So we’re engaged! Woo Hoo… So what does a girl do when her wonderful boyfriend pops the question? She starts planning of course. The night of our engagement, my mind was whirring with ideas. By the time the sun rose, I had it all planned out 🙂 I think Nathan was quiet bemused by my nocturnal organising.
We wanted a celebration with our family and friends but we were leaving for Thailand two weeks later so that left one weekend and 6 days to plan a party.
And so…our engagement party started to take shape. We decided on a champagne high tea and after a tour of the Eastern Suburbs parks, we picked the magnificent McKells Park in Darling Point. It’s a very popular spot for wedding ceremonies and photos and has a lovely view of the harbour. We designed the invites, sent them out, made a menu, ordered the cakes, made the quiches, cooked the fudge and bought the drinks and champagne.
I had been in denial about the weather the entire week. Even when the weather report doomed us to rain, I thought ‘sun sun sun’. The word ‘Rain’ was banned from my vocab. On Sunday, we woke up and I could no longer deny the heavy skies. Nath zipped off to put plan B into place. This consisted of three gazebos which would hopefully keep the food and guests dry.
Nath, being a proud DIY-savvy Aussie, got to work with the gazebos and I set up the food. We were both in new clothes – me in a brand new white dress and Nathan in smart-casual beige parts and white polo shirt. Literally minutes before everyone arrived, we had it all set up. It was all pretty in pink and colourful.
Tamara made us the most fun cake – lavished with smarties and jelly beans and topped with our photo – and to top it all, is was scrumptious.
It was so special to share our happiness with both Nath and my families as well as our close and wonderful friends.
It was a day full of warmth and love, despite the rain pelting down. (thank goodness most people had left by then and it was only a few of us who got drenched.
What a memorable day.