FLIGHTS AND BITES BY EVOKE’S JEANNETTE TAVARES

May 25, 2016

{Jeannette Tavares} This tablescape was inspired by my european roots and the green topiaries of the european lands. I took an organic approach with this design. This look was developed from my love of hedge walls and boxwood. I envisioned a boxwood table, where everything placed on it would POP. For this shoot, I decided to let the food art from Heirloom Catering play a vital role. When the design was finished, all I could think about was how people would enjoy an al-fresco dinner with family and friends around this gorgeous table that had a warm and inviting feel about it. The color palette was green, marsala, copper with pops of grey and taupes.

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Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography

Design & Coordination: Jeannette Tavares, EVOKE

Venue: Photogroup

Food: Heirloom Catering and Event Design

Florist: EDGE Floral

Chairs and Chargers: DC Rental

Hedge Table: Design Foundry

Chair Backs: Nuage

Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy

SEASONS OF COCKTAILS DESIGNED BY EVOKE’S THY PARRA

May 18, 2016

{Thy Parra} The inspiration for the cocktail shoot is my love for food and beverage. The season in which a reception is occurring plays a role in the menu that is selected. Here we have paired cocktails with the feel, color, and tastes that reflect each season. The spring cocktails were fresh and floral; for summer, we played with the fun molecular cocktails; we brought in the smoky warmth for Autumn, and festive elegance for Winter.

SPRING: RASPBERRY RAMOS GIN FIZZ

Playing off one of the most iconic classic cocktails created, the raspberry adds a bright freshness that is perfect for any Spring day. Combined with the gin, citrus and sugar this cocktail is refreshing, and easy to drink.

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Ingredients: Green Hat Gin, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry, Sugar, Egg White, Soda Water

SPRING: STRAWBERRY PLUM

Honey, grapefruit, strawberry, London-style gin are shaken and presented over hand-crushed ice to create a perfectly mild sweet and sour cocktail as we transition into the spring.

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Ingredients: Gin, Honey, Grapefruit, Strawberry

SUMMER: DEHYDRATED COCKTAIL PAPER

The ingredients are perfectly crafted then poured into a dehydrator creating a flaky, crispy and flavorful “bite” of a cocktail. Here we used Rujero Singani, coconut, vanilla and kaffir lime.

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Ingredients: Rujero Singani, Coconut, Kaffir Lime, Madagascar Vanilla Bean

SUMMER: PALOMA SPHERE COCKTAIL

Using the reverse spherefication process, we are able to encapsulate these sunny summer flavors into one perfect-size sip with a pop! This juicy cocktail is crafted with blanco tequila, grapefruit, cinnamon and lime.

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Ingredients:123 Tequila, Grapefruit, Lime, Sugar

SUMMER: GEL BLOCKS

Using the gelification process, we took bourbon and ginger to another level of flavor and texture with agar agar. We finished it off with a dusting of edible 23 carats of gold.

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Ingredients: Magnus Bourbon, Lime, Ginger, Peychaud Bitters, Agar Agar

SUMMER: AVIATION

Equal parts sour made of Crème de Violette, Maraschino Liquor, Gin, and Lemon creates one of the most floral classic cocktails. Flavors of bitter cherry, violette, and juniper combine with juicy citrus make this cocktail a perfect choice for the warm weather.

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Ingredients: Gin, Crème de Violette, Maraschino Liquor, Lemon

SUMMER: INTRO TO APEROL

A fun and refreshing presentation for this Aperol cocktail with Gin, Angostura bitters, and lemon make this a perfect pool-side cocktail.

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Ingredients: Aperol, Gin, Angostura bitters, lemon

FALL: CEDAR PLANK OLD FASHIONED

For an old fashion a smoky twist, torch a cedar plank and stir in your favorite bourbon, sugar, and bitters. Our dark and boozy version of an Old Fashioned is enhanced with the fall flavors of Peychaud bitters and Cedar Wood smoke. Perfect for relaxing by the fire place on a chilly Autumn night.

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Ingredients:Magnus Bourbon, Peychaud Bitters, Aromatic Bitters, Sugar Cube

WINTER: CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

When hosting a holiday party, you can keep it simple yet festive with a sugar cube, St. Germaine, Angostura bitters and a garnish of lemon peel.

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Ingredients:St. Germain, Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters, Champagne, Lemon Peel

WINTER: FRENCH 77

During the month of celebration, nothing is better to toast to then a bubbly glass of Champagne. A variation of the traditional French 75, we took out the gin and added St. Germain. This elderflower blossom variation gives a subtle sweetness to your celebrations.

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Ingredients: St. Germain, Champagne, Lemon Juice

Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography

Design & Coordination: Thy Parra, EVOKE

Location: Photogroup

Cocktails: EVOKE and Stir Bartending Co.

Decor: EDGE Floral and Design Foundry

Linen: Nuage

Marshmallows: Fluffy Thoughts

THE 4 PERSONALITIES OF EVOKE

May 12, 2016

Today, we finally get to share a really fun shoot the 4 EVOKE ladies put together. We are one team, with 4 different planners. Each one of us has a different planning and design style and we wanted to showcase this for a shoot we designed for Inside Weddings, featuring 1 table 4 different ways.

Take a look on Inside Weddings and see what makes each 4 of us unique!

Modern Whimsy {Kaitlyn}

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Season of Cocktails {Thy}

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Flights and Bites {Jeannette}

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Love Letters {Jodi}

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Thank you to our fabulous vendors!

Photogroup

Abby Jiu

Stir Bartending Co.

EDGE Floral Event Designers

Design Foundry

Heirloom Catering

Meant to Be Calligraphy

Fluffy Thoughts

Red Bliss Design

Nuage Designs

DC Rental

Festive Effects

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