What kind of cocktail would you make for a Guatemalan wedding?
We were recently challenged with answering this question for our friend and fellow wedding vendor from Heart of Celebration event planning in PDX. She called upon her familial heritage to put together a lively, rich shoot full of earth tones and vibrant floral touches. We researched traditional Guatemalan flavors, menus, and drinks. We called around to friends and bars. Finally, the big day came and we participated in a wonderful photo shoot that featured artists from all walks of life.
Our favorite aspect of this shoot was the opportunity to collaborate with vendors who were almost all women of color. How often do you see that? Not very frequently in any industry, and definitely not in the wedding industry. That's why we've been getting more active in this arena. Recently, we spoke at Mercy Corps NW (@mercycorpsnw) for a "Women in Business" seminar. There, we heard from an inspiring group of 40~50 female solo entrepreneurs who are working on growing their businesses.
Diversity and inclusion is a key focus of our efforts in 2017 and we can't wait to share more information about upcoming events in the community. Mercy Corps NW's Saturday morning small business series includes free childcare, so if this is something you need, please reach out to us and we will help you get registered and set up. 💕
This cocktail features creamy, cane-distilled, lightly barrel-aged rum that is sure to get everyone on the dance floor.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until the tin is frosty. Pour into large ceramic mug or highball glass. Top with crushed ice and garnish with mint, lime, and a flower.
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