A beautiful shade of pearly pink and a flavor that was made for a bride, this cardamom rose cocktail is the perfect drink to wow guests and suit your own taste buds.
After seeing this recipe on Design Sponge and reading the ingredients, I knew it had to be shared. It’s unique, it’s feminine for your big day!
1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin (this is a rose & cucumber infused gin)
.75 oz of Rose syrup (make at home with rose water and simple syrup or buy locally)
.25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz of Fresh grapefruit juice (ruby red preferably)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters (Peychaud is credited with first creating the cocktail)
1 Cardamom Pod
1) Lightly muddle 1 cardamom pod at the bottom of shaker (not too much muddling or it will overpower the drink)
2) Add the rest of the ingredients
3) Add ice
4) Shake for 20 seconds
5) Strain over fresh ice to remove the cardamom pod
6) Add a splash of seltzer water
7) Garnish with rose petals or fresh lemon wedge (use organic if possible)
photos and recipe via Design Sponge
Whether it’s adorning the cake table, used to point guests in the right direction or decorated with your new initials, this DIY rustic wooden reception sign is charming and extremely easy to recreate.
Follow along with this easy tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion and in no time you’ll have a piece of wedding day decor that will easily dress any part of your shabby-chic barn reception or garden soiree.
What you’ll need:
- wood burning kit
- wooden planks
- charcoal pencil
- white paper
What to do from the words of Eden via The Sweetest Occasion:
“On a computer, type out or design whatever you want your wooden sign to say. Choose a fabulous font that fits the style of your event. If you like the one I used in this DIY project, you can download it here! It will fit a small wooden plank perfectly.
In order for the size of the letters or font to fit on the wooden plank, you may need to print a few copies, adjusting the size until it fits perfectly on the wood piece.
Once you have the correct size, turn the paper over and with a charcoal pencil trace the back of your design. Make sure to trace hard enough so the charcoal will transfer onto the wooden plank.”
“When all of the letters are traced, place the paper on the wooden plank with the charcoal side facing down. Press firmly on the letters to make sure they transfer nicely to the wood. Remove the paper when you’re finished.
There should be a nice outline of your letters for you to trace. With the wood burning tool (which can get extremely hot, so be careful) start to trace and fill in the letters. Once you complete one letter move on to the next. You will get the hang of it after the first letter. Have fun!”
photo and DIY via The Sweetest Occasion
photos by & idea from Eden of Sugar and Charm
Tear out pictures from magazines, compile photos from friends’ weddings, and round up fabric swatches and anything else that may help you communicate your taste to the sales staff or dressmaker. Paste everything into an album or a blank book.
Click on the related link to print out a wedding budget worksheet.
If you’re getting hitched at city hall, you may want to skip an elaborate, formal gown. Also consider the religious affiliation, if any, of the location and its rules with regard to modesty.
If you’re having a beach ceremony, you’ll want a fabric such as cotton eyelet that won’t wilt in the humidity. Winter weddings call for heftier materials, like satin or silk shantung.
If you’re on a budget, browse wedding collections at jcrew.com and anntaylor.com. Note what dresses work best with your body type.
Think about what questions you would ask.
You need to allow time for fittings.
If your gown doesn’t have a built-in corset, ask the dress salesperson what type of underpinning you need. Make sure to try on everything with your gown at your final fitting.
Experiment with a variety of lengths and shapes to see what best complements your gown. At veilshop.com you can design your own. Other options: tiaras, silk flowers, vintage combs, or pearl or crystal hairpins.
Ballet flats or kitten heels are most comfortable. Browse flats at frenchsole.com and heels at myglassslipper.com.
Popular options: a pashmina; a beaded shrug; a wrap in silk, chiffon, or lace.
Choose pieces to enhance your gown, not compete with it.
Visit here to print out a list for yourself!
Looking for more checklist to help you plan your big day? Check out our collection!
December’s free wedding printables have arrived!
As you know, beautiful pieces of wedding day decor pop up all the time for a bride-to-be’s enjoyment. From place cards to gorgeous, funky banners … there’s always a blogger or artist somewhere creating something wonderful (and free) for someone to use and make their big day a bit more stylish!
Looking for more? Check out some of our past free wedding printable roundups!
A fashion mogul. A role model. A beautiful woman.
Audrey Hepburn is without a doubt one of the most beloved, charming women of the last century. From her talent to her beliefs, Audrey has been inspiring the public in every way for years and will be for years to come.
And when it comes to weddings, brides everywhere try to mimic her style and grace. Whether it was the gown she wore in the movies or the ones on her own wedding day, they’ve all become inspiration to a plethora of brides who loves the Old Hollywood, vintage ways.
So, here’s a look at some Audrey-inspired gowns and brides with some 50′s and 60′s fashion flavor.