Archive: January, 2012

24 Jan

Color Spotlight: Navy and Bubblegum

Ceremony 2 Comments by Nicole

It’s color spotlight time!!! This is a great color combo that can be used all year! First of all…. I love navy. I do. No doubt about it. But add an unexpected burst of color like this beautiful shade of pink? Wow! You can go so many different ways with this combo.

Take a risk and go nautical and use various ropes for decor. You could also use a navy anchor on all your stationery for a great touch.

You could also go preppy with stripes and tons of flowers. Check out the picture down below with the beautiful bubblegum peonies.

This is definitely one of those color combo’s that you can incorporate into every little detail of your big day without over doing it :)

Photo Credit: Zsa Zsa Bellagio


 Photo Credit: WeddingBee


 Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography via Style Me Pretty


 Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography via Style Me Pretty


 Photo Credit: M Three Studio via Middle of the Map Weddings


 Photo Credit: Katelyn James Photography


 Photo Credit: Stacey Kane Photography, created by Jennyfer Mancino from Sugar Suite

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16 Jan

Drink of the Week: Clementine, Bourbon & Clove

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

First of all, if you haven’t checked out Two Tarts site yet, you need to. They have some of the most amazing recipes and drink recipes ( :) ) around. Secondly, if this drink doesn’t sound amazing to you, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.

 Photo Credit: Two Tarts

Clementine, Bourbon & Clove


  • 1/4 c. fresh squeezed clementine juice (about 2 clementines)
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 3 whole cloves


Combine all ingredients, plus ice, in a shaker.  Shake vigorously, the strain into a sugar rimmed martini glass.  And don’t worry – these would be excellent over ice in a cocktail glass as well.


Credit: Two Tarts
09 Jan

Drink of the Week: The Honey Badger

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

Is everyone enjoying their 2012 so far? Something about 2012 just sounds better than other years sound right? I suspect that there are many new brides to be searching the web for great ideas for their wedding. I know the holidays seem to be breeding grounds for proposals :) So here it is! Exactly what you’ve been looking for. Your signature cocktail. It goes by the name….. The Honey Badger.

Photo Credit: Design Love Fest

The Honey Badger


  •  1 orange sliced into wedges
  • 1 bottle of champagne (doesn’t even have to be the good stuff)
  •  1 oz of st. germain (if you don’t have this in your liquor cabinet, or on your fancy bar cart – get it- immediately!!)
  •  1 oz of honey syrup : so here’s the thing.  honey syrup sounds very fancy.  it’s not.  you do have to make it, but it’s really easy and it will most definitely get you respect amongst your peers once you have it in your arsenal.
  •  i encourage you to tell people that you make your own honey syrup, offer it up to them to put in their ice tea or just find a way to sneak it into conversation, like, “did you watch the bachelorette last night?  is that honey syrup?”


  • first you need to make the aforementioned honey syrup.
  • heat 1 cup honey and 1 cup water in a pan, stirring until it simmers then remove from heat.  once cooled you can pour it into a cute jam jar or glass bottle and store in the fridge.
  • add 1 oz of the cooled honey syrup to your favorite cocktail glass
  • also add the st. germain
  • squeeze one of the orange wedges into the mixture and plop the wedge into the glass
  • top off the glass with champagne, give it a quick stir and you’re all set
Credit: Design Love Fest
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