Today we feature a Southern-style event that has all the fixings! Comfort food and bourbon cocktail recipes little the festivities, ensuring a good ol’ time in the Carolinas. Photographer Amber Robinson gives us the Kentucky Lemonade Bourbon Cocktail and offers insight into the importance of celebrating with food & drinks in the South:
Good friends, good food, cocktails, yard games, and Lily Pulitzer are the staples to any true Southern affair, and if you find yourself at a party with these elements present, there’s a strong likelihood that you are celebrating in the Carolinas.
The food at any event should be memorable, fun and delicious! This Southern comfort menu was the perfect example of elevated traditional fare. The menu items that we selected for the shoot were stylized takes on southern classics, like our pimento cheese crostini bites, chicken and waffle sliders with chipotle infused maple syrup, and banana pudding trifles.
One of the largest complaints we always hear from our couples is that they don’t have the opportunity to sit down and eat, because they’re socializing the entire time. Because of this, we wanted to take some of our favorite menu items and use them in a more party-friendly way.
The menu favorite was definitely the Kentucky Lemonade Bourbon Cocktail, because it was both refreshing and enjoyed by both the men and women. Being that my husband is from Kentucky, when we were planning our wedding, this was a staple at our wedding parties, and it proved to be a hit all around!
So are you down for a Southern-style shindig? Let us know what your favorite detail of this event was in the comment section! Also make sure to follow us on Instagram to get our latest news, sneak peeks, and exclusive recipe cards. As an extra incentive, we’re giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card to our most engaging Instagram followers! Enter below:
Jewelry: Kay Jewlers//Favors and Gifts: Shelby Dillon Studio//Event Venue: The Palo Alto Plantation//Dress Designer: Lily Pulitzer//Apparel: The Fancy Pigeon//Equipment Rentals: Advantage Rentals//Calligrapher: Raleigh Calligraphy & Design//Apparel: Julep Tie Company//Makeup Artist: Katy Lynn Beauty//Event Planner: Magnolia Grove Weddings and events//Photographer: Images by Amber Robinson//
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