A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates." (Proverbs 31:30b-31, NASV)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Holiday Engagement Party

As James and I started thinking about throwing our engagement party, we knew that we also wanted to celebrate Christmas. It's James's favorite holiday, plus the idea of having a summer wedding & a Christmas engagement party, well it doesn't get better than that. And in LA, there is no better place to celebrate the holidays than Beverly Hills! This year, the famous zip code was featuring Sparkle 90210, a Swarovski Elements Christmas exhibit in which the whole area is bedazzled and turned into a Christmas Wonderland, So-Cal style.

We started out the evening at Two Rodeo, which is not only home of the famous Tiffany's but also houses the best Happy Hour we've found in LA, which happens to be at McCormick and Schmick's. We reserved part of the outdoor patio, which was decked with the sparkle of the Swarovski exhibit and the biggest Christmas tree I've ever seen in person.
For coming out to celebrate our betrothal with us, we really wanted to do something special for our friends, especially since both of our families were back South. Drawing inspiration from Swarovski Elements and combining it with our 1,000 origami cranes idea, we came up with a one-of-a-kind gift that is a perfect blending of our wedding colors and the holidays. After a trip for supplies and a lot of folding, stringing, and ribbon curling, our custom, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Origami Crane Ornaments turned out beautifully. And they are complete with a special Certificate of Authenticity, as they are made with love by J&K.
The evening was pretty spectacular. After food, drinks, and the exchanging of gifts, James took me out in a limo to go dancing at our favorite Hollywood nightclub, Boulevard3, where the scene, as always, was hot!
Our engagement party was magical - thank you to everyone who came and joined us!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! You both are looking awesome together. Recently had arranged my sister’s engagement party at LA venues. Had hired event planners there, who managed everything perfectly. Was very impressed with their excellent work.