In this season of thanksgiving, we thought what better topic than honoring family members at your wedding. Weddings are a great time to honor those closest to you, either a special family member that will be attending the wedding or someone that you have lost. We’ve seen brides walk down the aisle to a symbolic song to play tribute to that person. Or you might have a special piece of fabric that your mother or grandmother wore on her wedding day that you can sew it into your own gown or attach to your bouquet. We’ve also seen couples light a candle or dedicate flowers to those who couldn’t be present. Whatever it may be, it might not be known by others but it will be close to your heart on that special day and that’s all that matters.
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.
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.
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!
Being asked to make a toast at a wedding can be a great honor but also a difficult task. After seeing so many toasts, those that have had some preparation definitely stand out and make a lasting impression. Here are some great tips for toasting from Southern Weddings Magazine for your next big moment.
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.
Our favorite holiday is just around the corner and what better way to the mark the season of love than with a beautiful Valentine’s Day wreath. Here are some ideas to get you in the romantic mood. How about a gorgeous and simple wreath made out of white burlap or tissue-paper pom poms. Or make a bold statement with a paper rose wreath made out red card stock. These ideas would also work perfectly as wedding day decor. The possibilities are endless and sure to bring love to your door.
New Sunrise Events is a wedding and event planning company serving throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Here at Love Notes, we want to share our passion for celebrations. This is our journal of all things that inspire us and make our hearts flutter! Join us as we take you through the wonderful world of event planning, from the first ribbon to the last dance.