A few weeks after our amazing engagement at Disneyland in California we hosted a fun vintage engagement party to celebrate with our family and friends. We choose to have it in our home so we could celebrate beginning an exciting new chapter of our lives surrounded by the ones we love in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.
Just before our guests arrived we took some photos with the lovely Karolyn and Jess from Honey and The Moon Photography. It was a great way to get familiar with the camera before the big day as well as have lots of memories from the occasion. We played some games with Karolyn and Jess to help us loosen up and have some natural giggles. Looking back now, i’m so glad we choose to document it! We had so much fun we didn’t even realise we were creating memories. Karolyn and Jess also surprised us with retro polaroids when we received our photos, thanks ladies!
A few weeks before the party I had fun making lots of DIY decor bits and pieces such as the tassel garlands, the heart garlands, paper pom poms and cake toppers. I also designed a little illustration of Michael and I and printed them on Moo postcards as invites to send out a few weeks beforehand. I picked up flowers from the flower market the day before and arranged them into teapots, teacups and other vintage vessels to dot around the house and used vintage items such as hankie bunting, cake stands, vintage china as well as a retro tea trolley filled with bubbly and booze!
We nibbled on cakes and treats baked by family and friends which included the most delicious cheesecakes, pavlovas and even Minnie and Mickey mouse cupcakes baked by my bridesmaid Leonie!
I’d highly recommend having an engagement party if you are newly engaged. Not only is it an amazing way to celebrate a new chapter in your lives with your nearest and dearest, it will also provide you with incredible memories to have even after the big day is over. Your wedding countdown will seem to fly by, so why not make the most of all the festivities in a fabulous way? Ours was created on a tiny budget and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.
Vintage Engagement Party images by Honey and The Moon Photography.