Real Wedding ~ Erica & Josh at North Ranch Country Club

Erica and Josh recited their vows at North Ranch Country Club in the company of 150 of their closest family and friends. See the details of their amazing day here…

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To memorialize the occasion, they were asked to offer their best wishes and sentiments to the bride and groom, which were then placed into a large apothecary jar.

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They stood under a beautiful, dark wood Chuppah covered in lace and feminine florals in pinks, purples, grays and whites. Framing the aisle we displayed floral arrangements in wood boxes with scattered rose petals in between at near the Chuppah.

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How sweet are these two flower girls and they are carrying lace baskets too. To die for!

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Erica’s father giving her away to Josh.

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And now they are pronounced husband and wife!

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Soft candlelight surrounded a variety of wood boxes and mercury glass containers filled with gorgeous dahlias, orchids, roses and lisianthus gracing the center of each table.

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Their first dance as husband and wife!

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For their ride home guests created Candy Bags to go with some of Erica and Josh’s favorite treats.

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We were all honored to be part of such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Erica and Josh!All pictures from the talented Rebecca Fishman of Birds of a Feather Photography.

How to personalize your wedding or event with Mason Jars

Here are some fun ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding or event.

Place Vintage Family Photos into mason jars

Hang a canopy of mason jars above your reception guest tables, from trees and above the bride and groom as they recite their vows.


Place flowers into mason jars as a decor element.

Hang mason jars filled with flowers from the back of the bride and groom’s chair.

Use your mason jars as a favor holder. You can add candy, cupcakes, jam, chocolate chip cookie ingredients and more…




Use them as beverage jars and fill them up with fresh squeezed lemonade, or a signature drink.


And my favorite way to use a mason jar… as a  diy holiday snow globe


Wedding Favors

The wedding favor began centuries ago with European aristocrats. They would send their wedding guests home with a small gift, called a bonbonniere or bomboniere. “A bonbonniere was a box made of porcelain, crystal, precious stones or metal. Inside one would find delicacies made of sugar.” It was from these boxed and gift wrapped confections that today’s wedding favors are derived.

A wedding was also considered a lucky occasion way back when. By passing bonbonnieres and other treats onto wedding guests, the Happy Couple felt they were also bestowing their good luck upon their guests. These lucky gifts usually consisted of five almonds or pieces of candy which represented fertility, health, wealth, happiness and longevity.

When it comes to choosing favors for your wedding, the possibilities are endless. And anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE food, so it’s no surprise that the majority of my favorite favors are edible. Here are some of my favorites:

Photo Courtesy of:  Hostess with the Mostess

Photo Courtesy of : Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Weddings

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Photo Courtesy of: Manolo for the Bride

Photo Courtesy of: Advantage Bridal

Photo Coutesy of: Jasmine Star Photography

Here are some other favor ideas:

Chop sticks

Cookies

Cookies and milk

Slice of cake

Donuts (Krispy Kreme)

M& M’s

Smores buffet

Candy buffet

Ice cream Sundae bar

Rock Candy

Chocolate/Fudge

Cupcakes

Brownie

Mini Pie

Fortune cookie

Pastries

Carmel Apple

Popcorn

Mini bottles of Coca Cola

Or soda (Jones Soda Bottles)

Customized water bottle

Coffee

Tea bag

Homemade jam

Homemade honey

Mini bottle of wine, Champagne, sparkling apple cider or tequila

Cigar

Swiss army knife

CD of your favorite music

Flip flops or comfy sandals

Umbrella

Bottle opener

Mini tree

Seeds

Flower bulb

Picture frame

Pashmina

Bubbles

Fan

Match book

Coasters

Luggage Tags

Sparklers

Key chain

Candles

Potpourri

Shot glass

Handkerchief

A donation to a charity

Lottery ticket

Vase with a flower in it

Maracas

Cookie Cutter

Mints

Jordan Almonds

Hot chocolate and marshmallows

Broach

What favor will you choose for your event?