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Dear Diary,

After Lauren posted her engagement pictures last week it reminded me I never shared this nautical Fourth of July engagement shoot I did that was featured on Inspired By This! Yay! (Make sure to check out the full session – it’s one of my all time favorites! Probably because I got to eat mini strawberry shortcake skewers! :)

Since this lovely couple just had their wedding last weekend, I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS and share some of my DIY food details I created for the shoot…

Go ahead, play with your food!

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Don’t judge a book by it’s cover! I was told these “scar” like marks on the watermelon are actually bee stings, and it’s a good sign that your melon will be really sweet! So far it hasn’t let me down. What methods do you use to choose your melon?!

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Slice the watermelon in layers – about two inches in width. Press your cookie cutter shapes into the watermelon layer. Punch them out and use as a garnish, a straw topper, freeze them and add them to your detox water (it also won’t water down your cocktail), the list goes on…

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My favorite melon cut-outs are hearts and stars!

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The sticks are for watermelon popsicles!

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Cut a layer off the watermelon, and then cut it into triangles like you would a pizza or pie. Make a little incision in the rind to insert the stick.

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You can stop there or pop them in the freezer (not for too long) to create a cold treat.

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Enjoy! Oh, and I had to leave you with this gorgeous Patriotic image…

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Photos: Valorie Darling Photography

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  1. Charlotte says:

    These photos are adorable! absolutely love them

    Charlotte

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