Petticoats & Parasols Part I ~ Welcome Southern Belle Soiree


 Petticoats & Parasols has come and gone like Gone With The Wind. These beautiful southern belles have filled my my heart with friendship, love, and special memories of a weekend that I will truly never forget.

The event kicked off Thursday night with a Welcome Southern Belle Soiree Party.


Handmade packets with weekend details, maps, and “must see” places were included.



Pretty Magnolias graced the tables.



Rosalyn-Sue hosted a fabulous gift swap. She designed and made the bags for the ladies. They turned out so pretty!


Rosalyn-Sue also WOWED us with the Southern Sugar Bar that she created for us all to enjoy. All the ladies had a grab bag and could scoop up candy to take back to their room and enjoy. She had mini dessert plates of pies and cakes. We were all in sweet tooth heaven!!!



Candies and desserts….oh my!!!


Miss Christine posing at the Sugar Bar!


We kicked off the night with yummy Peach Martinis! They were a hit with the ladies!



Some great captures of the ladies.



After dinner we had the fabulous honor of hearing Jo Packham speak and sign books for the ladies.


We ended the night by changing into some casual clothes and boarding the Old Savannah trolley for a nightly ghost tour.

One of the houses that was super haunted had several orbs. All the ladies including I, were snapping up photos of the Davenport house to see the “spiritual” orbs. Can you see the round blobs? Pretty neat!


Fun & giggles!


We had a ball kicking off the event!

Lots more to come….please come back ya’ll.

Southern hugs & kisses,



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Sniffle sniffle… I. am. so. sad. I cannot believe I missed this! wahhaaa! lol No, really, everything looks just amazing, as I knew it would!! So so SO pretty! I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!!! love ya, analise

MAGICAL!!!! Oh myyy!!!! I so so so so wish we could have been there!!! Jenn… truuuly outidid yourself!!! Amaaazing!!! Cannot wait for more pics!!!

Oh wow oh wow…I am especially excited about seeing those orbs, what fun you must have had, simply can not wait until the next installment….oh course I am jealous, but can’t wait for more.
Kiss Noises Linda

Jenn it all lookes so WONDERFUL!!!!!
I would have loved to have gone down for your
beautiful yummy event!! Maybe next time?
Love the photos!
:O)Mary Z

WOW! You girls know how to do it with style!!! Looks like a fantastic creative getaway! Congratulations!! everything looks gorgeous!

oh it all looks utterly fabulous! While I feel sad that I can’t get to things like this, I love that I can see the pictures and see what you got up to. Can’t wait for Part 2! :O) xx

looks like a wonderful time! Hopefully you’ll continue to do this every year and one of these years I’ll get there!
You are surely the hostess with the mostess! looking forward to more pictures.

Tricia k. Johnson

Good Morning Jen ~ Looks like you Southern Bells had so much fun!!! And you did a fabulous job making the event incredibly special for everyone. What lucky ladies!!! I’m sure you had just as much fun planning and once the event is done it can be kind of “Oh Ho Hum”
So that just means time to start planning another fun event!!! Congats Jen ~ looks like everything was soooooooo nice!!!

Thank you so much sweet friend for the time of my life. Not one thing would I change, and the memories are priceless that I have with these ladies I now call friends.
xoxo, Tiffany

Jenn, it is soooo beautiful!! I so wish I could have been there. I am so excited for you!!! I knew it would be fabulous :):) Cant wait to see more pics!!

I knew it would be a glowing success!!

I wish I could have gone maybe next year I hope.I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures.bye.

How stunning. Next year for SURE. I’m there so there. LOVE SAVANNAH. I’ll be ready for another fix. I’ll also need Cheryl’s baked goods to take home lol
Love You
Love Claudie

Sweet Jenn,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for one of the most delightful experiences of my life. You had an idea and turned it into the perfect reality for a weekend filled, with laughter, friendship, fun and creativity. It was over the top PERFECT in every way for me. From the cupcakes to the parasols, I loved it all.
I was feeling a little strange when I was in Savannah. Not quite as talkative as my usual self. I thought it was allergies, but I woke up this morning with a terrible head cold and no voice! Go figure! Who knew!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the best time ever Jenn. I can’t wait for your next adventure. I know I will be there with bells on! YOU GO SWEET GIRL AND MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU.
xo Cathy

Katie Pridemore

You did a fansatic job!! I wasn’t able to attend becasue I was attending a Beth Moore conference, a Christian Woman’s speaker, in Atlanta, GA but thought about the event all weekend and checked from Sunday on on the blog for pictures! Your blog is very inspirational! I am only 23, younger than most of your readers I think, but my friends and I love your blog and your ideas! Can’t wait to see more pictures from Petticoats and Parasols!

Jenn –
I just KNEW it would fabulous and I was right. Down to every last little detail. Your 2 fabulous instructors Christine and Tiffany, and of course Jo! CAnnot forget Rosalyn Sue and she is in my thoughts and prayers.
I wish you could’ve relaxed more and enjoyed it along with the rest of us. But you were busy making it a memorable occasion for all of us and I was thrilled to be included. A wonderful, wonderful time.
And so I want to thank you – really thank you . . . for just a great weekend.
Much love and hugs! Karen

Oh my goodness! It looks like ya’ll had a blast! I would have loved to have been there! Can’t wait to see more pictures!
Shabby Shan’s Cottage

I’m sniffling along with Analise…..
Everything looks amazing, gorgeous, unforgettable, fun-filled! I’m so glad you girls had such a magical time! Jenn, I have a feeling you outdid yourself….if that’s possible!!
xoxox a

Awww….thank you Karen! I SO appreciate your lovely compliments regarding the event and I cant thank you enough for being a special part of the beautiful
and magical weekend! HUGS!!! XOXO

Thank you Katie! I appreciate your sweet kind words! Hugs! XO,Jenn

Thank you SOOO Much Cathy for all of your loving kind words! I am SO happy to have the opportunity to meet and get to know you! I would be delighted if you were to attend another one of my future events *IF* I ever decide to do another one. 😉 Super big hugs for your love and support! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you so much for such a spectacular event Jenn! All of your heart and hard work made for such a memorable event for so many women. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xo’s Heidi

Thank you Claudie!!! Your comments and sweet emails have me in SMILES! :))) Love to you, Jenn

Thank you Karla! Lots of work, but well worth it!!! XOXO

Thank you Tricia for your lovely sweet comment! 😉 XOXO,Jenn

Vivian, I would be OVERJOYED if you were to attend a future event. *IF* I host another. tee! hee! Thank you sweet friend for your sweet comment! Hugs! XOXO,Jenn

Thank you Sadie for your loving kind words. I wish too you could attend events like this. They are so much fun!!! Maybe one day. 😉 XOXO,Jenn

Thank you Mary!!!! :))))

Awww…thank you Linda!!! Hugs to you!!! XOXO,Jenn

Analise, I wish you could have been there also. Lets shoot for 2011! 😉 hee! hee! XOXO,Jenn

Jenn, what an AMAZING time you must have all had!! Oh how I wish I could have been there to see all of you girls… I love all the extra touches you added to everything. I am sure it was a time to remember for everyone.
xoxo Heather

What a beautiful event Jenn!!! I wish I was there for all the splendor!

I may only recognize girls from blogs, but baby I’m in for the next one! Your all my kind of girly girls and I long for some Southern Hospitality!! Look forward to more pictures!! Love ya,Lori P.S Are you going to sell any of the banners from the event?

Fabulous! So girly girl. I loved every detail so stinking cute..just like you. The tour seemed like so much fun oh if those Savannah Ghosts could Cant wait to see more. I do hope you host another. Lots of work but great rewards and great friendships…Grace

Beyond amazing Jenn. I really don’t know what to say! You are the queen of all things beautiful, presentation, detail, hostess with the mostest…. those little petticoats are out of this world. your eye for detail is like no other. i know this would have been the event of the year, and i am so happy it went well for you. you deserve every success my dear friend xoxoxo

so so so cute.
you girls look fantastic.
the event looked magical.
um hello that candy bar.
yumminess!!! you had a magical weekend.
cant wait to see more.
love ya sissy

Hi Jenn~
I am enjoying seeing all the photos of this event since I couldn’t attend. I did send press kits though so I hope the ladies enjoyed everything!
I can’t wait to see more pictures. The pink decor was just beatiful and I can’t wait to see more pictures! Everyone looked so happy!

Jenn I have commented on the P and P forum, sent you an email BUT I also want to comment here.
I truly do hope you will host another event. You have the talent and the magical touch it takes to create something so special. I want others to experience the fun and fabulous time that the ladies attending this event experienced BUT I wanna do it again tooooo.
It is almost impossible to describe how delicious the Petticoats and Parasols week end was. My computer is down so I am not able to post my photos yet, but soon I hope. Thank you Jenn for a fabulous get away !
(()) Francie

Thank you SOOO much for a wonderful and memorable event with such sweet friends! Everything was the icing and sprinkles on the cupcake of everything good! This will be a weekend I will treasure forever. Should you decide to do it again next year, I will definitely be there to have fun times with my belles again!

Wow Jenn,
I’m living the dream all over again through your photos…
IF I could tell you how wonderful this beautiful weekend was in Savannah with all of you wonderful and creative women, I really don’t think that I could find the right words to give it justification.
~It Was Simply Amazing~
Don’t think for one second that all of your hard work, preparation, and dedication to spoiling the heck out of us was to go unnoticed…that simply could not happen. Everywhere there were special touches that made us all feel like Southern Princesses.
I’m so honored to have had the chance to be a part of your special event. You are, and always will be…The Queen of the South.
Therefore, I bow down to you from the Louisiana Bayou…hoping to do this again soon 🙂
Thanks girl…you are amazing!
I hope to post losts of photos and stories on my blog as soon as I get used to the “normal” routine of life again. {sigh}

See? I need some sleep…
total misspells here…
I meant to say ~ I hope to post LOTS of photos and stories soon!!!

Oooh Jodie!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your heartfelt note. Im almost in tears over your overwhelmingly thoughtful words. I am *SO* happy you had a fabulous time and experience! All the hard word, stressful times was WELL worth it my friend! We will do this again soon…. my Bayou friend! 😉 XOXO

Jenn, wow Wow WOW!!! everything looks just amazing…you really pulled out all the stops…i know everyone who came was just enchanted by all of the sweet and beautiful details…i can tell that you put a lot of hard work into making your event something to remember for a lifetime!!!

Jenn….Everything looked so incredible. I cannot imagine how much fun you ladies must have had. You must do another event next year, so I can attend. (Hopefully no injured children will stand in my way.)hehe It seems as though everything you touch turns to magic.
xxoo Valarie

Hi Jenn!! Everything looks so gorgeous!! Love that banner!

Thanks for the beautiful memories, Jenn! You are awesome!

What a fabulous time I know everyone had! I hope to be able to join you one year!

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