A Modern Gray & Yellow {Engagement Party}

John and I had a blast planning and partying. We joined forces and DIYed just about everything with the help of friends and family. The inspiration started with, “He Popped the Question.” So we set up a popcorn bar with my personal favorite Parmesan truffle, my Mom’s famous Caramel Nut, and Peppermint White Chocolate flavors. Then our beverage of choice was a delicious concoction of light beer, vodka, and lemonade aptly named “Sunshine Lemonade.” John has sweetly been calling me “Sunshine” for years, even before we began dating it was my nickname. He says its because of my ever-present smile and optimism. Hopefully, he still feels that same way after he experiences all that is entailed with wedding planning.

We asked our favorite restaurant around the corner, Artful Gourmet, to cater the fete. As, it is our Friday night tradition to stop in for martinis and crab wontons. The crab wontons were of course on the party menu as well as a great selection of paninis, John’s favorite Nouveau salad, and some delicious pasta salad. Our favor for the party were the super fun stick figure proposal cookies that I made. A yummy family recipe for butter cookies topped with royal icing and marshmallow fondant, stamped with our names and the cute stick figure proposal design.

We had so much fun celebrating with all of our close friends and our parents it was a beautiful day surrounded by all of the people that we love so much.

Catering: Artful Gourmet 

Photographer: John Smith of Smith 3 Designs 

Party Design: 

Custom Designed by us, Popcorn Bag Labels, Popcorn sign, Sunshine Lemonade sign, Menu sign, Cookie Favor sign, Cookie Favors

Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Honeycomb Tissue Balls, Paper Lanterns, PartyCity

Sparkle & Shine Tissue Tassel Garland, EverlyLaneDesign

Popcorn Chevron Bags, Straw Flags, CherishedBlessings

Polka-Dot Cocktail Napkins, Paper Straws, BHLDN

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  1. Dad and I are so happy for the both of you. We had such a lovely time. Everything was beautiful and delicious!!! The pictures are great. Your blog is awesome!!!! Such a wonderful party. Everything came together wonderfully. Can’t wait to start planning your wedding. I am postive it is going to be an awesome experience. We will make such precious memories…..However, I know that it will come with some differences of opinions but we will work it out like we always do. Through tears, laughter and me apologizing. So we to will make it through this awesome, wonderful experience in your life. I wouldn’t want to miss a minute of going through this step of your life. We love you so much and are so proud of the woman you have become!!!!

    • Aww Mama! Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much that means to me. You’re right! I am sure there will be lots of tears, laughter, and both of us apologizing for being our outrageous, outspoken selves. AND I look forward to every second of it! I love you! XOXO


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