#TheCraftedWife: Our Engagement Party!

DIY Backyard Engagement Party

When Ryan and I got engaged, his parents asked us if we wanted an engagement party. Truthfully, I thought it would end up being something similar to a birthday party. We had already told our friends and family after Ryan asked me and then went right into wedding planning. I cannot tell you how wrong I was! The party ended up being one of the best and most special days of my life. It’s so important to take time and really celebrate your relationship without all of the chaos of wedding planning.

It doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money to throw something special together either! Here’s how our backyard engagement party came together (plus a few tips to keep in mind):

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#TheCraftedWife: Our Proposal Story

#TheCraftedLife: Our Proposal StoryHappy April friends! I know y’all have been curious about the proposal since the announcement so today is the day! Ryan and I were very much open with our feelings and intentions throughout the relationship, so when the topic of marriage came up a year and a half in, we were both excited to be on the same page and be able to discuss it out loud (seriously I’m so thankful). Here’s how everything went down: Continue reading…

We’re Engaged!!!

Engagement!Kicking off this week with some exciting and wonderful news– RYAN AND I ARE ENGAGED!!! OMG! He proposed on March 8th (story to come!) and we’ve been keeping it a bit of a secret just so we can have time to enjoy before the planning and madness starts. Which leads me to this– we need your help! All your wedding tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts, let us know. We’re aiming for spring 2020 in New York and can use all the insight we can get. Continue reading…