Love birds

Flamingo Food Pick by Miss Cake

Flamingo Food Pick by Miss Cake

The bird trend is something we’re big fans of, but this is by far our favourite idea on how to incorporate the love bird theme into your wedding in a much more tangible (or should we say drinkable) way. The ‘Love Bird’ cocktail is a very sweet, very blue (and very nice) tipple that makes a brilliant signature drink at your wedding reception.

0.5 part vodka

1 part peach schnapps

1 part Blue Curacao

2 parts pineapple juice

At a wedding, it’s customary to greet guests with a free drink on arrival at the wedding breakfast and reception (see our more in-depth post about the open bar debate). Whilst champagne or fizzy wine is traditional, some brides take this as an opportunity to stamp yet more personality on the big day: Pimm’s lends itself to summery, outdoor weddings; whereas mulled wine or hot cider can add a touch of warmth to a wintry wedding. But perhaps it’s an opportunity to get even more creative and develop your own personalised cocktail. The ‘Love Bird’ is just one option – you could experiment with other drinks (or visit a mixologist before the wedding) to come up with something truly unique that reflects you and your partner.

We’d love to know if you’ve used signature drinks at your wedding (or if you plan to). And why not revisit the open bar debate – are you covering the cost of guests’ drinks on your big day or will there be a cash bar? Let us know in the comments below.

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