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Refreshing Cocktails for Your Summer Wedding

Give me a fruity little something on a hot summer night and I’m a happy camper. Just take this round-up of refreshing (and totally delicious) cocktails perfect for any warm-weathered affair. They’re just the ticket to beat the heat, and with these on-the-rocks recipes you’ll be sipping pretty all summer long.

Summer Wedding Cocktails
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French Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Le Val

We love two-for-ones; like when an insanely talented photographer (Sylvie Gil) hosts a fab workshop at a French Chateau with other talented vendors (Jill La Fleur and Max Gill) and we get to reap the benefits. They come in the form of a beautiful inspiration shoot set at Chateau Le Val that will have you dreaming of ways to include any and all things French into your upcoming wedding. Have a look at the rest of this gorgeous inspiration here and be sure to stop by Sylvie’s site for more details on her next workshop.

From Sylvie Gil Photography.. .L’amour et L’image, a Film Photography Workshop in France by Sylvie Gil. With special guests, international wedding stylist Jill La Fleur and floral artiste Max Gil.

The workshop was set against the beautiful 12th century Chateau Le Val, via a long avenue of oaks. While enjoying the most amazing local food prepared by our chef, our attendees were able to upgrade their portfolio with stunning styled sets and models, learn film techniques and relax in a beautiful creative atmosphere.

Photography: Sylvie Gil | Attendee Gifts: Mira Ester | Design And Styling: Jill La Fleur | Film : Kodak Portra | Florals: Max Gill | Gown : Sarah Janks | Gown : Claire Pettibone | Head Piece: Jannie Baltzer | Invitation Suite : Little Miss Press | Make Up And Hair Stylist: Little Miss Make Up | Photography Lab: Lightwaves | Table Decor Items: Avec Moi Decor

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Your Registry, Your Way with Zola + A Promotion!

SMPers, get ready to reimagine the world of wedding registries as you know it; and let me introduce you to Zola. This online wedding registry completely reinvents gift giving for engaged couples by allowing them to register for products, amazing experiences, cash funds and more! With Zola, it’s all about your registry, your way.

Allowing couples to customize their very own registry page with photos, notes to their guests, a custom URL and collections to organize their gifts, no two registries are exactly alike! The beautiful, easy-to-use sites make it possible to add any gift you dream up (really!) from home, kitchen and tableware items to experiences such as cooking classes or wine tasting. And get this, you can add items from any store and it’s all streamlined with a single checkout process! Top it all off with the ability for group gifting (multiple guests can contribute towards one gift) and a Send it Later feature (gifts are sent only when it’s convenient for you), registering through Zola is a no-brainer.

Before you start on your dream registry, don’t miss this incredible special offer for SMP readers! Zola is offering engaged SMPers $25 in Zola credits when they set up their wedding registry! Follow this link for more information and to get started!


*New registries must be started between June 10th and December 10th 2014, but registry does not need to be published live until the couple is ready. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple’s registry is published live. To receive the $25 in credits, use this link. Offer valid for US residents only