Two weekends ago we participated in arguably THE best wedding show in the Northeast – the Newport Wedding Expo.
Two breathtaking locations were host to this event, Rosecliff Manor and OceanCliff Resort. Wedding Cocktail Design was at OceanCliff, one of the most spectacular resorts and views in all of Rhode Island.
Our lovely and talented hostess (and wedding show planner extraordinaire), Susanne Day, editor of Newport Weddings Magazine, made us feel right at home at our booth.
Being featured at our booth were an array of signature wedding cocktails and spirits, to show off what we can do at Wedding Cocktail Design. As an added bonus, Jeffrey Pogash, Master Saberer, was on hand with his reproduction Napoleonic sword and magnums of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, to show what he can do at weddings, rehearsal dinners, and showers.
The other vendors at the show were top-notch, from Rhode Island’s most elite photographers, to unique invitation designers, to fabulous wedding planners. Oh, and we can’t forget the desserts. The desserts. Those decadent, sinfully rich treats that haunt us (and follow us like stalkers), to each and every wedding show we participate in. The key is moderation, and we were good this time. We only exchanged cocktail samples for 2 (or so) chocolate bon-bons and mini wedding cake desserts.
The brides, grooms, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends of the bride/groom who attended were genuinely interested in our services. We tried our best to explain what we do, and attempted to “wow” them with our cocktail samples. What, you may ask, did we serve? The names and descriptions are below, as well as a pictorial tour of our day in wedding show bliss…
The Newport Wedding Expo
Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012 – OceanCliff
The Newport Bride
Van Gogh Cool Peach vodka, Esprit de June liqueur, pomegranate juice, lychee puree, Rose Champagne
La Belle Dame
Rhum Clement premiere canne, Creole shrubb orange liqueur, fresh grapefruit juice, agave nectar, fresh mint
Naragansett Bay Punch
G’Vine gin, Creole Shrubb orange liqueur, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, Champagne
Signature cocktails personally designed by
Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru”