on their plane! It was fantastic! This is me and my sweet, beautiful friend, Jennifer!

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Here’s our group of San Antonio ladies! After the rehearsal dinner we went to this really fun tavern! It was pretty much a dive but we met lots of interesting people and had a blast!

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On Saturday, Daddy Russ and I and another couple went driving through the beautiful national parks of Louisiana. We ended up in the cutest little town called Natchitoches. Right when we were driving in I said, “I feel like I’m in the movie Steel Magnolias.” Little did I know it WAS the actual town that Steel Magnolias was filmed in!!

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The center of town was along this beautiful river and had all kinds of fun shops and restaurants.

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We ate at this fun Cajun/seafood restaurant and of course I enjoyed a good Louisiana-style Bloody Mary.

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Jennifer and I waiting for our table ready to eat some Cajun food!

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My statement rings while eating! The one on the left is from Target and the one on the right Daddy Russ gave me for our five-year anniversary.

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Aren’t these hanging baskets incredible!!??

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What would the oldest town in Louisiana be without horse-drawn carriages?

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Look at these cobblestone roads and beautiful old buildings on the right.

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On the way home we crossed the Red River. Can you believe how it just looks like a mirror?

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Most of the drive was full of enchanting woods but there were occasional fields.

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We returned back from Natchitoches and it was time to get ready for the wedding! Here are all the ladies dolled up and ready to go! I’m wearing a beautiful winter white sheath dress from White House Black Market and a fascinator from Saks Fifth Avenue.

We had a wonderful time at the wedding and I have to say I danced my knee-high boots off!! It was such a great weekend with old and new friends! I need someone to hurry up and host another wedding!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

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