Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding Favors

Instead of sugary treats, my husband and I decided to give something more romantic to our guests: a handmade wedding favor that would say something about us as a couple.

Also, we wanted to tie the favors to the general color palette for the wedding: red, white and aqua blue, and to the handmade quality of all of our decorations. So, I spent a good portion of the year cutting and folding favor boxes, favors tags (each tag was cut and decorated by hand - yes, even those tiny flowers on the tags were cut and glued one by one), making paper flowers and paper butterflies to decorate the boxes, and so on...

It seems like a lot of work (and it was), but it was absolutely fun to do it, a great joy :)

Inside each box was a scented rose candle for our guests to light on a special evening. The floating rose candles also came in red, white and light-blue.

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