Tuesday Top 5

Tuesday Top 5: They Put a Ring on It — Then Celebrated

Photographer: Fabio and Adri

The holiday season has arrived, filling the air with pine tree scents (the real kind, not the Uber driver air-freshener kind) and love. Which means it’s also engagement season! A time when lovers take stock of the year coming to an end and realize they don’t want to start the next year without each other. We love, well, love and are excited to celebrate new unions on the horizon with this collection of special moments from proposals to parties — this week is all about the joy of engagements.

1. Romantic Reveal

This well-thought-out proposal is swoon-worthy with all of the classics covered: red rose petals, flickering candlelight, and a marquee sign spelling out her intention. Andrea Eppolito Events helped plan this luxe surprise proposal with every detail considered — including having photographer Fabio and Adri on hand to capture the ask, while still giving the couple space to celebrate. We especially love the arc of greenery and flowers in front of which the question was popped. Of course the bride-to-be said yes!

2. Secret in the Garden

A team of professionals helped a groom-to-be pull off a perfect surprise proposal. Ilana Ashley Events filled his beautiful backyard space with candles and chandeliers, creating a dreamy setting for romance. The surprise required Anna Linduska Photography to take a stealth hidden position to capture the “yes” moment. Then the newly-engaged couple toasted Krug champagne and dined on a 5-course meal prepared by a private chef from L.A. Roots Catering Co. at a table beautifully outfitted by La Petite Gardenia and La Tavola Fine Linen. We love that the couple kept it intimate, celebrating their future shared life with each other at the home garden table for two, and finishing the special evening with engagement ring-adorned Sprinkles cupcakes.


3. Ring Around the Roses

This glamorous engagement party sets a high bar for the wedding to come. The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills served as a luxe backdrop for the blush and cream hued celebration. Event designer Kate Carlson worked with Butterfly Floral & Event Design to create lush tablescapes filled with roses perched high and low. We love how the shimmering gold chargers and gold-rimmed tables and chairs from Palace Party Rental add even more glam to the already-stunning event. Photographer Katie Beverley beautifully captured the scene as well as the blissful couple celebrating with close friends and family.


4. Personalized Poolside Perfection

We adore how this sweet celebration perfectly expressed the happy couple’s personality, with displays and bites highlighting the significant locations in their love story, including an Eiffel Tower structure representing their engagement site. Truffleberry Market offered fare from the couple’s hometowns of Los Angeles and Chicago and servers wore custom shirts emblazoned with an event-specific hashtag. Christina Currie Events, Inc. wove all of the personal touches together with elegant décor, including a topiary displaying the bride and groom’s initials as well as tabletop and pool-floating colorful florals. Christina Pawlak Photography captured the gaiety as the sun set.

5. Magic in the Moonlight

Curated lighting cast a purple hue over this gorgeous engagement party and conjured a magical midnight vibe. Galleria Marchetti’s white-domed, glassed-in spot was perfect for a party that flowed in and out of doors, featuring fire pits and moonlight. We love the luxe lounge area as envisioned by Platinum Events, with cozy upholstered seating set against a greenery wall accented with mirrors and gold frames left empty to fuel the imagination. The Event by M-planned celebration also featured silk and velvet linens from BBJ Linen and pink and white blooms paired with greenery, rounding out the cohesive feel. The photo booth from Fotio Vintage Photo Booth Chicago captured guests having fun.

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