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Mar 19, 2014 11:16 AM by Press Release

"A Day of Love": The Rosedown Wedding

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site invites visitors to an afternoon of music, dancing, graceful ladies in beautiful gowns, and handsome gentlemen in formal evening dress.

On Saturday, April 12, love is in the air when two historic plantation houses and families are united, as costumed re-enactors present the wedding of Sarah Turnbull of Rosedown to James Pirrie Bowman of Oakley. Dressed in 19th century-style costume, Interpretive Ranger Sasha Traña will depict the young bride, Sarah Turnbull. Curator Polly Luttrull and Horticultural Attendant Dan Rainwater will portray Martha and Daniel Turnbull, the bride's parents, and Manager Patricia Aleshire will serve as Maid of Honor, Rosina Benoist, the bride's cousin. Other site staff members and living history presenters will round out the cast as additional family and friends. The wedding service will be performed at 1 p.m. in the Carriage Court in front of the Main House, and will be followed by a reception.

Rosedown Plantation SHS is located on LA Highway 10 in St. Francisville, 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge, off US Highway 61. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours of the main house are provided on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding with the final tour of the day at 4 p.m. Admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 18-61), $8 for seniors (ages 62 and over) and $4 for students (ages 6-17). Children 5 and under are admitted free. Garden only is $5 (ages 18 and over).

For more information call 888.376.1867 or 225.635.3110, or visit

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