This past summer, Melissa was invited to design a tabletop for the fall issue of Exquisite Weddings magazine at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. However, instead of designing a round or a long table, she looked towards the new trend of cocktail-style receptions, signature drinks and extended cocktail hours!
She partnered with Blush Botanicals, and created a simple, yet impactful spread for the magazine. She collaborated with mixologist Craig Allen of Shake Bartenders and Jessica Shebby and Giusesppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Catering to create a unique pairing menu for the shoot. The showstopping bar and rentals you see here are from Concepts Event Design.

Many thanks to everyone that participated in this shoot! We had a blast! Many thanks to the entire EW team for the opportunity.