Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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When you're ready to pop the question and propose to the woman that you love, Mendocino is the perfect place to do it. Wherever you are, there are a few extra steps that you should take to insure that romance and passion rule the outcome! An Engagement only happens once so make it perfect. This is your chance to dazzle your woman and make her feel special in that way that only you do. Here are some basic tips for making sure she never forgets this moment.

Location, Location, Location! Make sure you choose a beautiful romantic setting. Better yet, take a mini vacation and take some time to set the scene. Sometimes it's worth it to hire a professional to take care of all the details, insure an element of surprise, and to bring together the perfect moment. Check out Mendocino Wedding Witch's Proposal Service for some great ideas.

Roses! Nothing shoots an arrow straight to the heart of romance like roses. Do not hesitate or worry about being over the top, Go for it and get 2 dozen!

Champagne! Nothing says celebration like bubbles! If you don't drink alcohol, substitute another festive non-alcoholic spritzer. Check out Mendocino Wedding Witch recipes for non-alcoholic elixirs.

Chocolate covered strawberries scream steamy romance! Serve up these delicious nuggets and you are sure to reap some big rewards... Romance is in the air!

The Ring! Don't forget the ring!

 
Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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Your wedding day is stressful and taxing on your system. Recharge your body with refreshing spritzers infused with healing herbs and spices. You will impress your wedding guests with these non-alcoholic beverages concocted to refresh the spirit and invigorate the soul. Not everyone wants to drink alcohol at a party, event, or wedding... These herbal love potions will make EVERYONE feel special and celebratory! If you like what you see, check out Mendocino Wedding Witch's Website for more herbal elixirs and one-of-a-kind craft cocktails.

Minted Heart

Muddled Lime Wedge and Mint Sprig

Cucumber Rounds

Watermelon Juice Ice Cubes

Sparkling Water

Serve in a wine or collins glass with a garnish of fresh mint

Strawberry Lavender Kiss

Strawberry & Lavender Infused Purified Water

Basil Leaf Ice Cubes

2 Dashes of Fees Celery Bitters

Sparkling Water

 

Fill wine glass with regular ice cubes and basil ice cubes

Fill glass two thirds with infused water

Add bitters

Top with sparkling water

 

To infuse water, fill jar with purified water and add strawberries & lavender, cover and let sit overnight

To Make Basil Ice Cubes, place leaf bits in ice tray and fill with water and freeze


 

Rose Is A Rose

Tablespoon Rose Simple Syrup

2 Dashes Fees Cardamom Bitters

Sparkling Water

Rose Petal Garnish

 

In champagne glass, over ice, add simple syrup and bitters

Fill with sparkling water

Sprinkle a few rose petals for garnish

 

To make rose simple syrup:

Bring to a simmer 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water,half cup rose petals, and 1 tablespoon rose hips

Simmer until it thickens (about 20 minutes)

 

 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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Once upon a time, there was A Badass Bitch. She was seriously badass and took care of bizness left and right! One day she met a wonderful man named Mr. Tenderheart. They fell MAD IN LOVE. Why? Because Mr. Tenderheart was badass in his own way and knew how to handle The Badass Bitch's wild ways. His loving heart gentled her. They decided to get married! And they had their wedding in Mendocino because that is the natural habitat of The Badass Bitch. The wedding was beautiful and the ceremony divine and off into the sunset went one Badass Bitch With A Tender Heart!

 

                  The Badass Bitch                                                           Mr.Tenderheart

  Muddled Maraschino Cherry & Coffee Bean                                 2oz Whistle Pig Rye

    2oz Bulleit Bourbon                                                                      1/4 tsp Zested Ginger

      2 Dashes of Chocolate Bitters                                                     Muddled Orange Wedge

   Tequila Float                                                                                 Splash of Grenadine   

 

Serve Both Cocktails Over Ice

 

 
Monday, May 22, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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Do you want an elegant, exquisite wedding but can't afford to spend the big bucks? Do you wish you could stage your wedding in Mendocino but aren't sure you can afford it? Are you the kind of people who want a meaningful ceremony and celebration but prefer to put your money into the honeymoon, a down payment on a house, or your savings account? Let me share with you Mendocino Wedding Witch's secrets for an knockout affordable wedding.

The reception venue that is attached to the above ceremony site comes with an indoor and an outdoor stage, a brick oven, and a full kitchen, and costs $100/night!!!

This is one of my all-time favorite ceremony sites. It is quite simply exquisite! To rent both the reception hall (which has a small kitchen and comes with tables and chairs) and the ceremony site cost $500/night! In addition, if you and your guests are truly on a budget, there are many gorgeous camp sites with all the amenities for $50/night plus a large group site which fits 40 people for $250/night.

The above ceremony site and venue are both located in the very heart of Mendocino and are an all time favorite for many visitors. The cost for the ceremony site runs $400 to $700 depending on how large your wedding is. The cost of the reception venue is around $1300 but you get it for three days which makes set up and clean up much less stressful.

Spending less on your venue and ceremony site leaves you some room in your budget for adding sweet, elegant, exquisite touches that elevate the overall feel and experience of your wedding day. In addition, it is highly recommended that you hire a local wedding coordinator, one who knows the ins and outs of the vendors and venues in their region. This is their area of expertise and the money that you spend to employ their services will be more than made up for in what you save and the stress you avoid in executing your dream day wedding.

 
Friday, May 05, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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Nothing can elevate a wedding quite like the quality of the cocktails. Whether alcoholic or herbal, holding a bubbling glass of deliciousness, makes your guests feel special. At Mendocino Wedding Witch I excel at creating one-of -a-kind Love Potions, Elixirs, & High-End Cocktails. Below are a few of my favorites. If you like these, check out www.mendocinoweddingwitch.com for more recipes. I like to include some non-alcoholic Brews for those who abstain from alcohol. But be warned! The herbal brews pack their own punch and the ingredients are designed to get the libido and the blood aroused!

Berry Me!

Muddled Raspberries & Mint & Lime Wedge

Tablespoon Simple Syrup

One and a Half Ounces of Gin or Vodka

Soda Water

Serve Over Ice

Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Rinse Glass With Absinthe

Two Ounces of Brandy

Dash Of Grand Marnier Liqueur

Dash Of Sweet Vermouth

Dash Of Dry Vermouth

Orange Twist

Serve Over Giant Ice Ball

Flaming Matrimony

Muddled Orange Wedge

Two Dashes Bitters

Two Ounces Bourbon

Squeeze Orange Rind & Ignite

Serve Over Giant Ice Ball

Aroused Is Aroused Is Aroused

One Tablespoon Dried Damiana

One Tablespoon Dried Ginseng

Handful Dried Rose Petals

Tablespoon Dried Rose Hips

Orange Zest

Tablespoon Honey

Pinch Salt

Boil Four Cups Water, Pour Over Herbs, Let Steep For Twenty Minutes, & Strain