LIQS Cocktail Shots: Fabulously Fun

Tis the season for holiday parties! You’ll find your usual cheers worthy beverages – including champagne, wine, winter brews and an array of festive concoctions – which are all perfect for a holiday occasion. However, there is something new on the scene! Just a few nights ago, I attended my first holiday party of the season and was excited to see a new colorful addition to the bar’s usual lineup. Guests were offered LIQS Cocktail Shots. These fun and fabulously flavored, perfectly packaged cocktail shots are delicious and had everyone wanting more.  I couldn’t help but think how fun these cocktail shots would be for wedding related occasions and gifts.

Bachelorette/Bachelor Party
We’ve all made Jello shots – tried to find the right container size, the right cooler to transport them – let’s face it: they can be a pain. LIQS Cocktail Shots are package perfectly for easy travel and their flavor choices are ones everyone will love.

Wedding Party Gifts
Most couples purchase personalized tote/duffle bags for their bridesmaid/groomsmen which means you’re going to need something to fill up those bags. Whether it’s a bottle or wine or their favorite bottle of bourbon add some colorful cocktail shots as an unexpected colorful party surprise.

Wedding Welcome Bags
Add 1 or 2 shots to your welcome bags along with a salty snack. Your guests will kick start your wedding weekend with a deliciously flavored cocktail shot that will have everyone ready to party and celebrate the newlyweds!

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LIQS Cocktail Shots come in a variety of four all-natural flavors: Which one do you think was my favorite?

Tequila Cinnamon Orange
Made with 99% agave tequila infused with a blend of subtle cinnamon and fresh orange to produce an irresistible balance of spicy and sweet (55 proof; 120 calories).

Vodka Cucumber Lime
A six-time distilled vodka shot with the cooling nature of cucumber combined with the citrus of lime (45 proof; 90 calories)

Vodka Kamikaze
An improvement on this nightlife staple with six-times distilled vodka infused with the finest citrus and a hint of natural vanilla (45 proof; 100 calories)

Vodka Lychee Grapefruit
A perfectly pink mix of six-times distilled vodka balanced with the citrus of grapefruit and the sweetness of lychee to create a fruit-forward option that is not cloying (45 proof; 90 calories).

Get to know them:
LIQS Cocktail Shot, the world’s first premium ready-to-drink “Cocktail Shot” brand. These portable shots combine top-shelf spirits with the high quality flavors seen in traditional craft cocktails to bring a potent, low calorie alternative with no preservatives or artificial flavors in a durable plastic shot glass. For more information on LIQS Cocktail Shot or to purchase for your next special occasion, please visit: www.LIQSshot.com.

The Red Lion Inn – Rustic Elegance!

Our hunt for the perfect wedding venue continues… this past Saturday we visited the Red Lion Inn.  I spent some time browsing past weddings via local photographers blogs and websites before hand so I knew I was going to like this venue, I just didn’t know how much! From the moment we stepped into the venue I was in love, it was beautiful. The bare wood structure of the room had a truly rustic look and feel while the high ceilings showcasing stunning chandeliers offered a touch of romance and elegance.

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This venue will accommodate all your wedding needs under one roof, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Here at the bottom of this beautiful staircase you exchange your I do’s.

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Upstairs in the spacious loft area guests gather for cocktail hour. Complete with bar top tables, benches for seating and two bars located on each side and end of the loft.

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The best part of the loft is the view! Guests can peer over and view the gorgeous reception area!

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Your guests will enter and exit through these lovely glass doors. This spacious open area is a great spot for your wedding guest book, card box or escort cards.

What do you think of this rustic wedding venue?

Wedding Trend: Guest Book Alternative

Make it fun for your wedding guests to sign your “guestbook.” Have your guests write their names on a 3D heart and fill this guestbook with love. Rather than a book that will be tucked away in your drawer, this wedding guestbook will be a piece of art that you can proudly display in your home.

Your wedding guestbook will include:
- 20×20 shadowbox frame (black or white)
- your choice of background color
- your choice of number of white hearts corresponding to your approximate wedding size
- selected heart(s) personalized with your choice of texts and color
- instruction card letting your guests know what to do
- option of including names, date and location wording at the bottom of the poster

Browse more creative wedding ideas from Suzy’s Shoppe on Etsy.

Vendor Spotlight: Define Design 11

Nowadays many couples are seeking a new, unique way to collect guests well wishes. Whether it’s a well wisher vase, signature frame or platter, the traditional style guest book has some competition. Etsy is a great place to browse to find creative ideas for any occassion especially a wedding. That is where I found this super cute guest book alternative: Custom Wedding Map

These fabulous Wedding State/Country Map Prints are customized with the couples name, background color, heart color and state.  This 12″ x 18” print is customized to place a heart over the city where you wed. Have it displayed on your gift table for guests to sign and write in there well wishes and after the big day display it in your home for the perfect keepsake!

Browse more creative wedding ideas from Define Design 11 on Etsy.

Twin River Bridal Expo

Original Wedding Expo will be hosting a wedding expo on Saturday 4/10/11 at Twin Rivers. With 75 bridal merchants finding what you need to plan the wedding of your dreams is easy! Whether it be a DJ, band or limousine, a florist or reception facility…if you need it, you can find it at this show. Taste cake and caterer creations and enjoy the best that this Expo has to offer.

They have added a huge bridal gown and veil sale with over 150 bridal gowns to try on and buy! Bridals by Rochelle and Couture Bridal will feature gowns from Mon Cheri, Maggie Sottero, Moonlight, Mia Solano, Symphany and many more. Show up early and find your dream gown! If you are interested in getting on a VIP list to gain early entry into the gown sale it is as easy as contacting them at info@originalweddingexpo.com.

Find more about the show here.

Diamond Jewelers: Biggest Sale of the Year!

Shopping for a wedding ring? Then be sure to stop by Diamond Jewelers this Saturday March 5th for their biggest sale of the year! Save 50 to 70% off wedding rings. Offering the best price, quality and selection in the region. (Located in tax free NH.)

Here are some of the amazing savings they are offering:  $25 off a $300 order | $50 off $750 | $100 off $1,500 | $200 off $3,000. Visit their website or store for more savings.

Vendor Spotlight: Cranwell Resort & Spa

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club is your complete wedding destination — offering an award-winning property perfect for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and brunch — with a spa and golf course on the grounds! A complimentary Bridal Suite is a part of every Cranwell wedding.

Whether it’s a grand festive event or intimate celebration, your wedding will create wonderful lasting memories for you and your guests. High on a hilltop with surrounding views of the Berkshires, your wedding at this historic site will be everything you envision it to be. From the Rose Terrace with a 60-mile panoramic view to the grand Sloane’s Ballroom in our 19th Century Gilded Age Mansion, the setting is ideal. For a smaller affair, the richly decorated Music Room offers elegance and warmth.

Learn more about Cranwell here!

Real MA Wedding: Betty & Kenneth

“Just like with everything else, Ken and I knew right away that the venue we had chosen was “The One.” It was only the second venue we saw, but it was the perfect setting for us! The ECCR is a unique venue and some of its amenities really stood out to us.  For example, there are 20 guest rooms on-site, walking trails, cool artwork, as well as fun amenities such as a hot tub, sauna, and Fire Circle”  - Betty

The couple said I do outdoors beside ECCR’s lily covered pond.

The wedding color scheme featured shades of purple and green, perfect for a summer wedding.

The ECCR features two spacious contemporary designed buildings that are set on eighteen private acres surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. They will accommodate an indoor reception or house your overnight guests.

Photos courtesy of the couples wedding website.

Vintage Photo Shoot

I am so excited to share photos from Vintage Girl Studios today. These photographers are so artistic and amazing at creating vintage inspired photo shoots. What a fun thing to do with your bridesmaids, get all dressed up and have a photo shoot. Or if you’re interested in doing it by yourself  it would make a great gift for your husband to be.

Vendor Spotlight: Essex Conference Center & Retreat

If you have ever envisioned celebrating your wedding day completely relaxed and surrounded by natural beauty, with enough freedom to customize your reception so that it is truly unique and personal then you have to take a peak at the Essex Conference Center & Retreat.

The Center is is a beautiful and very natural venue tucked away in the woods north of Boston, and it is the perfect location to tie the knot. With 18 acres set on a quiet road that winds its way to the bay, The Center offers an intimate and private setting to celebrate with your friends and family for a day or weekend.

Most ceremonies take place around the koi pond and gardens with a waterfall trickling in the background. And then you and your guests can dance the night away under the lighted reception tent. The night hardly ever ends without S’mores around the campfire. After the party ends the lodge offers 20 guestrooms that allow your guests to feel right at home before awaking to a hearty breakfast.

You can truly create memories that will last a lifetime at the Essex Conference Center & Retreat.

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