At Bayou Bend's 'Garden Party' Weekend, Guests Had a Blooming Good Time
A THREE-DAY extravaganza at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens truly had something from everyone, from a kid-friendly party to a fashion-forward luncheon and more.
Day One featured the sixth annual Bayou Bend Fashion Show, a lunchtime spectacle coordinated by Marzi Petris. The verdant River Oaks estate was a spectacular setting for an al fresco style show with more than 40 looks pulled from Saks Fifth Avenue. Guests enjoyed a seated lunch capped off with refreshing raspberry sorbet and brown-butter-shortbread cookies.
The next day, Bayou Bend welcomed kiddos and their families to the sprawling property for the Children's Party, with pony rides, arts and crafts and a petting zoo.
And the weekend concluded with the Bayou Bend Garden Party, a stunning affair held in the gardens and an adjacent tent. The Events Company decked the whole thing out with arrangements of Japanese saucier magnolias, garden roses, magenta calla lilies and other beautiful blooms. And City Kitchen catered a delicious meal of sweet-corn gazpacho, pan-seared loin of lamb, and more.
Attendees toasted the organization's director Bonnie Campbell, who recently announced her retirement, and danced the night away to the sounds of the David Careers Band.
In all, the weekend brought in nearly a million dollars for the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens' general operating budget.
Ali Weaver, Anna DeLuca and Laura Lehner at the fashion show
Whitney Radley at the fashion show
August Vega, Christina Bauer, Dino Petris, Adriana Berlanga and Bea Allen at the fashion show
Bailey Dalton-Binion and Nancy Mathe at the fashion show
Veronica Curran and Denise Monteleone at the fashion show
A look from Saks Fifth Avenue
Carmen Jones and Elia Gabbanelli at the fashion show
Dominique Sachse, Lily Schnitzer and Leslie Pitts at the fashion show
Osa and Shatora Uwubanmwen and Michael Angelo at the fashion show
Linda McReynolds, Lynn Wyatt and Mervin Wyatt at the fashion show
Kelli Kickerillo, Chair Martha Long Wade and Amy Purvis at the fashion show
Irma Castor, Verna Ravago, Christina Tran at the fashion show
Janie Zilkha, Margaret Maul-Schwartz and Jordan Gautier at the fashion show
Cathleen Fishel with her kids at the Children's Party
The Rice family at the Children's Party
Elizabeth Pham and her kids at the Children's Party
The Dillard family at the Children's Party
Alex and Betty Crain at the Garden Party
Whitney and Jim Crane at the Garden Party
Decor at the Garden Party
Bonnie Campbell at the Garden Party
Tommy and Terry Smith at the Garden Party
Keefer and Laura Lehner at the Garden Party
Eric and Claire Anyah at the Garden Party
Jeff and Michelle Foutch with Kent Lucas at the Garden Party
Marty and Kathy Goossen with Laura and Bill Wheless at the Garden Party
Sue and Rusty Burnett at the Garden Party
Sima Ladjevardian at the Garden Party
Nancy and Jim Gordon at the Garden Party
Kenna Ten Have, Kristin Pritchard, Mollie Carpenter and Mollie Landry at the Garden Party