Over the weekend, we hosted a party to celebrate two of our best friends’ engagement! David and I are both in the wedding, and were more than happy to have everybody over! And what says “engagement” better than succulents and snapchat filters?
Fun fact: you can create your own Snapchat geofilter now! It’s a great time to be alive, guys. You can read a bit more on how to do it here, but I designed art that I wanted, and uploaded it to my illustrator program (there are free ones online you can use, too!). You just have to make sure your image is a 1080 wide x 1920 tall web-optimized .PNG file (which means the background is transparent!). You also need to be cognizant that this will be ON the photos, so you don’t want something in the middle, I opted for a floral boarder! For the location and time I set, it cost me around $30, and it was fun for everyone to use throughout the night – I will definitely be doing it for their wedding, too! (you can see an example of my geofilter on the photo with the two kissing!).
It was over 90 degrees that evening, and we have zero shade on our patio in the afternoon – so, due to extremely sweaty feet, I ditched my wedges in favor of flip flops before the party even started. It ended up being the smartest decision of the day, and by the time we were done eating, everyone – Laura included – had tossed their shoes.
The bride-to-be’s colors are blush tones with rose gold, and she will be accenting with succulents, so I tried to keep that vibe in my decor. The “special drink” for the night was frosé and it did not disappoint, find the recipe here! I re-made a vase I did for Easter a few years ago, where I insert a narrow vase full of water and flowers inside a wider vase of the same height. Then, I slice lemons, and slide them into the space between vases (I used a chopstick to get them down to the bottom, because don’t we all just have random chopsticks laying around?), and then I add a bit of water into the lemon vase, to keep them looking fresh!
Happy Hump-day!! Oh, and don’t forget to check out Laura’s blog, to follow along with her wedding planning!!