American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

American Gothic: Formal Dining’s Hottest Trend

Guest Writer: Bethany Melvin The ridiculously talented photographer behind Bethany Melvin Photography gives us insight into an up-and-coming design trend. Visit her site here! This styled shoot features all things non-traditional. Our goal was to do everything opposite of tradition. A winter wedding, a tattooed bride in a black dress, a groom without a formal suit and the unassuming beauty of unkept farm structures aren’t typically the first things you think of as a dream wedding, but there is so much beauty in the unfamiliar.  Alyssa from Walker Her Down The Aisle put the table together for this shoot. We …

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Amaretto Finger Cookies

AMARETTO FINGER COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 tablespoons of Amaretto 1/2 cup of raw almonds 1 egg yolk 1 cup of flour 1/3 cup of granulated sugar 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a stand mixer, combine the sugar, butter, amaretto, and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour and baking powder to the stand mixer. Change your mixer attachment to a dough hook and mix until a ball of dough has formed. Roll out the dough on parchment paper …

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Smokin’ Gomez Cocktail

Let’s face it, Halloween themed weddings are the best!  Okay, I’ll admit that I may be a tad bit biased since All Hallows Eve just happens to be my favorite holiday and I myself got married during the spooky time of year.  Regardless, I hold fast to my statement and maintain that you really can’t get any cooler than a Halloween wedding!  So, you can imagine my delight (and audible squeal!) when I received today’s post.  Designed by the sickeningly talented Two Prince Bakery (a frosted favorite!), this is an engagement party to rival all others!  And I just couldn’t …