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'Tis the {Engagement} Season to Celebrate

Have I mentioned that we have some pretty fantastic friends down on Kiawah?
Not only did some friends of ours throw us an engagement toast earlier this year, just after Patrick popped the question, but this weekend we had an engagement party thrown in our honor.

& if there's one thing I learned from this party, it's that the two of us do not do this whole "center of attention" thing very well. Things get awkward. Typically, I would say that it was my fault {because normally Patrick does the center of attention thing much better than I do} but I think we can equally take the blame this weekend.

Yes, that's my fiancé tying a ribbon around my neck while I try to open a present in front of a room full of people. I can't wait to see what happens when we take our engagement pictures next week. I hope that our photographer knows what she's getting into with us!

The good news is that our families still love us anyway.

When it comes to in-laws, I think I've lucked out. Patrick's parents are the best & I am so glad that they were able to make it down to Kiawah for the weekend! They got to see a little bit of why we love it down there so much.

& yes, that is my brother is sitting on Patrick's lap.

Our hosts extended the invitation to some of our friends who live out in Charleston to come celebrate with us as well.

We had an awesome cake because
1. it was orange & white {Go Clemson!}
2. it was from Publix.

This is cake cutting experience #2 for us since we've been engaged and we either need a whole lot more practice cutting cakes or we need to just not have one at our reception. Mainly because nobody should trust me with a knife but also because once again, awkward pictures galore.

There's a good chance that all of these awkward pictures will never see the light of day... or there could be an entire post dedicated to them in the near future. We'll see!

But at the end of the day, we had an great party hosted by fantastic friends on Kiawah!

& we can't wait to celebrate even more next July!


  1. How fun!! And don't worry- my husband and I were SO awkward in our engagement pictures and they still turned our beautiful. Just tell your photographer you need a little direction :) Can't wait to see them!

  2. Such a wonderful party and love that picture of him trying to tie a bow around you!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Bahahaha! I think the cake cutting thing will always be awkward, but if you find a secret let me know!

  4. Oh friend, the awkwardness is not over. Glad y'all had fun and can't wait to celebrate!!

  5. haha girl just wait... once you start taking photos next week it will start to feel more natural - can't wait to see them!

  6. Aww it looks like the party was so much fun! Your cake looks awesome!!

  7. Congratulations again, girl!By the way, cake-cutting is always awkward in terms of pictures. My husband and I looked so silly in our wedding shots!

  8. aww so fun! Cheers to ya'll! xo

  9. hahaha love it. eeeek for engagements! i can't wait to see them! and omg so with you on the cake cutting thing. awkward at our wedding because i was like uhhhhhhhhhh lee - can you just do it?

  10. It looks like lots of fun! I am with you on the awkward photos though, I have lots of them!

  11. haha this is hilarious. KC is good at being the center of attention and I am normally okay.. but together, and during wedding festivities, it got awkward fast. plus opening presents in front of people is always awkward. we did cupcakes so we could avoid the cake cutting awkwardness haha.

  12. Looks so lovely. What sweet friends and family you both have xx And don't fret about the pictures, it adds character after all! haha x


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