Gatsby themed engagement partyMay 25, 2010 at 12:21 am | Posted in insight, life, photography, wedding | 5 Comments
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I had the most wonderful weekend. My mom and stepdad threw Daryle and I a Great Gatsby themed engagement party at their wonderful house in Gaithersburg. The weather held out and we celebrated among friends and family members while sipping cream sodas and mint juleps and listening to Django Reinhardt.
My dear friends: Erin [bridesmaid!] and Dylan toking a cigar.
My mother had strings of pearls and made yellow flower pins for the ladies to wear. Fresh cigars and old fashioned chocolate cigarettes were enjoyed as the evening wore on.
Friends, Kevin, Natalie and their sweet little one, Audrey Sabina. On the right, the two Katies: myself and photographer Katie Hosmer.
My mom in the center and friends, Karen and Denise with the candy cigarettes.
Our awesome friends, Haley and Lisa.
The best: Kate, Will, Randy and Eliza
Lemon flavored cupcakes were baked by family-friend, Carmen [founder of Little Cakes]. On the right, Adam the documentary filmmaker.
Kevin and baby Audrey having a scream.
The one, the only Ian Fay making a speech. My mom handmade the flag streamers that are hanging on the porch. On the right: a detail shot of chocolate cigarettes, cigars and strings of pearls.
My amazing bridesmaids Alicia and Erin, sans my sister Claire and Daryle’s sister Amy.
Engagements and weddings (and I’m sure having a baby) are such a magical time—I am both charged and humbled by the enthusiasm, undying love and support that Daryle and I have received since getting engaged. The engagement party was a perfect start to the summer count down till the wedding. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family and friends. I am cherishing these moments with loved ones and my The One and am excited to share our happy union this August.