Our Engagement Party // Wedding Update No. 1

Eek! I cannot believe how quickly things are moving. I feel as if Nicolas and I just got engaged. This past Sunday was our engagement party, and the best part is that Nicolas’s family was here to celebrate (and will be here for the rest of the week!!!) Our families met for the very first time, and it has been so wonderful.

Our engagement party was intimate and cozy. The menu consisted of hors d’oeuvres from our favorite Italian restaurant, punch and cookies made by my aunts, and the most delicious pies made by my incredibly talented sister. All of us girls decorated for the party with a few things my mom and I picked up at Hallmark and TJ Maxx. There were little touches of Paris and Denmark, which I loved so much! It was perfect.


Above are two of my favorite photos from the day. It is still surreal to see my and Nicolas’s parents together! I also love this photo of us with my amazing grandma who has been the biggest supporter of our relationship from day one. 🙂


Nicolas and I want to thank both of our families for such a wonderful party. I am so happy everyone got a chance to meet! I am sure there will be plenty more wedding posts to come. I still can’t believe I am planning a wedding. I hope you all have a great rest of the week! xx


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  • Reply Madeline July 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Such a wonderful engagement party!! I am so excited for you and Nicolas. I will pray for you two, that your planning process will be fun instead of stressful and your marriage will be blessed! I am sure it will be. Long distance (speaking from an 8 hours distance which is not as far as you had obviously) sets up excellent communication skills and that has served me and my husband well for the past (almost 8) years of marriage and 12 years together.

  • Reply Martha Ellen July 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    How grand to have the whole family together to celebrate! You look very happy , Madison. Your party looks perfect. Wishing you much happiness as you plan your wedding. ♥

  • Reply mamasmercantile July 19, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Congratulations. How wonderful to celebrate with both families there. The little touches were a delight, have fun planning your special day.

  • Reply Linda Conley July 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I am so happy for you!!! I can’t wait to hear more details about your wedding planning (hoping you will share, smiles).

  • Reply Danielle July 19, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Congratulations Madison! This looks absolutely wonderful! I love the way you all decorated and the t shirts are adorable! So nice that you could all be together to celebrate you and Nicolas! Enjoy this time! The best is yet to come! PS the pies looks SO GOOD too : )

  • Reply Billie Jo July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

    It was a beautiful day, my lovely daughter~
    Looking forward to so much more wedding fun!
    Love you!

  • Reply Heather Rowland July 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    This engagement party looks completely dream-like – that’s so lovely that your parents have met and the attention to detail in these photos is gorgeous. Loving the t-shirts too!!

    Heather xoxo

  • Reply Danielle Alexa July 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I hope that you had the most lovely engagement party!

    Danielle xx

  • Reply Juliana July 30, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    How lovely! Engagement parties are so much fun. I still remember when I had mine three years ago. Beautiful memories.


  • Reply diane August 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I’m so happy for you. I love how close you are to your families. I kind of teared up like a dork only wishing I had a picture like that with both mine and Tommie’s parents at our engagement party. And even with my grandma, too. You are extremely lucky!!

    • Reply Madison Marie August 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Hello, sweet friend. Thank you for your comment! Yes, we were so lucky to have all of our parents together as well as my grandma, and it is something I will always be grateful for. Can’t wait to see your wedding photos – its coming up so quick! <3

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