Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amazing all white engagement party

This is the continuation of my previous post about the pre-engagement party. The next day was the main engagement party for the newly engaged couple given by the bride's parents. 
Nothing is more classy and elegant than white. It was a simply gorgeous event at the St. Monarch's Resort in Dana Point, CA.

I like any event that is well executed from start to finish. Before we talk about the party, we need to talk about the invitation. The invitation was arrived in a small box. When you open the box, the invitation was encased in a piece of white burlap. When you open the burlap, there was a simple but elegant invitation inside. To finish it off, it was tied with a white gardenia flower.  I love the simplicity and elegance of this invitation. The same white and green theme was carried throughout the event.

Appetizers were served outdoors at this location.  The view was to die for!

After the cocktail hour, heading towards the site

Place cards were hung from the long, green arrangement

When we entered the hall, it was a sight to behold. Incorporating green brought an organic touch to the event.

We all know great design is in the details. At this table, a touch of matte gold added regality and warmth to the table. Beautiful matte gold and a touch of green paired with different shades of white was very glamorous with out overdoing it. This table transported guests to a magical place. Wow!

The table was regal and natural at the same time. I just love it!

Detail: Votive candle holders and their slightly imperfect shape added a vintage touch and texture to the table that plain glass or gold can't reproduce. It was the right touch at the right place.

Detail: Notice the table numbers card carried the same theme as the invitation

Detail: Matte gold on the seat cushions match the edge of the napkin

Same green carried to the ceiling

Love that green with sparkles of crystal

Detail: The same gardenia and greenery theme from the invitation was carried to the napkin

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes),,please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website

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  1. Absolutely charming, and such a welcoming, serene setting for such an important evening. Green, white and gold always set a tone of import and quiet elegance, and every appointment was chosen with an expert eye.

    What a lovely occasion that must have been! Looking forward to more of your excellent photographs.


  2. I love white too. This event set up is just gorgeous. Very elegant, and a lovely balance between tradition with a modern approach. I love the chandelier treatment - just fabulous. The florals are stunning and all the gilded touches offsetting the white are wonderful.

  3. Drop dead gorgeous!!!! Just beautiful.

  4. This party is those white roses...

  5. Absolutely beautiful. !!!!!!!!!!


  6. This wedding reception was amazingly beautiful. Loved the gardenia and the touches of gold, and all the white flowers and the greenery,
    Just stunningly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this visual delight.
    Blessings, Nellie

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! This is an event that the guests will remember for a long time.

  8. This is so lovely - like a dream!

  9. Oh my word! How beautiful was this! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for sharing! Even though most people will never have a party on this scale it was stunning none the less and had so much inspiration that could be copied for any party! Just fabulous I am so glad you linked it up!

  11. What an amazing wedding reception. So elegant and chic.