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#WeddingWednesday ep 21 with special guest Whitney Nelson & Salty Dog cocktail

By June 8, 2016 July 6th, 2016 No Comments


Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning into #WeddingWednesday with  Sara and special guest Whitney Nelson, event planner and expert in all things wedding design.

Signature Cocktail: Salty Dog


This weeks cocktail is a classic and refreshing choice for a summer wedding!


  • Coarse kosher salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup vodka or gin
  • 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice


  • Salt the rims of glasses
  • Mix vodka and grapefruit juice
  • Pour over ice

Special Guest Host Whitney Nelson:

Hosting with Sara this week was Whitney Nelson. Whitney is a Sonoma County native who runs a boutique wedding planning business, specializing in Sonoma and Napa County weddings.  Whitney has these tips for couples planning weddings:

  1. PLAN and plan methodically to keep your sanity and reduce stress.
  2. Choose budget and guest counts BEFORE your venue.
  3. Don’t count on guests not coming.
  4. It’s ok to choose a firstst string and seconnd string guest list if needed.
  5. VENUE! Look at many options, ask lots of questions (how late can you have music, etc). Your venue dictates your design so choose it relatively early in the process.
  6. When looking for a venue, look for VALUE.  Not just cost, but value. What are you getting for the cost? A few great venues in Sonoma/Napa Counties with great value:
    1. Kunde
    2. St. Jean
    3. Anadel State Park
    4. Paradise Ridge
  7. Design! Design is the one of the most exciting things for couples as they plan their wedding, it’s a fun way to express yourselves as a couple

Great Wedding Gift Giveaway:

Today’s Winner: Megan Campbell of South Carolina will get a two night stay at the Fairmont’s Claremont Hotel in Berkely California….CONGRATS!

Thanks for hanging with us again on#WeddingWednesday! Join Caitie Wednesday, June 8 on location at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby Montana. Please share with your friends (@honeyfund on Periscope). If you missed it you can watch the replay on YouTube:

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