In the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, Surrounded by 14 acres of beautiful oak groves and river views is the enchanting Lowndes Grove Plantation. This beautiful venue offers a magical one of a kind setting within its low country lawn. Although the outside of Lowndes Grove is magical, we are swooning over the spiral staircase inside the historic plantation’s main house. This venue will have you and your guests living in a fairytale.
Looking for a traditional A-line gown but want a little more? Look no further than the Mari bridal gown by Lurlly. This gown has all the beauty of the classic A-line look but, with a gorgeous lace back, you will have all heads turning. The elegant detail on the front adds a beautiful touch to a simple dress. Adding the sparkle of a headband or waterfall earrings is a must!
If you want color without a loud pop, a lavender, gray, and powder blue pallet may be a perfect scheme for the big day. Soft gray and powder blue are “colorful neutrals” that bring class and color to a traditional white wedding. Using a lavender accent will not only smell amazing but bring a soft touch to the scene – and we are loving the idea of throwing lavender instead of rice! Talk about the perfect photo op.
Nothing beats cocktail hour, but oftentimes fruity cocktails are pushed away, while some only drink them. This spiced pear bourbon cocktail may be the solution to a picky drinking crowd. Combining this subtle sweet pear flavor with the spice and kick of ginger and bourbon in one delicious cocktail is appealing to many drinkers. Cheers!
Makes one cocktail
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 1/2 ounces pear purée (recipe below)
1/4 ounce ginger liqueur
1/4 ounce agave nectar
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon allspice dram
Soda water to taste
2–3 dashes Hella Bitters Aromatic Bitters (from the Craft Your Own Bitters Kit)
Freshly cut thyme or sage sprigs for garnish
In a mixing tin or cocktail shaker, add the bourbon, pear purée, ginger liqueur, agave nectar, lemon juice, and allspice dram.
Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass, filled with fresh ice.
Add soda to taste, and give two to three shakes of Hella Bitters Aromatic Bitters.
Gently smack the fresh herbs to release their aromatics, and place them in the finished cocktail.
For the pear purée:
Peel, core, and coarsely chop three pears. Purée the chopped pears and two ounces of lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Strain and press the pear mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or chinois, discarding the remaining solids. This mixture yields enough to make four to five cocktails.
If you are a simple bride looking for a classic yet elegant gown, look no further than Rembo Styling. We are weak at the knees for this Aimee dress from the 2017 collection. The lace sleeves and simple V-neck front, combined with the detailed open back, make for this boho-chic look. All you need is to find the perfect necklace, and you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle.
When using a color pallet inspired by the beauty of nature, especially the Colorado mountains, nothing can go wrong. Combining the soft purples of succulents with gray-blues from the distance and accents from terra-cotta potted centerpieces will bring your effortlessly natural wedding together. The most beautiful aspect of a Colorado wedding is the ability to let the simplicity of nature take over as your most decadent decor.
This week, we are swooning over this invitation design and gorgeous handwritten calligraphy by Lulu and RooR. The natural greens and soft pink, modern Palm Springs–inspired design throughout certainly brings together elegance and charm in a with-it way. Nothing beats detail down to the stamp.
If you are a bride who is looking for a traditional gown with a twist, this Casablanca gown may be just what you have been searching for. The traditional floral long-sleeve arm, combined with a fun flamenco bottom, creates a unique flawless ball gown look. The way this gown moves will have you twirling all night.