Signature Summer Cocktail: Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade

This vodka pear lavender lemonade from Sugar and Cloth has is the stuff dreams are made of. It's not only Instagram-worthy, but also the perfect refreshing drink for a summer wedding. Pair some lemon and lavender shades in your florals for some extra magic... 

 

Ingredients:  

1 pear, juiced

2 oz. vodka

2 oz. lemon juice

2 oz. water

3/4 oz. lavender simple syrup

pinch of salt

1 c. sugar

1 c. water

10–12 stalks fresh lavender (or about 1/4 c. dried)

 

To make lavender syrup:

Boil 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and lavender. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then let cool and strain out lavender. Add pear juice (no pulp), and combine remaining ingredients in a shaker. Strain into an ice-cold glass, and enjoy!

 

 

 

“Among the whisperings, and the champagne, and the stars…”

If you want a wedding as awe-inspiring as a party at the Gatsby residence, you’ll need the perfect '20s dress to complete it. The Berta Bridal spring/summer 2016 collection includes multiple hotsy-totsy '20s-inspired dresses that will leave everyone speechless...including us. This delicately beaded lace dress from Berta Bridal is the perfect show-stopper for your West Egg wedding. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An All White Wedding

Cake, florals, bridesmaids – all shades of white and ivory are oh so classy. Add some green and gray to the mix for dimension and a neutral partnership. If you’re looking to do black-and-white invitations, using brown envelopes can the invitations pop.

A Coffee Craving at Cocktail Hour

There is nothing worse than guests who look tired, especially guests too tired to dance. A wedding is a whole-day event and people might start to drain once the ceremony is over. Adding an adorable coffee bar is a cute and much needed addition to the cocktail hour. Keep your party-goers up and awake to dance the night away!

Married in the Metropolis

If you live in a city, like the big apple, you eat, sleep and breathe NYC. So why not use the city that never sleeps as the backdrop for your big day? An urban themed wedding is perfect for those of you who are in love with the beauty of your urban stomping grounds. Keep colors neutral such as grays, gray-blues, and browns will keep the city-vibe alive.

Anna Campbell Masters the Vintage Wedding Dress

 

If you’re looking for a lot of vintage lace, Anna Campbell’s Forever Entwined collection may include your dress I do. This ain’t your mother’s dress, but it sure does capture the essence of a classic gown. The delicate lace flowing to the ground, the low back and traditional cap sleeves all come together to give off an effortless and elegant look. In the world of vintage weddings, can there really ever be enough lace?

 

 

 



Celestial Drop Bobby Pins

These Celestial Drop Bobby Pins from Anthropologie are a subtle yet beautiful way to easily pin back your hair for the big day. If you're looking for a very natural and relaxed hair-do, these pins will get the hair off your face with a sparkling touch.

A Garden Gathering

 

A garden wedding needs a garden venue. Walled city gardens, greenhouses, overgrown farms, all of these can set the scene for your natural affair. From there, it isn't too hard to convey the theme: keep your colors neutral with browns, greens, yellows, and other earthy hues. Wedding favors, like wildflower seeds or little planters are a cute personal touch. When choosing a bouquet, look for cascading greens to enhance the garden look.