Blue Seaside-Themed Spring Waterfront Wedding in Utah

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 30, 2014


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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!

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Photography:  Gideon Photography | Venue: Lichfield Ponds | Event Designer: Forevermore Events | Caterer: Marvelous Catering | Floral Designer: Bloomers | Cake: Bianca’s Designer Cakes | DJ: Festival Sounds

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1. Ice Bottle Chiller Mold, $29.95

williams-sonoma ice bottle chiller mold

An artsy way to chill wine, and the mold can last up to six hours before melting. For an even more creative twist to the display, add flower petals or citrus slices to the mold before freezing.

 2. Dorset Single Old-Fashioned Glasses, $71.95 for a Set of Four

dorset single old-fashioned glass

Calling all Madmen fans! These hand-cut lead crystal glasses are exactly what you need to outfit that retro bar cart (and serve a delicious scotch).

3. Pantry Oval Serving Platter, $59.95

porcelain serving tray

A timelessly versatile porcelain serving dish that will fit with any party theme (and hold a healthy portion of everything from crab canapes to whole lasagna slices).

4. Monogrammed Stainless Steel Bar Tools Set, $34.95

bar tools

A strainer, jigger, bottle opener, and ice tongs, all conveniently organized in a handsome stainless steel holder for direct countertop access.

5. Insulated Cocktail Shaker, $44.95

cocktail shaker

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.

Drinks that tell a story

Posted by rnewton on Apr 20, 2009

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.

How long for cocktails?

Posted by WeddingAces on Mar 06, 2009
Properly arranged formal.

Properly arranged formal.

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!)