We had this idea. Let’s throw an engagement party for all the couples in LA that are planning their weddings. We started with a group of fun-loving adventurous couples, added an innovative wine-tasting experience, great food and wedding professionals with some wisdom to share. On October 25th, we held our first Engagement Party at Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar in Santa Monica.
We had so much fun meeting couples, hearing their stories, sharing our experiences and tasting great wines. The lovely people who operate Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar – Stephen, Kasey and Rachel – generously handed out pre-loaded cards, and our guests enjoyed tasting interesting wines from all over the world. Johnny Stephenson of StarSource Event Productions spiced up the ambiance with a talented guitar player. Talia Abramovitch of Cherry Blossom by Talia, who created the elegant invitations, also had personalized thank you cards for each couple. You’re off to a good start – there is nothing better than a hand-written note to express your gratitude for generosity and friendships.
Jihan Zencirli, Master Balloon Trooper and owner of Geronimo Balloons surprised and dazzled all of us with her stunning white 36″ balloons.
And thanks to Shannon Treglia of Photography by Shannon, we can enjoy the snapshots of our fun moments.
Thanks to the generosity of our wedding pro’s, many couples received special deals on services that they will likely need for their wedding – Bethany Colson Make-up, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Bunch Studio, I Believe It’s Cake!, Joseph Couture Designs, Photography by Shannon. Also, we gave away one Ultimate Wedding Planning System™, a helpful resource for those planning a DIY wedding.
What’s next? We’ll come up with something fun. In the meantime, we would love it if you let us know what type of engagement party YOU would like.