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

Summer Champagne Popsicle Cocktails

Pop the champagne, pour a glass, add a popsicle, and you're doing summer right. We suggest a crisp Spanish Cava, like Freixinet to pair with your sweet treat. Pick a delicious boozy popsicle recipe to begin building the perfect summer cocktail. Your summer wedding guests, who have been sitting in the warm sun, will welcome this refreshing pairing as a post-ceremony, cocktail hour kick-off! 

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Peep more ice lolly inspiration over on our popsicle Pinterest board dedicated to icy treats. 

Tablescape Tuesday: Mauve & Lavender Daydream

It's Tablescape Tuesday and we're swooning over this magical mauve and lavender masterpiece by A Savvy Event. From the elegant textured linen to the etched glassware and Louis Chairs, this table has something for everyone. The abundant florals had us at "hello," with artisan garden roses, clematis, and jasmine vine cascading overhead.

 

Explore more tablescape designs in our Pinterest board

Show Me Your MuMu Bridesmaid Dress

Finding a bridesmaid dress that is perfect for every one of your gorgeous “I do” crew ladies can be tricky. With everyone having different body types, one style might not look magical on everyone. We love the idea of every bridesmaid coordinating but not wearing the same exact dress. Luckily, Show Me You Mumu has the answer. Selling dresses of many different styles in the same material and pattern, this go-to online boutique can make every bridesmaid feel stunning on your special day.


Grapefruit-Cardamom Gin Fizz by The Modern Proper

This week, we are loving the presentation and warm flavors of cardamom-infused gin, the tart pucker of grapefruit, and the earthiness of rosemary mixed with the bubble of prosecco, all meeting in one delicious cocktail glass. This grapefruit-cardamom gin fizz drink may just be the signature cocktail you are looking to serve on the big day.

Grapefruit-Cardamom Gin Fizz

 

Serves 2

Infused Gin and Rosemary Syrup

1 c. gin

6 cardamom pods

1 c. sugar

1 c. water

2 rosemary sprigs

 

Cocktail

2 oz. rosemary syrup

3 oz. infused gin

1/2 c. grapefruit juice

splash of prosecco

rosemary sprigs for garnish

grapefruit peel for garnish

 

Instructions

1.) In a small jar with an airtight lid, add gin and cardamom pods. Seal and store for 24 hours.

2.) In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and two rosemary sprigs to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Remove the rosemary and use right away, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.   

3.) To make the cocktail, add rosemary syrup, infused gin, and grapefruit juice over ice in a cocktail mixer and stir. Using a strainer, divide the mixture in two and pour directly into glasses filled with fresh ice. Top with prosecco, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit peel. Cheers!

Thanks to The Modern Proper for this recipe!