Backyard Engagement Brunch – San Antonio Style!

backyard engagement brunch

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Yesterday, I shared the exciting engagement in our family and today is the backyard engagement brunch with San Antonio style!

Both families have been waiting on this exciting event for a long time.

The parents of our future daughter-in-law were ready with a celebration so both families could meet at a backyard engagement brunch.

So, here are some of the fun details I thought you might like to see.


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My son told me over the summer that the engagement would happen this year and I had just seen this Short Border Kimono at Chico’s.

So I bought it and tucked it away ….not to be worn until the blessed event occurred.

I really picked it out for the proposal  – the moment when we greet them, but I believed it would also work for the backyard engagement brunch.

My entire outfit was from Chico’s.  The kimono is sold out, but the Beaded Polished Tank is on sale for $24.99.

It is a great tank.  I also purchased it before I lost some weight, so I could go a size smaller now.

That is also the case with the So Slimming Girlfriend Jeans in Cocoa Bean…they now are getting baggy…I am excited to lose weight, but will miss the original fit of these pants.

I found the Chico’s necklace on clearance over the summer.

I felt very confident in this for a backyard engagement brunch.

Here are a few more statement pieces currently at Chico’s:

Many of the ladies, including our hostess, looked lovely in traditional Mexican artisan tunics.

It was warm enough for this backyard engagement brunch to wear dresses and I saw lovely ones.


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The happy couple were excited for the families to meet and celebrate at the backyard engagement brunch.

The theme was a beautiful combination of San Antonio, Mexico, Tex-Mex….artistic style!

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One of the area’s top chefs catered a beautiful chalupa/taco brunch….not to leave out, delicious.

Every time I turned around, my oldest grandson (9) was eating large helpings of the fresh mango and it was good.

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The harpist was incredible.  I wish I had been able to sit before him and listen longer.

But we had new family and friends to meet. 

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Of course, all six of our grandchildren were flipping out over the Mexican candy truck.

They were very much on a sugar high… and having a wonderful time.


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This backyard engagement brunch was in the middle of October so the future in-laws home was beautifully decorated for fall.

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Her father is an incredible talent with home decor, landscaping, and vision!

He built his little daughter a two story log cabin with running water and a working fireplace.

It is so cool…I would live there!  And my grandchildren went nuts over it.  They played hard the entire event.

The home was lovely and gardens made to attract butterflies, which migrate to San Antonio this time of year.

They were everywhere and such a nice touch in the backyard.


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I am a proud mama and Gigi.

Here is the future bride and groom with all six grandchildren…who loved the stir sticks with the names on them.

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These are my three children….wow, time goes by so quickly.

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Add into the mix our son-in-law and daughter-in-law and this is what you get.  

The grandchildren are so excited about the wedding and I love it.  They wanted to be here and be a part of it all.

More fun ahead!

I want to thank her mom and dad for throwing such a lovely backyard engagement brunch for the families.  

A good time was had by all!

Thanks for joining with me today to share this milestone in our family and the backyard engagement brunch…perhaps you found some Inspiration and ideas here for a future party.

Now, join me and the rest of my family as we……………………………………………………………………………………………………


By Pamela Lutrell

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Backyard engagement brunch


  1. Pamela, it has warmed my heart to see all this family love. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing. And….you look absolutely stunning.

  2. You look beautiful in your Chicos attirep and Pam, thank you for sharing such great pictures – happy photos! I absolutely love the picture with the happy couple with smiling faces of your adorable grandchildren ! The decor and the food table look absolutely scrumptious too!
    What a terrific event!

  3. What a lovely event celebrating Josh and Jamie’s engagement! The food table looked so colorful and delicious. The group picture of your children, spouses and so-to-be spouse, and grandchildren is so sweet, all those smiling faces, but it’s missing you and Mr. B! I’m guessing you were the picture-taker so not in it. Your colorful, short, brown ruana has been quite a hit in the Chico’s group so you were wise to purchase it early. I enjoyed the engagement party through your eyes, and certainly wish Jamie and Josh the best!

  4. Thank you, Celia. We are blessed. I am so glad I grabbed that kimono…it will serve me well. Sometimes when we know a garment is special and perfect for our personal style, it is worth it to get it quick!

  5. Congratulations on your growing family, Pamela! You look beautiful and what an amazing party. You have a beautiful family – thanks so much for sharing!

  6. That was awesome! I’d be right there to gobble down the mango, too – especially since I noticed a bottle of Tajin on the table! So happy for you, and looking forward to hearing as plans unfold.

  7. I will do that for you some time…I do not have them from this party. But there are many opportunities in San Antonio. I will get to work on it.

  8. Wow! What a beautiful family! So nice to see everyone together and celebrating a joyous occasion, one so full of hope. Your soon-to-be D-I-L looks like she has a great sense of style. P.S. the party looked super too! P.P.S. I like your outfit and think it was perfect.

  9. Such a nice family event! I agree with Connie, I’d be enjoying the mango with Tajin. Looks like everyone had a great time celebrating and a good idea to take advantage of your beautiful weather and have a party outside!

  10. Nothing better than a backyard bash with family, friends, and good food! You look lovely and happy.

  11. Love your Chicos outfit. You looked great. How exciting to welcome a new family member. Congratulations!! What a great looking family!!

  12. Love these pictures of your beautiful family! And you look gorgeous ! What a lovely celebration! Your soon to be daughter in law is so blessed to be joining such a lovely family 😍 Congratulations to all!

  13. The mango was soooo good. I was pleased to have grandchildren enjoying it so much. The weather was lovely…just a tinge on the warm side. It is chilly here today, so I am rejoicing in a touch of fall.

  14. Texans know how to throw a party! So much color and delicious food. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  15. What a special event this was, & all those happy smiles were great. I’m sure you will all treasure the memories that were made forever. The food looked delicious. The fresh berries really caught my eye. Your outfit was lovely, casual but very special. Blessing to all!

  16. Hi All: Congrats on a beautiful family and lovely event. I was thinking, Pam, that if these brown slacks from Chicos are favorites, why not take them to a tailor to alter the fit as you would like it. Not all clothing is worth altering after significant weight loss, but if you really like these, it would not be hard for an experienced tailor to fix them for you.

  17. What a beautiful family, and a fabulous event! Your outfit was perfect and so flattering. Glad to know I’m not the only one who shops for anticipated occasions in advance. Congratulations on your latest addition to the family, from another “Gigi!”

  18. Thanks for sharing your family photos and congratulations to the newly engaged couple.Love is grand!

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