4 Dec

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

From now on we should make it a point to feature styled shoots that have pretty cocktails in them so that we can get the recipe and share it with you, yes? It can’t always be about pretty decor ideas… cocktail inspiration is just as important, wink, wink. So thank you, Hunter Photographic, for not only taking beautiful photos, but for coming up with such pretty, Art Deco and Art Nouveau inspired sips.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

The tablescape design, by With Love and Whimsy Events, with all its shimmery golds and sequins and rich, dark florals, was inspired by traditional Art Deco period design, but was infused with a good dose of handmade elements. Like that sweet table number cut out.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Tango Manhattan cocktail recipe:

2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz. Red Wine Reduction
4-­6 drops Angostura bitters
Stir vigorously over ice. Pour into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 2 Amarena Fabbri cherries.

Red wine reduction
1 bottle Petite Syrah + 1 cup sugar
Reduce wine by half. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. Cool and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Centerpiece recipes: Renoir Calla Lilies, Mona Lisa Anemones, Gold Combo Roses, and hand painted gold tipped succulents, Air Plants and feathers.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

White-Peach Mint Julep cocktail recipe:

2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz. white ­peach infusion
1 oz. club soda
Muddle 4­6 mint leaves in julep cup. Add ice to cup. Shake bourbon and infusion over ice . Pour into julep cup. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig

White-Peach Infusion

2 cups water + 2 cups sugar + 1 ripe white peach
Bring water to simmer, turn off heat and add sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add chopped peach, skin and stone removed. Steep until cool. Remove peach and store in refrigerator until ready to mix with alcohol.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

gold dipped chandelier  | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Pomegranate Bourbon Daisy cocktail recipe:

2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1⁄2 fresh squeezed lemon
1⁄2 oz. ginger syrup
1⁄2 oz. pomegranate syrup
2 oz. club soda
Stir over ice. Pour into tumbler glass with ice. Top with 4­6 drops Angostura bitters. Garnish with Amarena Fabbri cherry & lemon twist.

Pomegranate Syrup

1 cup pomegranate juice (no sugar added) + 1 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice + 2-3 drops orange flower water
Bring pomegranate juice to bare simmer. Turn off heat. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. Add lemon juice and orange flower water. Cool and store in refrigerator until ready to mix with alcohol.

Ginger Syrup
1 pound fresh ginger & 1 cup sugar
Peel ginger. Grate over bowl with microplane. Place grated ginger in a clean tea towel. Squeeze grated ginger juice into bowl. Add sugar and place juice in a storage bottle. Shake vigorously to dissolve sugar. Store in refrigerator.

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

Classy art deco wedding reception ideas | photo by Hunter Harrison | 100 Layer Cake

So happy we could share all these pretty ideas with you. Thanks to everyone below for such lovely inspiration!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section. You can also find more cocktail ideas in our Pinterest board.

Event design + styling: With Love and Whimsy Events / Photography + cocktail recipes: Hunter Photographic / Venue: Lantern Court at Holden Arboretum / Floral design: Molly Taylor Designs / Hair styling: Sarah Wassil, Salon Lofts / Make-up artist: Lindsay London Bridal Beauty / Bridal fashion: provided by Something White Bridal Boutique / Dress: “Clover” by Amy Kuschel / Headband: “Anna” by Amanda Judge / Earrings, bracelet, necklace: Haute Bride / Vintage furniture rentals: Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals / Talent: Hilary Holmes and Kevin Haramis at The Taxi Agency / Table and bar settings: private collection

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Comments

  1. Yeah! Love finally being able to share this with everyone. Looks amazing!

    One quick note about the recipes above. Wherever it reads “46″ should be “4-6″, or 4 to 6. Just a minor typo.

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