My sweet sister-in-law is getting married! Have I mentioned that already? Lydia and Tim will tie the knot in December. Jared and I (and all of the rest of the family and friends on both sides) are just a little bit excited and ready to get the party started.
|Lyd and friends|
Now that we're more than a year out from our own wedding and all of the details and vendors and budget, I no longer want to plug my ears and hum something mind-numbing when people talk about wedding planning. In fact, it's kind of fun to be helping out and looking at pretty dresses and flowers when you don't actually have to make decisions about them.
And I'm, of course, all for celebrating the bride and her wonderful groom-to-be. What better way to start than with an engagement party? An excuse to try new recipes and eat and drink with family and friends (plus it forces us to actually clean the apartment and make things look nice).
|The brothers: Greg and Tim|
So, Jared and I hosted a very festive bunch this past weekend. It seemed like everyone had a great time and enjoyed the tasty spread. The crowd dispersed close to midnight and we went to bed with full bellies and happy hearts.
|Brie and aged gouda and humboldt fog. Oh my.|
The Engagement Party Menu
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
The Barns Viognier, Virginia
The Barns Petit Verdot, Virginia
Freshly Brewed Sweet Tea with Lemon
Cheese and Olive Plates
More of these lovely recipes coming soon . . .