If you haven’t noticed, we like to celebrate around here. Whether it is a cookie cake for a job well done (our guilty pleasure around the studio), the tiniest of flower halos for that new precious babe or a gorgeous tented reception in honor of the new Mr. and Mrs., celebrating the small and large events in our lives brings a revived sense of love, appreciation, happiness and encouragement. With the fourth of July approaching what better way to kickoff the love for our country and appreciation for those who paved our way to independence than great company, good food and sparkling desserts (literally…)?! Raising a Cheerwine to you and yours this week and hoping this fun styled shoot has you longing for beach days, candlelight picnics and fried chicken and waffle sandwiches.
Random fun fact? Recently we have had the privilege to speak to a few garden clubs about design. One thing I love demonstrating is how to use potted flowers/plants in your centerpiece designs. Take a close look ladies and gents…a few of the blooms and foliages you see here can be found at your local home improvement store. Don’t worry we will be teaching you soon too!
Elisabeth and butter knocked these desserts out of the park. From right to left: vanilla raspberry tarts with a shortbread crust, mini blueberry bundt cakes and mini strawberry cakes
Jennie Weller whipped up these delicious and festive eats. Add these to your next dinner menu. Recipes coming soon for y’all but here’s a hint at what to include.
Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich with Roma Tomato, Lettuce, Maple Aioli
Fresh Made Potato Chips made with Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Yukon Golds
Mason Jar Layered Cornbread Salad filled with Cornbread, Cucumber, Tomato, Peppers, Red Onion, Shredded Iceberg Lettuce, Grated Cheddar, Chives, Applewood Smoked Bacon topped with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Grilled Corn topped with Parmesan Butter
Toss in unexpected table elements like this canoe that we used as a signature drink station. Lay a piece of glass over top with a pretty linen and voila!
Opt for a twist on the traditional drink menu by adding the recipe to your catering service staff aprons. Custom aprons are such a simple yet purposeful detail to add to any event and create more of a culinary experience for your guests.
Vendor Lineup and Credits
Concept, Planning and Floral Design: Southern Posies
Catering: Jennie Weller
Desserts: Elisabeth and Butter
Stationary and Apron Design: Antlers and Peonies
Rentals: Brendle Rentals
Venue: The Waters
Plates, Flatware and Glasses: World Market
Stainless Steel Wine Glasses: Pier 1 Imports
Berry Baskets: Amazon
Gingham Apron: Amazon
Bakers Twine: Amazon
Silver Lanterns: HomeGoods
Pillows and Rug: At Home