November 25, 2014

An Engagement Party

What a successful weekend, y'all! All month, Will and I have been looking forward to our engagement party which was put together by my mom, my future mother-in-law and maid of honor. Thankfully, my mom was able to come up to Charlotte on Friday and we did some last minute shopping and errand running, and because my mom is so good at keeping us on schedule, we were able to join Will and a few of his family members for a casual dinner at Taco Mac before calling it a night!

Saturday we woke up, picked up breakfast, and while we got ready, my mom, Mary Lou and Emily were at the clubhouse where our party was held setting everything up. Everything and I mean everything turned out so perfect! We had around 40 of our closest family and friends there, the decorations were beyond amazing and all of the little details that were incorporated into the party brought such big smiles to our faces. I mean...take a look at the napkins Emily got made for us and the tree stumps the drink dispensers sat on. I was #obsessed!
All of the food was homemade and perfectly southern. From the green beans, mac-n-cheese, and cornbread, all the way down to the pimento cheese, pasta salad, bbq and banana pudding, everything was lip smackin' good!
One of the most memorable parts of our engagement party, besides having our loved ones there was when we played the newlywed shoe game. Every party needs at least one game played and I loved that some other couples joined in on the fun. Everyone's answers to the questions had be laughing hysterically and I'm so glad that I have a few photos to look back at.
Oh and let me take a minute to tell you about the dress I wore to the party, which was from The Palm Tree Boutique. Considering the theme for our day (an I Do BBQ), I wanted to wear something that was comfortable but still felt dressy to me. I know, I know...usually brides-to-be incorporate white or some sort of cream color into their outfit, but this 'All I Could Ever Need' dress in Pumpkin was just perfect considering Thanksgiving is days away! And I honestly don't have anything in this color and was really excited about wearing this dress as soon as it arrived at my doorstep.
Now until the end of November you can receive 15% off when you use the code SSM15% at checkout, and shipping on orders $50 or more are always free! With the seasons changing and temperatures dropping you are bound to find something you love. I have my eyes on this sweater, this adorable dress and this hat!

And a special thank you to Caitlin for taking all of these photos for me! I will treasure them forever.


  1. What a lovely party! The decorations were so pretty, and that menu is making me hungry. I'm sure your wedding will be just beautiful! :)

  2. looks like such a fun party, and i love what y'all called it, an "i do bbq", such a fun ring to it!

    even though you didn't wear white, you looked absolutely stunning and definitely season appropriate with that gorgeous fall hued dress!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  3. Awww love all the details!! and the food sounds absolutely delicious!!! :)

  4. Your engagement party looks awesome.. that food sounds delicious (banana pudding is my fave) and you looked super cute!

  5. what a fun party!! love the theme...i could really use some of that mac & cheese right about now!!!

  6. That game looks too fun! Wish I would've known about that when I got engaged! Love the dress :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Congratulations! It looks like the engagement party was a complete success :). Did you take any videos of the party?

  8. What a fun party and awesome photographers. I am planning for a candle light dinner today with my wife on our 7th anniversary and I looking for some good San Francisco restaurants as we are new to this town. Well, Can you share some information about your venue?


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