Burlap & Bordeaux

A Luxury Event Planning, Design and Floristry Experience in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Beyond

Excellent Edible Wedding Favor Ideas Everyone Will Appreciate

Let’s get it straight from the very beginning: wedding favors are not mandatory. You can have them, or you can skip them, and nobody will actually mind it either way.

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If you do decide to show your appreciation to the guests who have chosen to spend their time and money to celebrate your Big Day, do go for edible favors. They are highly appreciated by everyone and it’s really difficult to go wrong with them!

What are some of the very best edible wedding favors for your Big Day in 2019? Here are some of our top recommendations:

  • Mini pies. This is the perfect edible wedding favor for a country chic wedding. Pack your mini pies in small cardboard boxes imprinted with your wedding date or a cute message and you’re ready to go. Nobody can refuse a bite of a delicious homemade pie!

  • Custom M&Ms. Did you know you can have M&Ms printed with your own images? Imagine how cute it would be to serve your guests these much-beloved chocolate candies imprinted with your names or some funny, caricaturized versions of yourselves? People are always going to love this kind of candy, so it’s a guaranteed big win from the get-go.

  • Drinkable favors. A small bottle of wine or bubbly, or even a bottled cocktail – these can go a long way in terms of guests’ satisfaction. Label the mini bottles with a cute message and your names, monogram, and wedding date and everyone will adore these small presents. Because who doesn’t love a good drink that comes in an awfully adorable container?

  • Cake pops. They’re kind of like cupcakes, but with less frosting on the outside and on a stick. They’re the perfect bite-sized treat: they come in as many variations as you can imagine, and they are bound to sweeten up everyone at your wedding. Wrapped nicely, cake pops make for excellent wedding favors – even for those elegant, luxurious weddings, where every detail needs to be opulent and luxurious.

No matter what wedding favor you may choose, remember that your guests are there because they chose to. A small token of gratitude will definitely put a smile on their faces – but what goes the longest way in showing them you appreciate their presence is actually stopping for a minute to talk to each of them. They want to see the bride and groom

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Whimsical Styled Shoot in Hameln, Germany

When Brooke of Burlap & Bordeaux was planning her Christmas holiday throughout Europe, she stumbled upon the Schlosshotel Muenchhausen and, like most people, fell in loooove! The 1500s castle turned spa hotel is something out of a fairytale. Lush greenery, manicured grounds, incredible architecture, and simply peaceful. She knew she needed to style a shoot on the gorgeous grounds. 

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As many professionals know, planning a shoot in your own backyard comes with its own set of challenges,  so imagine planning one in a foreign country halfway across the world! Brook overcame a plethora of obstacles to make this shoot a success. Several of the initial vendors did not pull through forcing Brooke and her team to search for a new model, hair & makeup team (being trained professionally she stepped up to this role), and bridal gown. All of this occurred during the holiday season when many creative professionals are on hiatus for the holiday season adding to the stress. 

Sometimes there is a touch of magic that happens in the wedding industry and everything came together beautifully - even the sun made an appearance and the rain at bay! Unfortunately, for our model, the temperatures remained around 30 degrees. The beautiful gown from Traumkleid provided a soft and romantic element to the manicured grounds. The detailed lace and beading paired with the tulle were simply incredible! Brooke created a bouquet that was a dream! Lush greenery combined with gorgeous roses of blush and ivory. As you can see from the photos, the photographer expertly captured the whimsical, romantic vibe of the day. We hope you enjoy this shoot as much as we do!

Venue: Schlosshotel Muenchhausen | Design + Coordination + Florals + Hair & Makeup: Burlap & Bordeaux | Photography: Katja Scherle | Model: Marcia Jordan | Stationery: Sweet Sentimentality | Gown: Traumkleid - Verleih für Braut - und Festmode

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Sunset Soiree at Oceanview Farms

We are so excited to share our first annual Sunset Soiree which was hosted at Oceanview Farm!

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Guests enjoyed a beautiful evening with this fantastic group of Southern California’s wedding and specail event creatives, complete with sweeping views of cherished land! 

 Guests were bussed in by Jump on The School Bus and greeted with custom cocktails from Pour SB and tray passed appetizers from Martino’s Catering. Guests were invited to meander throughout the spacious Oceanview Farm land and take in the sights. As the sun began to set, guests took their seats and dinner was served. 

 Dinner was illuminated with warm lighting fixtures and gobo lighitng from Spark Creative Events. The table was filled with a gorgeous selection of florals courtesy of Fifty Flowers. Each setting featured patterned chargers, a velvet linen, a menu and silver antique flatware.  A decadent six-course tasting menu by Martino’s Catering was served along with a delicious dessert of Tondi Gelato’s, Gelato. This special evening was beautifully captured by Rewind Photography and we are so grateful!

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Venue: Oceanview Farm | Photographer: Rewind Photography SB | Design, Planning, Floristry: Burlap & Bordeaux | Flowers: Fifty Flowers | Rentals: Amigo Party Rentals | Linen: Dreams America | Catering: Martino’s Catering | Gelato: Tondi Gelato | Cocktails: Pour SB | DJ + Photobooth: DJ Zeke | Lighting + Ambiance: Spark Creative Events | Transportation: Jump on The School Bus | Restrooms: Luxury Loos