Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wedding Weekend in Natchez

Another road trip to Mississippi and back is in the books!  This time we went to Natchez, MS for my cousin Phillip's wedding.  It was such a treat to have a four day week last week since we took Friday off to drive over so we could attend Phillip and Abagail's rehearsal dinner.

We got into Natchez around 1:00 on Friday afternoon, grabbed a quick bite for lunch, and then got checked into our hotel.  The Natchez Grand Hotel was a perfect place to stay for the weekend.  The rehearsal dinner was at a place called "The Castle" behind Dunleith, one of many beautiful plantation homes in Natchez.  

It was such a fun night and a super delicious dinner!  I'm still dreaming about the salad we were served before dinner with huge boiled shrimp, tons of crab meat, briny capers, and dark leafy greens.  Oh so good!

The Castle / Dunleith

The wedding was at 11:00 Saturday morning.  Early Saturday morning, my mom, Austin, and I went on a walk around downtown Natchez and had a great time exploring.  Natchez has so much history and is just a gorgeous place.  

My dad joined us for some coffee outside back at our hotel while taking in the views of the mighty Mississippi.

Before long, it was time to get ready for the wedding and pack up since all of us were headed back to Texas after the reception.  One reason I loved the morning wedding was that it allowed us to get back to Dallas Saturday evening and not have to miss church on Sunday!

The ceremony and reception were at another drop dead gorgeous plantation - Brandon Hall.  This one was outside of town just a bit and tucked back in some woods off of the Natchez Trace.  It was truly stunning.

After a beautiful ceremony on the front lawn, we headed around back to the reception where we feasted on fried catfish, grits from a grits bar with all the fixings, wedding cake, of course, and lots of other tasty treats.

It was a whirlwind trip but so worth it to be together with so many family members to celebrate Phillip and Abagail - we love y'all and hope you're having a ball on your honeymoon!  


  1. What an adorable town and the wedding looked beautiful!! Love the ceremony/reception location!

  2. oh my goodness....everything is so gorgeous!!!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful venue and wedding weekend! You looked gorgeous too! Xo, Stephanie