Saved by the sun… an engagement party in the park

A picnic style engagement party for my cousin and her love,
with last-minute styling by catherine & grace

Sar and Dan’s engagement party was scheduled for 1pm in Centennial Park.  At midday it started to pour.  Having been asked to help out a bit with the styling a few days earlier I decided it was up to me to calm the nervous couple.  I insisted no decision should be made about whether to move the party until 12.30pm.  At 12.30pm it was still raining but seemed to be clearing… Sar decided to keep the party at the park.  We unpacked the car while being rained on.  The first couple of guests arrived; it continued to rain.  And then, around about the time for 10th guest arrived, suddenly the sun came out.  It stayed shining for the remainder of the afternoon.  A glorious day of good food, great conversation, a quick fire rapid bowling game of backyard cricket with the obligatory one hand one bounce rule and lots & lots of really quite delicious wine!

{the styling}

An early morning trip to EQ Markets resulted in gorgeous roses, peonies and hydrangea that we styled in large buckets, some covered in hessian and other with a sweet reminder of the guests of honour in chalk marker.  Single bright pink peonies were styled in mini glass bottles to brighten the picnic tables, spread with crisp white tablecloths.

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Sar + Dan collage 1

Signs on drinks buckets informed guests of the carefully chosen wines, beers and cider.

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We stamped bamboo cutlery with a custom stamp from Sweet Style.

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{the amazing food}

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{the day}

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{the very happy couple}

Sar + Dan collage 2

{the details}

* Styling, florals & photography by catherine & grace

* Sar + Dan stamp {on bamboo cutlery} from Sweet Style

* Bamboo cutlery & plates sourced wholesale by catherine & grace

* Catering done completely by the engaged couple and a few friends and family {bread rolls kindly gifted by the Harris Family from Harris Farm Markets, friends of the bride to be}.

xx Catherine JPEG

2 Comments on “Saved by the sun… an engagement party in the park

  1. It was an incredible day – thanks to my darling cousin Cath! Thank you so much for keeping me calm, making everything beautiful and being an amazing florist, stylist, photographer, organiser AND doing the cleaning up at the end!! Dan and I are so grateful and love you very much! Xxx

  2. Pingback: Toss-able tableware you won’t want to toss | catherine and grace

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