1st Engagement Party – Guanajuato, Mexico July 3, 2005
It was a surprise celebration for Kevin and I. While the family organized a small party, Kevin’s date took us on a whirlwind tour of the city (hiking to the Pipila and exploring the centro). We stopped at Kevin’s Uncle’s bar, El Paraiso to see the recent remodel. To our surprise, everyone jumped out and congratulated us.
The group picture is not a very flattering picture of the guests, but the location was awesome. The bar has private rooms with curtains and super lux details. They did a great job for a last minute party
2nd Engagement Party – Portland, Oregon – November 12, 2005
For our 2nd engagement party, we printed invitations from mygatsby.com and use Lori for our calligraphy. It was held at Photographic Image Gallery in downtown Portland. The gallery is no longer there, but the owner is working out of his home. We had Savor Catering (formerly Fete PDX) do the food and we ordered the wine through a friend’s father (who is in the wine business). We invited about 150 guests and 115 or so showed up. Honestly, it was one of the best nights of my life. All the elements of a good party was there: food, friends and family.
After the engagement party, we met our friends at Portland City Grill for more fun. A majority of our friends were out of town, so it was a fun to catch up and celebrate.
After Last Call, the troop headed to Hotel Monaco (formerly Fifth Avenue Suites) for some much needed R&R.
Post Wedding Reception