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Engagement Party Inspiration

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 07, 2013

When it comes to celebrating your engagement, why not throw a party? A traditional engagement party is hosted by the bride’s parents and both sides of the families should be invited along with your closest friends. It can be a formal affair or casual backyard party as long as there are cocktails involved. However, these are not the only options. Whether you are having a party for 50 or 15, be creative! Here is some inspiration that’s in between the two:

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Averyhouse, Steven Steinhardt Photography, Jodi Miller Photography and Cassidy Brooke Photography

 A Formal Affair

Choose your favorite venue for a sit down dinner or family style buffet. Let a pro handle the food, drinks, decor and entertainment, but remember not to upstage the actual wedding day!

Casual Backyard Party

If you are having the party at home, feeding your guests hors d’oeuvres is always a safe option. Otherwise, ask your guests to bring a dish or make it a potluck. After you pop some bubbly with your closest family and friends, play a few outdoor games such as: croquet, cornhole, ring toss or horseshoes for entertainment. What’s better than a dessert table? A s’mores bar! End the night with a bonfire so you can enjoy this sweet treat.

Where are you having your engagement party? Let us know in the comments below.

Trends We Love: Lounges

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 02, 2012

Wedding lounges create an intimate setting for socialization. So, why not give your guests an area where they can get away and watch the entertainment unfold throughout the night? Pillows, a throw rug, candles, uplighting and floral centerpieces will make your lounge complete but also will enhance your theme. Here are some lounges we love:

1. Casual 

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Lounge: Arc de Belle 

 2. Vintage

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Photo: The Bird and The Bear 

3. Modern

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Photo: CinematicbyDavidM

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