Champagne Bar Engagement Party

This post is part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare.  All opinions are entirely my own.

Champagne Bar Engagement Party #wedding

It’s always wonderful to hear about two people meeting, falling in love and making the big leap to marriage. My friend Jackie has been dating a wonderful man for awhile now. They are both huge football fans (of rival football teams), and he asked her to marry him last football season before a game they were attending. Jackie has one of the greatest smiles I’ve ever seen, but it was even more brilliant and bright that moment than it’s ever been from the pictures I saw. Love will do that to you!

Using one of Shutterfly’s spectacular invitations, I was more than happy to set up a champagne bar engagement party honoring the happy couple!

Champagne Bar Engagement Party Invitation #wedding

Using the stark white invitation with pops of hot pink, teal, lime and turquoise as inspiration, I put together a champagne bar to celebrate Jackie’s new ring. The modern style and simplicity made it a great party theme to work around. Not to mention that nothing says celebrate like champagne!

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I’m going to admit something big here…I have a little crush on Shutterfly. They make some pretty amazing stuff. I am so in love with their acrylic blocks–perfect for a photo, or a really cute graphic! I’ve already got a running list in my head of things I want to get for decorating the house! For parties, it’s great to truly personalize your event with brilliantly displayed photos.

 

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The champagne bar was set up so everyone could help themselves. Four different mixers and four different fruits were displayed along with a nice big ice bucket of champagne. Guest poured our Honeymoon Blues, Passionate Peach, Berry Berry Sweet or Everlasting Love mixer into a champagne glass, then topped with a bit of bubbly. (See the recipes here!) For those who like champagne in a little closer to its natural state, there were also cherries, peaches, strawberries and raspberries to add to the glass.

Champagne Bar Engagement Party Glasses

A little bit of glue stick and a gold glitter heart and our glassware was made extra special. We know how everyone’s glasses get lost at parties where everyone is drinking the same thing, so we made some paper wine glass charms to go on all our stems.

Champagne Bar Engagement PhotoAren’t Jackie + Kevin so cute? I love this Shutterfly piece, too!Champagne Engagement Party Skewers and Stirrers

I personalized a desk organizer on Shutterfly with one of Jackie’s engagement photos, then used it to put handmade drink stirrers and cocktail skewers in for use on the champagne bar. Tutorial on how to make these soon!

Champagne Bar Engagement Party Coasters

All those drinks were going to go on some flat surface in the house, so to save us from some unsightly rings, I had special coasters with the bride and groom to be made. They are fun AND functional!

Champagne Bar Engagement Gift #wedding

As an engagement gift, I presented Jackie + Kevin a nice bottle of champagne to save for later, and attached an ornament with their wedding date on it around the neck. It has a nice little message from my husband and I on the back! I remember how bare my first newlywed Christmas tree was–a few ornaments would have been really welcome.

Champagne Bar Engagement Party spread

 

Another heartfelt congratulations to Jackie + Kevin. I hope you both celebrate in happiness all your days together!

 

 

Comments

  1. I love it I love it <3 The blue and white frame its so pretty!

  2. Adore – so clean and bright!

  3. Love Love Love this! Beautiful how personalized it it with the pictures truly tells the story of their love for one another. Congrats to your friends Jackie and Kevin wishing them both much happiness.

  4. My love for Champs is no secret. Love this display too!

  5. LOVE this design! Everything looks fabulous!

  6. Love so much about this! The glittery gold hearts on the bottles and glasses…the paper wine charms…the colors of the mixers matching the invitation… Fabulous!

  7. This is so beautiful – every single detail of it! I love the overall look plus all the tiny details you’ve included. Today is my anniversary so I’m feeling particularly mushy. I would love to do this even as an anniversary celebration. Thanks for sharing all the great details!

    • Awww…happy anniversary, Layne!! Hope you get to do something special today, or tomorrow, or any day soon really to celebrate!

  8. Love love love! Your champagne bar is perfection, and love that Shutterfly ornament as a gift for the couple – great ideas!

  9. Personalized items add so much to a party. This is very pretty!

  10. Beautiful party! Those shutterfly products are a perfect touch to personalize everything!

  11. Everything looks so absolutely beautiful and what a great use of that Shutterfly desk organizer!

  12. This is so cute! The desk organizer is so clever as a swizzle stick holder. Just gorgeous, Paula!

  13. The champagne bar with all of the mixers is such a cute idea! I love the ornament on the champagne bottle and I had no idea that Shutterfly even made desk organizers. Well done!

  14. Everything is so bright and crisp and what a creative way to throw a party!! I love the Shutterfly coasters and the organizer, but all of the pieces would make a really special gift.

  15. I love the bright colors and that sassy invitation! Such a darling idea for an engagement party!

  16. You styled this so beautifully. Looks fab & I love all of the fun things Shutterfly has now – totally want to get some things myself! ;)

  17. JUST LOVE the champagne glasses- adorable!

  18. A champagne bar is a brilliant idea! Your color choices are so whimsical and fun… what a great shower!

  19. What a fun engagement party and I love all of the quirky details! Pinned and I’d love it if you shared this over at The Makers link party going on at my blog right now :)

    ~Katie

  20. Love this! So modern and fun!

  21. So clever! I love all the details!

  22. This is all so beautiful! I love all of the gold hearts and the mixers for the champagne is such a fabulous idea!

  23. this is such a beautiful event! i love it!

  24. Gretchen @ Three Little Monkeys Studio says:

    It is beautiful, Paula! Love it!

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