The Creative Minimalist Tropical Invitations

If you’re a bride searching for a simple and clean yet elegant and unique look, this tropical invitation designed by The Creative Minimalist is the way to send out your invites. We are loving the simplicity of the main invitation with the use of text and spacing design, combined with the greens and clean white space of the save-the-date. Any couple going for this minimalistic look is sure to find this invitation is the one to send out.

BHLDN Ninette Veil

If you are going for a traditional wedding, a long lace veil is essential. BHLDN has done it again with another delicate and elegant bridal accessory. The oval-cut veil drapes beautifully over the shoulders. Trimmed with Belgian-inspired embroidery, this romantic BHLDN ivory exclusive is magical.


Sparkling Clementine-Thyme Cocktail

Everyone loves cocktail hour. And on the big day, treating your guests to a signature cocktail is a great touch. Finding the perfect drink to showcase can be tricky, but sticking with something that complements your color scheme or the season can help narrow down the options. We are loving this sparkling clementine-thyme cocktail by Heather Christo. This drink could be a fall or winter wedding sparkler or one to bring a little more to a warm color pop. Enjoy! 


Sparkling Clementine Thyme Cocktail

Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients:

    4 ounces chilled vodka
    12 ounces sparkling clementine juice
    2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
    2 clementine or orange slices
    two sprigs lemon thyme
    ice

Instructions: Fill two glasses with ice, an orange slice and pomegranate seeds. Add the vodka to the glass and top with 6 ounces of the sparkling clementine juice. Garnish with the lemon thyme.

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Pin of Week: Southern Charm Peach Wedding Invitations

As the saying goes, north is a direction but Southern is a lifestyle. If you are a bride looking for a perfectly vintage Southern-style wedding, start with these vintage peach wedding invitations by Rachel Marvin Creative. The elegance of the vintage look, mixed with the charm of a sweet Georgia peach, makes these RSVPs perfect for your Southern-style day.

Magical “Lost Coast" Wedding Moment by India Earl Photography

Swoon. There is always something to be said about magical lighting with the perfect ocean backdrop, but India Earl Photography has captured so much more. We have all seen the classic bride-and-groom-kissing wedding photos, but when a photographer can capture the light-hearted and child-like emotions of a couple on their wedding day, it is truly something special. This photo wins our hearts.

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Kate Spade Wedding Keds

Feeling magical down to your toes is important on any day but especially on your big day. Finding the right pair of shoes can be a never-ending search if you are a shoe lover, but before you go searching for a stiletto, think about how much standing and dancing you will be doing throughout the day. If you have a long dress where the shoes are covered, why stress? These glitter-tastic Kate Spade New York glitter sneakers by Keds may be the perfect solution to the shoe search. Available in silver, white, black, and rose gold, these sneakers can have you feeling glamorous and comfortable at the same time. And, you can wear them again and again to add a little sparkle to an everyday outfit. Could anything be more perfect than all of that?

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Lowndes Grove Staircase

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 Lowcountry 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 fairy tale.

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Spiced Pear Bourbon Cocktail

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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.