the coveted details

This blog post is long overdue… it seems like it was just moments ago that we eloped… and it has been a whirlwind since.  Upon our return from Harbour Island, we hosted an “elopement reception” with our family & closest friends.  We put much thought into the small details – following are just a few of the many that made our celebration so special, along with the vendors that brought the vision to fruition.

Our signature drink sign is penned in white ink on heavy chipboard by the very talented Left Handed Calligrapher - and the stand was made by my husband from driftwood found on Plum Island… a barrier beach that we frequent with our dogs {there are now 3!}.  The perfect cake {a prosecco white cake with strawberry buttercream} was created by Hilary of Eat Cake! – a recent {& fierce!} competitor on Cupcake Wars – and is finished with 7 flags {we were married on the 7th day of the month} made from silk seam binding on simple wooden skewers.  Our announcement, reception invite, mailing labels and menu were all conceptualized by  Up Up Creative … there aren’t enough “thank you’s” for Julie – and I adore the vintage stamps furnished by Verde Studio.

We had two fabulous signature drinks – a sparkling “Hibiscus Hill” and a “Dunmore Margarita” – both named for locations on Harbour Island and both were a huge hit.  The Dunmore Margarita was created by my husband as well.  After many adjustments {& taste testings!}, this ginger & honey margarita was perfected and his recipe follows…

Dunmore Margarita

1 1/2 oz. Milagro Reposado tequila
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz. ginger & honey simple syrup

When making the simple syrup on the stovetop, add enough ginger root to give the syrup a real good “zip”…  serve over ice in a rocks glass with the rim finished in a Himalayan pink sea salt… cheers!

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7 thoughts on “the coveted details”

  1. What a great idea! I’m sure it isn’t new, but I love the idea of eloping and then having a nice party with closest friends and family. We are regulars to Crane w/ our 2 GSP’s…so love how you integrated your fav spot without being “in your face” beach themed. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing.

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