Apparently Vanessa’s only requests for the engagement party: beer and cheese. Bradley’s sister Christy was only too happy to oblige, hosting a relaxed gathering in her backyard featuring beanbag games on custom boards with decals of Vanessa & Brad’s faces, and (eventually) beer pong! We count Vanessa, who works at the Hilton Waterfront Resort here in Huntington Beach, as one of our good friends in the events industry and were so flattered that she and Bradley asked us to photograph this!

Venue: Private residence
Catering: Bear Flag Fish Company
Florals: DIY
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens

  The couple of the hour, as well as their fur baby Pixie.
Vanessa and Bradley gifted family members with personalized beverage glasses depicting nicknames.
Vanessa, to any and all children who’d just arrived: “Are you excited to throw beanbags at my face??!”
Of course, no backyard party is complete without a beer pong tournament. Vanessa and her mother (yes, her mother!) competed against Bradley and one of his friends.