Fall’s Favorite Sips – Cooler Weather Cocktails

Fall’s Favorite Sips – Cooler Weather Cocktails

Now that the cooler weather is starting to creep in, it’s impossible not to start thinking of all things apples and pumpkins and spices. Each new season brings new feelings and new flavors… and of course, new cocktail menus! Here are some fun fall flavors incorporated into great party drinks.

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Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule
The traditional Moscow Mule gets quite a makeover here, adding both cranberry and sparkling apple juice to the typical vodka and ginger beer, with a sprinkle of fresh cranberries for garnish.

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Apple Hard Cider Sangria
Sliced apples, oranges, and peaches meet fresh raspberries, apple juice, orange juice, brandy, AND hard apple cider in this complex and delicious fall take on the popular summer wine cocktail.

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Cranberry Margaritas
Simple and uncomplicated, this drink combines cranberry juice, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur for a delicious and fall-inspired margarita!

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Pear Mimosas
As simple as it gets – and just as delicious! A great pick for brunch, pear nectar takes the places of orange juice, with fresh pear slices for garnish. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, this is a good pick!

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Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
For those extra chilly nights, a maple bourbon old fashioned is just the thing. The usual sugar gets replaced with maple syrup, then follows the traditional recipe with water, bitters, orange peel, and bourbon. Add a maraschino cherry for garnish!

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Pumpkin Keg
If you’re looking for a fun fall DIY, this is a great crowd pleaser, and a super fun way to serve your favorite beer, cider, or other party drinks.

What’s your favorite fall libation?

8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

If you ask us, fall tables can be some of the prettiest. The palette of earthy, saturated colors emotes so much feeling, and there are endless options for how to mix and match fall decor to find something just right. Here are a few of our favorite tables for fall inspiration this season!

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This table is reminiscent of the harvest. The leaf theme continues throughout, and there is a lovely mixture of colors and textures, greenery and fall hues.

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This setting is minimalist. The settings are bare bones, but in a pleasant, pretty way, allowing for any food set to take center stage.

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The pinecones here, and varying shades of browns, make this setting feel earthy, but with a refined elegance.

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This table just makes us want to cuddle up in a blanket and get cozy. Using the checkered throw as a table dressing is creative, and sets such a pleasant mood.

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These colors here are saturatedand so emblematic of fall. Warm, rich tones make for such a lovely, cheerful table!

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While soft and muted, this predominantly white setting is classy, and classic. The farmhouse table is a lovely backdrop, and leaves a lot of room for extra decorations and last minute inspiration.

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Cheery and bright, this setting is a totally different take on fall, pulling in big, bold colors from the late summer months and carrying them into the cooler weather.

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Rosemary, oh my! This setting is positively herbaceous. While using garlands of rosemary might be a bit untraditional, it creates a stunning effect, and we bet it smells pretty amazing, too!

What’s your favorite way to dress up a fall table?

Event Recap: Carolyn & Lucas’ Wedding

Event Recap: Carolyn & Lucas’ Wedding

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We love the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation! We’ve planned many events there and each one has been completely unique and lots of fun. The museum itself has so much to see, but we are really in love with the Jackson Room upstairs, which was used for the ceremony and reception during Carolyn and Lucas’ wedding on October 7.

We had a great team of vendors for this one and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. We rented gorgeous Antique Napa Chairs from PEAK, which fit the rustic vibe of the room perfectly. The bistro lights from DesignLight created a wonderful atmosphere as they hung from the ceiling and also behind the Chuppah. It truly felt magical!

Carolyn and Lucas’ friends officiated the wedding, which made for a lovely, personal ceremony. The guests then headed into the museum for cocktail hour. During this short timeframe, the amazing staff of Capers Catering flipped the room, and what a transformation!

Carolyn and Lucas both love traveling, exploring new places and learning fun facts about each destination. That coupled with the fact that they had guests who came from all over the world to celebrate their big day, it only seemed fitting to have a travel-themed wedding!

As event planners, we adore the little details and this wedding had some great ones, such as the luggage tag escort cards and table name cards, designed and printed by Print House and travel-themed favors, which included treats from Vermont and Brazil, where Carolyn and Lucas are from, respectively.

Carolyn and Lucas really wanted to make sure their guests had a great time; playing a mix of Latin music and top 40’s, Signature Band definitely helped them to achieve this goal. It was such an honor to be a part of this sweet couple’s wedding day and we can’t wait to see the professional shots from the amazing Leah LaRiccia.

Event Recap: Tina & Eric’s Wedding

Event Recap: Tina & Eric’s Wedding

Tina and Eric said “I do” on July 7th at St. Ann’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

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How adorable are the flower girl and ring bearer??

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Following their ceremony, the reception were held at the Atlantic Resort Newport in Newport, RI. And what a gorgeous venue! With floor to ceiling windows, there is a clear view of the ocean from just about any point in the room.

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During cocktail hour, which took place in the Atlantic Pavilion room downstairs, guests indulged in delicious apps, marveled at the view and enjoyed music by electric accordion player, Cory Pesaturo.

The reception was held just upstairs in an even more stunning room. Gorgeous crystals and stars hung from the ceiling directly over the dance floor and twinkled just right as the light hit, creating the elegant, magical atmosphere Tina and Eric were going for.

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As guests entered the hall, a round table of champagne flutes with scrolls draped over them provided guests with their table assignment, drink for toasts, and a party favor (a great idea to cover all aspects!).

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Guest tables were decorated with stunning floral arrangements draped with crystals, provided by Golden Gate Studios, and votive candles. To add a personal touch, the couple framed photos of them at the age that corresponded with each table number.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

The wedding party had a blast dancing their way into the reception, setting the tone for the rest of the night. DJ Jeremy from The Dance Floor DJs did a great job of keeping everyone dancing all night long.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Tina and Eric’s big day was elegant, fun, sophisticated, gorgeous and so much more!  From the venue, to the food, to the décor, everything was breathtaking and we were honored to be a part of such a beautiful day for a truly beautiful couple.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

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