Friday, March 27, 2009

Irish fun in Savannah

So my hubby's family is a large Irish family here in Savannah. One of the perks about being an irish family is getting a spot in the annual parade. Every year, all of the men get together and work on the float. They are quite the woodworkers so creating this little ride comes easy to them! Here are a couple of snapshots from the day.

The Family Float with the crest and hand carved celtic cross representing County Cork in Ireland where the McCarthy's are from originally.

Patrick's Aunt, Me, my Mother-in-law, Patrick's Cousin

The start of the parade from our seats. The Cathedral in the background is where we were married! Mable Cakes was married there, too!


My handsome Irishman and I!
(on him: Vineyard Vines Tie, on me: Lilly Pulitzer Skirt, Nicole Miller Belt, Ann Taylor Shirt)

Patrick and his Uncle putting the decorations on the float. The float used to be much larger when all of the kids are smaller - now it's pretty small since everyone has grown up!





8 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Thanks for the photos, they were a delight to behold (and my daughter got married in the gorgeous cathedral too!).

Really miss the festivities around St. Patrick's Day in Savannah; always way too many parties to attend, too much corn beef and cabbage to eat, and too much green beer to drink!

Mable Cakes said...

Yea!!! St. Patricks Day photos!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What fun...I've lived within a couple of hours of Savannah my whole life and have never experienced St. Patrick's Day. Maybe next year...

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What fun...I've lived within a couple of hours of Savannah my whole life and have never experienced St. Patrick's Day. Maybe next year...

Preppy Coastee said...

Your outfit is too die for! You are just precious!

JMW said...

Looks like so much fun! Being from an Irish clan myself, my family and I must will have to make it down to Savannah someday for the parade.

southern daze said...

I have a friend who lives in Cork and I was lucky enough to visit her for a weekend eons ago. It's absolutely stunning!

Europafox said...

Yey for the Irish! I am 1/8 Irish - and those Irish genes have come out in my son good and proper - red hair, green eyes, pale skin, and a feisty nature - and he's only 1/18! Go red heads! :)