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A watercolor painting of a Bloody Mary by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Bloody Mary Signature Cocktail Sign Planning a large brunch celebration? You’ll definitely want a Bloody Mary option on your menu! They are the perfect cocktail for midday affairs. The mix can be prepared ahead of your event cutting down on wait times. Serve them without alcohol if a guest desires and they won’t miss out […]

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A family crest by The Welcoming District.

Mother’s Day Gift This year I decided to surprise my mom with a family crest! Since we have to stay home to stay safe, I thought this would make her feel loved and connected. I sent her the digital files as well as some really cute printed goodies. She loved it and I look forward […]

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A watercolor painting of a Mint Julep by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Mint Julep Signature Cocktail Sign A Mint Julep is an iconic bourbon cocktail that would make a wonderful signature drink for your wedding or event. With its popularity and simple ingredients, your bartender could sling a lot of these to guests without long wait times. And even though they are traditionally served in julep cups, […]

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A custom watercolor map of Tranquility Farm in Purcellville, VA by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Tranquility Farm Nestled in Virginia’s beautiful Piedmont region, lies the serene Tranquility Farm. I got to know Suzanne who owns this beautiful home with her husband. They live in the Manor, but rent it for wedding weekend getaways. Their property has so many options for your ceremony, reception, and guests to stay. It’s truly tranquil […]

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Include your pet on your wedding welcome gifts with a custom watercolor portrait by The Welcoming District!

When you consider your furry friend family, leaving them out of your wedding day isn’t an option. Challenges present themselves, though, when your wedding venue doesn’t allow them to be there. Whether they can or cannot be physically present, here are five ways to include them in your special day. STATIONERY   With a watercolor […]

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A rescue pup watercolor portrait by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Rescue Pup Dog Portrait Meet Terra! She is my aunt’s sweet rescue pup. Named for her fur color, Terra, like terra cotta pottery is a beautiful, warm orangey-red. She greets you with those big eyes, some friendly sniffs, and her tail wagging. Because she is so adored, my uncle surprised my aunt with a custom […]

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A watercolor painting of a French 75 by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

French 75 Signature Cocktail Sign Pop the bubbly! It’s time to celebrate! If you’re looking for a simple, elegant cocktail that is easy to make for a crowd, the French 75 is a great choice! You’ll need dry gin, lemons for juicing and twists, simple syrup, ice, a shaker and strainer. French 75 Recipe To […]

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Wedding favor limoncello bottles adorned with a custom wedding crest by The Welcoming District.

A watercolor wedding crest is a beautiful visual representation of your life coming together as one. Once your crest is complete, you will have the digital files to use it for personal use however you like! Here are twenty-five ways you can use them before, during, and after you say “I do.” Stationery Depending on […]

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I love painting the love story, fur baby(ies), and places that are special to you! My hand-painted artwork is digitized so I can help you apply it to gracious welcoming details like invitations, gift tags, labels, tea towels, games, and so much more!

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