The Terra Gallery and Event Venue in San Francisco is beautiful, unique, and spacious… perfect for a wedding! Terra spans 24,000 square feet and has two floors. The first floor has inlaid glass tile serpentine bars, hardwood floors, and would make a lovely reception. The second floor has white gallery walls hung with art as well as 40 ft. floor to ceiling windows. This is a gorgeous venue, and I love how the art on the second floor creates a sophisticated and museum-like atmosphere. As if this venue could get any better, it is also in a prime location! It is located near the SF MOMA and many of the cities top hotels and restaurants. Overall, this is a gorgeous venue that will allow you to be as creative as the art that can be seen on the walls!
It seems to be the norm these days to have a koozie when you go out with friends so your cold beverage doesn’t make your hands moist or even freeze. Same goes for weddings. At a hot outdoor reception I love to see a bartender hands guests a beer already in the koozie. You can hand out koozies through out the reception or you can make them part of the party favor or travel bags for wedding guests. Koozies are easy to design with fun fonts, colors, and witty sayings/mottos that accompany the wedding date and the bride and groom’s names. They are also relatively inexpensive. These festive wedding favors can be used every day and last indefinitely, so every time your friends have a cold one, they can think of the happy couple and the amazing time they had at your wedding.
The Mint Julep is a revered tradition in the South. It is the staple of the Kentucky Derby, but is welcomed by all on a front porch. Much like Iced Tea, every Southern woman should have a Mint Julep concoction in her kitchen. It’s a simple drink with only four ingredients- mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. Easy, huh? My favorite part of a Mint Julep is the frosty cup. Traditionally, Mint Juleps are served in a silver or pewter cup. The southern rule is to hold the cup only at the base and the rim, so the frost will form in the middle! With this trick, I’ve never had a bad Mint Julep. A Mint Julep is the perfect drink for cocktail hour and can transition you into a Southern Reception. Decorating with silver and pewter Mint Julep cups is classic and elegant. Since the Mint Julep cup can range in size, they can be used in many ways to decorate a table- with flowers, candles, and greenery.
Summer in Texas is not just hot- it’s sticky, sweaty, can barely breathe hot. Popsicles? Now those are cold and when you eat one just right, you can feel the chill down your spine! Now mix a Texas summer with a homemade popsicle that tastes exactly like your favorite alcohol drink? I think that sounds like a recipe for success! It’s a unique idea that your guests will love. Serve these during cocktail hour- but make sure to have a few for those guests that might not be 21 yet!
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