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Social Hour

Before we all dig in to what’s sure to be a beauuuutiful long weekend, we wanted to take a moment to peek at our favourite posts so far this week. We’re calling it “social hour” and it’s by in large thanks to you! We’ve pored through our latest Instagrams and Pins and have selected the most liked this week. Apparently you guys have good taste because they’re kind of my favorites as well…

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And if you aren’t following us on Instagram or Pinterest yet, you may want to do so immediately! I mean, no pressure or anything, but you’re totally missing out ;)

Peter Rabbit Birthday Party

If you’re ever at a loss for birthday party inspiration, you can always rely on the classics. I mean, they’re that way for a reason after all. Velveteen Rabbit, the original Winnie the Pooh, or in this case Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. Styled by Eventful Wedding Planning and photographed by Alexandra Wallace, this is one children’s birthday party that guests are sure to remember!

From Colleen Gregory, of Eventful… The inspiration for this party comes from photographer, Alexandra Wallace, and wedding planner and my nostalgia for bedtime stories—this one being Beatrix Potter’s famous series. We chose a location that was already lush with gardens, and had a background that was easy to dress with decor. The Sage Eco Garden is actually a full time nursery that is open to the public, but had different types of garden settings for us to play with. Alexandra joked that her life goal was to shoot a photo of a dog in a floral collar—she definitely got what she asked for! Between Amelie and Olive the miniature Frenchie, we are not sure who stole the show more.

A potting benches, a child’s table, ladder shelves, a wheelbarrow filled with lavender, and picket fences hung with a wreath were all part of our plan to make McGregor’s Garden come to life. Our models wore a flower crown and a flower collar to complete their attire. The naked cake placed on the potting bench next to my family’s antique gardening tools, used as cake cutters, looks purposefully placed and unique. The water colored invitations were perfectly incorporated into the Beatrix Potter theme.

Many of these items were DIY from the photographer, and myself. The vegetables were picked up from the local farmer’s market, and their color adds to the beauty of the shoot.

Photographer: Alexandra Wallace | Event Planning: Eventful Wedding Planning | Floral Design: Sage Ecological Gardens | Dress: Pink Princess | Dress: Pink Princess | Cake: Seabreeze Cupcakes | Invitations: Bright Room Studio | Location: Sage Ecological Gardens

The Fig Manhattan

For those of us who like a classic cocktail but aren’t afraid to shake it up a little, I present to you WINK! Weddings‘ fig manhattan. All the goodness of the traditional manhattan, with a delicious twist. Fig and thyme and bourbon are shaken up and the results are wow-worthy. With photos from One Love, you can peek at this cocktail in action over here (excuse me while I swoon over all of the pretty).

The Fig ManhattanA classic drink with a twist.
prep time
3 Minute/s
cook time
total time
3 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • cubed ice
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounce thyme infused simple syrup
  • 2 figs
  • one dash orange bitters
  1. Quarter one fig. In shaker, muddle quartered fig & thyme infused simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, vermouth, bourbon & orange bitters.
  3. Shake cold, and strain into chilled coupe. Half remaining fig and use as garnish.

Photography: One Love Photography | Styling & Recipe: WINK! Weddings

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