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?|
|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!