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!
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?!
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…
My favorite melon cut-outs are hearts and stars!
The sticks are for watermelon popsicles!
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.
You can stop there or pop them in the freezer (not for too long) to create a cold treat.
Enjoy! Oh, and I had to leave you with this gorgeous Patriotic image…
Photos: Valorie Darling Photography