Saturday, October 31, 2009

Surprise Engagement Party!

I got a email from my one of my PG girlfriends and the annoucement was... MY DAUGHTER IS GETTING ENGAGED!!!! This was SUPER exciting because I've known her daughter for over 10 years now and it's been such a joy to watch her grow up into the lovely young woman that she is today and that she has found the Man of her dreams!

The announcement was even more exciting because her boyfriend wanted to surprise her with an engagement party after they arrived home to her parents house because he knew she would be over the moon excited and would want to share it with all their friends. I thought that was so thoughtful of him to think of that, but that's nothing.... wait until you hear about earlier in the day!

My girlfriend is amazing at decorating using everyday items you wouldn't dream of using for a decoration but she can look at it and turn it into something glamorous! All of the guests brought a food dish to share.
The mood lighting is ready....
the food table is ready... ha ha... seriously, look at all that food... we all brought waaaaay toooo much. ha ha But hey, we know how to celebrate memories don't we!?

the champagne to toast is ready... see what I mean by how clever she is with decorating!

the guests are ready...

the little people are ready...

Surprise! They're here!

She was so suprised by the party! Here she is hugging her best friend ~ Shyla, who flew in from Boston to do some very stealth Nancy Drew work because she is a professional photographer! The boyfriend flew her out to photograph their day visiting local wineries and staked out a secret place to do the proposal and the best friend was hiding in the bushes with her long camera lens capturing all the beautiful memories all undetected by her friend.

This is a champagne cake from her favorite local bakery and I MUST say, it was moist, the flavor was delicious and worth the $$$!

Here we are all sharing how we know the kids and how happy we are to be included in this memorable day...

Congratulations honey! I'm so happy for you!

Showing off the ring!
My beautiful friend! I'm so happy for your family because I think your daughter has made a great choice!

My best friends!

Here are the pictures Shyla took from her secret place in the bushes! And yes, he is singing her a song while he plays the guitar. I KNOW, how romantic huh! And when he's not singing to her, he is singing to missionary kids. Yep, this couple love God and are loving on his people around the world!

The next day they all took a long drive and found a beautiful barn to take some engagement photos and here are a few from the day. They look like they could be in a magazine, wow they are going to have beautiful children!

To see more of the pictures and of Shyla's work, here is her blog and she is located in Boston for you East Coast folks!

Congratulations and thank you again for inviting me!!!


5 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

Betsy October 31, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

Oh, fun, fun! Congrats to the very handsome couple! :)

Sparky ♥ ∞ October 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

Super photos! What a great day for such a sweet couple. What kind of motorcycle are they sitting on there Janeen? That's an extra cool pose. Very clever. Congrats to the happy couple. :)

Tea Time With Melody October 31, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

Those photos are just beautiful. Sparky, you notice the motorcycle hahahaha. That comment made me laugh!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? November 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

hahaha, Janeen! You sure you weren't in the bushes taking these amazing photos?!

I loved the pumpkin champagne holder! I'm going to remember the idea for any occasion! It's definitely a keeper!

Best wishes to the happy couple!
Another amazing day! Thank you, Janeen! :))

R. Quilter November 3, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

How sweet!