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A Signature Wedding Cocktail Recipe and a Grey and Yellow Handmade Wedding Inspiration Board

One of the hot trends for weddings is to serve your guests signature wedding drinks. These could be your favorites as a couple, drinks that match your wedding theme and/or colors {like the inspiration board below}, or even drinks each of you like {offered as his and hers}. Today I have a lemon yellow cocktail recipe to share with you along with the perfectly coordinated wedding inspiration board featuring all handmade items.

Courvoisier Sidecar

2 parts Courvoisier® VSOP cognac
1/2 part lemon juice

1/5 part sugar syrup
1/2 orange liqueur

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Handmade Wedding Shopping Resources:
grey vintage inspired dress by Fleet Collection | love birds wedding cake topper by A Sweet Reverie | yellow and silver grey beaded necklace by Kim Smith Jewelry Designs | grey and yellow brooch bouquet by Sol Bijou | grey and yellow flower scrolls wedding invitation by Creative by Me Invites | yellow leaf garland by Penny Line | flower girl dress from Juju's Tutus, photo by Diana Elizabeth Photography | personalized Cosmetic Bag by Sandra Smith Handmade | yellow heart fabric bunting by Atomic Ant Design
soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy | as seen on

soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy | as seen on

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy | as seen on

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy | as seen on

An Elegant Pink and Grey Wedding in Upstate New York from Mary Dougherty Photography
A Real Wedding by Mary Dougherty Photography

Carli and Dan crafted a wedding day that was simply an extension of themselves and filled the event with thoughtful touches and a unique timeline that allowed guests to enjoy the evening at their leisure. The color palette of pinks, white and grey was simple and perfectly elegant for their summer wedding.

The bride and her bridesmaids got ready at her parent's home in Auburn, New York while the groom and his groomsmen were in a nearby lake house. Don't you just love the bride's one shoulder Lazarro wedding dress? Cali's bridesmaids wore a variety of styles of Watters dresses in grey that suited their taste and personality.

For the reception, several dinner stations were set up for guests to visit and enjoy at any point in the evening. In between the eating, guests could stop and talk or hit the dance floor for as long as they liked. The table numbers for each guest was placed on bottles of raspberry lemonade which the guests picked up upon arrival and could be enjoyed immediately.

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Mary Dougherty Photography
Venue: Emerson Park Pavilion
Hair Stylist: Sara Leilani Scollan
Black and Grey Wedding Cakes - dramatic yet oh so elegant

Before I get into today's first post I have to share something with you. I am beyond excited about it as it required some programming in the backend and I was able to get it working all on my own. Ready??? You can now easily pin any of the blog images you see with one click - if you mouse over any image, you will see a Pinterest "P" pop up in the lower right corner - simply click that and you are on your way to pinning away anything you wish. LOVE IT!!!!

Now, onto today's first post which features some pretty darn amazing black and grey wedding cakes. This color combo has been popping up in my pinterest feed for the past couple of weeks now, so I had to share them with you. Which ones are your favorites? Would you serve a cake like this at your wedding? I love how some of the darker ones can be super dramatic - yet they are each so elegant. The only downside is that I've heard black is one of the frosting colors that is a bit "stain like" on lips and teeth. I've never had a cake like this, so I can't say for certain other than that I wouldn't mind giving them a taste test. You can see many more wedding cakes here.

black and grey wedding cakes
Inspiration Board Flashback : Pink and Grey Winter Wedding

Today we head back to one of my favorite inspiration boards for the winter months that I created earlier this year. Today I have a few new ideas that I've come across that are perfect additions to this pink and grey winter wedding. You can see all of my pink and grey wedding inspiration on pinterest. From original post:

This inspiration board features lots of handmade items in one of my favorite color palettes - pink and grey. For this wedding I envisioned warm textures including yarn and even nice cozy leg warmers in coordinating colors for the bridesmaids. And, for dessert... why not have one cake that is the focal point like this one with the bunting and then have other homemade cakes surrounding it? What is your favorite element in the board?

original inspiration board post is here with image credits and shopping links

pink sequin pillow from Joss and Main

pink and grey clutch from Fallen Sparrow

pink pointsettias with grey scarf from A Rosy Note

Pink and Grey Wedding in Canada with streamers and custom stationery

Today's wedding comes to us from the lovely Madeline's Weddings and Events in Canada and features the gorgeous pink and grey wedding of Tracy and Russell. Madeline's took care of all the décor, stationery, their signature candle treatment, and even the fabulous candy buffet. The reception featured beautiful charcoal pintuck linens with rose pink runners on the tables and candy buffet.

Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planning and Design: Madeline's Weddings & Events 
Photographer: Lucky Girl Photography 
Videographer: McNeill Media Videography 
Ceremony: Manitoba Museum
Reception: Four Points Winnipeg South