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Raspberry Kir: A Great Champagne Cocktail for a Spring Wedding

This delicious spring champagne cocktail comes from the menu of The Fearrington House Restaurant, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. It would make a festive addition to a spring wedding cocktail hour and reception.

The recipe appears in Sharon O’Connor’s romantic Dinners for Two: Cookbook with Music CD.

Ingredients for Raspberry Kir Recipe

  • ¼ cup defrosted frozen raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1 split (7 ounces) of champagne

Mixing Instructions

  1. At least a few hours before the reception:Strain the raspberries through a sieve to remove the seeds. Add the Grand Marnier and chill.
  2. Place 1½ teaspoons of the raspberry mixture in the bottom of each of 2 champagne flutes. Slowly fill with champagne and serve immediately.

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A Huppah in Chapel Hill

Meredith and Brian’s wedding at Rigmor House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is described by their minister, Reverend Kayelily Middleton. Here’s a sample:

Chapel Hill Huppah

"...Our Chuppah holders then processed in. The original plan was to have the Chuppah already in place but the wind was such that the Chuppah would have been air borne had we left it unattended!..."


North Carolina Huppah

"...Diana, sister of the bride, was the reader for one of the readings. It was ee cumming's "2 little whos," the same poem that was read at their parents' wedding..."


Huppah Raleigh North Carolina

"...After the vows, the rings, the wine, the seven blessings, and the glass breaking and the shouting of "Mahzel Tov," the couple were pronounced married and scampered happily down the aisle!..."


Read more at Kayelily’s Raleigh Wedding Blog…

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