Event Spotlight – Chelyah & Daniel’s Engagement Party
For this month’s event spotlight we are featuring Chelyah and Dan’s engagement party, held a few weeks ago in February.
On a cool but lovely summer afternoon, around 100 guests gathered in the at Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub to celebrate Chelyah and Daniel’s engagement. Sheltered under the enclosed pergola area, bordered by rose gardens and lush hanging grape vines, guests were treated to a relaxing afternoon of drinks, canapes and a lovely slide show of the couple on a large screen.
We went with a simple colour palette of gold and watercolour pinks, with stunning floral arrangements provided by Alyssiums on Pirie. The cake was an amazing two tier gluten free citrus buttercream (which tasted devine!) by Heidelberg Cakes, dressed with fresh flowers. A white bird cage with little golden birds graced the gift table, to hold cards from guests (cage from Style to Hire).
A few tips on planning an engagement party:
- Don’t go overboard with your time or your money! There will be so many things coming to plan (and pay) for the wedding – don’t stress yourself out over the engagement party.
- You don’t have to have the same colour or style theme as the wedding. Also don’t try and put in lots of touches that you might want to use later on.
- Friends and family just want to come together and enjoy celebrating with you. It’s perfectly ok for this to be a relaxed event, no fuss, simple is good!
- If budget and space allow, feel free to invite people to your engagement party that you might not be able to invite to the wedding reception – these people will feel included now in the early stages before your marriage. You can potentially invite these extra people to your wedding ceremony, just not the reception (likely due to space and budget restrictions).
Sonya of Heavenly Weddings is an Adelaide-based wedding and event planner with 8 years’ experience, who was born organised (just ask her friends). She loves to exceed her clients’ expectations, making sure every event is flawless – right down to the last little detail.
24/03/2017 / Kit Densley