Can we all just take a moment of silence for this al fresco brunch? Because if there ever were an event that deserved our undivided attention this would be it. This incredible, over-the-top beautiful, can’t-even-handle-the-pretty feast. It turns out, Cassandra Eldridge, Natural Beauties Floral and Simply Designed are a match made in heaven. Plus, there’s oh so much more where this came from, and it’s all right here.
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I recently just did a styled shoot focusing on the beauty of friendship. The theme was a bohemian brunch centered around celebration of love, freedom and the outdoors. We focused on bright colors, vibrant fabrics, neutral style with soft boho-inspired elements. The main objective of this inspirational shoot was to celebrate the bonds between women as we enter into the month of summer – a time where living is a little more carefree, and our need for friendship is heightened more than ever.
Photography: Cassandra Eldridge | Cake: Elysia Root Cakes | Dresses: Free People | Featured In: Smitten Magazine | Florals: Natural Beauties Floral | Hair And Make-up: Adrienne Barker | Linens: Private Label Linens | Menu Cards And Invites: Simply Designed | Tableware: Festive Frog | TeePee: Natural Beauties Floral
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Sadly, we’ve come to the end of the cocktail road with MR Bartending. But not all is lost, for we have not one, not two, but four delicious bevvy’s to last you from now until fall. Today’s version: a combination of grapefruit and ice tea. Refreshing. Unexpected. All around delicious. And in case you missed our others, you can find them all here, here and here. Cheers!
Jacquelyn ClarkGrapefruit Tea CocktailA deliciously refreshing beverage, perfect for a warm summer evening.
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- 2 - Slices of grapefruit
- 1oz - honey
- 1- Slice apple
- 1-1/4oz Lemon Tea Vodka (Belvedere)
- Ice Tea
- Grapefruit Juice
- Muddle grapefruit, honey & apple slice in shaker
- Add vodka, shake and strain into glass
- Fill with ice tea and top with splash of grapefruit juice
Photography: Charla Storey | Floral Design: Wedfully Yours | Bartending Company: MR Bartending | Paper Goods: Bee’s Knee’s Custom Designs | Rentals: Shag Carpet Themed Events & Decor | Stylist: Jen Rios Design | Venue: 333 First Ave | Wedding Venue: 333 First Ave
While it isn’t exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you’re invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let’s get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.
10 Creative Hostess GiftsView Slideshow