Our next inspirational shoot was all about apples. Apples in the bridal bouquet, apple centerpieces, apple pomanders, apple pies, apple cider, and of course caramel apples. Every which you turned there were apples. Coordinators and styled by Jessica Wonders, LLC.
Fittingly enough all this apple goodness was styled at Minnesota barn style wedding venue. See even more apple wedding details in the full gallery here. All captured by James Netz Photography.
Fruit and flower combo
Flowers tend to dominate the world of wedding centerpieces, but they are by no means the only option. An easy to find alternative is fruit! That way you still have tons of different shapes, textures, and colors to play with. If you love both fruit and flowers then by all means combine them!
Homemade apple cider recipe
8 -10 apples (use gala for a less tart or intense taste)
1⁄2-1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cinnamon (or 4 cinnamon sticks)
4 tablespoons allspice Quarter your apples (no need to remove peel or seeds). In a large stock pot add your apples and fill with water, just enough to cover the apples. Add your sugar. Wrap your cinnamon and allspice in a doubled up cheese cloth and tie, and add this to the apples and water. Boil on high for one hour (uncovered) checking on it frequently. Turn down heat and let simmer for two hours (covered). Take off the heat after two hours of simmering and let cool. Remove spices and mash up the apples to a pulp like consistency (a potato masher works well for this). Once cool pour into a strainer over a large bowl. When most of the juice has drained away, put the remainder of the pulp into a doubled up cheese cloth and squeeze over the bowl until no more juice comes out.