Trendy Thursday { Bridal Hair }

Finding the perfect hairstyle to complement your wedding gown can be tricky – so here are a few gorgeously simple ideas that will never go out of style!

  • Finger Waves: these gorgeous no-fuss waves are perfect for any bride! Great for a glam bride, or one who prefers something a bit more boho-chic.
  • Bouffant: this style flatters every face shape, plus it’s fits just about any theme/era!
  • Faux Bob: this style is more for the bride who wants something a little bit different than the traditional updo.
  • High Bun: my favorite of the four looks, the high bun is perfect for the bride that wants a classic, feminine look.


Real Wedding Wednesday { Winter Editorial }

This week I’ve decided to feature this gorgeous editorial shoot from Rebekah Westover Photography {shot at the St. Regis Deer Valley}. It’s got lots of fun and sparkly inspiration for your winter shindig {weddings and holiday parties included}.

My favorite part of this shoot are the signature drinks and yummy hors d’oeuvres! Signature cocktails add a super fun and personal element to any event – to give it a little something extra, give the drink a creative name and incorporate some signage. Oh, and don’t forget to feature some hot beverages during the winter!

Hors d’oeuvres pictured above: Market beets, local honey and goat cheese, with a Wasabi adornment and some cozy winter Demitasse of Lobster soup, Creme Fraiche, and basil oil.

Stop by next week for more from this editorial shoot!


Tuesday Tips { Tasty Toasts }

Merry Christmas!!! Today we’re sharing some delectable drinks that can be featured at holiday shindigs and weddings alike =)

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Ingredients
1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick)
1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz. half-and-half
Crushed graham crackers ?Cinnamon sticks (garnish)

Method
Add all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into large martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Candy Cane Martini
Ingredients
1 1/4 oz. vanilla vodka
1 1/4 oz. white crème de cacao
3/4 oz. peppermint schnapps
Garnish: peppermint candy

Method
Combine vanilla vodka, white creme de cacao, and peppermint schnapps in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with peppermint candy.

Marti’s Hot Apple Pie Toddy

Ingredients
2 oz. Tuaca Liqueur
6 oz. apple cider
A little fresh ground nutmeg for garnish
Whipped cream
Cinnamon sticks

Method
Warm apple cider in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat (and open flames) and add Tuaca. Pour into a large mug, add a big dollop of whipped cream, a little fresh nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick; tastes just like mom’s apple pie!