Jun 23 2010

Wedding Favors

Here is a picture of Beth and I sharing a Mimosa toast before the Wedding.  Yes…she is TALL…I felt like a shrimp around her family all week…Beth is 5'11, her sister and mom around 5'10", and her dad is well over 6"5".  No wonder Beth played basketball…of course, her dad was the coach, too!  Being only 5'3", I looked up a lot this weekend!  lol!  My son, Adam, is 6'1" so they actually look great together!


I know most of you have seen the little straw baskets that are going around made with the Baskets & Blooms XL die!  I loved the Tropical look to them!  I wanted to make some in the wedding colors…Kraft, Cornflower Blue and White.  I thought the Kraft (now called Crumb Cake) made a nice beach basket.  I ran the two basket pieces thru the Big Shot with the Lattice Impressions Folder and I added the stripe trim pieces from the die on the front and back in the Shimmer Cornflower Blue (non-SU) and Shimmer White cardstock.  I made a little open-top box for inside to hold the Small Cello bag filled with Blueberry and Vanilla Jelly Belly candies.  I tied it closed with some Satin Kraft Ribbon (non-SU).

I printed the Beth & Adam, Riviera Maya, Mexico with the wedding date 6.18.2010 on the computer, then punched with the 1 3/8 Circle Punch.  I layered it on more Cornflower Blue Shimmer cardstock punched with the Scallop Circle Punch.  These were placed at the place settings at the Wedding Reception.


I was SO pleased with how they turned out!  Everyone loved them, too!  I meant to take a picture of all 55 of them, but forgot.  I took them flat with Sticky Strip adhered to the box inside, so all I had to do was peel off the tape and put them together and put in the bag of candy.  However, that night we were putting them together, I fell FLAT on my hands and knees when crossing a little wood bridge.  Banged up my knee pretty good…thought for sure I'd be limping for the wedding.  Luckily, the ice pack helped and kept the swelling down.  I was able to move around pretty good…except for going up steps!  I still have a nice bruise on my knee…my dress hid it, though.  But…that's why I forgot to take pictures of the finished ones!


Here is a picture of their first dance at the Reception.  It was held outdoors on the Boardwalk right next to the beach.  They had tables of 8 set up and a big area for dancing.  Behind them is the Buffet and bar set up…everything tasted great!



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10 People have left comments on this post

Jun 23, 2010 - 09:06:01
Wendy J. said:

Congratulations, Connie!  Looks like a wonderful wedding.  The favors were  tastefully done as well as matched the theme. 

Jun 23, 2010 - 10:06:29
Candy Diaz said:

Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding. I love your basket favors. You look beautiful in the mimosa toast picture. Would love to see more wedding pictures.

Jun 23, 2010 - 10:06:38
Joan Hajek said:

What a gorgeous couple!  And the baskets are sooo cute! 

Jun 23, 2010 - 11:06:03
Carey Rogers said:

Hope you have gotten better.  You creations (as usual) are darling.  They are so lucky to have you as a mother and MIL.  You are so blessed.
Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Jun 23, 2010 - 12:06:52
Barbara Vogt said:

Beautiful pictures, Connie. I hope you can bring them to convention to show off! Congratulations!!

Jun 23, 2010 - 09:06:34
Jan Hoyt said:

ahhh, what great photos!!!! they look so sweet and in love!  And I think that you should just tell people that you were sitting down in the mimosa toast picture!  lol! Thanks for sharing the pics of the little beach baskets…very cute!    Congrats on surviving the beautiful wedding…hope you are all healed up from your tumble.   Jan

Jun 23, 2010 - 09:06:40
Becky Jo said:

Thanks for sharing your creations and the photos – beautiful couple!  Looks like you all had a great time.  Love seeing all your wonderful creations!  Hope the knee is better.  Big Hugs!!

Jun 23, 2010 - 11:06:00
lisa808 said:

Beautiful photos and favors.  tfs

Jun 24, 2010 - 12:06:27
Judy DiScipio said:

I love the wedding colors.  Looks like a fun day!! 

Jun 27, 2010 - 11:06:42
Rose Kerry said:

Connie, you look great and the bride and groom look beautiful and happy.  So nice to see you again, hugs, Rose