Thursday, December 31, 2009

We have a theme, possibly a date, but not a proposal?!

As many of you know, I am an event designer. Well, M is my toughest client EVER!! I have pitched idea after idea of cost-saving, fun weddings and each time I have been met with NO. NAH, UGH, YOU WANT TO WHAT?! I feel like we're playing Mortal Kombat and I'm like GET OVER HERE all Scorpion style on his butt!

While finally I got it!! I am the winner!!

We will have a very elegant weekDAY morning soiree. It will probably be at a historic venue in town (a savings of around $1000-1500)...

We will have sophisticated brunch cocktails like the indulgent bellini, the yummy mimosa, the elegant champagne punch, the spicy bloody mary, and the masculine screwdriver... Very sexy, very swanky, very budget friendly... We will also have the traditional juices, coffee, and lattes...

2 oz peach juice or peach puree
4 oz Champagne
peach slices for garnish (optional)

1. Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
2. Slowly top with the Champagne.
3. Garnish with peach slices and serve.


1/2 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
3 1/2 oz chilled Champagne
orange slice for garnish


1. Pour triple sec, then orange juice into a champagne flute.
2. Top with champagne.
3. Garnish with orange slice.


12 oz frozen fruit punch, partially thawed
10 oz frozen strawberries
2/3 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
24 oz ginger ale
1 qt Champagne
3 cups water

1. Place a frozen ice ring in a punch bowl.
2. Add the fruit punch, water, strawberries, and juices.
3. Stir well.
4. Add ginger ale and Champagne, then stir again.

Bloody Mary

1.5 oz vodka
1/2 c tomato juice
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce
celery stick for garnish
lemon wedge for garnish

1. Add dashes of Worchestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper into highball glass.
2. Pour vodka, tomato sauce, and lemon juice into the highball with ice cubes.
3. Stir gently.
4. Garnish with Celery Salt and lemon wedge (optional).

Screw Driver

2 oz vodka
5 oz orange juice

1. Pour all ingredients directly into highball glass filled with ice.
2. Stir gently.
3. Garnish with orange slice.

All recipes garnered from Real Simple (

So would you attend a wedding during a weekday if given enough notice?