Jac o' lyn Murphy: A California Engagement Party

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A California Engagement Party

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...

A Decadent, 
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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  1. What amazing details! I love those cutting boards. :)

  2. Now, THAT'S a great party!!! What a juicy start to their life together!!

    xoxo E

  3. Any way you slice it... I'm sure the guests were happy they squeezed in this party! <3

  4. What a beautiful party! I absolutely love the cutting boards and the tags. So unique. Love it!

  5. What a gorgeous engagement party. I love how you carried the theme out. Very cute.

  6. those cutting boards with the oranges are amazing!!!!

  7. What a fun party! (Makes me homesick for the golden state!)

  8. Oh wow! This is so fancy and elegant. I love all the touches, especially the fruit in the glass pitchers and vases. The cheese boards are fabulous!

  9. This is so cute! I love the idea of a theme based around your home. I will be passing this on to my unmarried sister!

  10. OMGoondess - thanks for linking up to our Marvelous Monday party! I will be sharing on FB and pinning.... so when my daughter got married - we made small cheese boards in the shape of Minnesota and used Wisconsin cheese since her husband is from there.... this theme is fantastic!

  11. as a californian you did us proud!


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