Being the bad maid of honor that I am, I just realized I completely forgot to blog about the recent activities in my sister’s wedding planning world.  The engagement party is this weekend and last week I was in charge of decor and coordination with Beth. Since my poor sister is down in San Diego all alone (well, not completely alone, at least she has Ryan), we had to do the planning without her. So, we took a trip out to the restaurant in Santa Monica, had a lovely brunch, and then went upstairs to scope out the party space, since Beth hadn’t even seen it yet.To go with the Mexican theme, we opted to have several potted succulents on each table, a cupcake table, and do a few other fun things with the decor.  The invitations turned out so nicely, so I decided we had to have matching menus, which will have each person’s name in calligraphy on the front, at each place setting. We’ll also use some simple votives on the tables and that’ll be it. Since the space has a charm all it’s own, we didn’t want to overwhelm it with details.

{This invitation from my Cabo set was inspiration for my sister’s invitations for the engagement party. I did change it up for her to suit her more simple taste and color scheme, but thought I’d provide a “sneak peek” at what’s to come!”}
Later in the week, Beth and I went out and purchased the succulents and the clay pots to put them in. We plan to let the guests all take a succulent home as a favor after the party is over. I also re-confirmed my cupcake order and added on to it, to ensure we’d have enough cupcakes for all the guests.
We’re having the fabulous Steve Steinhardt come out to shoot the event so stay tuned for photos of the night and stationery after this weekend! I know it’s going to turn out beautifully!