Best friends Andrea and Jen got engaged around the same time and decided to throw this fun and cute joint engagement party! There were so many fun little details all around. Guests played bean-bag toss on custom heart-shaped boards and made their own specialty smores by the fire pit. It was so intimate and familiar that it felt more like get together than a party.
The Venue Setting
As the sun went down the cafe lights hanging above the party put the perfect glow on the space and basket of blankets and fire pit kept people nice and warm. They ended the evening around the fire pit sharing stories and making s’mores. Doesn’t that sound cozy and romantic?
The Mimosa Bar
The highlight of the party was the mimosa bar. Andrea and Daniel love making their own mimosas so, when planning the party, a fully stocked mimosa bar was a necessity. Andrea worked her magic to create the prettiest outdoor bar, with all sorts of fresh fruits and juices to make concoctions with, complete with gold-rimmed glasses and floral paper straws. The delicious buffet was provided and each dish was hand-made by Andrea’s parents. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, desserts were brought out: strawberry shortcake & brownie caramel trifles.
Remember These Tips!
Keep it simple, keep personal. An engagement party should be fun! It should celebrate you as a couple. Including elements that reflected both couples made it easy to make decisions and easier to get back on track when you find yourself drowning in Pinterest ideas.
About The Photographer
I am a fine art wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon but available to travel worldwide. I am a hopeless romantic. I adore capturing wedding day details, and the connection between two people in love. I wear my heart on my sleeve… so there’s a good chance I will tear up at some point during your wedding. (I can’t help it, it’s just who I am!) I am also a perfectionist, so every photo that I give to a client I consider a representation of myself. I want it to be perfect–something I would be proud to display on my website. But most of all, I love getting to know my clients and helping the vision for their wedding come to life. If you (or someone you know) are getting married, I would love the chance to be a part of capturing your wedding day too.
— Shelley Bahar
Photographer: Shelley Marie Photo
Cake Designer: Bales Thriftway
Event Designer: Cinta Events
Design and Decor: Danner & Soli
Equipment Rentals: Special Occasions Parties & Events
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