DIY :: Raspberry Lime Vodka Snocones

There's no better way to escape the heat than with a boozy sno cone, and this one from My Diary of Us will definitely transport you to your happy place!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Raspberries (I used fresh, but frozen would work too, just defrost first)
  • Juice of 3 Fresh Limes (about 1/4 Cup)
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar 
  • 4 Cups of Ice
  • 3 Oz. Vodka

Directions:

  • In your food processor, add your 4 cups of ice and turn on until ice is completely shaved.
  • Once ice is shaved, put back in the freezer until cocktails are ready.
  • Blend raspberries, lime juice, and sugar until smooth in a blender or food processor.
  • Strain the raspberry syrup to remove seeds.
  • Add vodka to the raspberry mixture and stir.
  • Fill cocktail glasses with shaved ice.
  • Pour raspberry syrup over the ice.
  • Garnish with fresh limes and raspberries.

*Serves 2 

Making a Statement :: Heels

Just because you're getting married barefoot on the beach doesn't mean you can't rock some statement heels with your dress at the reception or for your bridal portraits! These statement heels are an easy way to add a little sparkle to your bridal look. Just remember to bring some flats for the late night dance party!

DIY :: Skinny Margaritas

In honor of Cinco de Mayo we checked in with our cocktail specialist, My Diary of Us , to provide us with one of her favorite Mexican treats - the skinny margarita! Bottoms up, friends!

All you need are fresh limes, your favorite tequila, and a natural sweetener like Agave and you are set for relaxation and summertime dreaming!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Oz. of Silver Tequila
  • 1 Tbsp. of Agave Nectar
  • Salt (optional)

*You can add a little water here too if you like your margarita less tangy or strong!

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled and well combined.
  • Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and then turn upside down onto a plate with kosher salt and coat the rim of the glass with salt.
  • Fill your glass with ice, and pour margarita mixture over top.  Garnish with lime slices.
  • Serve immediately.

Real Puerto Rico Honeymoon Session by Bethany & Dan Photography

Lisa Ann and Jordan decided on a tropical destination wedding in Puerto Rico and took advantage of the scenery the day after their wedding for an underwater honeymoon session with their photographers, Bethany and Dan. From the bride, Lisa Ann about her destination wedding:

"We loved the sense of adventure that our destination wedding lent to the entire experience.  We chose a destination we had never visited before, in part because we wanted our wedding to be just as much of a "new adventure" for us as our marriage would be."

Lisa Ann and Jordan decided on a non-resort wedding in Puerto Rico and recommends this option to other destination wedding couples willing to be more hands-on in the planning process in order to be married in a remote location. The couple plans to cruise the Caribbean this Fall and includes Turkey and Thailand on the top of their travel wish list!

Photography: Bethany and Dan Photography