Earth, air, and water are the basis of this toned down spring palette. Baby blues, pale greens, and shades of beige take a cue from the natural elements and make a subtle statement. Draw in dainty floral accents and simple colors to showcase your minimalistic wedding. These colors work seamlessly into a quaint beachside ceremony or even an intimate backyard garden party. Complete the look with naturally textured hair and simple accessories.
Twirl your way down the aisle all the way into the after party, letting your pearl dusted skirt graze the dance floor the whole way. This Claire LaFaye masterpiece is a dreamy vintage style look comprising of a matching skirt and bodice. Both pieces are made with creamy white lace and a delicate pearl-dotted mesh overlay. Its satin trim asymmetrical skirt will trail behind you with every step, dance, and kiss you take.
Take a trip to the tropics with this exotic cocktail. Maybe your wedding is in the countryside of California, but that doesn’t mean your signature cocktail can’t be infused with some aloha. Add in a few tablespoons of liquid gold lilikoi (what Hawaiians call passion fruit) to transform a traditional mule and start your tropical honeymoon early.
Time: 5 minutes
4oz plain or pineapple vodka
6 tbsp passion fruit pulp (about 4-6 passion fruits)
2 tsp lime juice
Mint to garnish
Divide the passion fruit pulp. Amongst the glasses and pour 1 tsp of lime syrup, or juice, into each glass and gently muddle. Add in 2 oz vodka into each glass and the top with ginger beer. Gently stir and add. A sprig of mint for garnish. Serve immediately.
Skip the long plane ride to Hawaii and throw your own tropical wedding a little closer to home. Bring in pops of pink and plenty of leafy green accents to start embracing those honeymoon vibes earlier. Don't keep all the fun to yourself, incorporate authentic accents into your groom's own look with a vibrant green lei and subtle pink tie. Give your guests a taste of island life with these acai berry infused cocktails. You two won't be the only one planning a trip after this night!
This handmade gown draws inspiration directly from love and femininity. The dainty touches are clearly visible through the intricate detailing in its deep v-neck bodice, flowing silk gauze skirt, and cascading hemline. It's paper thin straps trail over shoulders and down onto an open back. Get your gown hand dyed with a simple hint of color (we suggest blush) that will bring you one step closer to embodying an ethereal woodland fairy.
Strawberries are notorious for their sweet flavor, but what about the equally sweet shades they bring to the table? Let your day be full of all things inspired by this romantic hue: rose covered archways, sparkling berry cocktails, and sugar-coated treats are just a few of the ways you can bring this darling color pallet to life. Pour yourself a glass of rose and start planning!
Stone fruit season reintroduces a classic favorite back into our lives and we welcome it with open arms. Combine the flavors of a late spring evening with fresh juice lemon, plum slices, and garden-picked thyme. Grab your favorite (and biggest) glass, fill it up, and come meet us by the garden.
Time: 5 minutes
6 thyme sprigs
Juice from 1 lemon
4 tbsp thyme simple syrup (1/2c sugar, 1/2c water, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add thyme sprig, stir and cool)
1 bottle of Prosecco
Taking it back in time, Cathy Telle’s Viren’s Collection takes a cue from the old world feminine goddess. Inspired by the modesty and natural beauty of biblical queen Esther, the woman who won over the king with her natural beauty and simplistic jewels, this collection is all about easy elegance. The minimalistic nude colored cotton gown will be the perfect piece for your afternoon garden wedding. No frills or embellishments, a classic sheath silhouette, and a single-layered train are all you need for your true essence to come through.