Last week the lovely ladies of Utterly Engaged celebrated their 1st birthday since launching their online wedding magazine.  I’ve been rereading their past issues this week, looking for ideas & inspiration for a bridal shower I’m helping to plan, and they really have so many creative & budget-friendly ideas!  If you’re a bride, you should definitely check out their e-zine for tons of gorgeous photos, real wedding inspiration, and DIY ideas.

The Utterly Engaged girls really know how to throw a party!  Their bbq hoedown was complete with caricature artists, hair braiders, a moving photo station, make-up artists, a silhouette artist, a bbq competition, and a dessert table that was to die for! Thank you ladies for a fantastic evening!  And congrats on a great first year!

Getting my hair braided by hair stylist & make-up artist Sarah E Jones

It’s kind of hard to see in this picture, but I loved how Jamie Michele did my make-up

Wai, Eva’s mom, Alice, and Betty

I’ve never had a caricature done of me so I was really excited there was a caricature artist there!

Alice & I did one together.  It really looks like me!

The gorgeous dessert table by Grey Likes & Sweet & Saucy

Eva, Darla, Lydia, and Alice

My face is totally hogging up this picture, but you can kinda see my make-up a little better here. =P

Sarah & Ellie

Sarah, Adrienne, Connie, Christine, Wai

Eva and me