In my dream world, this is what winter would look like – crisp, clear, and elegant. It would still have that warmth and intimacy that we crave this time of year and add in some romance, and we have the perfect recipe for a winter wedding. And talking about recipes, scroll down below to find the step by step instructions and ingredients of the Mexican Hot Chocolate featured in this beautiful photo shoot.
Designed by j29 events, with flowers by Bella Bloom Florals that I can’t stop thinking of, and bridal cover-up by Marisol Aparicio, this shoot captured by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography is just the right thing to put us all in the approaching seasonal mood. Join me in our FULL GALLERY right here!
From the Photographer... "Our winter wedding inspiration shoot captures an elegant snow day with real life engaged couple Jamie and Regina. Set in a beautiful creekside forest on Mount Hood, the historic Steiner Log Cabin was the perfect backdrop for white roses and forest greens. We envisioned an intimate setting where the couple could spend quiet moments at a silver and gold tablescape, immersing in the lush greenery of Oregon. Antique toboggans served as the display for a lettered invitations suite, and a soft buttercream cake set an elegant tone while the couple warmed their hands and hearts with a spicy spiked cocoa cocktail. Regina’s glamorous makeup and soft curls looked perfect in the afternoon light as she and her husband-to-be frolicked in the snow."
To make your own Mexican Hot Chocolate:INGREDIENTS
- 2 oz. Coffee Rum (We recommend the one from Eastside Distilling)
- 4 oz. Cream-on-top whole milk, such as Organic Valley
- 1/2 bar Woodblock Chocolate 70%
- few slices candied ginger
- few whole cloves
- few cinnamon sticks
- whipped cream
- chili powder
Grind or grate chocolate bar into a small bowl, then add all spices. Combine with milk in a saucepan and simmer, whisking for two minutes. Strain into a glass mug and stir in coffee rum. Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of chili powder, and enjoy!
Photographer: Jennifer Fujikawa Photography // Floral Designer: Bella Bloom Florals // Event Planner: j29 events // Makeup Artist: Jein King // Cover-Up and headpieces: Marisol Aparicio // Cocktails: Mint and Mirth // Cinema and Video: Moving Picture Weddings // Invitation Designer: Paper Bloom // Equipment Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland // Submitted via Two Bright Lights