We had a small intimate, casual engagement party at Shav’s house. Most Fijian-Indian events tend to be big affairs, however, we somehow managed to keep our guest list to a decent number.
VENUE: We chose to have the engagement party in Shav’s spacious backyard. It has a beautiful pool, open plan area, decking and bi-fold doors which was everything we wanted and needed for our casual rustic theme party.
THEME: Shav and I knew from the start that we didn’t want a traditional engagement party. We opted to have a rustic theme and do it ourselves. I can be very particular about what I want, and it took me weeks to settle on the whole look and style. The few things we definitely wanted were a rustic theme, DJ, free-flowing alcohol, photobooth, waiters, and a very casual atmosphere without too many formalities. This required a lot of Googling and luckily my sister helped me a lot with making the final choices.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: I chose Prolive Productions for photography and cinematography. The photos speak for themselves and on top of that, we found Raheel and his team to be really friendly. They took the time to understand what we wanted and came up with some great ideas for us.
CATERING: Our family friends Deva and Aruna, who are professional chefs, were the caterers for the event. I have to say the food was excellent and the guests also loved it.