Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Cocktail hour can be so much more than serving signature drinks. And, it gives you the chance to sneak away for some portraits with your new partner as guests mix and mingle in style.
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Megan White

A custom whiskey or bourbon barrel can serve many purposes (along with being a very cool vessel for your favorite old fashioned ingredient!). Blend your favorite labels for a modern take on a unity ceremony, let your guests sign the barrel in lieu of a guestbook, or just add a touch of floral and showcase it as a décor piece. @_noahsharon_, @eleganceandivory

Stephanie Koppa

Grab a few freshly manicured friends and some of those pretty little signature drinks to help you create a unique portrait. @stephaniekoppa, @lakeside.bride, @bridal.bellas, @luxe_lg

Autumn Silva Photography

Champagne towers are always a hit, but be sure to have plenty of champagne on hand as these take quite a bit of bubbly for the full effect! @autumnsilvaphotography, @reneebreannedesign

Christy Tyler Photography

Can’t bring your pup to the party? Don’t worry, they can be there in spirit—and in illustration on cute cocktail napkins. @christytylerphotography, @midwesternbride, @designsbyserena1


Pink Spruce Photography

Champagne walls are proving to be a trend with lasting power. Backed by greenery, as shown here, is a timeless route, but the customizations are limitless. Still searching for your perfect seating chart presentation? Perch dainty slips of paper with calligraphed names on the rims, and voilà, this doubles as your seating chart! @pinksprucephotography, @resource.vintage.rental

Emily Barbara Photography

Options for clever dessert and cocktail carts abound, but it doesn’t get much cuter than a sweet little mint green Vespa converted into a bar! @emilybarbaraphotography, @thebitsybar, @bird_and_bumble, @relicsrentals