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Table Design: Classic Coastal Desert Chic

Nick and Aleah of Valley & Co. along with Lavonne from Adorations Botanical Artistry put together this stunning tabletop for the spring issue of Exquisite Weddings. When describing their inspiration, they said “we wanted this table to evoke a sense of nostalgia with its classic retro feel. Elements like the hand-painted stationery and vintage champagne saucers speak to genteel days of the past, while the succulents and soothing subtle tones pay homage to the serenity of the desert.” See below for their signature cocktail recipe.


Table designers: Aleah and Nick Valley, Valley & Co., Florist: Adorations Botanical Artistry, Linens: Wildflower Linen, Paper elements: Momental Designs, Chairs: Kool Party Rentals, Photography: Terri Rippee. Shot on location at the Hotel Del Coronado.

3 ounces of champagne
a dash of Angostura bitters
1 tablespoon of sugar or a sugar cube
1/3 ounce of Cogna or Armagnac
Drop the sugar cube in a champagne sauce and add the bitters. Pour in the Cognac and top with champagne. Squeeze in a few drops of fresh lemon juice and enjoy!


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