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Cocktail Celebration – Pimms Cup

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Pimms Cup

Makes 8 drinks (serving size: 1 drink)
Ingredients

* 2 oranges, cut into half-moons
* 2 lemons, cut into half-moons
* 1 Persian cucumber (see Notes) or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced
* 2 cups Pimm’s No. 1 (see Notes)
* 4 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
* 6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves

Preparation

Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. Pour in the Pimm’s and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into drink. Divide drink among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.

Photo bought from istockphoto, recipe from My Recipes

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Photo from Etsy store Risen, cucumber sandwiches from Martha Stewart Weddings, outdoor reception photo from Brides, croquet photo from Jose Villa, Pimms Cup bought from Istockphoto, strawberries and cream from Martha Stewart Weddings, Invitation from Ceci NY, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, Bunting photo from Zig Zag Cotton Bunting, Just Married photo from Brides

Pimms No. 1 Cup is a delectable English cocktail particularly suited to warm summer days and afternoon weddings. Based on gin, with dry ginger ale, lemonade, and apple, lemon, orange and cucumber sticks garnished with mint this cocktail conjures up long balmy afternoons, cotton or muslin summer dresses, summer hats and the genteel game of croquet on a wide green lawn. Lots of white chairs arranged casually in groups around the garden, the sound of water falling in a fountain, hydrangeas, roses, peonies arranged in casual billowing posies. Large shady English trees, with tables underneath, with floral sprigged cloths and delicate china, dainty teacups, creamers and teapots, silver spoons, beautiful serving dishes.

Of course a variety of elegant foods such as petit fours, cucumber sandwiches, delicate sponge cakes, berries and cream, strawberries dipped in chocolate, scones, lemon curd filled tarts, and English trifle would be served to further heighten the ‘English tea’ feel. A variety of beautiful teas and coffees would be offered, along with fruit punch in an elegant glass bowl, and of course who could forget the pink sparkling wine or champagne!

For fun, you could serve a variety of Pimms recipes such as the ‘Wimbledon Cup’ from Drinks Mixer which consists of Pimms gin, more gin, strawberry syrup, mandarin juice and double cream. Serve fat flavourful strawberries and cream with this cocktail – if you close your eyes you could well believe that you are in England at Wimbledon! Other Pimms (numbers 2 through to 6) are based on other spirits such as Scotch and vodka and you could offer the makings of the cocktails suited to these.

Your dress could feature hail spot muslin, your bridesmaids could wear dresses of a vintage feel floral cotton with wide skirts, coloured shoes and satin bowed waists. Your groom could be in a dark suit to add to the elegant feel, or in a light summer linen number for comfort.
Enjoy the return of restraint and elegance!

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Rock Your Frock With Henry Roth – The Entrants!

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(Apologies to those that saw this yesterday!) It’s time for YOU, my lovely Polka Dot Bride readers to vote for your favourite board. The three boards with the most votes will be given to Henry Roth who will decide the winner! Voting closes 15th of May 2009 at 6pm Australian EST.

The board order was selected randomly and you can view the full set of Rock Your Frock inspiration boards here. Each board is listed in this entry (and linked to a larger version on Flickr) and the poll for your votes is at the bottom of this entry. The number of the entry is noted above the board.

Last year there was campaigning, there were begs for votes from family and friends and this year I expect no less! So have fun and start voting!

**UPDATE** In order for your vote to be cast you do not have to leave a comment, just click the corresponding circle next to the entry name you are voting for, scroll down and click the vote button. You will not see the results, these are kept hidden!

Polka Dot Bride has accepted these entries in good faith and will not take any responsibility whatsoever for copyright issues.

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Sommer and Justin – The Celebration

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I’m back with the final post on today’s wedding of Sommer and Justin captured by Brett & Julie Birdsong of Birdsong Photography! Earlier in the wedding, Sommer and Justin had a first look and took some gorgeous photos around the grounds of  Dresser Mansion. As the sun set, the couple made their vows.

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The couple played their favourite song while lighting a unity candle. The pastor held a special place on the couple’s hearts – being Justin’s uncle!

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After the ceremony, guests celebrated with hors d’oeuvres and drinks while the sit down reception was set up.

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The beautiful wedding cake, on which was written “I Trust” was created by Ludger’s Cakes

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The couple hired Aroma Divina to set up a specialty coffee bar at the reception. The meal was catered by Mershon Catering who also looked after the flowers and decorations.

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The couple were sent off by their guests with a path full of sparklers!

Thank you to Sommer and Justin for allowing Polka Dot Bride to share your beautiful wedding day! Thank you also to Birdsong Photography for sharing your photos and stories with Polka Dot Bride!

All photos courtesy of Birdsong Photography

Sommer & Justin – The Photos

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Welcome to part two of Sommer and Justin’s Tulsa wedding!

After getting ready in Dresser Mansion and having their first look, the couple took advantage of the beautiful backdrops the mansion provided and took some happy snaps with Birdsong Photography. Meanwhile, guests gathered for a welcome party.

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A quick bustle before heading outside (love the way Justin is looking at Sommer in this photo.)

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Check back soon for the beautiful candlelit ceremony and reception!

Photos courtesy of Birdsong Photography

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