Thursday, March 8, 2012

ATC WEDDING EXPO

Savvy Selebrations was invited by the store manager of Sur La Table in Annapolis to participate in the first Annapolis Towne Centre Wedding Expo.  We love to participate in small, casual events where we can meet and greet with other vendors as well as potential clients so this opportunity was right up our alley.
The event, sponsored by the Annapolis Towne Centre, was held on Sunday, March 4th. The best thing was that the participating retailers were paired with wedding vendors and we were able to have a casual set-up while guests visited their favorite retailers.

The morning kicked off with participant registration and a champagne brunch at Sur La Table from 10a -11a. We were lucky enough to be stationed at Sur La Table surrounded by the wonderful smell of freshly prepared crepes by DC Taste in a DIY crepe station. 
Please excuse the iPhone quality images.


Whole Foods provided food for each store location and Sur La Table set-up a beverage station for attendees. We loved how guests could visit each participating retailer and kill two birds with one stone; a little retail therapy + wedding planning. We were able to mix and mingle with engaged couples as well as network with local vendors. Here are a few pictures captured from the day.






Below are the vendors we spent this lovely Sunday with, all while surrounded by Sur La Table premium cookware, bakeware and kitchen gadgets:
Stephanie Miller Photography
Pinot Patisserie
DC Taste
Inspired by the tasty beverages offered for visitors at Sur La Table, we searched the net and found similar drink recipes to share with you.

Apple Ginger Mint Iced Tea


2-3 bags of green tea
2 inch piece of ginger, cut into matchsticks
1/4 apple, cut into matchsticks
1-2 sprigs mint
2 cups boiling hot water
1/2 cup apple cider
2 cups ice in pitcher
Honey, as desired
Combine tea bags, ginger, apple and mint in a tea pot. Fill with boiling hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Pour and strain into ice-filled pitcher. Add apple cider and honey as desired. Fill individual glasses with ice and serve.Yields 4 servings. Recipe courtesy of steamykitchen.com


Pomegranate-Orange Cooler

5 cups pomegranate juice (see note)
2 1/2 cups vodka (see note)
1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur (see note)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 1/2 cups chilled ginger ale (see note)
Note: You can make the juice mixture up to 1 day ahead; chill airtight (you can freeze the vodka mixture at least 1 hour and up to 1 day). 

In a pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, and fresh lime juice. Cover and chill until very cold, at least 1 hour (see notes). Just before serving, stir in ginger ale. Pour into ice-filled glasses. If desired, garnish glasses with thin orange slices. Yields 8 - 10 servings. Recipe courtesy of Sunset magazine.

Thank you to Sur La Table in Annapolis for hosting a great wedding event!

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