Garden Party Blowout

Bayou Bend Garden Party soars with perfect weather, blue bloods and serious greenbacks

Bayou Bend Garden Party soars with perfect weather, windfall monies

Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Pat Breen, Downing Mears, Lisa Mears
Pat Breen, Downing Mears, Lisa Mears. Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Tina and Joe Pyne
Bayou Bend Garden Party chairs Tina and Joe Pyne. Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, decor
An overhead orchid centerpiece by The Events Co. Photo by Shelby Hodge
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Linda McREynolds, Dr. Walter McReynolds
Linda McReynolds, Dr. Walter McReynolds.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Marty Goossen, Kathy Goossen, Jay Goossen
Marty Goossen, Kathy Goossen, Jay Goossen. Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Leslie Bucher, Brad Bucher
Leslie Bucher, Brad Bucher. Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Nancy Kinder, Rich Kinder
Nancy Kinder, Rich Kinder.  Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Matthew Goossen, Lacey Goossen
Matthew Goossen, Lacey Goossen. Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, John Kotts, Colleen Kotts
John Kotts, Colleen Kotts. Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Shahla Ansary, Hushang Ansary
Shahla Ansary, Hushang Ansary.  Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel
Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel.  Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, John Bookout, Ann Bookout
John Bookout, Ann Bookout. Photo by Wilson Parish
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Mitra Margolis, Michael Margolis
Mitra Margolis, Michael Margolis. Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Kim Jameson, Tom Jameson
Kim Jameson, Tom Jameson. Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Rose Cullen
Rose Cullen. Photo by Jenny Antill
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Pat Breen, Downing Mears, Lisa Mears
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Tina and Joe Pyne
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, decor
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Linda McREynolds, Dr. Walter McReynolds
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Marty Goossen, Kathy Goossen, Jay Goossen
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Leslie Bucher, Brad Bucher
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Nancy Kinder, Rich Kinder
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Matthew Goossen, Lacey Goossen
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, John Kotts, Colleen Kotts
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Shahla Ansary, Hushang Ansary
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, John Bookout, Ann Bookout
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Mitra Margolis, Michael Margolis
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Kim Jameson, Tom Jameson
Bayou Bend Garden Party, April 2016, Rose Cullen

What: Bayou Bend Garden Party.

Where: In a swank party tent on the tree-shaded grounds of the Museum of Fine Arts' house museum.

The 411: Applause, applause for chairs Tina and Joe Pyne, who led the night to proceeds of $717,000 and who commanded an extravagance of floral decor. Crystal chandeliers and floral rectangles soared overhead while in the center of the tent, above the dance floor, The Events Co. wrapped a large chandelier in what seemed like acres of orchids. The long rectangular tables were dressed in runners of garden flowers.

Guests dined on a French-inspired menu from City Kitchen and danced to the sounds of the David Caceres Orchestra. Many among the 440 guests represented some of the city's oldest and most prominent families with names like Josey, Jones, Duncan, Stedman, Stude, and Hudson.

Who: Nancy and Rich Kinder, Laurie and Reed Morian, Terry and Tommy Smith, Rosalie and Billy Hitchock, Nancy and Butch Abendshein, Elise and Russell Joseph, Linda and Dr. Walter McReynolds, Les Ballard, Karol and Paul Barnhart, Pat Breen, and Vivien and Scott Caven.

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