23 Aug

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

The peacock-inspired color palette has always been a personal favorite for me – especially when it comes to holiday parties (see proof here and here). So of course I was instantly smitten by this gorgeous Peacock Themed Engagement Party styled by the talented Courtney of Pizzazzerie!

Rich jewel tones, hand-painted table signs, pinwheel drink stirrers served alongside a vibrant blue signature drink, and feathers galore… what’s not to love?!

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

Read on for lots more pics and all the pretty details, as told by Courtney

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REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

“When a friend and past coworker of mine recently got engaged, I knew I wanted to throw her a fabulous engagement party! When we shared an office together, we used to daydream up fun party ideas incorporating gorgeous jewel tones so I knew her party had to have a similar feel. So… Peacock it was!

I had a blast pulling the various pieces of the party together. I used a variety of gorgeous jewel toned fabrics for the tablecloths. We had one large table and several high-top tables.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

I was excited to design a dramatic centerpiece with various sizes and colors of ostrich plumes and peacock feathers displayed in a vase filled with colored water and gemstones.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

We served a signature cocktail of citrus blue Curacao for that bright blue color that matched the decor perfectly (and tasted delicious!).

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

I have fallen in love with pinwheels lately so I incorporated custom-made peacock themed pinwheels as drink stirrers. We displayed these inside a glass vase filled with floral foam.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

Also on the drink table was a tall blue vase filled with more peacock feathers and floral branches from the craft store that I spray painted in various shades of navy, purple, and teal.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

I framed a custom monogram in a fun frame on the main table alongside a large picture of the couple. These were fun “take home” gifts for the newly engaged when the night was done!

The monogram was also incorporated on the cupcake flags and water bottle labels.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

Another neat element to this party were the handpainted placecards and signs used on the tables. Michelle Mospens of My Personal Artist created the beautiful artwork and has since added an entire invitation suite  in her line with this theme (and she named it “Courtney”!).

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

A variety of hors d oeuvres were served included my favorite, caprese skewers. I have loads of fresh basil in my backyard so it was fun to use it for these tasty bites! They were very simple to make and easy to serve in mini martini glasses.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

Chocolate raspberry kabobs were served along with vanilla almond cupcakes and sugar cookies for dessert. The cookies were custom designed to math the party colors – and they were delicious too!

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

For the chocolate raspberry kabobs, we just put a brownie bite topped with a raspberry on a wooden skewer! Easy and simple as well as delicious.

Homemade white chocolate, peanut butter, raspberry, and chocolate s’mores were served as party favors as guests left the party.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

Everyone was also asked to leave a short “word of advice” for the soon-to-be married couple. The notes were pinned inside a shadow box that I painted to match the colors of the party. It was another sweet gift to send home with the couple.

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

I filmed a segment on this party for Nashville’s local NBC affiliate, WSMV. Click here to watch it!”

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

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VENDORS & RESOURCES:

Photography – Kristen Steele Photography
Placecards and Signs – My Personal Artist
Monogram, Cupcake Flags, and Water Bottle Labels – Blush Printables
Drink Stirrers – Twirlie Whirlies
Cookies – Better Bit of Butter
Smores – Sweet Lydia’s
Peacock Feathers and Ostrich Plumes – Fabulous Feathers

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60Comments

1
Pamela Smerker SAYS:

Absolutely stunning! The colors are so rich and inviting!!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 7:03 am

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RoseMarie SAYS:

LOVE this! And purple is my favorite color!

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Reply August 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

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Wendy @ Whimsy & Wise SAYS:

Congrats Courtney! You’re so talented! :)

Reply August 23, 2010 at 7:51 am

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Shannon {twirlie whirlies} SAYS:

Your vision of peacocks came together beautifully and your attention to the slightest detail divine. Well done Courtney! I am so honoured to have had a small part in this fabulous event.

Reply August 23, 2010 at 8:22 am

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Paula {Frog Prince Paperie} SAYS:

Beautiful job, Courtney! The peacock invitations really were stunning. :)

Reply August 23, 2010 at 8:28 am

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Jen SAYS:

Truly amazing! Beautiful as always, Courtney!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

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Kori Clark SAYS:

Congrats on the feature Courtney!! I adore the whole party! The colors are so beautiful and you have so many fabulous details!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Beautiful job, Courtney! The colors are so vivid!! Gorgeous!!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

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Kaydence SAYS:

Love these colors together..theyre so elegant and fun at the same time! it looks beautiful.

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

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Emily - Magnolia Creative Co. SAYS:

Wonderful!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

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Lois Olson SAYS:

Fun theme & colors.

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:08 am

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Michelle Mospens SAYS:

Courtney created the PERFECT peacock themed party if you ask me! HATS OFF! Courtney has an amazing eye for the most creative parties.

Thank you for mentioning My Personal Artist.

Creating the hand painted peacock card designs for Courtney was delightful! xo

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

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Heather@PeachPizzazz SAYS:

Love how the textures and colors all come together! Beautiful!

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

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Amy @ Blowout Party! SAYS:

Oh, that feather centerpiece is dreeeeaaammmyyyy

Reply August 23, 2010 at 9:45 am

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Jenni SAYS:

Beautiful… I love the details.

Reply August 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

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