Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Southern Belle

Well, this past weekend I got to be a true southern belle! Our town hosts the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.  Each year around 125 young ladies (called the "Azalea Belles") are selected to dress in antebellum gowns and sit in the gardens in the Garden Tour and appear at other venues that are part of the festival.  So here are a few of my favorite photos from the various events. :)
Here I am enjoying the shade of my parasol in one the gardens.

This was taken at the Belle Tea held at a house right on the waterway. This event was before the actual festival and was primarily for Belles and their proud mamas!

The Garden Tour officially opened here at a ribbon cutting ceremony on the lawn of this lovely southern mansion. The belles were placed along the front alongside cadets from the Citadel.  Quite a sight.
I had some visitors too. :)


Allison said...

Beautiful Anna! How wonderful! Your blog is great, love keeping up with your family! - From the Petit's

Molly said...



Anonymous said...

How romantic! Looks like you all came down from Heaven... prettier than any azalea!

Your parents & family should be rightly proud of you!

Hannah B. said...

Love that last picture... I wish i could have gotten to that house before it over! Tear... But i'm glad i get to see pics! Love you girl! Hannah Beckett

A Young Lady In Waiting said...

You looks so pretty! I bet your mama was proud of ya!