Wedding Signature Cocktails

Soon to Be a Mrs.

I love a good cocktail! I have being seeing and reading about wedding signature cocktails and what a fun idea.  I mean honestly there isn’t a dirty martini that I have met and didn’t love! My brother and his wife gifted the Mr. and I a beautiful martini set one year for Christmas and the rest is history.  From the classics (the SATC cosmo) to the adventurous (Chadwick’s created a crazy delicious dirty pickle martini for the 4th of July it was ahhhmazing) the martini set has been a mainstay.  But, with our nuptials being in the AM the martini maybe just a bit too intense (even for me).

So, we started thinking about what our signature cocktail should be…I knew there had to be mimosas and bloody marys on the bar menu but, I didn’t want to change them.  There are delicious in their beautifully original recipe.  Plus, I…

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Xanadu Cocktail

A wonderful signature cocktail for your special event!

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    Açaí Tea
  • —1 oz VeeV Açaí Spirit
  • —1 oz Sloe Gin
  • —3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • —1 oz Simple Syrup
  • —4 oz Fever Tree Soda

—Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass

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Wedding :: Fabric Table Skirt

Brittany & Steve

Really love the painted wine bottles as aisle decor!

The Backlot Studio

Last weekend we had the honor to design a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. There were so many personalized moments – love was in the air! Brittany and Steve will be blessed with a lifetime of happiness and fond memories of their special day.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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DVD Review: Tell It on the Mountain, Tales from the Pacific Crest Trail

Chronicles of a Suburban Nature Mom

IMG_0504I have to admit, I don’t watch TV.  And I haven’t seen many movies in the past several years.  I do, on occasion, watch PBS specials and documentaries.  I was thrilled, however, when I was offered the opportunity to review the documentary, Tell It on the Mountain:  Tales from the Pacific Crest Trail. I received the DVD in the mail several weeks ago, but only yesterday found the time to sit down and watch it.  All I can say right now is, “wow”.

I’ve hiked sections of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) in Yosemite and elsewhere in the Sierra Nevada’s, and have met people on the trail who were in the process of hiking the entire length of the trail.  I thought that was cool, but I never really gave much thought into how huge of an endeavor that was.  The trail, which is 2,663 miles long, extends all…

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