Thirsty Thursday: Summer Fruit Sangria

1 Sep

Sorry to bombard you with another food related post, but it’s Thirsty Thursday!!! I’ve really been craving Sangria since I read a recipe feature on all different types of Sangria in Martha Stewart Every Day Food (a must subscribe for impressive, but not too complicated recipes). Sangria is so easy to make but has such a beautiful presentation. There are a million different recipes out there – red wine, white wine, blush wine with endless fruit combination possibilities. Now tell me that a Sangria bar isn’t a great idea for a wedding?! You can have fun with what you serve them in – pitchers, punch bowls, mason jars, whatever you want! Here is a fun Summer-Fruit Sangria from Martha Stewart with plums, apples, oranges and rasberries if you want to give a try.

Summer Fruit Sangria

I am loving…mini appetizers!

30 Aug

Who doesn’t love something mini?! Mini horses, mini people (also known as kids) – they are great. Something I can’t get enough of is mini food. Little bite size versions of something large and delicious. It’s genius. American classics like burgers & fries, mac & cheese and grilled cheese & tomato soup seem to be a big hit.They make the most adorable appetizers for weddings or showers. Plus if you can hold something indulgent with two fingers, can it really be that bad for you?

Mini Burgers and Fries Appetizer
Image & Recipe at: Pizzazzerie

Mini Mac and Cheese Appetizer
Image & Recipe at: The Curvy Carrot

Mini Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Appetizer
Image at: fresh tart

Today’s Dress: Modern Trousseau (Spring 2012)

5 May

Today’s Dress is actually two dresses from the Modern Trousseau Spring collection. The gown and the short dress have the same unique lace that I love. I love how the satin under skirt peeks out on the long gown and I love the 3/4 sleeve boat neck overlay of lace on the short dress. What a perfect pair these would make for a ceremony and reception set!

Modern_Trousseau_Wedding_Gown_Spring2012

Modern_Trousseau_Short_Wedding_Dress_Spring2012

{Martha Stewart Weddings}

Thirsty Thursday: Vodka Watermelon Cooler

5 May

This looks so darn refreshing and delish! Vodka, triple sec, lime and pureed fresh watermelon make this a perfect little summer treat. Served with a little watermelon slice garnish, this would be the perfect signature drink for a hot summer day soiree! Get the recipe at Dine and Dish via Epicurious.

Vodka_Watermelon_Cooler

The Look: Tropical Destination Glam

4 May

To go along with today’s destination inspiration board, here is a little fashion/style inspiration. The bride to be wanted a flowy white gown and loved this bouquet of mixed pinks. Borrowing the pale pink shades from the bouquet would be perfect for nails and makeup. I love a chunky pair of bold turquoise earrings to add a pop of color to the look. If it’s a beach ceremony, a pair of turquoise jeweled sandals would be fab and then maybe a pair of heels for dancing the night away on resort the pool deck (at least until you just give up and go barefoot).

Destination Bridal Style

{Dress} Ivy & Aster {Earrings} Jewelry Revelations {Clutch} Elan Image Management {Bouquet} The Knot {Sandals} Kaboodle {OPI Panda Monium Pink Nail Polish} Star Violet Beauty {Vincent Longo Lipstick in Baby Pink} Make Her Up {Jeweled Heels} Sandals and Flip Flops

Inspiration: Tropical Destination Glam

4 May

I am a big fan of today’s board, mostly because it’s for a real bride. This friend of mine knew what she wanted, but just needed a little help putting it into a cohesive board. She is having a destination in Puerto Rico with the ceremony on the beach and reception on the pool deck of the resort. She loves turquoise and pink and had an image in her head of a pink orchid against a turquoise ocean. She wanted it to be modern with a little bit of glam. She provided some great centerpiece pics – I love the blue plexi glass with the coral and candles! I thought that square chargers and bold graphic print napkins were a great way to keep the table settings modern. And how cute is the message in a bottle seating card idea? I know this wedding is going to be beautiful and I can’t wait to see pics!

Sarah's Destination Wedding

{Bench} Style Me Pretty {Message in a Bottle Seating Cards} DC Ladies {Bracelet} Unkown {Simon Baker} InStyle {Bouquet and Centerpieces} The Knot {Alice & Olivia Dress} Everything Turquoise {Square Silver Charger} Amazon {Pink Chevron Fabric} Premier Fabrics {Silverware} Design Sponge

Today’s Dress: Silk Ruffle Milly Gown at Nordstrom

3 May

How precious is this Milly silk ruffle trim gown at Nordstrom? I love the delicate feminine ruffle at the neckline. The waterfall of petite ruffles in the back is the money shot and the ruffles are lined with ribbon that matches the ribbon at the waistline. Pretty, just so pretty!

Milly_Silk_Ruffle_Wedding_Gown_Front

Milly_Silk_Ruffle_Wedding_Gown_Back

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