5 Serious Signature Drinks


Wine Pours. Beer Trucks. Lemonade Stands. Whisky Tasting Stations. Apple Cider Stands. Adult Milkshakes.

These are just a few of some of the amazing drink options to put your wedding over the top!

Here are 5 amazing signature cocktails, from our archives, for the mixologist in everyone.



I am a HUGE fan of egg white cocktails, but if you plan on serving them at your wedding you should also plan to tip your bartender VERY well. Egg white cocktails can be a pain to make an definitely require several well trained IMG_9863 (1).jpgmixologists.

Recipe by Stir Bartending DC

2 oz Reposado Tequila (We use 123 Organic Tequila [Uno Dos Tres])
.75 oz lime juice .75 cinnamon-agave syrup
1 slice orange
1 egg white
garnish with bitters


2. Mint and Honey Bourbon

IMG_9865.jpgThis is an amazing cocktail for a hot day or outdoor cocktail hour. Very crisp and refreshing.

Recipe at http://www.loveandoliveoil.com

1 Muddled Mint Leaf + 1 Muddled Basil Leaf
3 oz Bourbon
1 orange rind
1 table spoon of Honey
Splash of Soda Water


3. Fernet Branca Industry Sour

fwx-3-cocktails-fernet-1Fernet Branca isn’t for the weak of heart, but this is a great way to introduce it to some friends that may have normally turned away. Great for fall weddings!

Recipe at Esquire.com
1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Garnish with Mint


4. French 75

Looking to incorporate some bubbly, but not looking to have a IMG_9867.jpgfruity drink? The French 75 is for you. This classic cocktail will shine at your garden or vintage themed affair.

Recipe by Food and Wine Magazine
1 oz Gin
1.5 oz VSOP
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
Champagne or Prosecco

5. Fire and Ice

Perfect for a beach wedding or Mexican catered cocktail hour. Definitely not for the mild of palates!

1 oz Chipotle Agave (agave nectar, 4-5 chipotle peppers, 1 cup water – Boil and Steep)
1 oz Blueberry Shrub
2 oz Mezcal
1 C Apple Cider Vinegar

Procedure: Muddle 2-3 Slices Serrano Peppers, then Shake all Contents Together, Double Strain and Enjoy!

Recipe by Jen Mattion at Mescal Denver, CO



#SpotlightSaturday – Andrew and Katja

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Introducing Andrew and Katja, a quirky, fun loving, down to earth couple from Sheldon, Vermont. Two weeks ago we brought them onto our site talking about the prelude to their wedding, their engagement, and relationship. We found out that these two were close to being high school sweethearts, and have grown together in friendship for quite sometime. Today we are walking you through their planning process, seeing how they made their wedding uniquely them.

“During our engagement we spent a lot of time discussing what we envisioned for certain aspects of our wedding – constantly confirming that we shared the same values. We also prepared for our lives together, finding our home in Sheldon and making plans for home improvement projects, our garden, and pets.”

Andrew and Katja, having recently purchased a house, were very careful to not compromise their incredibly tight budget of $10,000 to $15,000. They remembered that the hardest part of the process was to stay within this budget without compromising their vision. They wanted their wedding to reflect them as a couple and the friendship that they hve with the people around them.

“The best parts were whenever we figured out a detail that we’d had no good ideas for. Probably the most exciting was Cakewhen we finally figured out the perfect way to incorporate board games, one of our favorite hobbies. We read online the idea of using Carcassonne, a tile laying game, as the guestbook. We had guests sign tiles then we arrange them according to the game rules, framed them and hung them on our wall. Continuing with this train of thought, we decided to have small games on each table and to have the winner take the game home. We also decided to have meeples (little board game people shaped pieces) as the wedding favors and giant meeples for our cake toppers.” By incorporating their board games Andrew and Katja were able to show a reflection of themselves without breaking that tight budget. As a plus, they are now able to use their centerpieces over and over again. They also made budget conscious food and beverage options keeping them within their range.

“First we picked the “tier” that was within budget, then it was pretty easy to select the menu. We knew we wanted a cheese platter and clam chowder, because those were the tastiest starters. We then picked the vegetarian options that sounded best to us, picked the only fish option, and picked the meat option that my mom and sister said tasted best (we’re both vegetarian). For the cake we had cupcakes and a small cutting cake, because I don’t really like cake but love cupcakes, and Andrew liked that choice too. We didn’t stress too much over the menu decisions.”

A and KAs a bit of a “splurge” Katja was able to purchase her favorite dress. They wanted a casual yet classy feel and had the gentleman dressing in bowties and khakis. “I got my dress at Fiori Bridal in Essex, which was the first place (of three) I went to look at dresses. I had the best experience there (maybe in part because that was the one place where all my bridesmaids and my mom and mom-in-law came with me to help me pick). I ended up spending a little more than I intended but the dress was perfect; simple and elegant. The dress was made by Casablanca.”

It is imperative while wedding planning to really decide what is important to you and trying to focus on that rather than the smaller details which could stress you out. Andrew and Katja wanted to focus on the fun aspects of their wedding such as guests playing the board games an relaxing in the Mountains. The ceremony and reception took place in Jay Peak, Vermont.

“Everything was perfect. Even though it poured and we had to move to our back-up ceremony location, we were totally happy with the way everything turned out.”

Andrew and Katja wanted to remind everyone to not stress all that much, at the end of the day you are married and around all of our family and friends that are there to love and support you.Board games

“So far the hardest part has been getting used to my new last name. Enjoy every moment of the wedding, because it goes by so fast! Part of what makes Andrew and I such a strong couple is our similar family values, which come from our equally fantastic families and how we were raised. We’ve been supported by both of our families throughout our relationship, and both felt like a part of each others’ families before it was “official”, making the transition an easy one.  Likewise we have great friends who have been there to support us and will continue to be there for us. We have many people to go to if we ever need help or advice.”


Our Inspiration


I entered the backyard on that warm summer day. Looking around, I saw some mason jars with babies breath, a few wild flowers, rustic table runners, and a small wheelbarrow full of beer. There was family bustling around, Dad drinking beer and making jokes on the porch, and a breeze blowing by that consistently knocked over every DIY mason jar. At first glance there was nothing remarkable about this wedding. As I took my seat and watched the ceremony, tears filled my eyes.

The groom locked eyes with the Bride on her way down the aisle, sharing a secret stare radiating between them. The pastor walked through the ceremony, sharing with the audience of the covenant these two were fulfilling. He spoke of the details of the relationship, explaining how a lifetime friendship became something more. He encouraged the audience to take 20 seconds and look at the couple, remembering how far everyone had seen them come. Then they looked into each others eyes and each shed a tear, as they thought about how far they had come. Then the vows came, where she disclosed that she had been dreaming of marrying this man since she was 13. He then disclosed that he was an idiot for not noticing sooner. As wedding party paraded down the aisle, I shed another tear.

This is what a wedding should be all about. The beauty from this ceremony radiated throughout the entire event, making this one of the most beautiful ceremonies I was able to be a part of. Unfortunately, the wedding industry has put an emphasis on location, decorations, and expensive dresses. Although, event design and lavish menus are a passion of ours we vow to you that we will never let you go over your budget. We vow that we will always and forever find ways to make your wedding dreams come true while focusing on your upcoming marriage.

Today we would like to make a toast. Heres to marriages! Here’s to weddings that reflect your upcoming relationship. Here’s to family and friends coming together to support these two even in their darkest hour! Cheers!

About Us

It’s easy to get caught up in the motions of deciphering budgets, deciding on table cloths, and figuring out guests lists. Often times, by the day of the wedding a bride’s head is left spinning. CampbellEvents is here to help! We won’t let you get caught up in the motions. We will help you decide on a budget and stick to it, figure out the details, create the lists, and do everything possible to let you sit back and enjoy your day. We work with both DIY brides and hands-off brides to create the day of your dreams. We focus on the details so that you can relax and focus on your marriage