Lea Michele had a garden engagement party over the weekend

After a busy spring and summer, Lea Michele was finally able to celebrate her engagement to Zandy Reich with a garden engagement party on Saturday. Lea, 31, and Zandy, president of clothing company AYR, got engaged in April. Lea’s BFFs, Stephanie Levinson and JoAnna García of Reba fame, threw the bash. Guests included Hilary Duff, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Ashley Tisdale. Ashley congratulated Lea on Instagram, writing, “I couldn’t be happier for this girl, she deserves the best because she is the best.”

Also in attendance were Lea’s Scream Queen sisters Billie Lourd and Emma Roberts, who posed for an impromptu Kappa Tau reunion. Emma’s beau, Evan Peters, was also at the party.

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Lea shared love on an Instagram story, acknowledging, “The outpouring of love from our friends and family who showed up for us today and threw us the most epic and beautiful engagement party we could have ever asked for was truly so incredible,” adding that, “Z and I love you all and are forever grateful.”

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The actress also shared a special message for her “incredible” parents, Marc and Edith Sarfati, who had just celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Friday, stating, “Z and I look up to you both so much and we love you both more than you know.”

Lea, who wrapped up her wrapped up her LM/DC tour with Darren Criss earlier this month, is in the process of planning her wedding. She’s already chosen a “Maid of Honor,” her former Glee co-star Jonathan Groff, if you believe the photo she posted on Instagram in May.

Maid of honor 💕

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And as for wedding reception entertainment, Lea addressed rumors that Darren would be performing at the wedding, telling Wonderwall.com that,

”I want him to be able to enjoy himself truly, but I also know Darren: If he sees a piano, there’s no stopping him. So I’m just gonna leave it up to him and he can get up and sing if he wants. If not, then totally fine by me. … I will have a lot of great singers there, that’s for sure.”

You know whatever she’s got in mind, it’s going to be extra. But hey, as much as she exhausts me, I always have to root for love, and I wish the couple all the best. Also, I actually like her off-the-shoulder blue, floral print dress, especially considering that she has a penchant for showing too much skin. Well-played.

Engagement party! 👰🏻✨💍

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  1. BaBaDook says:

    Yeah, it makes sense that her Maid of Honour would be Jonathan Groff. They’ve been friends for a long time and worked on ‘Hair’ on Broadway together…also, I’m not even remotely a Leah fan so I have no idea how I’m aware of that information.

    • Abby says:

      yea and he was her on screen BF on Glee for a couple of seasons.

    • Scal says:

      They were also in spring awakening as teenagers. They’ve been best friends for years so this makes sense.

  2. Abby says:

    It looked like a fun party. I wonder if she has any non-famous friends. Like from before she became an actress? Just was thinking about that. Maybe she didn’t post their photos.

    Glad that Jonathan Groff and Darren will be there! I just love both of those men. <3 She's been friends with Jonathan FOREVER. Weren't they in Spring Awakening together, before Glee?

    I'm not sure how I feel about her guy, he gives me a creepy vibe. But I do wish them the best and want her to be happy. She seems sweet. I have a soft spot for Rachel Berry. Extra is just… her middle name. 🙂

    • Esmom says:

      I love Criss and Groff, too.

      It does look like it was a lovely party. Could’ve been a nice casual wedding, actually.

      Her parents seem really cute. And I also get a creepy vibe from Zandy. But as you said, hopefully they’ll be happy.

    • Smith says:

      Yes she had non famous friend there one of the women who put it on is non-famous. The guy seems fine to me. He eyes are just a little wide. He is one of her close friend’s husband childhood friends. She has known Zandy for a few years and has some background on him.

      • Esmom says:

        Good to hear he’s been vetted. It’s gotta be weird meeting someone out of the blue and not knowing if they’re interested in you as a person or just because you’re a celeb.

      • Abby says:

        That’s good to hear!

  3. Morning Coffee says:

    I notice that Groff and Criss appear to be the only Glee friends she has. Interesting.

    • JM says:

      Becca Tobin aka Kitty was there but this was just a engagement party her closer circle of friends.

  4. Neelyo says:

    She looks very tan, but unnaturally so. Makeup?

  5. Charlotte says:

    She has the same closed lip smile in almost every picture. And does she have a crick in her neck?

  6. Natalie S says:

    Was it sponsored by Whirlpool?

  7. Amelie says:

    Lea and Jonathan have known each other forever, they were both in the original cast of Spring Awakening, nice to see they are still close!

    Lea looks really orange in all these engagement party pictures but glad she has found someone.

  8. elle says:

    She makes me sad and cringy at the same time. She’s as famous as she’s ever likely to be – which doesn’t appear to be enough for her – but I’m not sure what she expects to result from all of her extra-ness.

    • Abby says:

      I feel like her being extra is just her personality. Not necessarily trying to grab fame, just living life on her terms, as Barbra Streisand would. 🙂

  9. bella says:

    I think she is super talented and whenever she is on the screen, I can’t take my eyes off of her. I also think her Mom is super pretty. I wish her the best!

  10. lensblury says:

    I think she got an eye lift. Something’s different.