Photo booths are a great way to entertain your guests, and especially fun for the kids at your wedding. Most likely your guests are going to have some downtime during the cocktail hour while you are doing portraits. A photo … Continue reading
Around here we don’t need an excuse to find and try out new drink recipes. But with Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we’ve got a pretty great one. So we went on the hunt, and boy did we find a tasty mix! To share our latest cocktail find, which just happens to be perfect for the upcoming holiday of love and certainly for any wedding celebration, we’re also taking the opportunity to provide some insider tips on how to style your drink station. Using just a few easy tricks we’ll show you how to take any sipper set up from merely functional to simply fabulous.
Here’s the breakdown on everything you need to know to get the look, finished off with that cocktail recipe we promised.
Styling Tip #1: Go for the Upgrade
Appearance is everything. Swap out typical glassware options for stylish stemware that works with your wedding day design.
Styling Tip #2: Style your Stem
Don’t have the budget for upgraded glassware? Give a simple stem a decorative face lift by adding creative, theme appropriate charms to elevate their look.
Styling Tip #3: Signature Sippers
Instead of serving straight sparkling wine or a common cocktail, go with a drink that either has special meaning to you and your new hubby, or that acts as a representation of your wedding day design. Give it a name and you’ve got your own personal signature sipper.
Styling Tips #4 – 6: Bring on the Extras
Think beyond the drink. Fill your display with pretty details that won’t go unnoticed. Think a paper lantern overhang, custom personalized signage and floral printed paper straws, for the complete pretty picture.
What You’ll Need to Get This Look:
- upgraded stemware – we used the modern ombre fade stemless flutes, the crystal stone stem flute, and the etched flute
- pretty drink station overhang – we used the vintage floral print paper lantern
- signature signage – we used the floral dreams design personalized acrylic block cake topper
- printed paper straws – we used the vintage floral paper straws
- drink signage – we used the laser expressions small oval baroque frame
- diy stem charms – to create ours we used satin ribbon in lilac mist and the royal crown charm
And Now, How To Make this Color Perfect Cocktail!
The 2015 wedding season is officially here! Bridal shows are taking over the next few foreseeable weekends, the newest issues of the best wedding magazines have hit stands (including Weddingstar’s own publication), brides everywhere are starting in on their wedding planning journeys, and we are eagerly sitting by, excited to see how this incredible year of weddings unfolds. That’s not to say we’ll be sitting by idly. We’ll be front and center of it all, sharing new insider planning tips, featuring fresh DIY tricks, and showcasing exclusive extended content from the hottest wedding trends featured in this year’s issue of Weddingstar magazine. And where better to start than what we’re pegging as the must-have wedding accessories of the season.
The Choices Are Plenty
You can’t imagine how hard it was to pick just 15 products for this post! To see 100s more of the latest, on trend wedding accessories for 2015, see the complete new arrivals section on weddingstar.com.
Today I have a wonderful DIY blog post to share with all of you while the days are still sunny and hot, and the butterflies are still resting in the garden. And, that’s what today’s projects are all about – butterflies! From sitting serenely on amazing paper lanterns, to enchanting your guests on their favors, butterflies are a great way to theme your wedding! And, with our array of hues to choose from, each one of these 3 simple projects can easily be adapted to your own wedding colors. Not to mention that I’ve made sure that each of these projects are not only simple but quick – you can make all 3 easily in one night! So grab your scissors and plug in your hot glue gun, it’s time to channel your inner crafting maven! Enjoy!
I’ve mentioned this decor piece several times over the last few months and I know without a doubt it has appeared in quite a number of the real wedding features that I have done. It is very popular and it seems to be featured in weddings that, other than the lanterns, have no real elements in common.