Sunday, April 30, 2017

XXIV | Weekly Recap

 
 
 
 

INSPIRATION BOARD #239

 
 
 
 
 

PRETTY DETAILS

 
 
 
 
 

SIGNATURE SIP

Friday, April 28, 2017

SIGNATURE SIP | Peach Julep

 Photo |  Port and Fin
 
I can almost here the horses trotting with this Derby inspired cocktail.
 
 
PEACH JULEP

 
 

INGREDIENTS

 
3 fresh mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
1 oz bourbon
2 oz peach schnapps
2 slices lime
Sparkling water
Crushed ice
Peach slices (optional garnish)
 
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Muddle mint and sugar together in a tall glass. Add bourbon and peach schnapps. Squeeze juice out of lime slices and toss the lime slices in the glass. Add crushed ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with peach slices.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PRETTY DETAILS | Trophy Centerpieces

Photo |  WeddingWire
 
Any derby or equestrian inspired wedding absolutely needs a trophy centerpiece...dontcha think? They bring a touch of whimsy to your d├ęcor and filled with beautiful blooms these trophy cups are the absolute winner for your event.
 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#239 | Sweet Derby Inspiration Board

The Kentucky Derby is kicking off in a couple of days and I will admit that this isn't my first Derby inspired wedding board.  If you're interested you can see the old ones  hereherehere and  here.  Today's board showcases a palette with refreshing and a little surprising.  The combination of the bold teal with the delicate peach make it one of my favorites. 
 
TEAL | PEACH BOURBON | WHITE
 
Photo |  Couple -  Tarin Frantz  |  Stationery Suite -  Ailyn La Torre Photography  |  Crackers -  The Merriment Blog  |  Trophy Centerpiece -   Brandon Kidd Photography  |  Mini Bourbon Favors -  Michele Beckwith   |  Bridesmaid -  Ali Harper|  Horse Wreath -   Vicki Grafton Photography

Sunday, April 23, 2017

XXIII | Weekly Recap

 
 
 
 

INSPIRATION BOARD #238

 
 
 
 

PRETTY DETAILS

 
 
 
 

SIGNATURE SIP


Friday, April 21, 2017

SIGNATURE SIP | The Molly Jane Cocktail

Photo |  Kelly Brown
 
Can this cocktail be any prettier?   It's light and refreshing, perfect for Spring.
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PRETTY DETAILS | Drip Wedding Cakes

 
 The best part of a wedding besides marrying your partner in crime has to be the cake? Am I right? The cake scene has seen some major trends from fondant to buttercream to naked cakes to this latest trend... Drip Cakes.  They are blowing up the internet and making their way to a wedding near you.  What do you think about these drip cakes...yay or nay?  
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#238 | Spring Serenity Inspiration Board

 
As much we all hate to admit that planning a wedding can be down right stressful.  Today's inspiration board is the complete opposite with it's serene and relaxing color palette of pale green and worn washed-out wood.  It's spring so take a minute to take in the new season and just breathe.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

XXII | Weekly Recap

 
 
 
Photo |  Wedding Chicks
 
 
 

INSPIRATION BOARD #237

 
 
 

PRETTY DETAILS

 
 
 
 

CREATE

 
 
 
 

SIGNATURE SIP

 
 
 


Friday, April 14, 2017

SIGNATURE SIP | Frank the Rabbit Cocktail

Recipe + Photo |  10th Kitchen
 
I have to admit I'm a little skeptical of carrots in my cocktail but it is the "sweeter" vegetable that I can convince myself that it's pretty genius idea for a cocktail...and not to mention a little bourbon never hurt.
 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CREATE | Carrot Boutonniere

I couldn't resist this sweet DIY craft and I had to share it.  These adorable carrot boutonnieres are whimsical and fun for your littlest bridal party member.
 
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut your felt into a small 3×3 inch square
 Wrap felt around stuffing into a cone shape and secure with hot glue
 Push stuffing down and cut off excess felt on the top, making sure you have a tiny bit left to pinch
 Stuff the greenery into the top of the “carrot” and pinch closed
Secure the pinch with a tiny rubber band (we used a toddler girls one)
Wrap your velvet around the carrot top and tie in a knot (we glued ours down as well)
 Now just safety pin to your dapper little guy’s shirt!
 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PRETTY DETAILS | Draped Trees

 
Photo |  Best Photography

 
Wedding altars have been drastically upgraded since our parent's weddings, haven't they?  I love these organic and natural altars seen in weddings today.  Who would have guessed that a draped light gauzy fabric and a branch or two could make such a gorgeous altar.  Here are a few of my favorites.
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

#237 | Spring Garden Inspiration Board

Even though today's inspiration board has a super soft palette it screams Spring.  If you're a daily P&P reader you probably figured out that I love casual outdoor weddings, they just sing to me with their gorgeous  outdoor pews to the appearance of furry friends.
 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

XXI | Weekly Recap

Photo |  Vamos Receber
 
 
 

INSPIRATION BOARD #236

 
 
 
 

PRETTY DETAILS

 
 
 
 

SIGNATURE SIP


Friday, April 7, 2017

SIGNATURE SIP | Floral Fizz

Recipe + Photo |  The Good Drink
 
FLORAL FIZZ
 

 

INGREDIENTS

2 oz lavender infused vodka
½ oz elderflower liqueur
½ oz fresh squeezed/strained lemon juice
½ oz hibiscus syrup
¼ oz IPA syrup
3-5 drops rosewater
1 egg white
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

For the lavender infused vodka, add 2 tbsp dried culinary lavender to 1 cup of vodka. Cover and let sit for three hours, stirring occasionally. Strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and store in the fridge.   For the hibiscus syrup, add 1 tbsp hibiscus tea (dried hibiscus leaves) to 1 cup of very hot water. Let stand for 5 minutes, then add 1 cup sugar and stir until combined. Let cool and store in the fridge.   For the IPA syrup, add equal parts (ideally by weight -- use a kitchen scale) IPA beer and sugar in a blender, then blend of high until combined. Store in fridge.   For the cocktail, add all to a shaker with one ice cube, and shake in an oval-like motion until the ice completely dissolves (when you don't hear it rattling inside any more). Pour without a strainer into a large coupe.
 
 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PRETTY DETAILS | Mini Eggshell Vases

 
Photo |  : Stephanie Todaro Photography for  Lauren Conrad

I am absolutely in love with today's Pretty Details! These mini eggshell vases are the perfect whimsical touch to add to your spring table.  Simply crack an opening, rinse them and let them dry and then you can start filling them with petit blooms.  The best part is that these beauties are so versatile and the options are endless. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#236 | Pretty Pastel Wedding Inspiration Board

There's no way avoiding pastels when it comes to Spring. It's soft, inviting and absolutely perfect. I love the speckled egg details in this board and the pale blue pick up beautifully decorated with a floral garland will be the perfect addition to the couple's getaway.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

XX | Weekly Recap

 Photo |  Ryan Ray


 
 

INSPIRATION BOARD #235

 
 
 
 

PRETTY DETAILS

 
 
 
 

SIGNATURE SIP

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