Last week marked a year since I’ve been engaged and I haven’t even shared our engagement party photos with you yet!
The (sweet) Man proposed to me last year at a dilapidated school that I once attended and that his grandfather helped build. It seemed only fitting to have a school theme for our engagement party, very generously hosted by my parents.
Paper lanterns are one of those great all-purpose decorations. Make ‘em white for understated elegance or make ‘em colour to brighten a space. Use them during the day purely for the shape and add globes for a pretty nighttime look. What’s a school theme without a blackboard? The Man picked up a dodgy painting for a few bucks at a secondhand store and painted over it with blackboard paint to become a photo board of our history together.
You can count on a lolly buffet to bring out the kid in anyone. Picture a dozen twenty-somethings squealing, ‘Oh my God, Sherbies!’. The birdsnest cupcakes were a bit of a saga to make (I don’t know what I would have done without my brother and his girlfriend saving the day!) but they turned out quite cute and popular.
We are having an adults-only wedding, so we wanted to make an extra effort for our engagement party to be kid-friendly. We designated an area of the backyard adult-free, with space to run around and activities to do, like bubble blowing.
We had an absolutely wonderful day, but I’m sure it will be nothing compared to the wedding!
Thanks to my brother Liam for the great photos. xxoo