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Happy Friday! Come join the party and get inspired with fab DIY, recipes, party ideas, interior design inspiration and more!

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 Important!!! It has come to our attention that some of you are not repinning the features! This is a key to making this party successful so please don’t skip it!! If this trend continues, we will begin to pick features only from those who repin.

But as always all posts are pinned; features pinned by all!

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First, let’s meet the hosts:

Annie from Annie’s Noms Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Roberta from Mommy Like Whoa Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Deanna from Gloriously Made Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Alli from An Alli Event Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Daisy from Simplicity Relished Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Stephanie from The Tip Toe Fairy Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Kelly from The Take Action WAHM Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Heather from Divas Run for Bling Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Biz from Dandelion Discoveries Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Destiny from Suburban Wife, City Life Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Diane from Recipes for Our Daily Bread & Our American Travels
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Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

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dotten-co-host Every week we will have a fabulous co-host! Our co-host this week is Tara from A Speckled Owl.  Tara blogs about her life, sharing about parenting, recipes, crafts and homeschooling.  She recently posted about making a hummingbird garden!   HowtoCreateaHummingbirdGarden1-e1424652384289   Show Tara some love by following on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. Now on to the Party!!

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How to Clean Your Fridge Without the Use of Chemicals from Clean & Scentsible

My DIY Marble Tabletop from Little Miss Orange Blossom

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting from Gator Mommy Reviews

Snickers Mini Cheesecakes from O Taste and See

Chocolate Mint Sweet Rolls from Frugal Foodie Mama

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Wordless Wednesday: Wedding Inspiration + Trends

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Did you know that December is the most popular month to get engaged? Next to December is February with Valentine’s Day. In the spirit of engagement season and wedding season on the horizon, I’m sharing some of our favorite weddings with you that are still trending in 2015.

Sara + Gabe NYE Wedding Sarah Sofia Productions

Dessert bars, exposed brick and industrial spaces with a lounge vibe were gaining popularity in 2010 and are still trending in 2015. Sara + Abe got married on NYE in 2010, which remains a popular wedding date. Get the details of their wedding here.

Christina and Sam Winter Wedding || Sarah Sofia Productions

Winter weddings were trending in 2011 and are still hot in 2015! As are small, intimate weddings. I was honored to plan and style one of my best friends weddings at their favorite French restaurant! Christina wanted an elegant but simple décor with blue and white. Blue and white is classic and will always be in style. Get the details of Christina and Sam’s Winter Wedding here.

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Sophisticated and memorable food and experience at weddings started trending in 2008 and hasn’t stop since!  While some might argue you never remember the food at weddings, that wasn’t the case at our wedding and most of the weddings and events I plan and style. Our intimate wedding of 80 guests at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota Beach Club is still talked about amongst our friends as being one of the most memorable; who could forget that lobster bisque!

Sarasota Coral and Cornflower Blue Wedding || Sarah Sofia Productions

Other trends such as the signature drink, coordination of color and theme throughout the wedding, and destination weddings in 2009 are still hot in 2015. Not to mention my favorite colors coral and blue are hot trends this year not only in fashion and interior design, but are seeing variations of the colors in weddings and events. I know a few people thought the color coral was bold and was fitting for a beach wedding, but wouldn’t reach mainstream.

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Here we are the third week of January, welcome To The Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday, a great place to meet new bloggers read about their features and gain followers. This week we continue our Giveaway for a LED Magnified Vanity Mirror. We thank you for stopping by!!! And if you missed their features from last week check them out Here
Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless WednesdayWe now have 10 excited bloggers that are hosting this event, that means your blog will be seen on 10 blogs.Plus you have an opportunity to win a Great Prize!!! Wordless Wednesdays are a perfect way to grow your readership.

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Host Karren from The Oh My Heartsie GirlWordless Wednesday Karren Frieday Feature on Oh My Heartsie Girl
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As the Host and For My Feature I would Like To Share A Product I have reviewed and to Offer One As A Giveaway A LED Magnified Makeup Mirror with Cosmetic Organizer Base Provided by Toilettree = Review
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Co-Host Cathy from A Peek Into My ParadiseA Peek Into My Pardise
Remember rice krispie treats, well now I have found a new twist to make them, using a portion of yellow cake mix and lemon zest. They are called Lemon Supreme Rice Krispie reats
Co-Host Lysa from Welcome To My Circus
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Welcome to My Circus’ first birthday. What better way to celebrate both than to hold my first giveaway as a way to say thank you to all of you for your support over the past year. Jump over to Welcome To My Circus and join the fun, games and prizes.

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4 Top New (Awesome!) Companies To Start Using Now!
Ship Your Enimies Glitter, Suja Juice, Craftsy and The Honest Company
I offer a review on these four products, learn more on….
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I found this night stand for $2.00 in the thrift store, now I will show you how I strip sanded and painted it in an easy to do project. Bedhead Designs
Co-Host Alyssa Carlson from Pieces of Home

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Amazing Cauliflower Sauce Pieces of Home
A Piece of Home has a New Way For Alfredo sauce, by using Cauliflower and making it into a sauce, find our how and the recipe Amazing Cauliflower Sauce
Co-Host Joy Mooiweer from Joy Love FoodJoy With Food
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Shrimp Piri Piri — Bold and full of flavor, these spicy shrimp are a wonderfully delicious appetizer or snack for your next party or get together!
Co-Host Lorelai from Life With LorelaiLorelia Life With Lorelia
Score a Touchdown with these Tricks & Treats!Super-Bowl-Party-Trick-Plays-Tasty-Treats-Life-With-Lorelai-1024x618
Are you hosting a Game Day party this year? Do you want to enjoy the game right along with your reveling party goers? Make your life easier, and allow your guests to spend more time with you and the game. Help your guests help themselves, and implement some of these Trick Plays.
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It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is next month. I have to admit I’ve been scouting out the stores the last few weeks to create something fun and festive for you this year. For more ideas and Inspirations Visit Sarah Sofia Productions
Co-Host Jenny Tomson-Perez from Renovar Designs
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DIY Two Tone Furniture Makeover from Renovar Designs
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(how to strip, sand, paint, stain and age furniture)

HOW TO STRIP, SAND, PAINT, STAIN I used two products for this project and followed the recommendations of the manufacturer.

Welcome To The Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday
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Wordless Wednesday: Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala

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Welcome back to the second week in Wordless Wednesday for the month of January. Today I am sharing a few things that are inspiring me in the color Marsala, Pantone Color of the Year 2015!

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Welcome To The Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday, a great place to meet new bloggers read about their features and gain a follower. This week we continue our Giveaway for a LED Magnified Vanity Mirror. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless WednesdayWe now have 10 excited bloggers that are hosting this event, that means your blog will be seen on 10 blogs. Plus you have an opportunity to win a Great Prize!!!
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Host Karren from The Oh My Heartsie GirlWordless Wednesday Karren Frieday Feature on Oh My Heartsie Girl
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As the Host and For My Feature I would Like To Share A Product I have reviewed and to Offer One As A Giveaway A LED Magnified Makeup Mirror with Cosmetic Organizer Base Provided by ToilettreeToilettree Vanity LED Magnified Vanity Mirror Review
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Co-Host Cathy from A Peek Into My ParadiseA Peek Into My Pardise
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These individually sized mini sweet lemon cakes are great for parties – or just because!Simply – you don’t NEED a reason – just make them! Oh my – they are heavenly! *Pause to wipe the drool off the keyboard*
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Lysa shares with us this week, The Benefits of Cucumber Water
Now for the benefits of Cucumbers… (These are all benefits I have read about.)
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Hey everyone! Know I know it’s more than a month till Valentine’s day, but when you are ordering things off of the internet – shipping can take a long time! So that’s why I created the top ten gifts to get for Valentine’s day from Etsy
(A month and a week early
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Co-Host Nikki Dale from Bedhead DesignsBedhed Designs
Homemade Mult-Grain Pancake Mix
I love making food from scratch! I love the idea of growing as much of it as I can and also, getting my food locally from the farmers who live around me. I love making my own mixes full of ingredients I can actually pronounce and recognize! 🙂
Co-Host Alyssa Carlson from Pieces of HomeAlyssa Pieces of Home
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Great and wonderful ideas to start the New Year off right! Making it my Resolution to learn more about clean eating and incorporating healthy eating into our diets! These are some really great recipes!
Co-Host Joy Mooiweer from Joy Love FoodJoy With Food
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Slow Cooker Pork Ragu — Tender, juicy pork simmered in a luscious white wine sauce with diced veggies and Italian seasonings.
Co-Host Lorelai from Life With LorelaiLorelia Life With Lorelia
Learn how Lorelai took the challenge to stop adding salt and how to make other healthy choices for the New year with Audio Walkers, join in the fun with Audio-Walkers by listening, reading, or walking Audio Walkers
Co-Host Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions Sarah Sofia Wedding Productions
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In honor of the National Championship game and the upcoming Super Bowl I’m sharing some of my past football party ideas with you along with a few new ones like the instant download pictured above. Yes, I am born and raised in Ohio and by default and a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan! Game Day Party Ideas
Co-Host Jenny Tomson-Perez from Renovar Designs
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Jen and her husband are always crating new things, this is a IKEA hack
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Wordless Wednesday Linky Party: All Things Creative

As an event planner, hostess, wife, and mother you know I am passionate about the art of entertaining. Crafts, DIY, recipes, home décor are a few of the things that what make an event or party memorable.
For the month of January I’m excited to participate as a Co-host in Wordless Wednesday hosted by Karen from Oh My Heartsie Girl, bringing you inspiration on all things creative.

The Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless WednesdayWelcome To The First “Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday” of 2015!!!

We all wish you a Happy New Year For You and your families!

I hope you show a warm welcome to our Co-Hosts for January WW, they all have fun and unique webites, with craft ideas, DIY, home decor, recipes and family fun!

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We now have 11 excited bloggers that are hosting this event, that means your blog will be seen on 11 blogs. Plus you have an opportunity to win a Great Prize!!!

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Wordless Wednesday Karren Frieday Feature on Oh My Heartsie Girl
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As the Host and For My Feature I would Like To Share A Product I have reviewed and to Offer One As A Giveaway A LED Magnified Makeup Mirror with Cosmetic Organizer Base Provided by ToilettreeToilettree Vanity LED Magnified Vanity Mirror Review
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Lorelia Life With Lorelia
Lorelai shares her 7-Layer Dip Recipe An Appetizer with a Mexican Flair with 11 major ingredients, it can be served at parties or anytime. Find this recipe and others
Co-Host Lorelai from Life With Lorelai
A Home School a Palooza
Coco is offering a Printable Time Capsule Outline for your kids. created this printable for kids, but if an adult wants to do it too – great! This printable would be great for a party, everyone writing down their goals and favorite events from the past year to open and share in 2016.
Co-Host Coco from Home School A Palooza
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Nikki home schools her children and was looking for a way to teach current events, by looking for videos she was able to find some great teaching tools. Check out my other posts on how to implement a daily before school family devotional and how to teach your kids the constitution
Co-Host Nikki Dale from Bedhead Designs
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Cathy shares Lucy Live on Stage is a fun tribute to the iconic television show and America’s favorite goof-ball red-head….Lucille Ball! Tune in each week
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Lysa shares a story about growing up watching her grandma cook with a pinch of this pinch of that, Lysa in her twenties started following her grandmother around writing down the pinch of this pinch of that and what those amounts really were.
Jenny Renovar Join The Whole Home organization Challenge 2015
This is Jenny’s time to set up her Challenge and is inviting you to join in. This is one I need, one month-one room at a time. Check out her ideas and join in.
Co-Host Jenny Tomson-Perez from Renovar Designs
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A Cowboys Life buttermilk doughnuts recipe
Chastity shares a recipe for Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts with a new pan her husband gave her for Christmas, I think that was a huge hint!!
Check out her scratch recipe
Co-Host Chastity from A Cowboy’s Life
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Alyssa Pieces of HomeAlyssa share her recipe for Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake
There is nothing like family & friends for the holidays! Lots of company and guests! That means, hardly no time at all!
This oatmeal bake can feed a crowd and leave everyone happy!
Co-Host Alyssa Carlson from Pieces of Home
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Sarah shares how to survive the winter months with all the comforts you need to stay cozy with your family.
Co-Host Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions
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The cranberries that are used to make this bread are local in Carlisle, Massachusetts and it’s only about a mile and a half from our house. The only changes to the original recipe that I made was to increase the amount of cranberries and to use fresh cranberries rather than dried.
Co-Host Joy Mooiweer from Joy Love Food
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Top 12 Posts of 2014: Parties, Event & Interior Design + 2015 Trends

Top Partiy, Event & Interior Design Trends of 2014 that are trending in 2015

Happy and healthy 2015 my friends! I wanted to share my top 12 blog posts of 2015 with you today!

Sarah Sofia Productions had a successful year in event design and styling! You will notice 9 of the 12 top blog posts are events or parties that were big trends in 2014 and continue to trend in 2015. The other 3 of 12 top blog posts are interior design and home décor trends that spill over into this year.

12. Wine Tasting and champagne tasting parties were hot in 2014 and continue to be in 2015. Tastings are one of my faves to plan because it’s an intimate affair with food and wine/champagne pairings. Get inspired with our Wine Tasting Party!

Wine Tasting

11.  Easter Celebrations and Easter Celebration Part II have some great décor elements and fun colors.

Easter Celebrations

10. Pink + Gold GLAM Bridal Shower was a fan fav and still is one of mine! Pink + Gold were hot trends in 2014 and continue to be in 2015. The elements of this GLAM bridal shower can be used for any party that needs a little sparkle! We were featured in two publications for this photo shoot: My Tru Blu and The Bride Link

Pink + Gold GLAM Bridal Shower

9. Coral, Robin Eggs Blue & Elephants themed 1st Birthday Party is whimsical and had hot trends like dessert and candy bar, coral and blue colors, and of course smash cake.

045This party is a good example of interior design and home décor trends that are making their way into party trends. The theme of this party was based on the coral, blue & elephant themed nursery.

Kasey Loftin Photography

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8. Thrill of the Hunt Series was a hit with treasures from thrifting from my guests Dwell by Cheryl and Jennifer, Pure & Simple Organizing, along with my treasures!

Finding the Good Stuff

7. Black Tie Weddings and Events are classic and will always be in style! There’s something fun and glamorous about getting dressed up in formal attire that makes the night special. The Queen City Gala: Black Tie for Charity was no exception!

Queen City Gala

6. Brunch with the girls: Summer Entertaining continues to be one of our top archive searches for 2014! Despite the rain, there are fun punches of color and easy party décor elements.

Brunch Sarah Sofia Productions

5. Surprise 50th Birthday Party isn’t your typical backyard celebration! The attention to detail from the food to the simple and masculine décor made this party an instant classic. Burlap and navy were hot trends in 2014 and continue to be in 2015.

50th Surprise Party

4. One Room Challenge Spring 2014 Master Bedroom and Fall 2014 Big Girl Room drove a lot of new traffic to our blog and demonstrated that trends in interior design continue to overlap with weddings, events & parties.

High & Low Finds

Many of the home décor items in both ORC rooms came from our wedding, or my daughter’s birthday party décor.

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3. Fall Décor and entertaining along with our Thanksgiving Tablescape were both hits with readers and the interior design industry! We were featured in Southern Girl Blog Community’s Fall Round up, Festive Fall Crafts and Décor.

Festive Fall Decor Tablescap

Thanksgiving Inspiration

2. Sofia The First Birthday Party not only had a lot of views when it was first published in September 2014 but continues to be our second most popular search into 2015! Sofia The First Invitation

Sofia The First and Disney character themed parties were hot trends in 2014 and continue to be in 2015! This Sofia The First party incorporated boys by having them dress up like Princes and adding special touches in crafts and food labels.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

1. Our biggest month to date was December 2014 with all our holiday and Christmas posts such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town Party, Trimming the Tree and Christmas Décor, Family Traditions with Recipes and Cookie Decorating Party, Cozy Survival Guide for Winter Months, and Christmas Tablescape.

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Merry & Bright

Holiday Traditions Cookie Decorating Party

We collaborated with wedding and event industry pros such as Classic Party Rentals, for Christmas Tablescape and were recognized nationally by Classic Party Rentals and in Southern Girl Blog Community’s Holiday Tradition Roundup, A Southern Girls Guide to Christmas Traditions.

Christmas Decor and Tablescape

Christmas Decor and Tradition

Cozy Surviival Guide for the Winter Months

However our most viewed post of December and of 2014 was New Year’s Eve Bash and Recipes!

NYE Bash

NYE BASH Recipes

Can’t wait to share more 2015 top trends in weddings, events, and parties in the coming months!

 

 

Wine Tasting Party: Summer Patio Wines

Sarah Sofia Productions

Sarah Sofia Productions

A wine tasting party is a great way to get together with friends while enjoying and learning more about wine! It’s always a festive way to celebrate a Bride-To-Be for her bridal shower. Check out more details of this bridal shower wine tasting here.

What better way to host a wine tasting than to have an expert guide you through the wine selection and tasting.  Sam Ryburn Jr. was our sommelier aka wine expert for the night! Since this wine tasting was held in the summer, we choose patio wines.

Wine Tasting

We had 8 wines that were all reasonably priced and perfect for summer. Cremat Rose’, which is a dry sparking wine from France, outside the Champagne district and LaMarca Prosecco. a semi sweet sparkling wine with notes of peach and citrus were our two sparkling wines.  Rose wines go great with salads and light summer foods.

Sarah Sofia Productions

Sarah Sofia Productions

Our next two wines were Bila Haut white and Bila Haut Rose’.  A favorite of mine, which is also a good selection for weddings, is A to Z Pinot Noir from California, was compared to Belle Glos Pinot Noir from Oregon. North Star Merlot and Vin de Pays d’Oc Chardonnay rounded out our tasting.

The menu was tapas style with light appetizers including caprese skewers, applewood smoked bacon wrapped dates, sweet figs with walnuts and honey, watermelon and mint skewers, an artesian cheese plate, prosciutto, several different salami options, Palmetto cheese bites, grilled apple chicken sausage bites, and spanakopita.

Wine Tasting

The most fun for me besides drinking the wine, was the use of the colors from the food, to décor, to the flowers! I was so excited to finally use these vibrate colored lantern string of lights from Oh Joy’s collection! I also used some of her napkins from her spring collection.

Wine Tasting

I have been using this set of costal appetizer plates all spring and summer, and the wine tasting was another good reason to bring them out. Probably my favorite HomeGoods find of the season.  I absolutely love the way the wine tasting party looked at night with all the lights on the deck!

Wine Tasting

Just as the event was set up it down poured and was brought inside.  On to Plan B! However, the rain eventually stopped and cooled down the humid Carolina air, and guests were able to enjoy the festive deck under the lights.

Sarah Sofia Productions

Sarah Sofia Productions

 

Wine Tasting

Sarah Sofia Productions

Sarah Sofia Productions

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

 

Vendor Credits

Event Design & Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Flower arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Food and wine – Sarah Sofia Productions

Featured photography – DeAnna Stephens, Dee’s Adventures

Colored lantern string lights – Oh Joy Spring Collection http://www.target.com

Costal blue and coral plates – HomeGoods http://www.homegoods.com

Beaded coral serving plates – Pottery Barn http://www.potterybarn.com

Coral mini bowls – Target

Coral and blue costal serving plates – World Market http://www.worldmarket.com