2 Dec

Holiday engagement party

We’re here! It’s officially holiday season, Cakies, and we’re kicking it off with a pretty gorgeous shoot in partnership with our friends at Crate and Barrel. This month we’re sharing a beautiful holiday-themed engagement party featuring some of our top picks for your fully outfitted barware registry. What? You don’t have a separate registry just for barware?! Well it’s certainly an essential part of any modern Wedding Gift Registry, if you ask us.

Holiday bar cart

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Small tools like barware make perfect gifts for your engagement party. Maybe you haven’t thought about a Gift Registry for your engagement party? Well people are going to be bringing gifts, so you might as well guide them towards your style as a couple, even if you entire wedding registry isn’t complete yet. Add a few items from our essentials above like those lovely marble coasters and our favorite bar piece of all time, the Orb Copper Cocktail Shaker. And a bar tools set for sure too!

Holiday engagement party

Glassware guide

And if you fall into the cocktail aficionado category like we do, take note of all the fun glassware you could have at home. There’s a glass for every drink and while you probably don’t need *all* of them, choose the vessels that go with the drinks you like to make best. Wine glasses for sure, champagne flutes (check!), a martini glass like the Jasper Cocktail Glass is fun, and a rocks glass is essential.

Holiday cocktail

And when speaking of cocktails, it would be cruel to leave out the actual drinks and recipes! Our friend Tal of Pharmacie made some of the most beautiful winter beverages around to inspire your upcoming celebrations. First up the Eskimaux in the Crescent Cooler Glass.

Holiday cocktail

Holiday cocktail

Followed by The Sugarwood Sour in the Jasper Cocktail Glass.

Holiday cocktail

Holiday cocktail

And finally the Legionnaire in the lovely Mingle Double Old Fashioned Glass.

Crate and Barrel glassware

Holiday engagement party

And naturally, don’t forget the champagne bucket! Gotta keep the bubbly on ice.

cocktail registry faves from Crate and Barrel

Orb Copper Cocktail Shaker, Ice Bucket, and Jigger / Orb Stainless Cocktail Picks / Set of 4 Marble Coasters / Direction 17oz Beer Glass / Mingle Double Old Fashioned Glass and Decanter / Camille White and Red Wine Glasses / Liam Striped Linen Napkins / Jasper Cocktail Glass / Carter Muddler and Bar Tools

And wait ’til you see the photos from the whole party! We’re sharing more beautiful florals, a stunning gift table, and the happy couple on Crate and Barrel’s blog today too.

Photography: Paige Jones / Florals: Moon Canyon / Drinks: Pharmacie / Calligraphy: Eliza Gwendalyn / Food: Urban Palate / Chalk Art: Joyce Chai Studio / Video: California Electric / Model: Aaron Hartselle

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Grey Sarah Nouri wedding dress

After Monday’s snowy mountain wedding we’re feeling especially inspired by couples who say I Do among a blanket of white. A winter wedding outdoors is pretty daring, but the payoff? Major. Plus, you get to be daring with your bridal fashion too, to match the intensity of the landscape. Leave it to HushedCommotion + Lindsay Madden Photography to prove it:

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Elegant winter wedding cake

First things first. That cake. Just too good. (Shoutout to Fancy That Cake for their genius). The color scheme and hints of greenery definitely set the tone for a crisp winter wedding scene right outside a big red barn. But you could probably guess: we’ll for sure be using this as inspiration for our holiday gatherings too… Thanks to Shannon Duggan Photography.

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Boho Holiday Party

Happy December Cakies! Beijos Events sent over the holiday party they styled and it seemed like a most festive way to ring in the last month of 2015. Julia of Gunn & Swain + Lisa of St Eve Jewelry just hosted their annual BOHOliday party to kick off the season in their signature bohemian style. There was a pop-up shop with their products for guests’ perusal, along with a few other SoCal businesses, so lots of getting started on holiday gifting. Thanks to Hello Blue Photography for the recap in pics!

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30 Nov

Red dahlia bridal bouquet

We love the simplicity in this winter wedding shoot by G. Riggieri Photography + August & Osceola. With the weathered brick walls and beams of natural light in the renovated loom factory at Crompton in Worcester, MA, they weren’t missing a thing by keeping décor minimal and letting a few accents (hello, winter bouquet) drive home the theme.

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Snowy Colorado wedding

In case you didn’t know, Dunton Hot Springs Resort is a Colorado ghost town that can be rented out in its entirety for weddings and events. All. Of. It. Nestled in an alpine valley among the Colorado Rockies, it’s both remote and welcoming, luxurious and totally natural. So yeeeeah, we can see why Leah + Jared chose to leave Texas (in January no less) for their winter destination wedding.

Thanks the talented Brooke Pavel for sharing the photos!

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