DURATION: We were engaged 21 March 2015 and decided to have the engagement party on 30 May 2015. This didn’t leave a lot of time to plan our event.
APPROACH: We knew we wanted a big engagement party as we had already decided on having a smaller destination wedding. The engagement party would therefore be the perfect opportunity to celebrate with our extended friends and family.
The event was also an opportunity to celebrate our style and aesthetics and our love for throwing parties. We knew we would be restricted from the traditional ceremonies of a Sikh wedding, so the engagement would be the perfect opportunity to go all out. We generally have the same taste in things, so it was really easy and fun to organize together.
THEME: Rustic, raw, natural.
RESOURCES & TOOLS: To be honest the best tool for me, was brainstorming with my family. Eraj and I both get really excited when planning events and we love talking about them together with people. This was where a lot of the inspiration came from. We also both use Instagram and Pinterest, so this was another great resource for ideas. It allowed us to then communicate what we wanted to our various professionals.
INVITATIONS: We knew how we wanted our invitations to look but it took a little while to source someone who could make them. We finally came across Melbourne based, Print Fairy. They used very thick pieces of wood with text printed on it. It enhanced our theme of natural and raw materials to give guests a bit more of an idea of what to expect on the night.