Cue the vintage vibes and start drawing inspiration from your grandmother's own wedding day decor. Sift through an old photo album take those old traditions for a spin. We love incorporating old glass bottles of all shapes and sizes into your decor. Repurpose an eclectic blend of warm-toned treasures to create unique centerpieces and scatter some dainty dried flowers across each table for a timely touch.
Handmade in Australia, the iconic Alexandra Rose gown was designed to celebrate the female figure and make every woman feel confident on her wedding day. The ivory lace fabric wraps around each curve, reaches high up to the neck, then opens up into a low back. Designed to dance in, this stretchy fabric feels like Spanx disguised as a wedding dress. Trust us, you’re not going to want to take it off, even after the party is over.
Sweet and simple elderflower syrup mixed with the bold rush of fresh squeezed blood orange juice takes your average gin drink and kicks it up a few notches. A couple of drops of our loyal friend, St. Germain, makes this drink a little too easy to go down. Not to mention, your guests will love to watch the bartender pour bright red OJ on top and make colorful clouds inside each glass.
¾ oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
½ oz lime juice
2 ½ oz blood orange juice
In a glass, combine gin, St. Germain, lime juice, and ginger ale. Top glass with ice. Slowly pour in blood orange juice. Garnish with orange slices and lemon thyme sprigs. Serve immediately and drink up!
A color packed wedding palette can be hard to pull off, but we’ve found the secret to success. Bring pieces from the garden to your wedding venue with technicolored flower pots, flowy garland, and soft blush hues. Keep the background a clean slate, white is our go-to, but you could try any muted color. Serve up some sweet summer cocktails decorated with tiny edible flower petals and sip away in a dreamy patch of sunshine.
Are you ready to really glow up for your wedding? We’ve got you covered. Well, partially. Leanna Marshall created the Granderson gown with an ocean goddess like you in mind. Long sleeves, perfect for the afternoon sea breeze, are coated in ornate gray beading with an embellished bodice and hem. A simple row of white satin buttons cinches together down the back and along the inside of its scalloped sleeves. Quick, toss your heels to the side and make your way down the beach before the sun goes down.
A healthy twist on a classic marg? Yes please! Carrot juice, lime, and ginger mixed together sounds like a wellness elixir, but a kick of tequila transforms it from a nourishing morning beverage to an evening drink within seconds. Tequila is said to be great for your gut, so if you ask us, we just made it even more nourishing!
Time: 5 minutes
5 ounces of carrot juice
3 ounces of tequila blanco
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ½ ounce ginger liqueur
Carrot tops for garnish
Place salt in a shallow bowl. Dip rims of two rock glasses in water then lightly dip rims in salt; fill with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add carrot juice, tequila, liqueur, and lime juice; secure lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain margarita into prepared glasses and garnish with carrot tops.
Envelop yourself in your royal cloak (or wedding dress) and get ready for a grand entrance in front of your guests. Take a traditional rich purple shade for a spin around the rose garden to give it a more whimsical feel. By incorporating baby pinks, creamy whites, and sky blues into the mix, you’ll create a dreamy atmosphere that will leave your guests wondering what fairyland they’ve wandered into.
The essence of refreshing summer flavors all in one cup. This cocktail ties in the subtle flavors of cucumber with garden fresh basil to create a light drink perfect for a humid summer night.
Time: 6 minutes
3 Basil leaves
3 cucumber slices
Juice of a lime
½ tbsp sugar
½ cup tonic water
½ cup ice
Roll two basil leaves together slicing them into smaller pieces. Add sugar to the glass along with 1 ounce of gin. Stirring until dissolved. Add two cucumber slices and two slices basil leaves, muddle 5-10 times. Add lime juice, crushed ice, and tonic water then garnish with a cucumber slice and basil leaf!