So exactly one week ago, I was putting the final preparations out for our backyard engagement party. We were so fortunate to have so many of our friends join us for this awesome evening filled with love, laughter, and a lot of food and drink (what could be better?)

Turning our backyard into the chic and colorful party atmosphere I had wanted all along was not that tough and was not overly expensive either!

I especially loved the stationary created for me by Natalie Design Studios, who I discovered on Etsy. This stationary was the basis of all of my decor and styling choices for this event. I love the fun, floral, and very colourful prints and look forward to continuing to use the same look and feel throughout my wedding planning journey. I am hopeful this stationary will continue to tie all of my wedding events together!

Check out some of the signs she made for me:


I had help from some absolutely amazing vendors to add the little touches that made this party special and unique, so I wanted to share some of our amazing photos as ideas for planning your own backyard party—whether it be a birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or the like!



p.s. keep up with our wedding hashtag #LeedersInLove on Instagram!


Photography: Paul Sanderson Photography// Event and Floral Design: Courtney Elizabeth Events// Rentals: Cody Party Rental// Linens: Moonlight Events//Stationary: Natalie Design Studio// Favour Bag Tags: SALTEDPrintingCo// Diamond Donut topper: paperandpartiesco