About a month ago, I attended a beautiful wedding in Natchez, Mississippi. Known as a very traditional, Mississippi is a very charming and historic state full of beautiful magnolia trees and southern hospitality. Having lived four years of my life in the cordial state, Mississipi will always hold a special place in my heart. Every time I return I am reminded of the true meaning of generosity and hospitality. Some of the nicest and unsparing people I know are Mississippians. Seriously!!! I attended a wedding full of cousins who I haven’t seen since I was a toddler and the minute I arrived I felt as if time never separated us. They were warm-hearted and extremely benevolent. It brought me back to my Ole Miss days of being a freshman, an outsider who knew no one…but was fast friends with many after a few days.
Mississippi and the south, in general, are filled with the most beautiful Georgian and neoclassical styled homes. Located in downtown Natchez, Mississippi, the 1859 built Stanton Hall is remarkably breathtaking. From its cast-iron balconies to its signature Corinthian column, this Greek revival is truly spectacular. If you are ever in the Natchez area or taking a road trip through Mississippi, I highly recommend stopping and seeing this beauty for yourself. If you have a lot of time, be sure to visit the Longwood Plantation as well…it is equally exquisite as Stanton Hall.