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wild berry mojito recipe by russell morin fine catering

With a great looking weekend ahead, we thought we would toast to those of you vacationing for school break this coming week with a refreshing seasonal cocktail from Russell Morin Fine Catering.

Mojitos still prove to be pretty popular for signature cocktails, and this delicious twist of wild berries makes the perfect passed thirst quencher for your next summertime soiree.  (Or just mix a few up to relax and enjoy!)

Muddle together 3-4 each raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, 8-10 fresh mint leaves, a splash of fresh lime juice and 1 oz. simple syrup.

Add 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum and top with soda water.  

Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with mint leaves.

Enjoy!

 

wild berry mojito recipe by russell morin fine catering

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wild berry mojito recipe by russell morin fine catering

With a great looking weekend ahead, we thought we would toast to those of you vacationing for school break this coming week with a refreshing seasonal cocktail from Russell Morin Fine Catering.

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wanderlust

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  Today we thought we would share with you some of our favorite ideas for a travel themed wedding (or birthday party, or anniversary, or bon voyage…).  It's truly one of our favorite themes for a wedding, because it lets you get super personal and creative. 

Starting out with the Save the Date:  Now this could be anything from a printed map like so, to a postcard, to a "passport" to travel if you are having a destination event.  Pick something that really reflects your story and lets your guests in on why your event will be travel themed (maybe you met on study abroad, maybe he proposed in Prague, maybe you've been living on separate coasts, etc).  

And of course your invitations should echo the same theme.  Maybe even providing guests with a little booklet about your travels or a DVD or wedding website of photos of the two of you on your journeys.

Having guests sign post cards from either the destination of your wedding, or cards you have collected throughout your travels is a great alternative to a guest book.  Have them stuff them inside a suitcase or a mailbox.  Displaying other items like a globe, photos of your travels, or things you have collected on your trip will give guests a further glimpse into your personalities.

Maps of your wedding location, especially beautiful hand drawn maps, are a fun keepsake of your wedding day.  Map drink/cupcake flags are an easy DIY project that will make for some more fun decor, as would this hand lettered vintage globe!

Some more creative additions are these cufflinks (maybe of where you got engaged and where your wedding is? Both of your hometowns? Your honeymoon destination?) as a great groom's gift and pretty pastel map luggage tag escort cards give guests a favor and a way to find their seat all in one!  Easy enough to make yourself, this great driftwood sign points to places special in your life, as near or far as they may be.  

Finally, the food!  Let the food reflect your love of travel as much as the decor.  Maybe Mexico was where you are headed for your honeymoon? Tiny tacos paired with mini margaritas are adorable and absolultely delicious!  Is England on your list?  Little pints of beer paired with mini beef wellington are sure to please the eye and the taste buds.  Also, these adorable spaghetti and meatball hors d'oeurves are festive and fun and pay homage to your adventures in Italy.  Be creative!

We hope you enjoyed these ideas for a travel themed wedding.  What is your "dream" destination for your wedding?

wanderlust

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wanderlust

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  Today we thought we would share with you some of our favorite ideas for a travel themed wedding (or birthday party, or anniversary, or bon voyage…).  It's truly one of our favorite themes for a wedding, because it lets you get super personal and creative. 

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why we love pinterest

Searching for inspiration for some upcoming shoots this morning on Pinterest, I realized how this social media tool, now the #3 most used site next to Facebook and Twitter, has really enabled the creative industry.  We can plan and collaborate on inspiration boards for shoots, we can pin images from our magazine and blog to inspire others, and we can find helpful DIY's, gorgeous weddings, stunning celebrations, and just fabulous photos all at the click of a mouse to share with our readers.  And, if not for Pinterest, we wouldn't have been able to find this absolutely perfect pairing of fashion and cocktails.  The color blocking trend is sticking around, and we couldn't be happier!  Leave us a comment with a link to your Pinterest boards and we'll make sure we are following you back!  Follow us HERE! Happy Tuesday!

 

 

why we love pinterest

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why we love pinterest

Searching for inspiration for some upcoming shoots this morning on Pinterest, I realized how this social media tool, now the #3 most used site next to Facebook and Twitter, has really enabled the creative industry.  We can plan and collaborate on inspiration boards for shoots, we can pin images from our magazine and blog to inspire others, and we can find helpful DIY's, gorgeous weddings, stunning celebrations, and just fabulous photos all at the click of a mouse to share with our readers.

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Cafe Au Lait

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  Today we decided to share a color palette that could also become a theme for a wedding or event, it would translate perfectly into a birthday soiree for your favorite coffee lover!  Here we blended shades of coffee bean with creme and chocolate for the perfect mesh of color, flavor, and style!  What do you think?

Ideas: Create a special blend of your favorite coffees and package the beans in mini burlap coffee bags.  These could be imprinted to say whatever you like, but we love this display announcing "love is brewing" or this fun sign "you are the cream in my coffee", so cute!

Yesterday our Facebook post on the "new" grown up jello shot was a huge hit, so from the same blog comes these Awesome "espresso martini" jello shots.  How fun would it be to walk into cocktail hour and served these little beauties instead of a large martini you might not even want (you know, maybe you're a gin and tonic girl or a champagne sipper afterall).  

Dessert: Mini cafe au lait's with petite donuts are so adorable! Just like the ones Blackstone Caterers whipped up for us on Page 28 of our new edition's Faded Fascination page (check out even more neutral colored ideas that would blend seamlessly with this look there)!  You can pair them with individual sized Tiramisu cups as an alternative to traditional cake (or even with a coffee ice cream or gelato station!)

This bouquet from Sayles Livingston Design (photo by Snap! Photography) has the perfect muted shades of mocha in those succulents, along with creamy flowers to create a unique and stunning clutch of blooms.  This adorable bridesmaids frock from Ivy and Aster available at The White Dress by the Shore would match the color palette perfectly, plus the more muted shade of mocha will blend with different shoes and flowers easier than a dark dark brown would.  We love!

 

 

 

Cafe Au Lait

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Cafe Au Lait

Happy Wedding Wednesday!  Today we decided to share a color palette that could also become a theme for a wedding or event, it would translate perfectly into a birthday soiree for your favorite coffee lover!  Here we blended shades of coffee bean with creme and chocolate for the perfect mesh of color, flavor, and style!  What do you think?

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