Outdoor Wedding Blog

Outdoor Wedding Blog: Ideas, news, tips and resources for brides and grooms planning outdoor weddings, from Kim Knox Beckius, author of "The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book." Visit Kim's Outdoor Wedding Web Site: outdoorweddingguide.com

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Outdoor Weddings

Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees here in the Northeast today for the first time this summer, and I'm thinking about cool treats for hot summer outdoor weddings: specifically, gourmet popsicles! BizBash New York recently reported on a Brooklyn-based company, People's Pops, that makes and delivers popsicles in a variety of farmer's market-inspired flavors: Watermelon & Mint, Organic Lemon & Ginger, Peach & Chamomile and many more. I also stumbled upon my About.com colleague Andrew Collins' piece on Las Paletas, a Nashville gourmet popsicle shop that sells an ever-changing line-up of unique flavors such as Rose Petal, Honey Dew and Hibiscus.

These stories got me thinking that signature-flavored popsicles would make a terrific treat at an outdoor wedding. Have a cooler-full of frozen treats waiting as guests arrive for your wedding ceremony on a sultry summer day. Ask your caterer to serve popsicles as a palate-cleansing surprise dinner course. Or offer popsicles as a light alternative to dessert or for a cool sweet refreshment when the dance floor heats up.

Know of a gourmet popsicle provider in your area? Click "comments" below to share the info.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

5 Phenomenal Outdoor Weddings

The Fall/Winter issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is just hitting newsstands, and I'm thrilled to share a sneak peek at five phenomenal outdoor wedding stories I had the opportunity to write for the magazine, including:Click comments below to tell me which story is your favorite!

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