Everyone who has been married knows that you always want to give a direction when it comes to gifts for engagement parties and showers. Wes and I love to cook (obviously), and even more than that, we love to entertain. As soon as we got to my parents house in Marion, MA, it took me about five seconds flat to locate the invitation to the party that has been kept hidden for months, to find out that everyone was to bring a gift geared towards our love of entertaining - and that "anything Mariposa would do". Pure glee! A Mariposa themed party was so perfect for us and our lifestyle, and with a direction like that - no one could mess it up! I am pretty sure we might be the first to ever have this theme, but we should definitely not be the last! We love every platter, picture frame, catch-all tray, bar accessory, and bowl that we got, and I know we will use and love them forever.
Here are some pictures from the night - including our loot (love these boxes), the gorgeous flowers, our incredible hosts, and the most stunning night surrounded by our family. Next up: the big day!