<p><span></span>There's no better way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials than with a big party, and that's just want <strong>Drew Barrymore</strong> and her, fiancé, Will Kopelman did on May 11. Now Life & Style has all the exclusive details of the fab <strong>engagement party</strong> held at Press Lounge at Ink 48 in NYC.</p>
"It was so much fun; it was elegant but with a lot of great energy in the air," a friend of the couple tells Life & Style. "There were about 300 people; most of Will's friends were at the party, and Drew Barrymore's celeb friends, including Cameron Diaz, Lake Bell, Scott Campbell and Edward Norton and his date, attended."
"They rented the roof with a bar," the friend adds. "It's a large space, modern with a lounge atmosphere. It was low-key, not over-the-top. There were a lot of appetizers passed around and a buffet with shrimp, pasta, ravioli, and brownies and chocolates for dessert."
The party even went longer than planned!
"The invitation originally said 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., but Drew and Will ended up extending until 12:30 a.m.!" a source reveals to Life & Style.
As soon as Drew arrived around 7:15 p.m., she was ready to get the engagement party started.
"Thanks again you guys for all your help," she was overheard telling the staff. "It's going to be a great night!"
And a great night it was.
"Lots of guests were mingling and taking photos of the view," an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "The music was upbeat, and there was a lot of laughter. It totally seemed that Drew was the life of the party."
The pregnant bride-to-be and her beau couldn't stop gleaming.
"They were super cute together and affectionate," the pal says. "He was very protective of her and kept an eye on her all night, catering to her, and taking a lot of time to introduce her around. He had his arm around her and held her hand."
Even Will's family couldn't get enough of their soon-to-be daughter-in-law and sister-in-law.
"Will's dad was very nice to Drew and introduced her to a lot of people," the friend tells Life & Style. "Will's sister Jill was very sweet to Drew and introduced her to a lot of her friends. They seemed close."
As Life & Style first reported, Drew Barrymore is expecting her first baby, a girl, and is set to marry on June 2 at her home in Montecito, Calif.
"I saw Drew patting her stomach; she looked so happy with Will," the friend adds. "She just glows."
The child will be the first for Will and Drew, who's been married twice before. She wed bar owner Jeremy Thomas in 1994 and comedian Tom Green in 2001.
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