This retro setting pays homage to the art of the cocktail, a place where a white-jacketed gentleman would order a martini shaken, not stirred. Elegant accent pieces of manzanita wood, jazzed with ivory peonies and white orchids, frame the bar where sand-blasted grapewood cradles pastel flowers and succulents next to pops of mercury glass. “To honor cocktail-style receptions, I wanted to create a simple and romantic bar with soft flowers that would appeal to everyone. Signature drinks and gourmet appetizers complement each other on an inventive pairing menu.”
By I Do.…Weddings! & Blush Botanicals
C0cktail: Blushing Bride
Combine 5-6 muddled blueberries, 2 parts Stoli blueberry vodka, and 1 part homemade sweet and sour mix (3 cups water, 3 cups sugar, stir over medium heat and let cool). Add 2 cups of fresh lemon and lime juice, and chill until cold. Add a splash of Champagne.
Set the Scene
- Table designer: Melissa Barrad, I Do….Weddings!
- Flowers: Alexandra Wise & Brittany Cranmer, Blush Botanicals.
- Stemware: Anthropologie.
- Table and chairs: Concepts Event Design.
- Baked goods and food: Giuseppe Catering.
- Other table décor: Tory Burch clutch and Kate Spade shoes.
Produced by Alyssa McNees. Photography by Marisa Holmes, 800.340.0049. Hair by Gwendolyn Sneed. Makeup by Be Beauty, 619.795.4585. Models: Danny Ginn and Jama Rizzi, San Diego Model Management, 619.296.1018. Wedding gowns provided by The Bustle, 858.523.9254. Tuxedos provided by The Gentlemen’s Tux Club, 619.239.8901. Shot on location at Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA, 92128, 858.675.8500.