Newly engaged Ashley and Steven are both from Italian families, so what better way to celebrate than with an Italian themed engagement party? Perfectly set against a backdrop of gorgeous cypress trees in the groom’s parent’s backyard, the party featured relaxed decor and florals by MINT Design, handmade olive oils, lots of wine and family style tables. We’re totally inspired by all the sweet and simple details (lovely inspiration for a laid-back wedding too!) and, of course, the beautiful photos by Mariel Hannah.
Steven and I got engaged the day before our 3 year anniversary. He proposed at the winery where we went on our first unofficial date, Baileyana. I was taken completely by surprise even though he almost blew it by texting me pictures of my ring about a week prior. He made up a story when I asked about it and I believed it. Lucky for him, I’m gullible.
We were so excited to celebrate with our family and friends. Both of us being Italian and with wine being a big part of our dating and engagement lives, it was only natural for our engagement party to be Italian themed. Our party was held in Steven’s parents back yard against the tall cypress trees.
We picked a neutral color scheme of creams, golds, and natural greenery. We set up little vignettes around the yard to keep the eye flowing calmly and peacefully with elements such as a wine table, appetizer table (complete with homemade infused olive oils) and photo wall.
Surrounded by our families and close friends (about 60 people) we enjoyed the night and celebrated our love!
Photography by: Mariel Hannah // Decor and Florals by: Lotta Rodriguez, MINT Design // Invitations by: Matinae Design // Ashley’s Outfit: Morning Lavender // Ring: Wickersham Jewelers // Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents