Jessica and James were married at Lichfield Ponds in Tocerville, Utah on March 9. The bride wore a tea-length wedding dress, accessorized with a lace long-sleeved bolero and “something blue” peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a casual tan suit and blue button-up shirt, accessorized with flip flops. Guests were greeted with moonshine cherry limeades from the “sand bar” and asked to take a parasol umbrellas before they took their seats at the ceremony. Even programs doubled as fans! The escort card display featured vintage shutters, books, and a pinwheel and cafe lights backdrop, and reception tables were decorated with driftwood, coral, and starfishes. As a special thank you (and in lieu of a cake), slices of pie were wrapped to-go as favors. Yum!
Entertaining is easy when you have the right tools! Use this handy list from Williams-Sonoma to fill your wedding registry with all the elements necessary to pull off a great party, then get to mastering a signature drink recipe or two. You’ll have a house filled with happy guests in no time.
Keep extra portions of drinks cool long after the first pour with the double wall insulation of this dishwasher safe cocktail shaker. The insulation also keeps slippery condensation from forming on the exterior.
Storytelling details are a great way to personalize your wedding, and “signature drinks” are a terrific example of this. A couple years ago a bride whose wedding I was planning told me that her father was the CEO of a well known American whiskey producer. We decided that we would incorporate this whiskey into a signature drink for the evening. Within days the company drink masters came up with a couple suggested cocktails, and we had a lot of fun deciding which one to use.
Depending on your formal shot list, bridal party attendants and Bride/Groom time, an hour is the usual just enough. But as a suggestion to avoid feeling pressured, taking a risk of being delayed or placing your photographer into a creative crunch we recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours for cocktails. Guests will never realize your gone when they are having such a great time socializing. This is also time that you will never be able to get back once it is gone so enjoy it while you can!
Oldies, but goodies of ours… (pulled them out of the trunk..lol!)