Signature cocktails are as ubiquitous as photo booths and edible favors at today’s wedding receptions, having transcended their trendy beginnings to become modern classics.
Moveable Feast: A Wedding Day's Worth of Food and Drink
Bridesmaids Brunch (above)
Start the day: Portland’s Simpatica Kitchen created a menu of small bites both sweet and savory to nourish friendships and prepare for the big celebration. Paired with sparkling hibiscus and lemon punch, a fruity concoction dreamed up by Portland mixologist Lydia Reissmueller of Tender Bar, the drinks can be turned up a notch when mixed with champagne. Wood platter and plates from Anthropologie.
Time to shine: An elegant twist on an old favorite, Portland’s Vibrant Table replaces mashed potatoes with celery root puree and tops with a chicken breast and colorful vegetables. Another fresh Oregon ingredient, rhubarb is the star of North Portland food and drink caterer Devil’s Food Catering’s signature daiquiri. Rose bouquet by Portland’s Osa Floral Studio. Gold rimmed dinner plate available through Vibrant Table.
All night long: Served up in a bamboo cone, fries topped with tomatoes and feta cheese pair well with the rest of Portland’s Artemis Foods’ menu that includes indulgent treats such as brownies and pork bellies. Oregon Bride’s best new vendor award winner, Mint and Mirth of Portland take cocktails to another level with a sweet and sour mojito that’s the perfect end to a perfect day. Shot glasses available through Artemis Foods.