Mrs.Hodder

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 28, 2013

Mrs.Hodder

Our Engagement Party

After a crazy week filled with running around, final prep making, work, school, and billion other things that had to be done we finally had our engagement party! Our theme was Green, Black, and White (green is a traditional Italian colour for engagement parties as it refer to prosperity). We carried the colours into our table decor with Kelly Green napkins and black table cloths as well as our outfits. I wore a Green dress from the White collection by Vera Wang and Greg got his dapper suit from Moores (he picked the whole thing out himself!). I bought our centre pieces from Ikea; the three cylinder vase set, square mirror, and tea lights which cost about $130.00 total and bought the flowers from a local flower store for $40 the morning of the party then cut and arranged them ourselves. I also went one step further for the budget and bought a 10lb bag of river rock from a local garden store for $8 rather than buy 30 small bags of rocks from Michaels for $3 a piece. Our bobonnierres (thank you gifts) were from a local Italian shop and is part of a complete set, so by the time our wedding is over, our guests will have a complete serving set with a bowl, medium plate, and a large plate all matching. Our escort cards were DIY; we baked Chocolate Mice (an old family recipe from Greg's Nan) and put them in little boxes wrapped in green ribbon with the cards attached so everyone could enjoy a sweet treat before dinner; they were a huge hit! (and I'm glad to be rid of them all because otherwise they'd be fair game for my belly lol). Hope you enjoy the pictures! Btw, the young gent in the bow tie is my little brother, lol, love him.

Our Engagement Party photo 1

Our centre pieces

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Table settings

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Me and my awesomesauce fiancee :)

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Me, Momma, and FI

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Me, Momma, FI                                           Little bro & his gf (also one of my BM's!)

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Place cards with treats inside

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Bobonnierre

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My flower girls and ring bearers! The first in red is my cousins daughter, the dark haired cutie is my neice, and the two boys are my adorable step nephews

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Me and my cousin ( also a BM)

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Me & Little Bro                                                                            Me with some girlfriends 

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Me with some younger cousins (all sisters!) and my precious neice in pink

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Me & little bro                                                My handsome guy and my momma

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Me, little bro and brother in law

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little bro, my best friend (since we were 4!) and meOur Engagement Party photo 19

Me and bestie

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Me, favourite cousin EVER, and momma

 

(10) Comments

Thank you so much :)

Can I just say, I love that green on you!

Looks like it was a great e-party! Congratuations, I love your dress and you and FI look amazing.

Ditto, Tressy, if this is any indication how your wedding will be, it will be gorgeous!! Great pics!