Tag: Engagement party

Party All The Time!

Advice, DIY, Wedding June 22, 2015

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Throwing parties are one of the funniest/most stressful part of being a future bride.  It takes equal parts intense planning and a total “go with the flow” mindset. So needless to say, I had to do a lot of meditating last week.  Here’s a quick walk through engagement party #2 Orange County.

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Fresh flowers were a must.   My favorite DIY floral arrangements include Peonies, lisianthus, hydrangea, hanging amaranthus, and tons of greenery.  Oh and I also spray painted some Starbucks bottles for vases.

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I like to add a little quote to remind everyone why they came.

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Then there was our LOVE table.

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I simply love brunch, so our engagement party was filled with eggs, pancakes, fruit, veggie meat, and all types of confections.  I made some cookies that I will feature in a future post.

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No brunch is complete without mini pancakes and fresh berries.

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Selfie cookies were a must.  Such a great company!

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Just me and my Mommy!  Also, note the floral wall.  This was my favorite project of the event.

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Two of my 7 bridesmaids were able to make it out.  In these days and times we live all across the globe and it’s good to see each other when we can.

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See what they gave me?  Oh it’s nothing, just a basket FULL of cuteness!!!

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There were selfies galore, this was one of my favorites!

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Stevie did some singing, there’s no way he can be within 20 feet of a piano and not take full advantage.

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The party was a day before my Grandma turned 89.  Yup, this lady is 89, Black don’t crack.  I believe that’s what they say.

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Even Erin and Kevin were surprised.

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These women have all known me since before I was even myself.  They have been spectacular guides and wonderful examples.

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We welcome the new additions to our family with open arms.  We were so glad Pastor White, my soon to be Father-in-law made it out.  There’s my flower wall again…it made another appearance.  Embrace it!!!

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Overall, the day was a success.  Aaron and I thank all of you that made it out and those of you who were there in spirit.  XOXOXO

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DIY Invites 

DIY, Lifestyle June 8, 2015

In my almost daily wedding journey I’ve ben lamenting over all of the events I have-yes have-to plan and all of the expensive invites we will be buying.  I mean this is engagement party 2, there are bridal showers and teas to come.  Well, then I figured out how to print my little invite creations on some pretty heavy stock paper in my little ol’ printer.

First I grabbed my water color paper, I choose this because I knew I’d be painting it later and I loved the texture.  Then I slid it into the feeding tray, one sheet at a time, in the back of my printer instead of the normal tray.  This is the key to printing on the good stuff.  Next, I got my favorite flat water color brush and some pink pigment and painted the top of the invites.  Some of my personal info has been removed from the cards.  I love you guys but I get nervous LOL.  

 

Next use a paper cutter to cut out the invites…make sure you cut inside the black outlines.  Nobody wants to see that!

 

Then I cut out another rectangle slightly larger than the invite and spray glued them together.  Finally, I grabbed a gold pigment marker and colored the edge.

This is the final product!!! I hope this can help and inspire someone!!!
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