An engaging celebration.

There are only a handful of couples I know that I’d even care to emulate. They are loving, but joke around like friends; they are passionate, but don’t cling off each other in public (or post make out photos on FB); they are strong in their beliefs, but don’t air their dirty laundry in public.

My good friend Mary, and her significant other Brent, make up one of these couples. So when they designed the ring – and he popped the question – I couldn’t be more excited.

To celebrate, us girls took Mary to High Tea at the Fairmont Palliser.


With busy and conflicting schedules, the five of us rarely get the time to catch up.

Cups of strong tea, flutes of champagne, mini sandwiches, and delectable desserts fueled our conversation of wedding dresses, bridal colours, and the amazing venue of Lake Lousie next February.


These are the moments I cherish, where we can come together and just be us – pretty dresses included. The laughter and the cross-table looks have burned memories in my mind.

Congratulations, Mary! We love you. xx

Have you ever been to High Tea? What do you and your girlfriends do to celebrate?


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6 responses to “An engaging celebration.”

  1. Katy @ fit in heels says :

    This is classier than my wedding. Though I am not surprised.

  2. Tara @I'm Fit Possible says :

    High Tea? Love! When I was in Victoria a few summers ago, I wanted to go for tea. It was really expensive so we didn’t end up going and I have regretted it ever since!

    • Laura @ scribbles and sass says :

      I took my mom to The Empress in Victoria for High Tea and couldn’t believe how expensive it was. If/when you’re back in Calgary we should go. It is VERY reasonable at The Palliser.

    • Jacqueine Tyler says :

      Hello Tara (and ladies),

      Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of your engagement Afternoon Tea party. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Fairmont Palliser and the decadence of fine tea, scrumptious pastries, sparkling champagne and delectable mini-sandwiches. You attended with such class and in such beautiful dresses. We wish Mary and Brent all the best in the planning to a wedding at the castle of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise next February.

      Jacqueline Tyler
      Communications Manager
      The Fairmont Palliser

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