Prequel to the Wedding – Our Engagement Party

This weekend was the first weekend in three weeks that I didn’t have a race planned. It was weird not to be racing on the weekend, but that doesn’t mean I was sitting around relaxing! Instead we threw our annual wine tasting party on Saturday night and added our engagement party onto it. We had around 30 people show up to toast to us and enjoy the good food and wine.


wine-decor
Of course I had to add my touch of Pinterest inspiration to the party décor.

We had cut-outs of the bridal parties faces, which were a hit.
We had cut-outs of the bridal party, which were a hit.
The date is set!
The date is set!

these-2-kids
Now the fiancé and I are having two maids of honor and two best men in the wedding. One of the maids of honor and one of the best men live out of state, while the other two basically live right down the road from us. To our incredible surprise the two that lived out of state both flew up to Ohio for the party! We were absolutely thrilled and so grateful that both of them would do that for us – and it wasn’t even planned between them! After that initial surprise, we spent the rest of the evening drinking (a lot) of wine. When the house party died down around 10PM, we took the party to downtown Cleveland where we hung out at Shooters in the flats. I’ve never been there before, but it was packed shoulder to shoulder and a lot of fun. Plus the weather was gorgeous. After more wine at the bar, we finally made it home around 3:30AM. The entire night was spent laughing and reminiscing about everything that had happened to us in the past 20 years. It felt like old times.  It was so wonderful and we’re so glad that the bridal party had a chance to meet and start joking around with one another.

If our engagement party is any indication of the fun and celebration that is to come for our actual wedding then we are in for quite a night! What a blast!

Acting super adult-like and grown up.
Acting super adult-like and grown up
The maids with our moms minus 2
The bridesmaids with our moms [minus 2]
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