2 years ago this today, hubby and I celebrated our engagement by throwing a fabulous party with our closest family and friends. Traditionally, Indian engagement ceremonies can be large gathering (almost as big as a wedding!!). However, hubby and I opted for an intimate party instead.
We decided the best location would be his parents home. It’s a charming open concept one-story home that was perfect for this special occasion.
Chairs were covered with white chair covers and plum satin sashes. This was an extremely cost effective way to transform plain black chairs into elegant seats for all our guests.
The fireplace was the focal point for the entire party.
This area was later used as our backdrop for group pictures with the guests.
We used beautiful aubergine vases from Z-Gallerie to display the large arrangements from a local florist.
Since it was a brunch time affair, we had a coffee bar for the guests. I used olive oil dispensers for the creams and sugars. (As you can tell from my previous posts, we use these dispensers A LOT.)
One of our signature details for any party: Bright, colored napkins.
Just mix solid with prints and you have a great way to add pops of color without breaking the bank.
I come from a family of bakers, so when my cousins brought dessert, they did not disappoint! Check out all the fabulousness! The spread included oreo truffles, chai cupcakes, lemon bars, chocolate covered strawberries, dessert pizza and much more!
The lace wrapped labels were used on the dessert table. This was an easy DIY project.
All the desserts were displayed on a set of opulent treasures gold cake stands.
Not only were we full of delicious food, but our hearts were full from all the love that was showered on us by our family and friends 🙂