Monday, December 5, 2011

James and Maria's Engagement Party

A few weeks ago, Chris and I had the pleasure of attending our good friends, James and Maria's, engagement party. It was held at Cara Mia in Seaford, New York and was top-notch!
Maria's 12 year old cousin, Gina, took all these pictures, and I think it's safe to say we have a future wedding photographer on our hands here! Check these out!

Maria pulled together these gorgeous DIY centerpieces. A floating candle above stones with a cymbidium flower, added a soft touch to the room.
Maria's cousin made this awesome collage for the couple
As a little back-story, James proposed to Maria at The Cupcake Corner in Garden City, NY back in June. When they arrived, this tray of beauties was presented to Maria, while James got down on one knee and proposed. Actually...she had to tell him to get down because he was so nervous, he forgot!! ;)
The cupcake theme was seamlessly carried through to their engagement party.  For favors, we each got a small box with a mini-cupcake inside...quite fitting I'd say!
We also received little cupcake shape containers filled with M&M's! But not just any M&M's, these either said "engaged" or "James and Maria" and others also had a picture of them or a picture of an engagement ring!
Some of the containers were also filled with after-dinner mints!
James with his groomsmen:
Maria with her bridesmaids, Jr. Bridesmaid, and Flower Girl:
Maria with her beautiful Cousin, and Maid-of-Honor, Joanna:
My turn to pose with the soon-to-be bride!
Our table:
Their vanilla cake with cannoli cream filling (can we say YUM?!) was from Capri's Bakery and Pastry Shop again in Seaford. It was out of this world good.
Congratulations James and Maria! Can't wait for your wedding next September!


Mom said...

What an incredibly good looking couple! I've been holding my breath waiting for this post and I'm so glad I was able to be there vicariously through the pics. Congrats to the happy couple <3!!

Heather said...

What an awesome party and amazing photos! I love your dress, too.

Natalie said...

How fun! :)