Al Fresco Reception Lighting

Dine beneath a blanket of stars in every sense of the word with this absolutely magical blanket of lighting. This formal woodland al fresco dinner party took our breath away with its intricate lighting installation, which was DIY nonetheless. It's like a formal fairyland and we wish we could step inside to dine and dance the night away. 

al fresco dinner lighting installation

Terracotta Calligraphy Place Cards

We're head-over-heels for these broken terracotta wedding place cards by Greyberry Design. The white calligraphy is the stuff dreams are made of! Summer isn't over yet and a fresh take on a garden party might be just the ticket for your late August wedding. 

terracotta calligraphy place cards

 

French Fishtail

We're all about this elegant French Fishtail by Malorie Avaline Hair & Makeup. The hair style is modern and fresh, yet when paired with this art deco BHLDN gown it has an old world feel. But gown style aside, a hairstyle like this will bring a unique and romantic twist to your wedding day look. This wedding hair how-to over on Inspired by This will give you all the details. 

FrenchfFishtail wedding day hair style

Elopement Inspiration: A Beach Picnic for Two

Escape to the beach, pack a picnic and say 'I do' along the way. Why not? A wedding doesn't have to be an elaborate party. It just needs to be all the things you wish for it to be. 

beach picnic elopement for two

Romantic, Natural Wedding Hair & Makeup

We are swooning over this romantic hair and makeup by Beauty and the Blush Artistry. The loose hair embellished with Italian ruscus greenery paired against the subtle rose makeup feels ultra-romantic. This look is only enhanced by the other soft pastel hues in this shoot by Lauren Peele Photography and stylist, Lindsey Brunk. We loved the mixed peachy-pinks and the way the makeup works in harmony with the rest of the styling. 

romantic wedding updo with greenery
romantic, soft, pastel, rose wedding makeup

 

Grapefruit Mojito Recipe

Looking for a special signature cocktail for your summer wedding? This grapefruit mojito will have all your guests asking for the recipe. Good news is, you'll be able to share it. Best Friends for Frosting got this one right, it is absolultely delicious and refreshing to boot.

grapefruit mojito

GRAPEFRUIT MOJITO RECIPE

INGREDIENTS 

Servings: 2

3 tablespoons sugar 

3 tablespoons water

20 sprigs of fresh mint 

4 tablespoons lime juice 

2 ounces white rum 

2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice 

4 ounces sparkling water 

Slices of grapefruit and extra mint sprigs for garnish 

Ice as needed 

DIRECTIONS

Add sugar and water to a saucepan and bring mixture to a simmer, cooking until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool. 

Add fresh mint and lime juice to a glass and muddle. The lime helps break down the mint and bring out the flavor. 

Top each glass with ice 

Pour in rum, grapefruit juice, and half sugar mixture, and stir 

Top each glass with a splash of sparking water, slices of grapefruit, and a sprig of mint! 

Ibiza Bouquet

A sandy, desert Ibiza photoshoot by Ana Lui produced this stunner. Protea, seeded eucalyptus, orange ranunculus, succulents, and feathers were paired with effortless grace by Flowers Ibiza. The movement and shapes created by the blooms make our hearts skip a beat. Take us to Ibiza, pretty please. 

Tablescape Tuesday: Shades of Blush and Orange Sherbet

Leave it to the experts at Winston Flowers to completely brighten our day with this playful, light, and airly tablescape. All the right textures shine from blush garden roses to utterly edible-looking sherbet rununculus and parrot tulips. Add in some rose hips and jasmine vine for extra sass, and a milky, minty upright collection of vases to give everything height. The fruit styled down the center adds that extra colorful pop and finishes the look. 

Orange, blush pink playful tablescape