Royal Wedding Inspiration

Countdown: 4 days until the Royal Wedding of 2018!

 

Not every bride can get married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, but we have some Churches that will be a close second! Check out our blog: 9 Churches We've Worked At and Loved!

The ring: Prince William created a one-of-a-kind ring for his fiancee by combining diamonds from his mother, Diana, and using a 3-carat cushion-cut diamond from Botswana with British jewelers, Cleave & Co. Top that, guys! 

Wanna be just like the royal couple? Arrive at your ceremony and reception in a carriage!


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What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding than to enjoy some British themed drinks!

Shari Mesulam, from The Mesulam Group has shared fantastic cocktail ideas and trends with us and here they are:

The GREAT Britain campaign which showcases the best that the UK has to offer has partnered with The Martini Club (Toronto, Canada) to create wonderful cocktails utilizing a variety of British gins. These drinks are perfect to toast a wedding couple on their special day!

 

THE WINDSOR KNOT

·         1 ½ oz Bloom gin

·         ½ oz orange liqueur

·         1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

·         2 oz white cranberry juice

·         3 cucumber slices

·         3 oz club soda

·         Cucumber slice, for garnish

Fill a wine goblet with ice. Add gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry juice and cucumber slices. Stir to mix. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Photos of The Windsor Knot can be found by clicking here.

 

WEDDING BELLE

·         1 ½ oz Portobello Road gin

·         ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

·         1 oz Whittard golden chamomile tea syrup (see recipe below)

·         2 to 3 oz Fever-Tree tonic water

·         Mint sprig or 2 tsp silver dragees (edible cake decorating balls), for garnish

To a stemless wine glass filled with ice, add gin, lemon juice, chamomile tea syrup and tonic. Stir gently to mix. Garnish with a mint sprig or gently add dragees.

 

Chamomile Tea Syrup

Add 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar and 4 chamomile tea bags to a resealable, heatproof container. Pour in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water. Stir until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool, remove tea bags. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 cup for 8 servings.

 

A photo of the Wedding Belle can be found by clicking here.

 

G & TEA

·         1 ½ oz Sipsmith gin

·         1 tbsp Tiptree orange marmalade

·         1 oz Whittard Earl Grey tea, chilled

·         Dash orange bitters

·         Orange twist, for garnish

 

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, orange marmalade, chilled Earl Grey tea and bitters. Shake and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add more ice and garnish with orange twist.

A photo of the G & Tea can be found by clicking here.

 

All three recipes were developed and created by The Martini Club located in Toronto, Canada and all images should be credited toLCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario).

 

If you would like to see an image of all three cocktails in one photo please click here.

 

For a traditional wedding toast we highly recommend using an English Sparkling Wine. Favorites include, GusbourneChapel Down,Ridgeview and Hush Heath.

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