Location | Irvine Ranch in Orange, CA
Utterly Engaged? Brides + wedding vendors galore? BBQ?! We were in.
Utterly Engaged turned 1 and we had a blast! Eva, Lucia + Henny, great job for an awesome event!
Now I’ve seen Irvine Park a number of times before, but little did I know that if you keep driving
…and walking (in stilettos mind you, darn me for not ever buying boots that would’ve gone with the hoedown BBQ theme)
You find a lovely park venue: Kennedy Meadows.
We finally made it in our high heels to the check-in table.
and were greeted by these lovely ladies
These fresh florals charmingly added to the hoedown theme
OOOooooh and check out the food goodies…
Teams of caterers and grillmasters competed to win a money pot as the best caterer for the event. The Mustache Mafia were my personal favorite.
Tables were set up by lots of awesome vendors where you could sample their work. So, of course, I volunteered to check out that work.
Hair braiding with florals from Evelyn Liu and Sarah E Jones:
Caricatures by Jennifer West, a former TV and Disneyland artist:
The beautiful Joanna Park from Floral Sense modeling the braids and our caricature drawing. She’s surfing, like the adventurous soul she is. And I’m, well, reading. Because, honestly, that would be an ideal vacation when I could just sit and read.
I also had the pleasure to meet Brandon + Kristin Kidd, a kindhearted and beautiful photographer couple. View their work here!
And, of course, we had a chance to meet the lovely team at Utterly Engaged
the swag bag!
Don’t we all love the goodie bags at the end of these things? Uh, I do.
happy 1st birthday, utterly engaged!
An amazing night – what incredible things are in store for the next year?