O say can you see…

…this festive red, white & blue margarita!  The Curtain Up Events team cooked this up ourselves to get started celebrating the 4th.

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 Recipe makes one (1) Margarita. Adjust your recipe according to the number of guests you are serving!

CUE Patriotic Margarita:

2 ounces of your favorite tequila

1 ounce of Peach Schnapps (our fancy twist!)

1 cup of strawberries with the stems removed

juice of 1/2 a lime.

Mint sprig to garnish.

Assemble all of the ingredients in a blender and fill with ice, blend until the consistency is nice and smooth. Before pouring, wipe the rim of each glass with a lime wedge, and then lightly salt each rim. Voila! Your drinks will look professionally done! On a side note, our blue salt was created by adding a few drops of  food coloring into a bowl of  plain salt, however, once the drink began to melt- it got a little messy. We suggest you skip the food coloring, as our fingers may still have a hint of blue on them! Our mixologists are certain that this margarita is sure to be a hit at your Independence Day gathering this year- enjoy responsibly!

Cheers!

  – Joe

CUE Vendor Spotlight: City Sweets & Confections

The Vendor Spotlight series is back!!!!

 Not only do we bring you the latest bridal fashion fresh off the runway, but here at CUE, we like to feature different vendors, both new to the business and veteran favorites we love to work with.

 We felt it was very fitting to bring back our vendor spotlight feature with one of our all time favorite vendors, City Sweets & Confections!!!

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Photo Courtesy of Caroline Frost Photography

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Photo Courtesy of Caroline Frost Photography 

City Sweets is a couture cake art studio that specializes in creating beautiful, delicious, and unique wedding cakes.

Deborah Lauren founded City Sweets & Confections in 2000, where she has been creating custom designed cakes ever since.

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets

Not only does City Sweets offer an amazing selection of flavors, but they pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients!!!

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets

The CUE girls love cake and are never disappointed when working with City Sweets. Not only are the cakes absolutely delicious, working with Deborah Lauren is a real treat. Deborah is such a joy to be around and her positive energy is infectious!

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Photo Courtesy of City Sweets 

The CUE team is always excited when we get to work with City Sweets and Deborah Lauren, who is as sweet as her cakes!!

Check out more information at www.citysweets.com

Make sure to keep a look out for more Vendor Spotlights and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!  🙂

Xoxo, Megan

{First Blog} Dress of the Week: Pronovias

First off, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sallie, and I am the newest member of Curtain Up Events and so thrilled to be involved with this company. Kiki and Danielle have shown me the ropes, thus leading to my first blog entry. What’s more exciting than starting with Dress of the Week? After careful consideration (and shopping around countless websites), I have decided to feature a dress from the wonderful designer Pronovias.

This week’s Dress of the Week is the Adam wedding gown in Pronovia’s 2011 Fashion Collection. 

Courtesy of Pronovias

I wanted to begin my first blog by choosing a dress that not only caught my eye, but gave you a little taste of my style. This one-shoulder, mermaid style dress is without a doubt a sexy, body hugging gown for the traditional bride who desires a modern twist. The full-length lace gives it a beautiful, conventional feel. However, the style and silhouette along with the materials that this gown is comprised of make it different from other traditional wedding gowns.

The Pronovias group dresses brides in 75 various countries. Originating in Spain, this company adds a little international flare to their designs, which make them all that much more special. In total there are 150 stores worldwide, employing over 730 people. Using thin, light and soft materials such as chiffon, pleated chiffon or morbid tulle, this collection of dresses exemplifies elegance and class all the way!

We definitely suggest that those of you who are looking for similar, fabulous designs check out the website or visit one of the many stores all around the world!

Xoxo,

Sallie