Monday, April 25, 2011

Our engagement party

banner made from baseball cards
(says: Engaged 12-25-10 Jennifer & Allen)

personalized m&m's

biggest bottle of Woodford Reserve we could find

love these!

Allen, his dad Leif and uncle Harry

Allen with two guys he coached that made it to the draft, Brett & Matt

party decor

Aaron & Amanda

Rachael & Adam

sideways view of my bro's new hairstyle

playing the "Newlywed game"
(there's a video to this that I have to convince myself to upload)

"Who said I love you first?!"

owl hooks from Allen's parents

tricked Allen into breaking a bow with me . . .

after explaining the significance, he will no longer break any more bows with me :(

my SIL and matron of honor, Leslie

Aaron & Amanda (recently engaged as well!)

he's my favorite

Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Trick for hosting the party at their house

the nephews being goofy

my amazing family

Dustin & Anne

my future SIL and bridesmaid, Jenny with Allie

my future mother & father in law, Leif & Sandy

Shannon & Jeremiah

Honey & Gramma

Grandma Shields

the Brinkmans

the Willards

LaDonna & David

the Adamos + Adam

my love and I

We had such a great time at our engagement party this past Saturday night!! 
My parents did such a wonderful job putting together the whole shindig (with the help of Justin, Leslie, Kay & Rachael too).  My cousin Kristy and her husband Kevin offered their house and it was the perfect location.
The food was amazing and the decorations were so cute!
We got to spend some quality time with family and friends which was just what we wanted.
The "Newlywed game" was hilarious and maybe I'll upload the video of it so everyone can have a good laugh with and at us! The idea for everyone to "BYOB" was so cute and everyone's B's were unique.
We received some very thoughtful gifts, some cash in a "honeymoon $" piggy-bank, lots of baseball cards and bride magazines galore
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! We love you all and can't wait until the big party on 11-12-11!



Laura said...

Oh congrats it looks as if you had an amazing party... I'm keeping an eye out for the video;)

Jessica Renee said...

That looks like a blast!! So nice of your friends and family to put that together for y'all! :D

Michelle said...

That looks like it was so much fun!!! I can't wait for our parties to start!!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!


SouthernBelle said...

I am so sorry we couldnt make it, looks like you had an amazing time! We love you and congrats to ya'll again! Mary says hi too!

Melyssa, Zac and Mary

Caroline said...

Fun! I love your dress!

Jen said...

Looks like you had a great time! Great pics!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

How fun! Eveyone looks so happy. You must post the video {smile}!

Krystal said...

Loving your dress and the personalized M&Ms -- so cute! :) Glad you had a great party!

Jamie said...

Looks like such a FUN party! You must upload the newleywed game video!

[SMASH] said...

Wow, looks like you all had a great time. You looked fantastic! I'm jealous of your lovely hair & pretty dress!

tickled. said...

what a fun party!!! looks like y'all had a blast! :)

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

Katie said...

Looks like it turned out fabulous!!

You two are so cute together!!

Kelsey Claire said...

What a beautiful party! Love love your dress.

Amber said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I love your dress, and all the decor too :)

bananas. said...

you must post the newlyweds video!!! i bet it's a riot!

and you, darling, look smashing! love that color on you.

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. Congrats. LOVE the M&Ms!

Faith said...

So. Much. Fun.
I especially enjoyed seeing all the creativity that is your MOM's! come alive on these sets of pictures!
No wonder you are insanely talented! Mama Shields shed some light on that! :)
It is very unfortunate we missed an important party! Glad all went well! :)

.:Chelsey:. said...

Looks like the party was soo much fun! You look stunning and I love your dress!

Megan said...

Looks like so much fun! Glad you have such sweet family and friends to enjoy this time with.