Brooke Ballard Honored with Derby Day Bridesmaids Luncheon

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Submitted by Sharon Phillips
    A Derby Day Bridesmaid's Luncheon was held on Sunday, May 6th for Brooke Ballard, the bride-elect of Curt Kelley, both of Central, at Brick Hill, the home of the bride-elect's uncle and aunt, Mr. & Mrs. Troy Allen Ballard, Jr. in St. Francisville, LA.   Co-hosting the event were the bride-elect's aunts, Lynn Ballard and Sharon Phillips.  Members of the bridal party and special guests, adorned in their best hats gathered for mimosa's and mint julep's before the fun-filled derby race began.  Each guest chose a wedding themed horse to enter the race.  At the finish line, the winner was "With All My Heart", followed  by  "Just One Kiss" and  "Wedding Bells" to Show.  After the race, the hostesses presented the honoree with a silver mint julep cup and a special handkerchief, handed down from her late grandmother, Billie Ballard.
    For lunch, the ladies enjoyed Derby Day Chicken Salad on lettuce leaf, Club House Shrimp in Cucumber Cups, Race to the Finish Macaroni Salad and Winner's Circle Fruit.  After lunch, guests played an afternoon game of backyard croquet.  But the real winners of the day were Brooke Ballard and Curt Kelley, who will be married on June 1, 2012 at the Cathedral at St. Joseph's in Baton Rouge.

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