Who doesn’t like a refreshing ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day? Indulge your guests with mini or full sized treats to help them cool off during the cocktail hour or as part of the dessert course. Be sure to offer sorbets for those less tolerant of the dairy treat and match the flavors you love to the colors of your special day. We know no one will leave disappointed.
(Photo courtesy Belle the Magazine)
Like a strapless dress, but feel too exposed? Choosing an illusion neckline can keep you comfortable and demurely sexy on your big day. We love the dresses made by Pure Magnolia Couture. This charmer we found on their etsy store is custom made to fit your body and makes the perfect statement for a brunch or day-time event. The price tag simply can’t be beat for custom work and the result is simply gorgeous.
(Photo Copywright Peter Holst and Courtesy: PureMagnolia’s etsy store)
Your invitations and the paper goods that will help your guests at every stage, can single-handedly set the tone for your event and link all the elements together from bachelorette parties and save the dates through programs and table numbers. A lot of work and talent can go into these little details so, if you can, hook up with a local designer through referrals or online through etsy. VKH just adores the designs by BeaconLane designer Jessica. Beacon Lane’s gorgeous work covers the uber romantic aesthetic all the way to the super clean and modern. Check her work out for yourself – we know you’ll agree her art could really make your day special.
(Photo courtesy: BeaconLane’s etsy store)
Now now now, before you get all up in arms about how we didn’t “Adore” Alabama or Hawaii or (insert home state here) in our previous posts, just remember: VKH calls Chicago home. We are partial and we are proud. Keep in mind our fair state as a possible destination for your wedding – it might not be conventional to host a destination wedding in the Midwest, but we can’t think of a lovelier area. From Lincoln’s Presidential Library in the capital, Springfield, to The Bean in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Illinois offers beauty and charm like no other. While you’re here, say Hi to the people that you meet. You might just be blown away by that famous Midwestern friendliness.
(A summery set up in the Lincoln Museum and Presidential Library in Springfield. Photo courtesy: Wedwire.com)
(A couple poses in from of The Bean on Chicago’s Lakefront Millennium Park. Photo courtesy: Kevin Weinstein and One Wed)
Iced Tea Bars
With the recently departed warm days of spring (where did you go?!) comes a longing for all things summer, so we’ll cap today’s Adores post with something else that hints at warmer says – Iced Tea Bars. We like to think VKH started this trend (let us live with our delusions, okay?) when we offered a selection of herb and fruit infused iced teas for our first “parent” shower event. Host and guests alike enjoyed trying the different tastes and subtleties of infused teas. For a traditional flair toss some raspberries and mint (organic, if you please) in a typical sun tea or, for a different take, spike your regular brew with lavender or thyme. Show it off in a glass beverage dispenser and serve in vintage tea cups or juice glasses purchased hodge-podge at a local thrift store.
(Photo Courtesy:VKH Events.com – look in Portfolio, Special Eventsfor the fill “parent” shower)