Engagement Party

We had a very exciting weekend around here.

The Engagement

Yep, the Codi in our story is my daughter.  Her boyfriend, John, proposed on Saturday!  Because he gave us a heads-up beforehand, our two families planned a surprise engagement party for when they returned from their hike.

Engagement Party 2

They’ve been talking about this for a little while, so a few things, like wedding colors, have been discussed.  They’re considering yellow and grey, so we went with those for the party decorations.

Engagement Party 3

John has Celiac disease, so we’ve spent some time over the last year they’ve been dating and the couple of years they were friends before that learning how to cook gluten-free.  For the party we had a taco bar and his sister made delicious John-safe cupcakes.

Engagement Party 4

Because our bride and groom-to-be both have a strong sense of fun, we felt these t-shirts would be well received.  And they were.  I made these using the freezer paper and paint technique.

Engagement Party 5

Codi and John are planning a summer wedding in 2014.  By that time, John will be finished with the Fire Science program and be working full-time as a fire fighter.  As a law enforcement family, we decided we loved him anyway.

I’m going to do my best to not overwhelm all of you with wedding stuff over the next 15 or 16 months, but I can guarantee it will come up.  The ceremony and reception are going to be held at our home, and we’re both DIY families, so there’s a lot to do.  But we couldn’t be happier about it!