The perfect Champagne Cocktails for a Wedding

Today I welcomed brand new Blog Sponsors Social and Cocktail and now we follow up with some great advice on the perfect Champagne Cocktails for a Wedding.

Champagne Cocktails are now the quintessential drink to serve to your wedding guests.

Adding Champagne to any cocktail brings it to a new level of sophistication and is a fitting way to toast this extra special occasion.

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Champagne Cocktails for a wedding reception tend to be light and fruity and are often enjoyed by people who do not normally drink much alcohol or are not fans of cocktails.

Our top tip when selecting a Champagne Cocktail for your wedding reception is that we recommend that you use a classic brand `brut` – it doesn’t need to have a year.

There is little point using particularly expensive Champagne when creating Champagne Cocktails as many of the nuances, which make it so expensive, will get lost when you add the other ingredients.

Also, in recent years, the slightly less expensive prosecco is being used more and more to create wedding reception cocktails, as an alternative to Champagne.

 

We have selected 3 Champagne Cocktails which will add an extra special touch to any Wedding Reception celebration.

 

BLUSHING BRIDE 

 

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Ingredients

25 ml Peach Schnapps, 100 ml Champagne, 25 ml Grenadine Syrup

 

How to make the Blushing Bride

Pour the peach schnapps and grenadine syrup into a Champagne flute. Top-up with Champagne.

 

FRENCH 75

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Ingredients

37 1/2 ml Tanqueray No10 Gin, splash Champagne, 10 ml Sugar Syrup, 15 mlLemon Juice

 

How to make a French 75

Chill Champagne flute with soda water. Add sugar syrup, gin and lemon juice into a mixing tin.

Top up with ice and then shake for 10 seconds. Fine strain contents of mixing tin into Champagne flute and top up with Champagne.

 


BUCKS FIZZ

 

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Ingredients

50 ml Orange Juice, 100 ml Champagne


How to make Bucks Fizz

Pour 50 ml of orange juice into Champagne flute. Using a bar spoon, float Champagne on top. Lightly stir to combine.


Add Some Fizz to your Celebration 

If you fancy a delicious range of Champagne Cocktails at your wedding reception, you can get a fantastic cocktail package from Social and Cocktail Events.



Contact Social & Cocktail

Website: http://www.socialandcocktail.co.uk

Email: events@socialandcocktail.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SocialandCocktail

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sococktail

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sococktail

Social and Cocktail – Cocktail Bars for Weddings, Events and Hen Parties

Today I am excited to welcome Cocktail Bar providers, Social and Cocktail as my brand new shiny Blog Sponsors.

Cocktails are renowned for adding a certain touch of class to an event, as well as looking and tasting amazing.

 

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I hand over to Damien Higgins to tell you all about the Brand…

 

Who are you and what do you do?

Social and Cocktail is now the most visited on-line resource for Cocktail Recipes and Cocktail Bar Reviews in the UK.”

“Due to the popularity of the website, the company added a new dimension to its business at the end of 2013, offering cocktail packages for home and corporate events, from birthdays and hen parties to Christmas office parties and product launches.”

“We are now venturing into the Wedding Market.”

 

When & why did you start your company?

“The original Social and Cocktail website was first created in May 2012, with the events side being incorporated into the business at the end of 2013.”

“The site was born out of frustration at trying to find any good cocktail sites on the web which catered for cocktail drinkers, as opposed to the drinks trade.”

“Resources to help you make the perfect cocktail and read up on local cocktail bars were few and far between, so Social and Cocktail was developed to help cocktail lovers, and those just becoming acquainted with cocktail culture, continue their cocktail adventure.”

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What inspires you?

“I am inspired by the challenge of spreading the joy and excitement of cocktail culture to people all across Scotland, and soon the rest of the UK.”


Do trends influence your work?

“There are certain cocktails which come in and out of fashion.”

“A classic example was the Brazilian World Cup of 2014 – which helped highlight the popularity of Cachaca and the Caipirinha cocktail.”

“Due to increasing demand, we ended up adding the classic Caipirinha to our Premium Events Menu and the Passion Fruit & Chili Caipirinha to our Diamond Events Cocktail Menu.”


What is your greatest achievement?

“From turning a small cocktail blog, created in a bedroom, into the UK`s Number One resource for cocktail recipes and cocktail bar reviews.”

“We are now also the most popular Cocktail Events service in Scotland.”


What do you see the future of your company?

“To continue serving the best cocktails imaginable to customers through our Social and Cocktail Events service, and expand on Wedding Reception provision.”

“We also plan to open an on-line store in 2015, selling branded cocktail kits, shaker, glasses etc”

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Thank you so much to Damien and his team for coming on board. I look forward to collaborating over the next few months.
Pop back a little later for some excellent advice on choosing Champagne Cocktails for your Wedding Reception.

 

To Contact Social & Cocktail

Website: http://www.socialandcocktail.co.uk

Email: events@socialandcocktail.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SocialandCocktail

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sococktail

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sococktail

 

Investigation into Love – A Sherlock Themed Wedding Shoot

Today I am very excited to share this incredible Sherlock themed Wedding shoot, inspired by the great detective himself.

Falling in love is sometimes like detective work, you get to know a person, you find out all their little nuances, you dig deep to really know someone, to make that connection.

Images of this amazing shoot were capture by Lorna Lovecraft Photography.

 

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Lorna tells us all about the idea behind the Sherlock themed Wedding shoot…

 

“The shoot was based around the TV series ‘Sherlock’ (which is a modern interpretation of Sherlock Holmes in case you have never seen it!).”

“Series 3 is on it’s way soon (around xmas I think!)”

“I am Sher-locked. Like, terribly. I have daydreamed about marrying Benedict far too many times (Lorna Cumberbatch has a nice ring to it in my opinion).”

“In November I teamed up with some of the most wonderful creative suppliers to make a styled shoot based around all things Sherlock Holmes.”

“The images below are the result and I literally couldn’t be happier, and its perfect inspiration for a Sherlock themed wedding.”

“Our models for the day were actually a real-live couple and not models at all!”

“I’m sure you’ll agree they did an amazing job and it was so nice to be able to shoot some real love and chemistry, rather than pretend with models.

“I was aiming for images that are quite atmospheric, with lots of candlelight and autumnal colours.”

“Everything about the shoot had a bit of a vintage feel but also quite edgy and elegant too (rather than cute) if that makes sense!”

 

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Thank you so much to Lorna for sharing this amazing Sherlock themed Wedding shoot.

The rich jewel colours create the perfect dark ambience and atmosphere whilst still maintaining an elegant look.

I love styling with a bit of edge, and the collaborative team have really worked together to create something special.

 

Shoot Credits

Photography – Lorna Lovecraft

Hair and Make Up – Helen Guy

Vintage Tea Party Crockery Hire – Table Styling - Tussie Mussie

Chair Covers & Sashes – Unique Chair Covers Yorkshire

Flowers – Vintage Rose Wedding Florist

Dresses: Bridal Oasis 

Suit – Creation Clothing

Millinery – Hey Creative 

Cake – Nice Icing

Stationery – White Petal Design

MrsPandPs Sunday Morning Cuppa Wedding Blog Catch up

Good Morning, and welcome to MrsPandPs Sunday Morning Cuppa Wedding Blog Catch up.

Crazy week at P and P HQ but that is great as it means that there is a whole load of pretty to share with you today.


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To kick off the week I was excited to share the colourful, fun same sex marriage of Gemma and Gemma which was a beautiful reflection of their bubbly, vibrant personalities.

Images of the couples day were captured by Lorna Lovecraft.

 

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On Monday afternoon I was delighted to spotlight on the work of Camilla Carrington whose bridal headwear designs are the epitomy of elegance and a fashion statement in their own right.

Each traditional handcrafted piece is made with love and made in Britain, and amplifies the beauty of each Bride they adorn.

 

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On Tuesday  I was thrilled to share this incredible Woodland inspired Wedding with a Steampunk and  Alice in Wonderland Twist.

Images of the day were capture by Fitzgerald Photographic.

The bride and her family have worked so hard to create an outstanding day with such creative elements.

There are just no words that can express the utter dress envy I have for Gemma’s stunning gown, such a beautiful blue.

The Brides mum has done an amazing job on the fantastic cake too and the woodland/tree theme just flows elegantly throughout their celebration.

 

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On Wednesday morning I was thrilled to share a gorgeous Morecambe Wedding with a Romantica of Devon Dress, bright florals and Lego, and possibly a wee glug of Irn Bru.

Images of the day were captured by Bean Photography.

This big day bursts out in colourful style with such personal and inspiring detailing.

I love the Typical Type huge letters, I love vibrant use of colour, and of course you know I am a huge fan of Lego.

Such a brilliant story and a really well thought out celebration with such consideration taken for the guests while the Wedding day remains first and foremost the essence of the couple.

 

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On Wednesday afternoon  I was thrilled to share the lovely work of AC Photographic and her bespoke, handmade reclaimed wood photo blocks which are great for displaying your Big Day memories in a more unique way.

Angela Collier captures ethereal and atmospheric photography, Moonlight Seascapes, abstract beach and Surf photos amongst other subjects and people.

These images are complimented by the use of reclaimed wood, Driftwood, Sea Groynes and Natural Slate.

Alternatively a clients own image can be mounted on these one of a kind wood photo blocks.

(Image – Fitzgerald Photographic)

 

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Shhhh. I bet you didn’t know this….The Kent Wedding Experience on Sunday 19th October at The Kent Showground Arena is the wedding show to attend this Autumn and since 2006 has offered the bride to be more wedding suppliers in one place than any other show in the UK.

Brides these days want more than just a show, they want the full experience, as being a Bride is one of the biggest and most important events of their lives.

 

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On Thursday morning we were back with our Blogging Bride to focus on the subject of Choosing Live Music for your Big Day.

Previously Sophie has shared her introductory post and also chatted about her search for a Wedding Venue.

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 Journal of a MrsPandP Bride: Stumbling Across Our Live Music

 

On Thursday afternoon I was delighted  to spotlight on the work of Nottingham based The Sweet Stuff who create  delicious custom made celebration cakes, wedding cakes, confections and dessert tables in all of your favourite flavours.

 

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For those that don’t know me I wanted to share a little look behind the woman that is me, and the people that make me what I am….my family.

I feel its important to know the face behind a Brand, what drives them, how they tick.

For me it helps me connect to others as I am a real people person, and I hope it gives you a better insight into my world.

 

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On Friday afternoon I was thrilled to spotlight on the fabulous Pea Green Boat who are purveyors of party paraphernalia for Wondrous Weddings and Events.

Their aim is to bring a modern, creative and fun aesthetic to the world of weddings.

 

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On Saturday I was thrilled to share a beautiful Somerset Wedding with family fun and DIY aspects.

Images of the day were captured by Lee Meek Photography.

A lovely family centric day where the table decoration , cake and favours were  made by the bride which included chilli jam for the men and homemade chocolate for the ladies.

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To round off a pretty full on week I want to say thank you for always supporting me.

I am so thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Wedding Blog Awards through that amazing support and we are in the last few days of Voting.

It would be such an incredible boost to my #BLOG to WIN Best #BridalNewcomer

I would love you to consider casting a Vote for my Blog.

The link to VOTE is: http://weddingandweddingflowers.co.uk/blogaward_vote2014.php

All you have to do is enter your name and email, there is an option to opt out of receiving emails back, and you don’t have to vote in any other category

You also have the chance to win a ticket to the awards at the The Savoy

Thank you for your consideration, and please share this with your family and friends.

Every vote counts!

 

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I hope you savoured your Cuppa, and this round up of the Week on the Wedding Blog Catch Up.

I look forward to sharing many more lazy Sunday Mornings with you.

 

Love MrsPandP   x

A beautiful Somerset Wedding with DIY aspects & family fun

Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful Somerset Wedding  with family fun and DIY aspects.

Images of the day were captured by Lee Meek Photography.



Lee Meek, is a documentary wedding photographer living in Reading, Berkshire with his  fiance Laura.

Having popped the question recently too  he is also planning a wedding and know how daunting  it can be stressful at times, but choosing a photographer shouldn’t be.


He says of his work…


“I began to develop my interest in wedding photography over many years after attending close friends weddings and receiving praise for my coverage as a non-official photographer.”

“I absolutely love weddings, the unpredictability the characters the expressions, no two weddings are the same, which is what I love the most.For me wedding photography should have a natural undirected flow.”

“I prefer to blend in and capture expressions and emotions whilst not being the center of attention.”
“I get my best work when my subjects are oblivious to my presence, I am a story teller not a director.”

“Chris and Louise were married on the 17th June 2014 at the beautiful Holbrook house in Somerset with 100 guests in attendance.”

“It was a super sunny nice day with family at the heart of it and many DIY aspects.”

“The table decoration , Cake and favours were  made by the bride which included chilli jam for the men and homemade chocolate for the ladies.”

“Their flower girl played the Piano to the bride and groom which was a nice moment, and the fun factor was brought to the day through activities which included, Giant Jenga, Tennis and Croquet.”



Thank you so much to Lee for sharing this lovely Somerset Wedding.

Love the wee chilli jam favours and this DIY aspect is a great way to both put your own stamp on the day whilst also being an economical choice.


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