11.28.2012

A Festive Engagement

I'm excited to launch "Once In My Life" - a new series that will document the events & celebrations of friends who are tying the knot. Get ready for lots of pin-worthy images & wedding inspirations in the months ahead!

Kicking off the series is the engagement party of Katie & Andrew. Katie has been one of my best friends since I was 14. We went to high school together, were in the same sorority & lived together when we first moved to Chicago. She and Andrew met while in college, fell in love & got engaged last April. Their engagement party was the Friday after Thanksgiving and, in true Katie style, was fabulously put together. 

The night was complete with festive decorations, warm mantle lights, delicate floral centerpieces with candlelit accents, a signature drink, and plenty of charming extras including celebratory cigars for the men. Held at her parents house in Michigan, it was classy & intimate - the perfect way to celebrate their engagement with those closest to them.

"R" & "H" letters to represent the first initial of their last names.



Their signature cocktail tasted like candy. Definitely a must for those with a sweet tooth!

"7 Things" were featured for both Katie & Andrew - a fun way for family & friends to learn a little more about them. 

The adorable couple. How lovely is Katie's outfit?
Jessie, Katie, Lily & I. 

27 comments:

  1. This is adorable! The "7 things" bit is such an amazing idea. Massive congratulations to your friend and her fiancee!

    C
    http://projectmintbean.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations to your friends! You all looked so cute!

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  3. Oh so fun, what a beautiful little party! And yes, her outfit was adorable and perfect for the occasion-- I especially love the shoes.

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  4. What a fun series! Looks like it was a great party and congrats to the happy couple!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. What a fun idea! This party is gorgeous...such an amazing time of year to celebrate love!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  6. wow! This looks like a wonderful night!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  7. The pictures are so beautiful and I cannot wait to see what comes next!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  8. Looks like a wonderful night! I'm at that age where it seems like there are a million wedding every year! This is a great series!

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  9. So cute, I love all of the photos!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  10. Looks like such an awesome party - love all the little details! And you all look fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. I just love engagements and weddings!
    Congrats to your friends!

    chelsie | mossypants.com

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  12. So cute! Thaks for sharing all these photos! I"m eager to see what comes next!

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  13. Oh I love this christmas atmosphere!!! i am a new follower on gfc wanna do the same?
    giulia
    fashionmamas.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a pretty christmas atmosphere ! Love it!

    Alessia
    THE CHILI COOL
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    Kiss

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  15. Very pretty - actually swooning over the big plaid bow!

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  16. This is so cute, love the idea! I can't believe it when my friends get engaged/married - it's so exciting but for some reason I can't yet comprehend it, haha. I'm loving the decorations - they seem so happy :)

    xx,
    Maya

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  17. What a perfect party. Your friend is beautiful. I think this will be a great series. I love the idea and with your personal spin on it since you know the couples well. Thanks for your sweet comments today. They made my day.

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  18. what a great feature! Love the 'things you should know cards'.
    congrats to your friends!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  19. What a beautiful engagement party - love her dress!!

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  20. I love this series. my two best friends are getting married next year so we are going to have tons of festivities. what a cute couple and i love the party decor. The glitter initials in the greenery is such a cute idea.

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  21. so gorgeous! looks to adorably festive! x

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  22. congratulations to your friend and wonderful photos
    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  23. I love the "7 things"...My sister got engaged so always great to get ideas!


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  24. love this!
    that's amazing!Love your sense of style!!
    CHIC STREET CHOC
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