This Week’s Wedding Venue: All Souls Interfaith Gathering
We were so inspired by the natural touches at this weekend’s wedding at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont that we decided to write a whole post about it!
Tablescapes are an easy way to perfect the ambiance of your event. Adding small, personalized touches to your table will only add to the uniqueness of your event (it doesn’t have to be a wedding!).
The centerpieces at this weekend’s wedding utilized materials found in nature. The use of burlap contrasting with starch white table linens took this au naturale centerpiece from country chic to naturally elegant.
The seating area at this event was clearly designed to work with the beauty of the venue and not just use it as a backdrop for photos.
The outdoor seating was designed to face the vista where guests were invited to play in the grass and explore the area.
The full tent was left completely open, allowing the guests to see the scenery from all angles. Once the sun began to set, it became clear that even the colors in the tent were chosen to work with the natural venue!
The pristine white weddings of fairy tales are beautiful in their own way, but the casual elegance of a wedding working with and surrounded by nature is a trend we’re seeing grow in Vermont venues. Whether it’s the smaller details like flowers picked from a family member’s garden, or it’s as ornate as a hand-crafted centerpiece, natural details can help you personalize your wedding or next event.
Cocktail of the Week:
It’s time to celebrate the Independence of the United States of America! With that theme in mind, we decided to create a trip of delectable cocktails that will be great additions to your Fourth of July bar-b-ques or backyard gatherings.
Rad Red Berry Americano
1 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth
1.5 oz. Campari
2 sliced strawberries
2 sugar cubes
2 oz. Club Soda
To create: Muddle strawberries and sugar together. Combine other ingredients in shaker over ice, add strawberry/sugar muddle, shake vigorously. Pour into your most patriotic glass. Enjoy.
Berry Blues Minty Mojito
1.5 oz. silver rum
.5 ox. lime juice
2 oz. berry puree (from last week’s post!)
4 mint leaves
1 sugar cube
To create: Combine all ingredients in shaker over ice. Shake vigorously (the shaking will muddle the mint leaves). Pour into glass and enjoy!
Barr Hill Valiant Vodka Sour
1.5 oz. Barr Hill vodka (made in Vermont!)
1 oz. lemon juice
1 sugar cube
.5 oz. egg white
To create: Combine all ingredients in shaker over ice. Shake, shake, shake. Strain and enjoy!
(Note: because of the egg whites, this drink must be made to order, don’t make in large batches. For best taste, all drinks should be made to order!)
Happy Fourth of July!