Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Engagement Party Planning

I'm pretty excited! Last week my cousin Emily got engaged to her wonderful boyfriend (now Fiance) Marc, on their trip to Santorini!

Look how happy they are!

Emily and Marc live in Zurich, so we don't get to see them much. We may not even all be able to make it for the wedding which is a bit sad. BUT they are flying to Ontario for a visit in a few weeks time for a nice long stay, so we're going to throw them an engagement party to beat the band.

After scouting around for some venues on the lake with a nice view... we realized that my parents live on the lake with a nice view so why not do it there? And so the at-home, cocktail style engagement party was born.

Of course I've been scouring Pinterest for ideas. My mom has a vision and I LOVE it.

1) White, Silver and Blush colours
2) Peonies, everywhere
3) Candles
4) Interesting but sparse decor items
5) Signature cocktail
6) Appetizer and small plate food options

Some things we want to stay away from (just not appropriate for the event)

1) Balloons
2) Mason jars
3) Signage
4) Games or gifts

Here's some of the decor items I've pulled off Pinterest, but I'd love some advice on something you've either seen or done! 

Check out my Event Planning Pinterest Board, or send me a pin to My Pinterest Account and of course you can always leave a comment!

What do you think? Any ideas? I'd love to hear from you! Follow along with my Event Planning Board as my Mom and I pull this together over the next few weeks!