Monday, January 12, 2009

The Engagement Party

A few months after the proposal, a couple of friends threw us an amazing engagement party.

They held the party at The Estate, a fancy nightclub in Boston. The bachelorette scene from Bride Wars was filmed there. Apparently Kate Hudson is a huge fan of the club. I'm a new fan, too! It was the perfect setting for the party. My friends reserved a private room. It was actually two rooms, one had a bar and music, and the other side was a little more intimate. We were lucky that so many of our friends came. It ended up being a snowstorm on the night of the party. We were so grateful to have so many people there. It was so special. One of my favorite details was a slideshow BIL Newport created for us throughout our dating years set to music with quotes throughout. They had it playing on replay through out the night. The details were so awesome. Even the desserts fit the color sceme.The cupcakes: The one thing, I was allowed to do! My mom had said she would take care of them, but was sick before the party, so I made them so she wouldn't have to. I think they turned out great! All the supplies were bought through confectionery house. Except the rings, which were purchased through A.C. Moore.All of the food was amazing. Everything was home-made or purchased through Roche Brother's and everything was delicious!
Chocolate covered strawberries were a huge hit.
They had diamond details everywhere! It was dim in the place and everything was glowing from the candle light and sparkly diamonds.
A few of my mom's delicious homemade desserts.
They used the plate I made for Mr. Newport at a pottery studio, the week after he proposed. "Love is Life" is a quote written on an archway on the cliffwalk in Newport.

Did you have an engagement party?

14 comments:

My Dream Ring said...

I'm glad your party was all you wanted it to be! I love the theme, very cute and chic!

I did see Bride Wars and that particular scene was my favorite, it was funny, funny, funny!! You have to see the movie!

AmyJean said...

Those cupcakes look amazing! What a spread of food!

I saw bride wars and it was AWESOME! Such a great movie! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

RelentlessBride

quite contrary said...

Love the black and white cupcakes! and the ring picks...so cute!

I am going to see Bride Wars tomorrow night...can't wait!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

where are the pics of you and jim?!!?!?!

looks GORGEOUS! where was the party?

Newport Nuptials said...

Those will be my next post! I just love details and did this right before leaving for work.

The Bona Fide Preppy Bride said...

Everything looks great!!! How fun!

jane in the waiting line said...

Your party looked amazing!! And Bride Wars is great too!

Nat said...

I love the cupcakes! What a good idea!

I'm see Bride Wars this weekend, can't wait!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

looks so yummy!

Sweet Nothings said...

such a cute party!

Newport Nuptials said...

I'm still waiting to see it, hopefully this weekend! Everyone has said it is good so far!

LA said...

Bride Wars was very cute :) Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway are pricless and funny.
Thanks for the comment, I'm thinking of selling the necklaces on etsy. You should see them with black ribbon! I'll post pictures soon <3

Jessie said...

Everything looks so amazing! I am glad that you had a great party! I have to say that our engagement party was one of the best too.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Loved your engagement party! So cute.