over50feeling40: Rehearsal Dinner: Texas Style!
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Dec 31, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner: Texas Style!

Happy New Year, Everyone!  I am still recovering from a very active wedding weekend as Mother of the Groom!  Celebrations are always a great way to begin a New Year!

I thought I would close out this year by taking you to our Texas BBQ Wedding Rehearsal.  It was a very intimate evening in a private home.  My husband’s father had hosted a rehearsal dinner for my husband’s best friend (Mr. G) years ago, so Mr. G wanted to reciprocate and invited us all out to his Lazy G Ranch for a down home country cookout.  It was an amazing evening from grilled chicken smoked in his secret sauce to a Smores bar around a fire pit.

Magazine-worthy decorations and spicy cooking were perfect for a cold, Texas night and we really had a wonderful time.  The menu also included jalapeno poppers and Texas Pecan coffee.  For the poppers, just take hold of your jalapenos with rubber gloves, cut in half, take out the seeds in the middle.  Fill with cream cheese, and wrap with bacon strips.  Cook at 425 degrees until bacon is crisp…yum!
I told you HERE I was going to be wearing Soft Surroundings all weekend.  This sweater was the western chic style I was seeking and I really loved it with my Coldwater Creek leggings and boots.  I hope you enjoy the pictures ; and I hope your celebrations this holiday season have been joyous.  I will return with some of the wedding soon!!
My favorite outfit of the evening,
besides the bride (of course). Love the Skirt!

Bride and groom play "the shoe game"

Now, please go visit the other ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY  and MONDAY MINGLE!!



  1. Happy New Year PAM!! its going to be great one!! xo Jodi

  2. Looks like a super fun night
    Take care and enjoy the New Year

  3. Congratulations to your son and his bride! I'm so excited for your family. I was lucky enough to go to a wedding when I lived in Austin and it was one of the most fun weddings I've ever been to. I love me a Texas wedding! Best wishes to you and your family for 2013. XO, Jill

  4. Congratulations to your family. That was a spectacular rehearsal dinner. What beautiful decorations.
    You looked perfect! Love that sweater.

  5. What a cute idea! Love the Texas theme and such a gorgeous couple. Your leggings and boots look great with the sweater, cute and comfy.

  6. Happy new year Pam! Best wishes to you and your family!

  7. What a great party!

  8. That looks like a lot of fun! I don't like jalapenos, but those poppers look like they'd be too good to pass up. Can't wait to see the wedding pics!

    Thanks for your comment on my new blog.

  9. Happy New Year Pam. What an exciting end to 2012 for you. Love all your lovely pictures.

  10. Hi Pam! Happy New Year! Love that long jacket on you. And it's too funny that you wrote "Let's have more fun in 2013" in a comment on my blog. I just finished writing that on my own photo in photoshop for my next post! Great minds think alike I guess. ;)

  11. Happy New Year Pam...wishing you and your family a FABULOUS 2013.
    Thanks for popping by I loved your story about your daughter and her husband, how sweet.
    With my love,

  12. I LOVE the Texas theme rehearsal dinner! The bride is so lucky to have you as a MIL. All the very best wishes to the new couple.

  13. This looks like the perfect celebration! Congratulations to your boy.

  14. Happy New Year, Pam and thanks for sharing this fabulous party with Visible Monday!

  15. Enjoy this special time, Pam...looks like you are having a really great Texas New Year... Congrats to the happy couple.

  16. Congratulations to the young couple.
    What a wonderful party you had and you were perfectly styled with this beautiful coat. A great idea to have a fireplace outside even in winter. I love to sit at the open fire.
    Happy New Year dear Pam!

  17. It looks like you had a lot of fun, and that there was a lot of stylish women including you at the party! Wishing you all the best for 2013!

  18. Adorable couple, theme and photos!


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