There is no better or more traditional way to toast a happy couple into the day than with a cork top bottle of bubbly! But our whole hearted love for the concept of the cocktail has seen us make the most of seasonality and fresh grown ingredients,fruits,herbs,flavours and infusions to create a whole new meaning to the possibilities of a drinks bar for your wedding.
Dominic Whiten Photography
Sam Yardley Photography
Make it all about the mixology for the most sophisticated seasonal twist to your spring/summer wedding bringing a fresh concept trend of a ‘mixology’ bar experience to kick of the festivities for your guests that will allow you to put a totally unique touch on the drinks that you serve and really make your mark on the theme of your day. Find out just why we forecast the focus for flavouring your big day with a liquid taste sensation of choices to try that will never leave your guests empty handed!
Sarah Ferrara Photography
Dress up your drink whether it be champagne or prosecco, garnish with seasonal sliced fruits and berries or single springs of fragrant herbs like rosemary,sage and lavender to add a touch of robust
If you’re wanting something both refreshing and unconventionally traditionally for your ‘something blue’ to form from we love the idea of a cooling blueberry syrup and fruit infused mojito to shower your day of celebrations! via (Brit + Co)
His & hers or Mr & Mrs
Dominic Whiten Photography
DIY your own His & Hers cocktails using each of your favourite flavours and ingredients! Break the mould by concocting something totally new for your guests to LOVE,remember your day by and all inspired by both your personalities and tastes! – (I wonder if your guests will be able to guess who created which cocktail!)
The white Wedding
How about something in keeping with the tradition of the special occasion with a ‘white’ St Germain cocktail made with lime, white cranberry juice and vodka! via (style me pretty)
Botanical Exotic theme
Hannah Mcclune Photography
Experiment with tropical fruits! – Grapefruit, guava and Watermelon are all refreshing flavour choices for the perfect exotic summer cocktail either outdoors or on the beach add the fresh pulp and juices to blitzed strawberries as a base with a shot of vodka. Add an earthy or citrus twist with an infusion of basil leaves, lime or ginger.
Enjoy the best of both worlds for your special day! – Whilst a classic glass of champagne is a sure crowd pleaser and tradition, we also love the idea of using champagne as the star of a refreshing and contemporary champagne cocktail where your flavour preferences can be used to create a signature drink for your guests as a reception welcome or to toast the newly weds! Or if you want to make more a fun feature out of this idea get creative with your own DIY Pick and Mix ‘bubbly bar’ where your guests can make their own champagne cocktails form a choice of sparkling wine,bubbly and prosecco, fresh fruit pulps and juices and a choice of infusions or garnishes! Get everybody involved in the art of mixology, make it a fun event for the day and maybe even hold the best cocktail competition to be judged by the Bride & Groom!
For a drink that is both traditional and chic ( and very James Bond!) Serve a sophisticated gin cocktail and garnish with shiny black olives on a cocktail stick if you are sporting an classy black and white theme! Your guests will love the thought you put into it! via (Merriment events)
Katherine Ashdown Photography
Simon Buck Photography
For a more relaxed rustic approach to the term ‘bar’ but with maximum creativity and impact for your wedding reception and festivities, we love the on trend look of filling crates, tin baths and even a small wooden boat with your favourite bottled individual drinks buried in ice for your guests to dip into when they please. Plus this way you can get your family and friends to contribute to make this a fun feature for everybody!
The addition of bright edible petals to colourless cocktails and drinks are a fun and pretty way to liven up your goblets and glasses, where you can accent your themes and wedding palette too if opting for colourless drinks! After all.. we all love a colourful wedding and often subtle hints of your colours carried throughout is a gorgeous understated way to keep cohesion and consistency with your big day look!
Shots with courses
Sarah Ferrara Photography
If a tasting style menu or posh buffet is on the cards for your big day for a variety of taste sensations for your guests to try, with each taster serve a accompanying cocktail shot to help get the celebrations going and add a real element of interest and focus for your guests to participate in, particularly if you are a foodie couple! Your guests will love the fun element of tasting each beautiful miniature masterpiece.
Water and Mocktail Stations
For the non drinkers of the party and/or if you are expecting children at your big day reception, create a non alcoholic water station with homemade lemon or raspberry lemonade, fresh fruity water infusions of your choice and a sweet and refreshing ice tea! -De-light-ful! Make sure you have lots of jam jars and vibrantly coloured straws for a rustic chic way to serve them just as beautifully so everyone can help themselves.
Barrel and festival keg bars
Sarah Legge Photography
For the beer and cider drinkers in the group or to satisfy preference to the classic flute glass drinks, why not feature a fabulous festival-feel keg bar of your favourites real ales, ciders and lagers. Perfect for a summer outdoor wedding!
Boozy milkshake cocktail
For the sweet tooth kind combine the nostalgic childhood love for milkshake (which you can freshly prepare with fruit puree or grated chocolate and serve as it comes to the children present) with a shot of Rum and fresh mint into a chocolate milk, for a fun but slightly more grown up Milkshake cocktail. Alternatively serve these as milkshake shots…made a little stronger!
Fruity Cocktail Float
Similarly to a milkshake cocktail but made even more gluttonous and indulgent with fresh whipped cream and an array of fruity toppings dependent on what you like or your theme,colour etc. These make a delicious and substantial sundae style treat, perfect to compliment a vintage diner themed day!