Sunday, August 26, 2012
I am so honored to be apart of Rosie & Michael's special day! Rosie will be such a beautiful Bride and I was so honored when she and Michael asked me (and my family!) to be apart of their wedding. When Rosie's bridesmaids and myself started thinking about what kind of shower we wanted to throw for Rosie, the main thing she wanted was something FUN! We of course wanted to keep it a classy affair but why not turn a wine tasting into a bridal shower, or a bridal shower into a wine tasting. It all depends on how you look at it!
For a couple of months now, I've been having all of my friends save me their wine bottles. A special thanks to everyone who brought me the 22 bottles I collected, Amanda, April, Chrystal, Kelly... everyone! They made for such great decorations and vases. For the pretty wine bottles, I left the original label on but for the unattractive labels, I made a custom label (super easy!) and added a special touch to the decorations.
I even made small custom labels for mini wine bottles to give as favors!
I used clothespins (cause what wife doesn't do laundry? Oh, that would be me, haa) to hang pictures of her and the groom and made poms in all the colors of the wine palette.
I had a lot of fun making wine glasses for each guest to use and take home. For my first time using chalkboard spray paint, it was so easy and turned out so cute! My bestie Jenn helped me glass etch an "R" on all the glasses and then we used paint pens to make it stand out. I think they were a big hit.
I made my favorite Jalapeno Popper dip, so just in case you were one of the 20 party guests asking me for the recipe, here it is! It is definitely my new favorite party dip, and so easy.
I also improvised and made up a new wine spritzer recipe! I used Strawberry Daquiri frozen concentrate, a bottle of moscato and some sprite with frozen tropical fruit. Yummmmmmmy! I was looking for a Raspberry Lemonade frozen concentrate and could never find it so I made something up and everyone loved it, whew.
Check out my Pinterest board, I dyed the lemon slices and they turned out super cute in the wine spritzer punch and the pink lemonade! A pinterest success!
Rosie is going to such a beautiful Bride! I can't wait for your big day!!