Kristen and Andrew may live and work in Manhattan,
but their engagement party was
all about The Golden State.
Parties and showers are being planned in New York,
so their west coast family wanted to celebrate with a
California Themed Party.
Casual, "citrusy" and festive,
loads of California fun...
Cutting board favors,
will let everyone take a little slice of Cali home with them...
Guests were greeted with the signature drink,
The Gold Rush Sparkler
(lemonade and vodka, topped with a splash of champagne
then garnished with tarragon and lemon peel)
Hydrangea and lavender flower arrangements,
some with whole oranges...
and some sliced...
California ONLY Cheese Display...
The Wine Tasting Game,
matching the wines with places the couple had traveled...
you should have heard the debates!
Then the Pizza Oven arrived as a surprise for Kristen...
and a "slew" of Pizzas were made,
each named after a special place they had been or hope to go...
and a sweet
Gelato and Sorbet Buffet to end the evening...
Orange you glad
California was the theme?
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