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20 Delicious Drinkable Wedding Favors

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 13, 2014

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TGIT — Thank goodness it’s Thursday, almost Friday! In case you needed a little pick-me-up after a hard week at work by day (and home by night) planning that hoppily-ever-after wedding, check out our Favors Editor’s favorite drinkable favors, from beer and wine to soda and tea, to serve. Cheers!

Classic Purple Lakeside Clubhouse Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 17, 2014

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Mallory and Reed were married beside a beautiful lake in Jasper, Ga. on October 19. Mallory walked down the aisle wearing a strapless wedding gown with lace detailing and a bejeweled sash, accessorized with pearl jewelry. Reed and his groomsmen looked dapper in gray suits and donned blue paisley ties. Mallory’s bridesmaids wore floor-length deep purple dresses and carried wildflower bouquets. The ceremony had a unique backdrop that featured a collage of picture frames. The couple really “tied the knot” by doing so with a piece of rope during the ceremony. Guests sat at long banquet tables at the reception with birdcage centerpieces, and enjoyed the gorgeous view of the lake through floor-to-ceiling windows. The couple even had their guests fill out a “Mad Lib” card on their way out to rate their overall experience!

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Photography: Brita Photography | Event Planner: Clellie Gibson Hair Stylist: Spectra Hair Creations | Venue: Big Canoe Clubhouse at Lake Sconti Dress Store: Dimitra DesignsCaterer: Coast 2 Coast Catering

Natural Eco-Friendly Summer Winery Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 14, 2014

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Danielle and Rich were married at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 18. “I had gone to Brooklyn Winery with a girlfriend one day, and they were hosting a wedding and thought, ‘Wow, what a different and interesting venue,'” Danielle said. “After we became engaged, we went to check it out more, and the place felt like it took our personalities and created an event space with it! The materials they use, their approach with food and wine, the decor — everything felt so natural to us!” Danielle walked down the aisle wearing a sweetheart lace wedding gown with an illusion neckline to a string trio playing an unchained melody, while Rich stood waiting patiently wearing a classic black tuxedo and gray tie. Fun fact: They were married by the bride’s sister! “I definitely didn’t think I would cry but just the feeling of so much love and support with our closest family and friends being there made me melt,” she said. Above, hung cafe lights and garland, and below on banquet tables, was vintage china and sprigs of rosemary at each place setting. “We chose to have a dessert bar featuring our favorite Brooklyn vendors,” Danielle said. “We picked mini doughnuts from Dough based in Clinton Hill and insanely delicious pies from Butter & Scotch. We served them out with kraft take out boxes stamped with our initials and wedding date.” Their first dance? Chris Cornell’s cover song to Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You.”

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Photography: Kelly Williams, Photographer | Venue: Brooklyn Winery | Dress Designer: Theia Couture from Lovely Bride | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup Artist: Jackie Schneider Beauty | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Floral Designer: Miss Fancy Plants | Officiant: Lauren Compitello | Ceremony Musicians: Central Park Strings | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Doughnuts: Dough | Pies: Butter & Scotch | Invitations: Minted | Favors: Grady’s Cold Brew 

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Aldrin and Mike were married at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City on February 16. “When we first arrived to the Lighthouse, it was exactly a year prior to our wedding day,” Aldrin said. “The sun filled the gorgeous venue, and the views of the Hudson were absolutely breathtaking. Mike and I had to book it!” The ceremony was officiated by the couple’s good friend, who also is a stand-up comedian. “Our guests kept complementing us on how different and personal it was,” he said. “We all laughed and cried — it was perfect.” They also placed three bottles of wine into a wooden box to open on their first, fifth, and tenth anniversaries to symbolize their unity. The reception started with their first dance to Beyonce’s “Love on Top.” “It was a great transition to what became a huge dance party,” Aldrin said. Tables were decorated with green hydrangea and pink orchid centerpieces, along with an navy blue embossed menu card at each setting. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Take a 15-minute breather in the middle of your reception  — together and alone — to soak in the day,” he said.

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Photography: Kelly Williams, Photographer | Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers | Event Coordinator: Jeffrey Stillwell | Groom’s Attire: Enzo Custom Clothiers | Jewelry: Firenze Jewelers | Hair Stylist: Yelena Ryadchikova of Dramatics NYC | Officiant: Reid Kirchhoff | Ceremony Musician: Aramis String Quartet | Invitations: Yuen Advertising & Design | Floral Designer: Superior Florist | Caterer and Cake: Abigail Kirsch | DJ: Scratch Weddings

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