Maybe some of you caught wind on Instagram of the dinner party we hosted a few weeks ago at the Hedley & Bennett Apron factory with our friend Ellen. It was pretty fun, we have to say. To kick off the holiday season, we wanted to throw a little party for ladies (and a few gents) who spend all year entertaining their own guests. Wedding planners, caterers, food and lifestyle bloggers, cocktail experts, and more all came together to cook and eat under twinkling lights in Ellen’s beautiful space. And today we so excited to be able to share the photos with you guys! It was the first party we’ve hosted and we hope to make it a regular thing, if you know what we mean. The lovely Mary Costa was on hand to capture all of the details and as always her photos are perfection.Read More
Guys, our eyes get wider and wider every time we see another Belathée photo of the elegant floral arrangements in today’s Texas wedding. (Lucky for us all, there are lots of detail shots!) They make the dreamiest combo with Amanda’s Chantilly lace dress + the French-inspired look of their venue, Ma Maison. At first they didn’t quite know how it would all come together for a crowd of 350, but The Nouveau Romantics swooped in…Read More
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.
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!
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.
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.
Followed by The Sugarwood Sour in the Jasper Cocktail Glass.
And finally the Legionnaire in the lovely Mingle Double Old Fashioned Glass.
And naturally, don’t forget the champagne bucket! Gotta keep the bubbly on ice.
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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