Eco-Chic Favors

September 11th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Take away favors at your wedding express your appreciation and gives your guests a special memento of your celebration. However, traditional knick-knacks like plastic statuettes often get thrown away or retired to a shelf to collect dust. Instead of these typically wasteful options, here are some eco-chic favors that will say “thanks”, help the planet and be put to good use.

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These customized napkin favors not only help reduce waste but also makes your dinner table look fashionable. Visit Nicole Porter Design for more designs.

Potted succulents are super easy to care for and go well in any home. They also come in many varieties that make it fun for your guests to pick out their favorite.

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These coffee cup sleeves will keep your coffee warm and stylish.  Visit Riley Construction or create your own design with instructions from the Crafty Staci blog.

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What better way to go green than to recycle?  Just go to your local hardware store and pick up your favorite paint samples to design your custom coasters.  Visit the Crafty CPA blog for how-to instructions.

And what about donating to your favorite charity. Add an extra green touch with these beautiful letterpress donation cards from Bella Figura, a 100% green print shop. All of these favors will surely leave a lasting impression!

Article courtesy of Lorraine Lee

Sugared Fruit Centerpieces

May 14th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

With summer just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the season than with sugared fruit centerpieces at your wedding. You can sugar just about any fruit from lemons, strawberries, cherries, apricots and pears. All you need is to beat up some egg white and coat the fruit either half or completely. Then roll the fruit in course white sugar and leave on a bed of sugar to dry. They will definitely add that touch of sweetness and sparkle to your wedding.



Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Wedding and Southern Weddings.

The Poetry Store

January 16th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

In such a fast-paced and digital place like the Bay Area, we are so lucky to have The Poetry Store who offers the simple and beautiful gift of poetry. Silvi uses her red royal typewriter to entertain guests by writing poetry wedding favors. The poems are one-of-a-kind and written on-the-spot about any subject of your guests choosing. She even types these poems on beautiful paper matched to your wedding’s theme. Can you imagine anything more romantic, unique and appropriate for your wedding? Your guests will be blown away by how she listens and captures their emotions. The Poetry Store is definitely the diamond the haystack!

Photos courtesy of The Poetry Store

Clay Flowers from DK Designs

January 9th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! I’m so excited for this year. We have so many fun and unique weddings coming up, including a flash mob ceremony and backyard oasis reception. We are also planning our first destination wedding in Hawaii and I found this amazing company called DK Designs that I had to share! The owner Diane specializes in handcrafted clay flowers and can create anything from bouquets, centerpieces, and even favors. The flowers look incredibly beautiful and real. They also offer an eco-friendly and everlasting alternative to real flowers. You will fall in love with DK Designs just like I have!

Photos courtesy of DK Designs Handcrafted Clay Floral Design

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