Thursday, May 30, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Alana & Adiel's Engraduation Party!

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to work on an engagement party for one of my couples.  Alana and Adiel wanted to celebrate their engagement and also her graduation (JD/MBA--so impressive!) so a party was in order.  We originally started with a red/pink theme (see the invitation/cake!) but wanted to incorporate the bride's favorite purple for a colorful palette.  The bride's mother is an amazing cook and prepared 90% (wow!) of the delicious food herself for the guests, which people are still raving about.  The bride also framed pictures of the couple throughout their 8 years and displayed around the house to give guests a peak into their lives together and something pretty to view while eating and mingling.  With such great families on both sides, I'm so excited for the rest of the planning process with these two!

^^The beautiful and happy couple!^^

^^The invitation was the inspiration for the cake!^^


^^The gorgeous flower arrangements made by a family friend (a dentist!) with flowers from Whole Foods^^

^^An easel displaying the bride's latest accomplishment (along with mimosas!) greeted the guests as they arrived.^^

^^We created special favor tags to accent the custom M&Ms with the couple's picture and names.^^

^^Cocktail napkins are a great way to add a personal touch and can also be used post-event in your home!^^

^^The groom loves his Arnold Palmers, so a specialty bar for this drink was in order.^^

^^Some of the delicious spread-- can never go wrong with brunch!  You can also see the various pictures of the couple framed in the window-- the bride is a photo fanatic so lots of pictures were a must!!^^

^^Desserts and that beautiful cake!^^

^^Getting some practice for the wedding!^^

^^Of course some custom pool floats were in order-- and we had to distinguish the bride's initial with a graduation cap!^^

With amazing weather, a jovial time was had by all.  Congratulations Alana & Adiel- I can't wait for your wedding!
xo, Elissa

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