Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Engagement Brunch

Last Saturday, two of  my amazing gal pals (Caitlin and Angie) hosted the most thoughtful engagement brunch to kick off all my upcoming wedding festivities. It was perfect! Having been a bridesmaid a dozen plus times, the feeling to actually be the bride is still so new to me. I had the best time on Saturday and was reminded of all the amazing women I had in my life. I got so lucky in the friend department.

My lifelong bestie left her 6month old and hubby at home for the day and drove to Lexington to share the special occasion with me. Katrina is one of my two MOHs. I couldn't imagine my day without her.

Katrina picked me up early and drove us downtown Lexington to my friends Lucy and Caitlin's apartment. Miss Caitlin and Miss Angie hosted the event. Their hard work was clearly full of love and thoughtfulness and I was overwhelmed with all the little details that were so special to me.
I walked in to this adorable sign.

 Excuse the cleavage in the next photo...ahem ahem.
Note to self...do not hold elbows close to chest during photo ops.
We sipped mimosas all morning. Yum!
They knew I would want to capture some photos since I have always been the picture whore of the group, so they would not let anyone drink until I got there. They know me oh so well because you know I gots to get pics of every last detail.

Look at all the W detail on the napkins.
For those of you who didn't know my new last name begins with the letter W.
Just go ahead and call me Whitney Winchester :-) Has a nice ring to it don't ya think?
It was quite the spread and sooooo delish!
I was smiling ear to ear the entire time.

They know how much I LOVE hydrangeas and plan to have them everywhere on my big day. Just another little thoughtful detail. 
Mini waffles with  maple syrup and fruit toppings.

Favors for guests.
My favorite candy, peanut M&Ms, for all the gals to take home.
Wrapped in true country girl fashion.

Weren't they just perfect?
Christine and I. Seriously love this gal. We met at work and I don't know how I ever lived without her.She is a guaranteed good time 24/7.

Aww Katie and Angie. Soo many memories of the college days have these two gals in them.
We have been through it all and I am pretty sure my early twenties were a blast because of them.
I watched Katie marry her hubby last Spring. She is proving to be such a good resource with all this wedding planning.
And of course Miss Angie is in my wedding party.
The college group of gals at the brunch.
I can't believe how fast time flies.
I met these two fabulous ladies in the work world. While we started out as co-workers, we are truly so much more than that now. That cute little blonde on the right, Amber, is also in my wedding party. I can not imagine my life without her.
Love my bestie!
My other MOH, Miss Megan, was unable to attend due to a death in her hubby's family.
We sure missed her.
And can I just add that the fabulous hostess on the right just had shoulder surgery a mere week or two before the engagement brunch. Bless her heart! I can't believe that she pulled it off. What a trooper and what a sweetie. She has no idea how much I appreciated her hard work and thoughtfulness.
In lieu of gifts, the gals wrote letters to me to read on the big day.
Since I have no self-control, Caitlin is keeping them for me till November.
. Some of the girls who couldn't make it still sent their letters.
So sweet!
I can't wait to read every word.
The entire group compliments of the tripod ;-)
What a fabulous group of gals to spend my Saturday with.

Look at this precious gift Caitlin and Angie surprised me with.
It's a framed photo of me with my ring on the day Kev proposed.
 Angie was over at the house recently and knew that Kevin and I have been working on a memory wall in the kitchenette. This, of course, is going to make a perfect addition to the wall.
It had all the gals names on it.
I cant wait to hang it on our memory wall in progress.

After the brunch, 3 of my bridesmaids and I went and looked at dresses at a local wedding boutique downtown. No major decisions, but we got some better ideas of what I liked and didn't like on the gals. Plus they got to try on their fabulous boots I just bought for them to wear down the isle. They turned out soooooo great and they looked adorable on them.
I had the best Saturday with all of them.

Saying I am excited about this wedding and all the festivities surrounding it is the understatement of the year.
 Loving every second of it!


Leslie said...

I love the decorations!! Looks like a wonderful brunch!

Beth said...

love your outfit and all the little touches added to your brunch. i have NO weddings to attend or be in this year and it kind of bums me out. :(

psychelyn said...

Everything is SO nice. You got thoughtful friends. I like your outfit by the way. Nice colors :)

Erin said...

You DO have the sweetest friends ever! I now want to throw someone an engagement brunch (whichever friend is next!) lol... You're such a stinkin' model- you are going to the prettiest bride!!

The Pink Growl said...

That is so sweet, I almost cried! You are lucky to have such sweet people in your life who love you so much! Glad you had fun on a special day.

Anonymous said...

Everything looked gorgeous!! Especially the bride to be! :D

brynn said...

1. you are beyond precious. and i LOVE the brunch idea!

2. is your wedding date november 18th?! that was my wedding date!!! best day everrrrrrrrr :) :)

Pamela said...

Awwww! LOVE every single thing about this post!! SOO excited for you!! You are going to be such a beautiful bride!! I am so glad that I found your blog right after he proposed, so I can enjoy this ride along with you!! Ahh, makes me want to get married again, to Bryant of course, ha! :)

Allyson said...

This is all so cute! I can't wait to start doing these kinds of things for my own wedding.


Katie said...

this looks like a great time! i want an engagement brunch, haha...instead i get an engagement bar tour. oh the joys of getting engaged in college ;)

molliejon said...

This was soo adorable! Everything was soo cute! Congratulations to you! (:

Brittany said...

How fun. weddings are so exciting. not that i have or will be planning anytime soon ;) but I love to attend! haha

Little Tiffanista said...

Awe congratualtions! you and your friends are too adorable! I LOVE peanut M&M's...omg! I have been eating so many of them lately...time for me to wrap some up and start giving them out to my friends so I stop the madness hahah! anyway love your blog.

xo Tiff


Courtney said...

That is so awesome! So happy for you!!

Sarah said...

You seriously have such great girlfriends!! They did an amazing job on your brunch!! The food looks so yummy! And mini waffles?! how cute are they?!!! Looking gorgeous pretty girl :)

stevenjared0853 said...

Your engagement party looks superb!! Everything is arranged perfectly. The hydrangeas are looking stunning. Had arranged my friend’s engagement party at LA venue and my sister helped me to prepare everything. Had taken ideas from different blogs. Was very happy to organize best party.

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