Dinner For Newlyweds: Hosting an Intimate Mediterranean Inspired Dine on A Dime

From the time your partner gets down on one knee to utter those four "magical" words, the whirlwind begins. While every girl dreams of her wedding day, she likely didn't fantasize about all the time consuming details that go down in between. But, after the enchanting hoopla of the "I Do's" die down and you begin settling into the comforts of married life - what's the first celebratory event you host as Mr. & Mrs.? An intimate newlywed dinner party.

While hosting your first newlywed dinner isn't nearly as detailed as wedding planning, every brilliant dinner host always aims to please by keeping their guests comfortable, entertained and full. But, with your budget still recovering from wedding day expenses, running short on theme ideas or feeling like your new couples pad isn't up to par - you may begin to second guess things.

However this newlywed dinner concept shoot , crafted by coterie member Howerton Wooten Events, will lend you the savvy inspiration you'll need to craft an affordable newlywed dinner party. Prompting you to make creative use of your space, decor and menu options.

Take a trip overseas, while sitting on your living room floor, by adding subtle Mediterranean inspired details, as spied in the bold decor patterns, utopia-blue dinnerware and rich hints of red in the florals.

Read on for more commentary and photographs from this, dinner for newlyweds concept shoot captured by fellow coterie member, Natarsha Wright Photography.

Keeping authentic to its relaxed theme, as option to solve furniture woes, gather all the pillows in your home and use your coffee table in lieu of formal dinning table. For menu options, whip-up a meal full of robust flavors, while wowing your guests with an exotic Summer-inspired Kiwi & White Wine Sangria, as the signature cocktail. And no need to search high and low for the recipe, check out the instructions below to make your own!

Kiwi & White Wine Sangria Recipe
By: Howerton+Wooten Events

1 Bottle (750 ml) of Chardonnay
2 Cups of Club Soda
⅓ Cup of Orange-Flavor Liqueur
2 Tablespoons of White Sugar
1 Cup of Seedless Green Grapes
2 Kiwis, Peeled and Sliced
1 Large Pear, Thinly Sliced
1 Honey Dew Melon, Peeled and Sliced

1. Mix the Chardonnay, Club Soda, Liqueur, and the Sugar in a Large Pitcher.
2. Stir until sugar is dissolved
3. Add the fruit
4. Refrigerate (Preferably for 4 to 6 hours)

Photo Credit: Natarsha Wright of Natarsha Wright Photography


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