After 12 years of dating, 2012 was the year this party’s happy couple made it OFFICIAL! To celebrate the match made in heaven, the bride-to-be’s family hosted an intimate and fancy engagement reception at her parents beautiful hillside home.

Black and white decor with vibrant royal purple lighting set the color scheme. The family room provided  a dining area and a live harpist performance.  On the back patio, two canopies with sidewall enclosed the main dining and buffet area. Both inside and outside dining areas consisted of round garden tables, topped with the black and white swirl linens, black napkins and fresh rose arrangements. The custom tiered cake was adorned with intricate black, Victorian swirl piping and topped with sparkling monograms.

The events head table donned silver solid table drapes with a swirl runner down  its length and was surrounded by silver chiavari chairs with black cushions and topped with a floral centerpiece.

This photo-centric couple had some inspiring decor and engaging ideas. First, they had printed and mounted photos of favorite memories together all around the tent for guests to enjoy. Second, the tech savvy couple added some social media fun to the dinner with Instagram! Each table had a place card encouraging the guests to snap photos of the event with their smart phones and label them to a specific #hashtag.

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