Sunday, 21 July 2013

Mighty fine mocktail

Seriously, this heat is killing me. So I decided to have a look at a few mocktail options in case you wanted to keep your guests from kieling over at your wedding reception, bbq, afternoon tea or gathering.

All the cool kids are using jam jars these days as drinking out of a glass it seems is too 2012. So I decided to have a go at making an apple and elderflower mojito. It's divinely refreshing, especially in this weather.

Here's how to make it...

Mix 35ml apple juice, 25ml elderflower cordial, 2 tsp brown sugar, juice of 1/2 lime, some mint and a heap of crushed ice. Shake, pour into a glass and top up with soda. Garnish with mint/apple/both.

My preference would be to serve in a vintage champagne saucer, but there again, I would say that!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Lovely vintage barn in Surrey

I had the absolute pleasure of attending a wedding reception at Newdigate barn a few weeks ago.

Not only is it set in picturesque surroundings with a lake and as much greenery as the eye can see, the venue lends itself really well to a vintage theme.

The barn is quite small, but the venue can also errect marquees adjacent to the building to accomodate more guests if need be. There are rustic barns within the grounds perfect for some posing in front of too if you are after a vintage look in your photos!

I couldn't help but sit at the wedding breakfast and dream of how my vintage bunting and props would look though!