Sunday, 30 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Ingredients (serves 1)
80ml (1/3 cup) pouring cream
2 tsp chocolate-flavoured topping
1/4 tsp icing sugar mixture
3-4 large ice cubes
1 tbs pouring cream, extra
Ground nutmeg, to serve
Chocolate cream wafers, to serve
Place the cream in a bowl. Use a balloon whisk to whisk until soft peaks form. Place port, egg, topping, sugar, ice and extra cream in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined. Strain into a 250ml (1-cup) capacity serving glass. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve with wafers.
Ingredients (serves 2)
160ml (2/3 cup) thin cream
80ml (1/3 cup) amaretto liqueur
80ml (1/3 cup) Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur
2 tbs Tia Maria coffee liqueur
1 cup crushed ice
2 tbs chocolate topping
Place the cream, amaretto, Baileys, Tia Maria and ice in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly among serving glasses.
Place the chocolate topping in a small plastic bag. Cut a small hole in 1 corner of the bag and drizzle the top of each drink with chocolate in a zigzag pattern. Drag a toothpick vertically through the zigzag pattern to create a slightly marbled effect. Serve immediately.
500g peeled watermelon, chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) Golden Circle pineapple juice
125ml (1/2 cup) white rum
60ml (1/4 cup) triple sec liqueur
1 tsp grenadine
Crushed ice, to serve
Place the watermelon, pineapple juice, rum, liqueur and grenadine in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth.
Divide the ice among serving glasses. Pour over watermelon mixture to serve.
Notes & tips
Note: Make this recipe just before serving.
Tip: To make this drink suitable for designated drivers, omit alcohol and increase the pineapple juice to 1 cup.
(Image Credits: From top to bottom; The Knot; In Style Weddings; Malabar Fabric; The Knot; Beth Helmstetter; Table Jewels)
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Brave Buttonhole No.1
(Above) In keeping with a seaside theme (complete with lobster motif) the groom from this wedding used a piece of rope to tie into a quirky boutonniere.
Brave Buttonhole No.2
Fresh and heavenly scented freesias provide the perfect touch for this grooms attire at a modern summer wedding. If you like this look and are trying to persuade your fiance to go for it then try to remember it will be sitting near his nose for the whole day so let him pick a flower he likes the scent of!
Brave Buttonhole No.3
Vibrantly colourful, and in array of hues, hydrangeas make nice full and showy buttonholes.
Brave Buttonhole No.4
A simple white orchid creates a statement with its bold shape. Seen here with twistings of bramble vine up the stem for an unusual detail.
Brave Buttonhole No.5
A structural creation of a single calla lily with three green orchids at the base is modern and bright. The twisted stem creates a quirky look.
(Image Credits; All The Knot.)
(Image Credits: Top to Bottom; The Knot x 2; Project Wedding x 2)
Monday, 24 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
(Image Credits: All Elizabeth Anne Designs).
(Image Credits: All Invites and Things)
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
The picture below is actually a buttonhole created from two young peony buds.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Completely different, a photo booth is an excellent idea. Guests can have a lot of fun taking their own photos and then placing them in the guest book along with their messages. Much more elegant and fun than having someone take polaroids (and you don't need to find someone for the task!).
Inspired Idea No.4