This classic cocktail has just the right amount of elegance to stand on its own as the signature drink at your wedding reception. Add a bit of elderflower liqueur and you've seriously elevated the game. It's crisp and slightly sweet, making it the perfect libation for a summer affair en plein air.
Every little bit of this sweet rustic wedding is sincere and personalized. The idyllic Gibbs Farm Museum, nestled away in St. Paul, served beautifully as an outdoor venue with tons of character. The couple succeeded in infusing representations of themselves and their families throughout their event. The bride repurposed her grandmother's wedding gown into a lovely tea-length dress which suited the theme of the affair perfectly.
Champagne flutes clinked nonstop. Warm congratulations came at every turn. A rose-hued fog enveloped me as I reveled in the words “my fiancé” and marveled at the sparkling patterns my ring cast on the walls. After dating for four years, my beloved Jeff proposed one December evening amid the holiday lights of our freshly decorated tree, and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for weeks.
Last August, I confidently vowed to go sans-makeup for the entire month, convinced that I'd reset my skin's balance and come out on the other end looking more luminous than ever. I dubbed it "Au Naturel August" and announced it to the world (okay, maybe just my Facebook friends). The next day I was invited to a party, and lacking the willpower to make my fresh-faced debut, my valiant attempt lasted less than 24 hours.