Signature Cocktail Ideas for Parties + Weddings!

I‘ve been in love with the idea of “signature cocktails” for quite some time. They’re a unique way to add a touch of “you” to a party by serving your favorite drink or enhance the theme of the party by serving up a coordinating cocktail. Weddings are a great event for signature cocktails (have the bartenders pre-pour several trays of your signature cocktail so guests can pick them right up). With my wedding around the corner (JUNE 23!), I’m doing lots of thinking about signature cocktails…my own signature cocktail idea is not below (hey, I gotta keep some things a secret) but these are neat ideas that I just love!

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Whether you choose a brand new cocktail or serve up one of your classic favorites, give it a twist whether it be a rock candy swizzle stick or a matching striped straw! These little things will make a big difference and leave guests talking about how darling your cocktails were! You can even tie bows around the stems of glassware or rim the glasses in a fancy sugar. One of my favorite tips is to have napkins printed with the cocktail recipe on them so guests can take it home!

1. Mason Jar Mojitos – Southern Weddings | 2. Red Mint Cocktail – Style Me Pretty | 3. Blue Mojitos – Martha Stewart Weddings | 4. Red Cedar Sunsets – The Knot | 5. Watermelon-Lime Beverages – Martha Stewart

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Tropical Destination Wedding

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tropical wedding Ever had the dream of having a destination wedding on a gorgeous beach full of fresh flowers, your family and friends, tropical colors, and the blue water in front of you? That's exactly what Jess & Ryan Dorenberg enjoyed for their Key Largo, Florida destination wedding in March. I have to say that there is something so romantic about getting out of the normal routine of your … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase: A Wildflower Wedding

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A Patchwork Wedding Kyrie Howard's wedding has so many absolutely delightful touches that I knew I HAD to share it with you! Finding most of her inspiration on Once Wed (a great resource for the bride-to-be), she was able to infuse both her own artistic ideas with her husband's ideas as well! Both of them are very artistic - and you can tell! This wedding is so unique! Kyrie was looking for a … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase: Classic Coral

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Classic Coral I have had the pleasure of knowing this bride since junior high (!) so you can imagine how happy I was to attend her beautiful wedding. After meeting in college, Shana and Josh dated for seven years before tying the knot on a gorgeous June day, and things could not have been more perfect! The ceremony was held outdoors in front of a sparkling waterfall at Branches in NJ, and in … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase {18} – A Black & Pink Affair

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Images by Zach Goodyear Wedding Showcase - A Black & Pink Affair This bright, sweet, and fun wedding affair was the wedding of Kim and Dustin, a loving couple who got married on May 22nd, 2010 in Nashville, TN!  Their wedding was held at Belle Meade Plantation, which is a 30 acre site that is located about six miles outside of Nashville.  With tons of history, who wouldn't love this … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase {17} Tropical Wedding

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Tropical Wedding It’s tough to know where to begin when it comes to this incredible wedding- from the vibrant colors to the unique theme, this affair is truly one of a kind! After meeting working at Costco together in 2004 (how cute is that?) Ashley and Anthony’s spectacular wedding was held at Palace Somerset Park. The couple incorporated a Beatles “All You Need Is Love” theme into both … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase {15} – A Historic Affair

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We are honored to share the wedding of Shannon & Doug this week, just days after their beautiful reception held in downtown St. Louis on July 17th!  Shannon & Doug held both their ceremony and their reception at the Renaissance Grand hotel, which is a historic hotel that was once called Statler Hotel but has been fully renovated and is absolutely stunning.  The Bride & Groom saw the … { Continue Reading }

Wedding Showcase {13} Pink & Mocha

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Pink and Mocha Wedding

We are "tickled pink" to share this lovely wedding with you! Andrea and Rich were married on May 15 at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida.  This fun wedding included a dance off of the famous Rawnsley / Puzzo team and a Photo booth by Snap It! Photo Booths. Lee Forrest Designs created the beautiful florals and Cut the Cake Bakery provided the delicious cake!  All put together by … { Continue Reading }

Blush Pink + Grey Memphis Wedding

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Blue and Pink Tennessee Wedding

Gray & Pink Memphis Wedding Shelby and Preston were married in Memphis, TN at St. Louis Church. Their reception was held at The Germantown Country Club. The blush pinks and gray make such a fabulous color pallet for this wedding! The umbrellas hanging from the reception hall add such a fun element to the decor! They are also great for hanging at baby showers too. I also love the … { Continue Reading }

Southern Green + White Wedding, Cheekwood Gardens

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Cheekwood Gardens Wedding, Nashville, TN Kalyn Bowra and Colin Crosby were married in Nashville, TN with a beautiful outdoor reception held at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Cheekwood is one of my favorite places in Nashville - it is absolutely stunning. It is the perfect reception venue, in my mind. Of course, I love the the green bridesmaid dresses! This wedding is the epitome of southern … { Continue Reading }