My brother Liam and his gorgeous fiancée Jane recently celebrated their engagement with a party at our parents’ house. They held it on Easter Sunday so they went with a chocolate and Autumn theme.
We reused some of the paper lanterns from our engagement party. I love the canopy of Autumn leaves.
Can you imagine my surprise when my brother (who is much more likely to be found rockclimbing than perusing wedding blogs) called to ask for advice about decorations, and he’s rattling off terms like ‘apothecary jars’, ‘lolly buffet’ and ‘photo booth’? *Sniff* so proud. Anyway, tTo tie in with the Easter theme, they had organised a chocolate buffet. My LORD was there ever a lot of chocolate!
I designed this cake to match the invitations, but as you can see they’ve used green instead of mustard yellow and I think the shape placement is a bit inelegant. I was hoping to credit the baker, but I was quite disappointed at how it turned out so I don’t want to name them when they’re normally really highly regarded. That being said, I think I’m the only one who noticed that and besides, it was extremely tasty!
How lush and beautiful is my Mum’s garden?
The photo booth was a hit! Here are some snaps:
(If this blog isn’t around tomorrow it’s because my parents have killed me for posting a photo of them on the internet.)
Congratulations, Liam & Jane, and thanks for giving me the opportunity do what I love best: designing invitations, planning parties, making craft projects and drinking wine in the middle of the afternoon.