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Rustic & Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration at Loddon Brewery

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Rustic & Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration at Lodden Brewery…

What’s not to love about today’s eco-friendly wedding inspiration! From recyclable stationery, vintage props, high street bridal wear and vegan wedding desserts; there are tons of ideas if you are a price-conscious bride who wants to be kind to the Earth.

Over to Kat from Kat Antos-Lewis Photography and co-planner Ester Hunter from Sugar Lily Cakery to tell us more about he inspiration and the suppliers involved…

Kat & Ester…

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Our sole aim for this shoot was to keep it simple…. but to ensure we focussed on all the amazing details, accents and finishing touches that make any wedding, extremely special. It’s what we believe weddings are all about….

Champagne is the go-to drink to celebrate a special occasion, but I was keen to explore the rise in popularity of beers, ales and craft lagers as an alternative celebration drink. 

Your inspiration for the shoot?

Our inspiration was driven by the venue and our desire to celebrate an amazing local brewery.

I found the cutest venue in the middle of a little country side village in Oxfordshire. It is home to The Loddon Brewery which is a family run business. It’s a renovated old barn in the middle of fields and glorious open countryside. It has an attached shop and bar area which are open to the

Happy National Margarita Day!!! Cocktail recipe by The Lucky Pineapple!

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Cocktail of The Month – Classic Margarita…

Cocktail recipe by Hayley from The Lucky Pineapple

Happy National Margarita Day gang – not that I ever need an excuse to knock up (or knock back!) a cocktail or two…

When it comes to margaritas, my one piece of advice is to always, ALWAYS, choose a good quality tequila if you don’t want it tasting like the naff 2 for 1 you used to get down at the student union back in the day!

I love Don Julio or Herradura tequilas and in fact, I would be happy to sip these neat over the course of an evening, they are that delicious.

A good drink should have you feeling all kinds of fabulous (at least until the morning after!), so it’s quite fitting that the classic margarita was apparently invented by a bartender back in 1938, in honour of Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa.

My inner showgirl definitely makes an appearance after a few of these…

To make your own at home:

1. Pour the Tequila, Cointreau or triple sec, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.

2. Add a handful of ice cubes and shake hard for 10-15 seconds.

3.Strain into a Martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.

4. Garnish with lime wheel

Now that you’ve mastered the

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