Does your hubby-to-be fancy himself a cocktail craftsman? Bolster his bartending arsenal by gifting him with one of these fine finds, or better yet: Invite him to add a a few bar essentials to your wedding gift registry, as you envision your newlywed nest…together!
“We were in Las Vegas celebrating my 25th birthday with my family, and what I thought was going to be a regular day turned out completely different. Every time we had been to Las Vegas we always said we wanted to go to the top of the Stratosphere hotel, but it never happened, so this time we were determined to make it happen. I was pumped because I thought it would be hilarious to see him on top of the Stratosphere (he is terrified of heights), plus they have rides on top! When we started to go up the elevator he looked so nervous I started to feel bad, but he was persistent on going all the way to the top. When we got up there we were able to see all of the Las Vegas strip and the beautiful desert. As we were leaning over the edge he starts talking about the future and then mentions something about a hot air balloon, which grabs my attention, and all of a sudden I turn around and he is on one knee with a box in hand.” With a proposal story like that, it’s no wonder Houston couple Candice and Joshua chose to return to the scene of their engagement to make it official. Their Las Vegas celebration at the Palms Casino Resort’s Kingpin Suite is the very picture of vintage Vegas glamour and fun, and we’re so thrilled to have a chance to share it with y’all. Big thanks to Houston’s Adam Nyholt for the fabulous pix of this destination celebration. And congrats to the newlyweds!
OK, this one goes out to our esteemed publisher Radhika Day, who just happens to be a major St. Germain fan—and with good reason. The classic French elderflower liqueur, made from gently macerating hand-picked blossoms that bloom briefly each spring, is ineffably subtle and delicious. Trying to describe it, according to the famous French artisanal liqueur-maker, is like “asking a hummingbird to describe the flavor of its favorite nectar.” Which we would never do. We’ll simply say that St. Germain is more or less the flavor of romance—which makes it perfect for wedding-day cocktails.
Our favorite is La Rosette, a simple combination of 4 parts Brut Rosé Champagne to ¼ part St. Germain, served in a chilled flute and garnished with a pansy, rose petal or delicate orchid. Parfait! Non?
For more delicious and incredibly pretty St. Germain wedding cocktails, sip—er, click—here!
“I’m so excited to be guest posting on the Houston Wedding Blog today. As a twentysomething, I have been to my fair share of weddings, and I think we can all agree that a bridal bash is never complete without the perfect cocktail. My ideal version is light and sweet and topped with a little bubbly—like either of these two great go-to recipes for celebration sips. The Citrus Fusion is a great mixture of orange, lemon and strawberry—definitely a tastebud showstopper. The Pink Bliss is a more refined and light cocktail—perfectly paired with hors d’ouevre and not too loud for your palate. Both are fabulous options, it just depends on what you are looking for.
If you can’t decide which one, they are made from the same main ingredients, so offering both is an easy and affordable option.
If you are worried about the cocktails warming, frozen fruit is a great option instead of ice cubes. I prefer fresh fruit that you can cut the night before and freeze in bags.
To spice up your bar (or any party for that matter) I love to browse Etsy. Handmade items are so special and incredibly affordable. The “cocktails here” sign (above) can be found here as well as the striped straws also pictured, here . To match you could hang this garland, use these cocktail napkins, and even grab a special monogrammed treat for the bride.