In the spirit of Halloween, we thought we’d share with you this festively-fall cocktail! It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s packed with the flavors of the season. Here’s what you’ll need:
Sparkling White Wine (we used a bubbly pino)
Pumpkin Brew (we used a pumpkin ale)
Directions: Chop apples into small slices and drop in the glass. Combine one part each of the sparkling white, pumpkin brew and apple cider. Stir with cinnamon sticks and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Can be served hot or cold!
So grab two glasses and cuddle up this weekend with the mister. Au revoir, October!
Finding the perfect wedding dress is probably the biggest decision you will make when preparing for your wedding day. Every bride not only wants to look and feel gorgeous, but she wants the dress to represent all that is good in her life and the love she feels for her future husband. I’m sure everyone would agree, “first look” photos aren’t about the tux!
Brides start researching wedding dresses as soon as the ring is slipped on her finger (maybe even before!). Though the search may not have to go further than your mother’s (or close relative’s) closet. With green weddings on the rise, many brides have chosen to revisit that old family tradition of wearing their mother’s wedding dress. And why not? Dresses from a bygone era are the very definition of vintage chic. Dressmakers and designers can create a “new ” custom look with simple additions of lace or tulle. And let’s not forget that magical feeling that goes with slipping on a dress with such a loving and special past.
Take a look:
My mom, Jane Jackman, was married in 1958. Her wedding dress was actually a beautiful silk debutante dress. I wore the same dress, with little or no alterations at my wedding in 1989. My sister Mary Jane wore the dress in 1981!
Some brides are lucky enough to unearth a designer gown, from famous bridal collections of the past! Oscar de la Renta designed classic beautiful clothing and wedding gowns for over 50 years, with clients that included Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Amal Clooney, Kate Bosworth and many more.
Looking back , whether it is to your mother’s gown or a vintage designer gown found on Ebay, may be the perfect place to start making your wedding dreams a reality.
Photo Credit: Oscar de la Renta Bridal
For the newly engaged, Styled Shoots are a collaboration of wedding professionals seeking to bring great ideas to life. Each aspect of the shoot is designed to inspire; from the photography, to the color scheme, to the details on the table. Couples can find everything they need to achieve the look, or parts of the look, by using the pictures as a reference. You will find it’s the perfect place to find that inspiring, innovative idea you’ve been searching for!
To give you an example of a Styled Shoot, we asked Sarah Campbell of Intrigue Designs and Pops of Plum to share one of her favorites with us. The shoot was styled by Sarah with help from Historic Events Wedding Planning. All of the accent pieces and details came from Intrigue’s vast collection. Sarah’s inspiration theme was “timeless,” playing off the classic grandeur of the old estate. She wanted something that couples will be looking at for years to come! You nailed it, Sarah! Take a look:
We love the texture of the table cloth, it brings together the texture of the flowers, the dinner plate and the textured silver accents.
The candles and the flowers at the end of some of the aisles will make even the grayest days sparkle.
The vintage items of the pheasant and the beautiful vase are just the right touch to give it that Victorian feel.
Thank you Sarah for sharing this beautiful, timeless, wedding shoot!
Photography by: Liz & Ryan
Venue: Kirkland Manor
Paper: 2 Hands Studios
Vintage Accents: Intrigue Designs
Linens & Place Settings: Eastern Shore Tents and Events