Engagement Party: Cusick Edition

A little over a week ago Brian and I were treated to our first big engagement present – a HUGE party hosted by his parents at their home in Massachusetts! In preparation for the party, Brian and I had quite the schedule prepared:

  • 10:00 Bridesmaid Dress Appointment at David’s Bridal
  • 12:00 Appointment to see our new home with the entire family.
  • 1:00 Super quick-lunch
  • 1:30 Engagement photos, taken by none other than my talented sister Kaitlyn.
  • 3:30 Get dressed and ready to party!

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Bridesmaid Dresses: Day 1

This week Brian’s sister Ali, one of my maids of honor, and I made some time to go looking at bridesmaids dresses – what fun! With the engagement party Brian’s parents were throwing for us coming up, and many of my bridesmaids coming to visit for that, I wanted to get a head start to see what colors, fabrics and styles I liked. I already knew more generally what I wanted my colors to be. I had done some perusing online, but nothing ever looks the same online, on the rack and on – every girl knows that. So away we went!

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Celebrating with Friends

On Saturday, April 16th Brian and I hosted the majority of our bridal party and our closest friends for an engagement get together. For us, it served as an opportunity to tell everyone our story in person, but also to thank each of them for being a big part of helping our relationship get to this point. After quieting the 30-or-so people in our apartment and telling our story, I was nearly in tears (again).

Brian and I have received overwhelming support from our family and friends over these past few years. Maybe its me being sentimental as we begin the planning process for our ‘big day,’ but I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. Thank you to everyone who was able to come and celebrate with us, and to everyone who completely surprised us with these wonderful gifts!  We’re looking forward to the years ahead with each of you 🙂