A Yogurt Parfait Bar

Yogurt Parfait Bar

We are always looking for ways to stay a little bit healthy, even at fun events like bridal showers or brunches. Yogurt is definitely one of our go-tos, but we hadn’t heard of Aussie-style yogurt before, until we came across Yulu! Yulu is inspired by Aussie yogurt, but their delicious product is made in the USA. It’s extra creamy, double-smoothed (making it double delicious!) and best of all: healthy!

We had fun whipping up some super yummy parfaits using Yulu’s honey + vanilla flavors, and a slew of nourishing + amazing-tasting toppings. These recipes would totally come in handy at your bridal shower, for a day-after wedding brunch, or even just to enjoy this weekend!

Yulu yogurt

We love that our parfaits were filling + felt like you were eating “real food”; something that we don’t always feel when we’re grabbing a quick breakfast or attending brunch with the girls. We created four fun recipes, perfect for any occasion that will surely satisfy different taste buds! Which one are you most excited to try?

blood orange & pecans

Honey Blood Orange Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:
• 1 container of Yulu Honey Yogurt
• 2 Tablespoons crushed Pecans
• 1 Blood Orange, sliced
• 1 mini glass jar (we used this jar)

Directions: Place a layer of the Honey Yogurt in the jar. Next top with some of the blood orange pieces (we cut each orange slice into 3-4 pieces) along with some of the crushed pecans. Repeat that step two more times. That’s it! :)

blood orange & pecans

peanut butter & banana parfait

Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:
• 1 container of Yulu Vanilla Yogurt
• 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter if you prefer)
• Granola
• 1 small Banana
• 1 mini glass jar (we used this jar)

Directions: Mix the Vanilla Yulu Yogurt with 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter and 4 slices of bananas. Place about 3 tablespoons granola in the bottom of the jar. Then layer 5 slices of banana. Cover with the PB Yogurt mixture. Top with Granola + more sliced Bananas.

peanut butter & banana parfait

Nutella & chocolate parfait

Nutella Parfait Yogurt

Ingredients:
• 1 container of Yulu Vanilla Yogurt
• 1 ½ tablespoons of Nutella
• 2 tablespoons of crushed Hazelnuts
• 2 tablespoons of crushed Dark Chocolate
• 1 mini glass jar (we used this jar)

Directions: Mix the Vanilla Yulu Yogurt with 1 ½ tablespoons of Nutella. Set aside. Mix the hazelnuts and chocolate pieces. Next put a layer of the Nutella yogurt in the jar. Cover with a layer of the nut and chocolate mixture. Layer with the rest of the Nutella Yogurt. Garnish with Chocolate and Hazelnuts

Nutella & chocolate parfait

cherries & wine

Cherries + Red Wine Parfait

Ingredients:
• 1 container of Yulu Honey Yogurt
• Cherries
• Red wine
• Sugar
• 1 mini glass jar (we used this jar)

Directions: Chop your cherries and make sure you remove pits! We used about 10 cherries but feel free to add more or less for your own preference. Then add the chopped cherries to the saucepan with a few tablespoons of red wine and a teaspoon of sugar. Simmer until the liquid has thickened. Once it has thicken, cool before you top.

Put a layer of the honey yogurt in the jar, then top with a layer of your cherry mixture. Repeat two more times.

cherries & wine

Yogurt Parfait Bar

While many consider Greek yogurt an “acquired taste,” word on the street is that most people fall for Yulu from the very first spoonful. We can attest to its extra creamy and delicious flavor! Without the too-sour quality some find in Greek, and with 9 grams of protein in every cup, we love that it’s a nourishing choice too.

We hope you’ll try out some of our recipes using Yulu! They’d be perfect for your bridal shower, girls’ get-together or a when hosting friends for the weekend. Of course, no special occasion is necessary either! Simply enjoy the goodness of Aussie-style yogurt for a healthy breakfast any day of the week :)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yulu. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Modern Geometric Wedding on a Bridge: Lauren + Jon

Newport Beach wedding

Ok, so the story of how Lauren + Jon met is straight out of a movie! They worked out of the same building for a while and always passed each other on a bridge between the parking structure and their building. Each time they passed each other on the bridge they would make eye contact and smile. Eventually it progressed to a smile and a “hello”. Then, they each started waking up looking forward to their little encounters and would be super sad if they didn’t see each other each day! After some time, Jon finally worked up the courage to finally ask Lauren out and the rest is history…

When asked about the inspiration behind their wedding, Lauren says: Since we met on a bridge, we chose geometry to reflect structure and building for a strong future relationship. And with the two of them each being talented designers, trust us, no detail was overlooked. We love that Steve Cowell Photography was there to perfectly capture it all for us to see…oh, and did we mention their ceremony was ON a bridge?! So perfect…

modern geometric invitation

modern geometric invitation

modern jewelry

getting ready

billy ball boutonniere

modern bride

A vibrant bouquet by Melissa Licht was just right for the modern feel of the day!

modern orange bouquet

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Seeing each other for the first time, walking down the aisle (on the bridge) with the backdrop of the ocean, the sky, and all of our loved ones.

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Processional: Wedding Party: Wedding Song – Traditional; Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Recessional: All You Need is Love – The Beatles

First Dance: You Are My Sunshine – Ray Charles

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

Newport Beach bridge wedding

wedding party

wedding party

geometric chalk

bridesmaids

Newport Beach wedding

Newport Beach wedding

giant yellow balloons

string escort card display

We’re just in awe of the graphic, modern setting Newport Beach Civic Center transformed into for the reception. The Love Riot nailed it with the planning + Melissa Licht lent her hand in bringing together the fab design!

modern reception

modern yellow geometric reception

modern yellow geometric reception

modern yellow geometric reception

modern yellow geometric reception

modern reception

It was extremely helpful to collaborate and decide on things together. It helped us make the day personal and truly reflect us, our past, and where we’re headed. Oh, and we had a lot of fun along the way!

photography: Steve Cowell Photography // venue: Newport Beach Civic Center Newport Beach, California // event design: In collaboration with Melissa Licht // event planning: The Love Riot // florals: Melissa Licht // hair: Erin Vajda, Fraiche Studio // makeup: Alexie and Brandi, Social Dry Lounge // paper goods: Lauren Vajda Design // invitation printing: Em Letterpress, Moon Graphics, Los Angeles // favors: Pippa Marx Studio // catering: 24 Carrots // donuts + mini pies: Sidecar Doughnuts and Sweet & Saucy Shop // music: DJ Mike Cruz, The Flashdance and Angelica Strings

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Flashdance and Sweet and Saucy Shop are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Styled San Francisco Proposal

styled engagement

When we heard some of our fave creatives (ahem, Jesi Haack The Love Riot) were opening branches in San Francisco soon, we were crazy excited for them to say the least! Then, when they shared this super fun styled shoot they created to celebrate the upcoming openings, we were thrilled to get to feature it here on GWS!

The theme of this sweet faux proposal was “I left my heart in SF” and the colors are some of our faves: black, gold, and white. The cutie models are a real SF couple + we love how the team set-up a stylish proposal spot as well as a little celebratory engagement dinner! Total inspiration for couples who just got engaged to do something fun to celebrate. It can be something low-key, just the two of you (check out our V-day Date Night In for ideas) or maybe an intimate engagement party with close family + friends!

Thanks to the other top notch creatives involved: To Wander and SeekAmpersandConservatory of FlowersFrances Lane + One True Love Vintage Rentals!

greenhouse engagement

greenhouse engagement

greenhouse engagement

greenhouse engagement

greenhouse engagement

heart proposal

That paper heart is just the best! (And so are high fives, in our opinion.)

heart proposal

heart proposal

heart proposal

heart proposal

heart proposal

styled bar cart

In love with this little bar cart vignette with pretty penmanship by Brown Fox Calligraphy!

chalkboard globe

styled bar cart

san francisco momentos

styled engagement

styled engagement

red floral centerpiece

Such good florals – bravo Ampersand + Conservatory of Flowers – and we’ll never tire of gold flatware, will you?!

gold flatware

trolley plate setting

red floral centerpiece

red floral centerpiece

SF styled engagement

SF styled engagement

Maple and Moss nailed it with the hair + makeup for bride-to-be, Renee! We’re all about that fun red lip!

SF styled engagement

SF styled engagement

Congrats to Jesi + TLR on their new branches and big thanks to everyone involved for sharing!

photography: To Wander and Seek // planning: The Love Riot // design: Jesi Haack Design // florals: AmpersandConservatory of Flowers // tablescape: Frances Lane // furniture: One True Love Vintage Rentals // calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy // hair + makeup: Maple and Moss

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJesi Haack Design is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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