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Valentine’s Day proposal + cocktail recipe

February 14, 2017
Valentine's Day proposal

Awesome plan for any proposal: enlist a personal bartender to mix up celebratory custom cocktails like the crew in this shoot by Greta Tucker Photography + Pinch Me Planning did. So genius, right? Might want to try your hand at one of the Valentine’s Day cocktails below this eve, too…

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Chamomile Honey Syrup
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup honey
1-2 chamomile tea bags

Strawberry Chamomile Paloma
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice (about half of 1 grapefruit)
2-4 tablespoons chamomile honey syrup (or to taste)
2 ounces tequila (omit to make a virgin version)
4 fresh strawberries, sliced
sparkling water, for topping off
crushed ice

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They kept the tablescape elegant + romantic, and went with a color palette of red, blush, gold, and white.

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Copper candles Wedding chairs Valentine's Day flowers Valentine's Day desserts Pink Valentine's cake

A few notes from the team… El’s Cards not only made special drink cards, but also customized engagement signs for the future bride and groom. The celebration concluded with the cutting of the pink champagne drip-cake. Mainely Wedding Cakes was also inspired by the couple’s love for nature and created an agate cake for Melissa and Rick to take home and share with family and friends!

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Blackberry + Meyer Lemon Gin & Tonic

12 blackberries
20 fresh mint leaves
2 Meyer lemons
1/4 cup simple syrup
12 ounces good quality gin
tonic water + ice

1. Set out four high ball glasses and place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together.
2. Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off with tonic water; stir and serve.

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Can’t wait to try! Thanks to the folks below for inspiring our Valentine’s Days…

Photographer: Greta Tucker Photography / Planner: Pinch Me Planning / Florist: Flora Fauna Floral + Event Design / Hair & Makeup: Stacia Makeup Artistry / Stationery: El’s Cards / Baked Goods: Mainely Wedding Cakes / Rentals: One Stop Party Shop / Rental Props: Pinch Me Rentals / Glassware: Anthropologie