Friday, August 26, 2011

Engagement Party!

We had an amazing engagement party. It's already been five months since it happened, but its never too late to share! Two of my amazing bridesmaids, let's call them Miss C and Miss J took care of everything. They sent out adorable evite invitations, got all the necessary beverages and food from Costco (including a case of champagne that was all finished before the night was through!), and played hostess all night. I have to say it was really nice not having to worry about planning anything because there was something else I was worried in the days leading up to the party.

We picked a Wednesday in March because Miss C and Miss J are servers and they always work Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, so those nights were out. Also at the time I wasn't working on Thursdays so I knew I could "let loose" at the party. The party was going to be on Miss C's awesome patio at her apartment. I wish I had a better picture of it because it is amazing, and huge. It is the perfect place for a party, and believe me she has had many a party on that patio. But it was still a little chilly in NY so we were hoping against hope for a warmish night.

The week before the party I checked the weather report and it predicted rain for our party night! I was so bummed, so we decided to make a plan B. Miss C's patio is huge but her apartment is not, so bringing the party inside was not an option. So plan B turned into moving the party to our apartment (which is also less than enormous). This meant we had to clean and prepare our apartment for the party just in case.  

The morning of the party it looked gloomy outside. I checked the weather and it predicted rain until 2pm and then clear skies after that! I was so happy as I walked to work under my umbrella knowing that the skies would clear in time for the party!

So plan B was not needed and the party was a success! It was still chilly but they set up some space heaters and lit a fire in the BBQ pit and it was perfect!
Our Hosts Miss J and Miss C

 3 good friends, on the left is Jeff's Best Man

 Early in the evening

 Jeff told our engagement story, complete with playing the audio recording of asking my parents

 A candid from a friend

 While listening to the recordings. I hid behind him because I was getting teary eyed

The party moved inside when it got a little too chilly

 Trying out a gift from a friend. It's supposed to relieve stress

I can't believe I'm posting this picture I look crazy. I had had a couple you can see my glass is empty.

Back outside on the amazing patio with friends

Sadly Miss C no longer lives at this apartment and this was the last party she had! It was such an wonderful night for so many reasons. Most of our mutual friends are from college and so many of them have moved out to NY. It was like a mini reunion. A lot of people said to me, "I feel like such an adult being at an engagement party." And I have to admit I felt the same way. I was the beginning of this journey on our way to becoming husband and wife. I was glad so many friends came, and that we were able to celebrate our excitement with them.

Did you have an engagement party? How was it!? Was it with friends or family?

All Photos are personal

1 comment:

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