a southern chic engagement soiree!

long time, no see, blog fans! life has been a-happenin’ over in these parts, and i just have been working to keep up! but, this weekend wrapped up one of the last big events of the year for me, and i just had to share all of the goodness with y’all! 

welcome to the ins-and-outs of the engagement soiree that i’ve been planning. which happened to be for my sister + her awesome fiance! 

so, what did we do? well, thinking about my sister + what she loves, and of course, talking to her about what her fiance likes too, we came down to a theme we called “southern chic.” (feel free to see ideas i pulled together here on my pinterest boards!) i had this vision in my head of burlap, natural elements like branches, and of course, ball jars. and, admittedly, i had a couple of projects on my wish list that i have been waiting to make (can you say a fabric banner?!?)

let’s just jump right in to the pics + details, shall we?

welcoming our guests! a simple tulle wrapped wreath
with a twine-wrapped “c”
(for the happy couple’s soon-to-be last name!)
accenting the front porch with some lighted ball jars!
a fresh eucalyptus wreath + handmade fabric banner
in the entryway
the paper love banner
the beverage + dessert station!
to us, a “southern chic” party called for some really
fantastic personalized koozies! these were custom
made from rookdesignco on etsy!
who doesn’t love a huge monogram on a beverage bucket?
monogram love!
there is nothing i love more than these ball jars, which were
perfect to enjoy the rudolph’s tipsy spritzer from southern living magazine!
sent with love from london! aren’t these shortbread cookies from
sweet dream desserts & catering so cute?
the adorable bride-to-be enjoying her cocktail!
and, to wrap up….another delicious cookie for guests! a special thanks to
polka dot bakery for these fantastic sweets!

hope you enjoyed! we sure had a fabulous time + loved every minute of the party! 

source list:
rudolph’s tipsy spritzer: southern living magazine
beverage supply/planning/coordination: lundeen’s liquors. i can’t say enough about lundeen’s…what i know about liquor, i can fit on one pinky finger. i found the recipe, and called my friends at lundeen’s here in sycamore and they took care of it all….they figured out how much i needed, what i needed, put it together and all i had to do was stop by and pick it all up. if you are local to northern illnois, please give lundeen’s your support! they are amazing!
initial cookies: sweet dream desserts & catering, sycamore, illinois
snowflake cookies: polka dot bakery, sycamore, illinois
personalized monogram koozies: rookdesignco on etsy. again, amazing to work with!


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