Chevron Bridal Shower

When my party planning best friend got engaged and told me she didn’t want bridal shower I decided I just had to throw her one! It was extremely difficult to plan this one because she’s the one I usually bounce ideas off of but this time I was on my own. We decided to throw a couples shower so that John could be spoiled too 🙂 The colors were navy blue, mint green and some peach and chevron was the pattern of the hour.
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Instead of a normal guest book, guest signed the matting around a framed picture of the couple.

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Cake Pops

I couldn’t believe what an amazing job my friend and coworker did on the cake pops that were used as party favors. My cousin helped make these cute tags!

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They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…that was the motto for the food table. The spread included pulled pork sliders, grilled cheese, drunken meatball sliders some veggie sticks displayed in glass vases.

Drink Table

The groom-to-be loves glass bottled sodas so we made sure there were plenty of those on ice.

Milk Bottles with monogram tags

Guests enjoyed their drinks in milk bottles (thanks etsy) with paper straws. Tags were custom made for the occasion – my cousin does amazing work 🙂

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The dessert table included an oreo brownie truffle, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit skewers, oreo truffles

and a donut tower

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We played games, opened gifts and celebrated the soon to be married couple. My best friend who didn’t want a shower had a fabulous time. The moral of this story? Never take no for an answer :p

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                                                                                                                                                                               – Rubina

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At Home Engagement Party

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.

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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.

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The fireplace was the focal point for the entire party.

This area was later used as our backdrop for group pictures with the guests.

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We used beautiful aubergine vases from Z-Gallerie to display the large arrangements from a local florist.

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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.)

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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.

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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!

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 The lace wrapped labels were used on the dessert table. This was an easy DIY project.

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 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 🙂

xoxo-  Fify