Suns out, funs out! It is officially the start of summer which means it’s time to get those bar carts out for summer entertaining. Whether you are entertaining for a bridal shower or just a summer evening with your nearest and dearest, I wanted to fill you in on some summer entertaining tips. Get ready to use it all summer long with these summer entertaining tips!

ONE
When styling a bar cart you need to load it with the essentials. Get personalized napkins for your guests, fun cocktail stir sticks and of course a pretty shaker!

TWO
Add florals that go with your color scheme, cocktail books and pretty glassware to style it up! Add a cutting board and cups with various fresh garnishes and cocktail fruits. Add a custom cocktail sign with your signature cocktail of choice.

THREE
Give your guests options. Not all people will like your signature cocktail, so have different liquors, mixers and a variety of wines. Think rosé all day in the summer!

FOUR
Give it a theme. Summer entertaining is more fun with a creative theme. Whether it’s pretty in pink or a holiday like the 4th of July, center your styling choices around your theme.

PHOTOGRAPHER Yasmin Sarai | FLORALS Bloomwell and Co. | NAPKINS + COCKTAIL SIGN Shutterfly | GLASSWARE Anthropologie | GOLD COCKTAIL SHAKER Oggi | PINEAPPLE CUP W & P Design

Can’t get much cuter than a Malibu Barbie themed bridal shower! I’m all about a themed party and if you are looking for theme ideas you definitely need to check out this post. This one centered around Barbie pink and tropical vibes to go with the wedding theme taking place in Hawaii. The crafty maid-of-honor said bridal shower themes should be funny, lighthearted and reflect the brides personality. This girly affair which took place in Malibu definitely takes the cake in that department! I love the Barbie photo booth they made out of a old refrigerator box and the throne the bride’s mom made out of a peacock chair dressed in flowers. What do you love about this shower?

DRESS Show Me Your Mumu | FLOWER CROWN Which Goose | PEACOCK CHAIR Anthropologie | FLORAL STRAWS Etsy

Bachelorette parties have a reputation for being a wild weekend full of nights out, fancy dresses, and locales like Miami and Las Vegas. But it doesn’t have to be. Brides are opting for a more relaxing getaway with the girls full of daytime activities. There are tons of locations that tailor to every kind of bride for whatever relaxation vacation she’s seeking. From days spent at the spa, to relaxing on the beach, or sipping champagne in a vineyard, you’ll be in bachelorette bliss no matter your tastes. No matter which locale you choose, you and your girls will leave feeling relaxed, fulfilled, and even more eager for the most exciting event of all: your wedding. Here’s where to go for a relaxing bachelorette weekend.

 

WHERE TO GO FOR A RELAXING BACHELORETTE WEEKEND

THE HAMPTONS

Whether you are seeking a beach weekend, a vineyard weekend, or both, the Hamptons has it all! Here, local vineyards host private tastings and have live music. Or you can enjoy your wine outside on picnic tables. Sticking with the hassle-free elegance and fun, head to the beach on another day. The Hamptons has some of the best beaches in the world. Enjoy upscale shopping in East Hampton or more surfer vibes in Montauk.

hamptons vineyard, girls sipping champagne

NAPA

What’s better than sipping champagne with your girlfriends in a beautiful locale? Get a limo for the day to drive you to the different vineyards and enjoy the beautiful weather of the Napa Valley! And for the ultimate in relaxation, head to a spa with all your ladies. There are amazing restaurants to pair with your wine and lots of locations with live music.

girls riding on bikes in Charleston

CHARLESTON

Pastel houses, great shopping, ad a foodies dream, Charleston doesn’t need many more realize to pick this location for the occasion. Add the beach and great weather and you can’t go wrong. Book your restaurants early has the popular spots tend to fill up quickly! Spend the day downtown where local boutiques and favorite chains mix together. Take a boat ride to Fort Sumter for a little history, or  sip cocktails on the rooftop at the Pavillion Bar or Stars Restaurant. In the evening head to Craft Conundrum for brews and food trucks or enjoy a night out at one of the local hot spots.

Nautical outfit with tan backpack

NANTUCKET
Does a weekend on a boat surrounded by beauty sound ideal for you? Then consider Nantucket for your relaxing bachelorette weekend trip. Take a boat out for a few hours, hit the local shops, explore the island or enjoy the local seafood; it’s safe to say your girls will be happy campers.

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Weddings have become more intimate and personalized affairs, so it only makes sense to include your fur baby in on the fun and uniting it’s parents. From a walk down the aisle, to bridal suite entertaining and being front-and-center at the ceremony and portrait shots, I love these dog-friendly ideas to incorporate your pup into the big day. But fair warning – they’ll probably steal the show and several heart felt kisses!

HOW TO INCORPORATE YOUR FUR BABY INTO YOUR WEDDING DAY

BRIDAL SUITE DIVA
Get your girl dog an adorable tutu or your male dog a handsome bowtie, they will enjoy feeling fancy getting ready with the girls!

custom dog wedding invitations

WEDDING BRANDING CANINE STYLE
Brand your wedding with your adorable pups face. Add it to the invitations, place cards and thank you notes. It will leave a special personal mark on your wedding day.

bride hugging dog with green halo

SMOOCH WITH THE PUP
Noting like a pre-wedding smooch with your fur baby! Have your photog capture this moment, your last single girls kiss!

bride rubbing dog with rose collar

A PUP FIRST LOOK
Have your pup see you for the first time in your dress and you see your pup the first time in it’s gorgeous floral collar!

bride and groom kissing with frenchies

THE FIRST KISS
A first kiss should be shared with your fur babies, just make sure you are only holding them so they don’t get too close to your first kiss!

bulldog with bow-tie

FRONT AND CENTER FOR THE FORMAL SHOTS
This is where they really might start to take center stage. Give them an adorable piece to wear and have them sit at your feet as your photographer shoots away!

dog wedding place cards

PLACE CARDS
Keeping with your wedding branding, get custom wedding dog place cards to escort your guests to their seats. Your guests will love the theme and how you pulled your wedding branding together.


dog at ceremony alter
PRIME CEREMONY SEATING
They are your kids after all, so why not give them the best seat in the house? They’ll want to by standing side-by-side with you on this special day.