Wednesday, March 5, 2014

an engagement party!

a pic my sister snapped of us.  perfectly captures how we felt!

last saturday, austin and i were thrown the very best engagement party thanks to two of my sweet bridesmaids and my maid of honor sister girl who flew in all the way from Boston! and it was one of my most favorite nights, ever.  

so much thoughtfulness went into it all. i mean... so many details. new and old pictures of us hung down the staircase. the most amazing food display with girl food on the left and boy food on the right. [eeeven with gender appropriate drink dispensers..!!]  those girls, so brilliant! they even had confetti with our names all sprinkled around. so much thought and love into the little things, right down to the cups for well, beer pong! because i mean, i'm marrying a former baseball playing guy - with lots of former baseball playing friends, and they get competitive those guys! with their impeccable aim and throwing, so this game, they like. so anyways, the cups. my sister had made them in boston and brought them all the way to atlanta - all decorated like a groom's tux and a brides dress! so clever!

i am all about the little things, all about them. so seeing all these little bits, and more just killed me with such happiness. and to have our most favorite friends in a room all together!!! [minus some! and family of course] it was so much fun. pluuus they so sneakily had a game for us to play. one where austin and i were seated back to back - each holding the others shoe and one of our own. we were asked a bunch of questions and in order to answer me or him - we held up whichever shoe. you know.. who is the better driver [him], who is more likely to be running late [um me], who is more creative [me], who is better at keeping secrets [him] etc etc!  i think we were pretty point on!

it's so special to celebrate such big life things with the ones who mean the most. people who have been there from the beginning, the ones who love us so much, encourage us, support us, inspire us. we felt really, really loved. which is the best way to feel. always.  austin and i kept talking about how fast the night went. how it went from seven in the evening to one in the morning, and how our wedding day and night will fly right on by!

and personally?? that night just gave me a little glimpse at how magical our wedding will be, to be surrounded by all those sweet faces and MORE?!  it's going to be mind-blowingly awesome. aaand i get to marry my best friend. sign me up! 

**more pictures to comeee!


Elizabeth Dietz said...

Sounds like a fantastic engagement party!! The ones given by friends/members of the wedding party truly do give you a glimpse of what your big day will be like!

Pamela said...

Oh how perfect! Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

Sarah Burton said...

That picture of y'all is just perfect. I want to see more of the party details!

Fit With Flash said...

Y'all are adorable. I'm so happy for you!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like it was perfect! Congrats!