7.29.2010

DIY- Pig Roast Engagement Party

One of my good friends from high school, Lauren, emailed me recently to share this event. Along with Jess (the engaged) and another friend, they planned detail for detail this "Tom and Jess Fest". Being a bunch of design majors, it is no surprise it turned out to be SPECTACULAR....not to mention it was just featured on Design Sponge last week! So, if you are planning an important event, let this inspire you to get creative! It's all in the details!





In Lauren's words, "Jess and I discussed concept and vision from the beginning, along with our close friend (and Jess' MOH) Amanda. Our color palette was soft peach/pink and craft paper brown...with accents of hot/neon pink and gold. "......


"From gorgeous screen printed invitations on chip board in hot pink lettering with a vellum overlay in gold/peach to homemade bunting, routed out pieces of old lumber for floral centerpieces, laser cut wooden signs with vinyl lettering applied, wrapping tables in craft paper, a magnetic chalkboard painted door to display their lovely engagement photos taken in L.A. (where they used to live) and a place for guests to write clever comments for the couple. The list goes on and on! "....



"We made some homemade summer cocktails (entitled 'piggy punch' and 'porch swing' to celebrate summer), each glass adorned with those adorable striped straws. Of course, with that much love and care poured into everything, how could you not dance the night away in celebration??" 



Aren't these details perfect?! The photography is just incredible. You can see more of the photos on Swell Photography Blog! If you have any questions, email me, and I will be sure to pass them on to Lauren! Thank you dear friend for sharing your talent with us!


24 comments:

  1. Love the photography, looks like an awesome party! xo

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  2. i love the little details and the colors!

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  3. Hi Anna! Lauren sent me the link to your post, thanks so much for posting our engagement party! We had a blast dreaming up summery details, drinks, and fun party games for our guests. Lauren did a great job of describing our vision and the process of making the details come to life.

    We are now moving on to wedding planning! The design adventures continue :)

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  4. incredibly gorgeous, love the color palette used, and the sweetness!

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  5. Great colors. That corn looks delicious :)

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  6. love the vintageness of the photos, great idea!

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  7. you're so right, it's all in the details! (which is why I'm SO EXCITED to plan the baby shower with you!!!!!) Gorgeous post as always. I'm jealous of that bride's braid...... : )

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  8. This looks like the most fun engagement party ever!

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  9. love it, but you know what I love the most? that fishtail braid. I never learned how to do that in the 80's and I'm really sad about it. I also need about 12" more hair.

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  10. Anna, I'm so glad you shared this -- it's spectacular. Oddly, I just had one of those drink dispensers in my hands today, and if I had a place to put it, it would have come home with me. So many beautiful details here. And the corn! YUM.

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  11. Looks like a great laidback party! Love the braid.

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  12. Hi Love! These photos are SO gorgeous, wow! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  13. It's truly a gorgeous, happy event! I might have to steal the drink name ideas! "Piggy Punch" and "Porch Swing"?! Yes, please :) Lovely!

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  14. i agree, the details are AMAZING! great post, dear.

    xo Alison

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  15. Gorgeous! I agree it's all in the details and I LOVE the photo editing on the pics. I think the exposed nostalgic look is fantastic! Great post!

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  16. wow, this is gorgeous! i love the colors and i agree, the photography is stunning!

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  17. I just love how they did their cocktails. So easy and looks incredibly chic. Really, this is the best party and could be adapted to any occasion.

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  18. I'm terribly sorry I missed the shindig... from all of the pictures I've seen, it looks awesome! But I truly wouldn't expect anything less from you, Jess :) Love you and best of luck with the wedding planning!

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  19. these really are spectacular/perfect!! so inspiring...makes me want to throw a party right now!
    j.

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  20. so so beautiful photos!

    http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

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  21. omg, i love EVERYTHING about this! i wouldn't mind having that theme for my wedding. can't wait to see how theirs will be!

    absolutely lovely! i really like the signage and sangria glasses.

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  22. Yes, these photos are excellent.

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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