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Feb 01 2017

Our Top 10 His and Hers Signature Cocktails for Your Wedding

One the best parts of planning and designing our clients’ weddings is helping them test brainstorm their signature drink cocktails. This is always a fun part of planning because we can draw inspiration from literally anywhere– their first date, a favorite food or flavor, the location itself, even the event’s color palette! Most of our brides want something that is light and crisp if their wedding is during the warmer months and outdoors.  Our grooms don’t want anything that is too sweet or fruity, but want a different cocktail that all guests could enjoy.  His and Hers Signature Cocktails are so popular at weddings, as you get to know a little more about the personality of the couple and it is always a hit with guests.

If you need some help coming up with ideas, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite go-to cocktails for weddings.

Hers

Champagne Margaritas

Frenchy

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Recipe via Epicurious

Strawberry Basil Sangria

 No Longer a Bridesmaid

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via Sutter Home (also known as Girl’s Night In…PS if you like this, you may also like The Blushing Bride with a peach/grenadine twist)

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

via Damn Delicious (LOVE them…definitely check out all of their recipes)

His

Devil Went Down to Georgia

Jamaica Bacon Old Fashioned

Blackberry Gin Lemonade

Iron Man

Frida’s Mule

 

 

Inspired?  Definitely do some quality control testing and find the perfect signature drink for you. Let us know which one you select!

Featured Image of Jekyll Island Convention Center Wedding :: Caitlin Amanda Lee

May 13 2016

Give Your Wedding a Tech Upgrade

We are always on the go– having our wedding plans at our fingertips is a must!  There are several websites and apps to assist in you staying on budget and inspired.  Our guest contributor, Naomi Shaw, shares how you can give your wedding a tech upgrade.

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43 Layers Custom DIY Creations
Sep 09 2015

We Likey: Custom Wedding Decor with 43 Layers:

 43Layers, is a platform for on-demand DIY event decorations and accessories. Brides, planners, designers and creative professionals use us to make custom decor and accessories without having to spend a fortune or countless hours on crafting/DIY. Still not getting it?
Put it like this–  they are like if Etsy and Minted had a lovechild, and that lovechild also happened to be a child prodigy, trained since birth to make the most custom, personal and amazing products on the planet.
Awesome, right?  Take a look at just some of the things that are possible with 43Layers.
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Escort Cards

 

personalized custom laser cut table numbers

Table Numbers

personalized laser cut cake topper

Cake Topper

personalized custom cuff links

Cufflinks

Personalized Custom selfie realistic cake topper

Selfie Cake Topper

 

You’re only limited by your imagination with 43Layers. Simply submit your design idea and collaborate with designers to make your idea come to life. You’ll receive a digital preview of your custom event accessory, which you can tweak until it’s perfect. When it is, in a few days you’ll hold your final product in your hands.

Sep 07 2015

Fashion Monday: Wildfox Kiss the Bride

Every bride loves to wear those special items that designate her as “The Bride” or “Mrs”. Whether it is for your bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or getting ready, Wildfox has come up with some fashionable options for you!

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Wildfox has something for your honeymoon, bridesmaids and even a little treat for yourself!

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Aug 10 2015

Fashion Monday: Isabelle Armstrong

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Combining both classy and sexy, Isabelle Armstrong creates the perfect bridal gown that flatters every bride-to-be. Classically elegant and naturally beauty, Isabelle Armstrong kept timeless design in mind while using beautifully draped silks, hand beaded fabrics, delicate laces and textured fabrics this season. Isabelle Armstrong’s famed design team created dresses to go with the hottest trends of the season including feathers, florals, illusion sleeves, short frocks, and 3D effects.
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These dramatic gowns are stunning show stoppers are the perfect way to make an impact with your dress in your wedding photos. If you’re not familiar with the luxury gown that Isabelle Armstrong, check out some of her beautiful wedding dress designs.

This collection is inspired by the uncompromising magnificence of a diamond.  At its core, a diamond is strong, brilliant and extraordinary.   The Spring 2016 Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Collection, complete with geometric embroidery and soft, romantic fabrics and laces, captures the essence of a diamond’s multi-faceted beauty.  Each gown is hand crafted, complex and yet simply elegant.  This collection is our interpretation of one of nature’s outstanding creations, a testament we believe exemplifies our continued efforts to design pieces evoking Splendor, Passion and Grace. See the entire collection.

 

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Aug 05 2015

We Likey: Paperpless Post for Weddings

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Of course, for your wedding  you should send out formal wedding invitations.  However, for certain events like rehearsal dinners, e-vites can be the perfect option for request the presence of some of your favorite people. With destination weddings, some experts contend you should invite everyone who is a guest (read: traveled for)  in your city.  The notion is that you have several people who have traveled long hours and longer distances, so the kind thing to do would be to entertain them (again) and make them feel warm and toasty.

Rubbish.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this.  If you can afford it, you totally should.  However, not everyone can  or needs to.  Traditionally, rehearsal dinners were for immediate family (parents, grandparents, siblings) and those in the bridal party.  Seems quaint and small, right? Now, more couples are opting for more casual events that are high energy, laid back, inclusive with the approach of “all who are in town can attend”. In fact, they are calling these fetes “Welcome Parties”; totally nixing the name  “Rehearsal Dinner” altogether.

This is where Paperless Post shows up and shows off.  They have, seriously, the most amazing designs that would make the most formal of your guests swoon.  Additionally, they are very cost effective from sending traditional paper invites (especially if you are inviting your entire guest list) and are more welcoming than ambiguous information on your wedding website. Each digital invitation comes in a beautiful digital envelope in the script, color and liner of your choice.  Paperless Post uses a coin system to purchase invites, and 20 can be purchased for $6 (most designs range from free to 4 coins each).

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Aren’t they divine?  And they’re just a small sample of options available.  With designers like Vera Wang, Hello! LuckyJ. Crew and many more, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.  What could possibly make this better?  Well, for the true etiquette sticklers who you feel would move heaven and earth if they didn’t receive a paper invitation, you can purchase paper options to accompany your digital ones.

 

See? Now everyone’s happy!

 

 

Fab Finds Friday: Felt Noir

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Rounding out your looks for your wedding weekend will take a lot of thought. It is one of the times you’ll be photographed the most, so looking polished is a must.  Felt Noir offers unique jewelry pieces that are perfect for your rehearsal and your wedding day, or even gifts for your bridal party.  Long time friends Eric and Eddie developed a company to offer the best  Felt Noir sells quality gemstone and diamond jewelry directly to the consumer at low factory-direct prices. No middleman required!

 

Bridesmaids’ Gifts We love the idea of giving Felt Noir Charms as a bridesmaids gift– being able to give your ladies a personal memento that reflects a special memory between the two of you is the perfect way to thank them for being a part of your special day. Additionally, their necklaces are beautiful and complement any dress you’ve chosen for your bridesmaids.


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Rehearsal Dinner   Their well designed collections are perfect for complementing and finalizing your outfit for your rehearsal dinner.  The Black & White Collection is streamlined, with pieces ranging from the regal to the modern.

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Wedding Day The Something Blue collection offers that age old tradition and would make lovely heirlooms to be passed down among family generations to come.   Additionally, the beautiful bracelets and earrings would make delicious finishes to your wedding gown.

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Love what you see?  Cocktails & Details readers and fans get 20% off until August 31st when you use the code BBSummer20.  Keep up with their new designs on Facebook, Pinterest  and Instagram

 

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Jazz Up Your Signature Drink with MOLECULE-R

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Coming up with a signature drink can be hard.  What if you don’t want to venture out on a limb with a cocktail that will be a complete bust to guests?  That’s alcohol wasted and a few unhappy guests.  Or, if you are just in love with some of the classics– like mojitos, cosmopolitans or margaritas and want a way to make it unique and memorable, Molecule-R is here to help.

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molecular gastronomy signature cocktail ideas

The  molecular gastronomy kit is perfect for your wedding or holiday party (hello– Christmas is right around the corner!).  This modern trend takes a classic cocktail and turns it into a contemporary experience that will be the talk of your party.   Wow your guests with floating flavor pearls,  fruit foams or encapsulate and serve  the cocktail in a bubble that pops in your mouth!

 

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The kit is great for at home mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts as well! Each of the new Cocktail R-EVOLUTION kits come complete with the necessary molecular tools – 1 silicone mold, 1 slotted spoon and 2 pipettes – to create the ultimate cocktail. Also included in each kit are 10 sachets of additives of sodium alginate, calcium lactate and soy lecithin that each serve 6-10 people.

Buy online at $29.99  at the Molecule-R site.

 

 

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Dec 02 2013

Fashion Monday: Isabelle Armstrong

 

Quite possibly the most feminine gowns that will grace wedding ceremonies next year, Isabelle Armstrong’s wedding dresses range from the whimsical and ethereal to the glamorous and chic.  With flowers serving as the main inspiration for the line, you can see the details in the texture of laces, silks and lines.  The beadwork is exquisite and is truly the cornerstone of the Splendor, Passion and Grace line.

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See more of Isabelle Armstrong on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.