Monday, July 20, 2009

Pre-Wedding Frenzy: The Favors and the Perfect Quote

Alright, Hive, the Monday before our wedding was a holiday and a big old frenzy at the Peep household. And I haven't had a chance to post about any of it.

First up, the Favors.

Something that I've never shared with you- my old roommate works for an amazing organic chocolate company in San Francisco. Which means we got the most perfect chocolate favors. On top of that- we did a lovely exchange of wine for chocolate... So basically, we got the perfect organic chocolate flavors for free!!

Just to get your mouth watering, everyone got a Fleur de sel:


And either a Peanut Butter Puck



A Chocolate S'more .

Of course, I wanted to spiff up the favors as any good DIY Bee, and I find this picture perfectly inspiring.


In case you can't read it, the quote is: Life is unpredictable. Eat Dessert First. Yet, I wanted find out who said/wrote the quote; so a few google clicks later, I found out the exact quote is:
"Life is short, eat dessert first." by Ernestine Ulmer.

Humm, I don't know about you, but the real quote made me think of dying, so I didn't really want to use it.

That put me on the hunt for something better. Again, a few clicks later, I found it. THE perfect quote.

Before I tell you about the quote- remember when I posted about how we Carbon Offset the impacts of the wedding. But I never did tell you how we were going to let our guests know about our carbon offsets- honestly, because I didn't know until I found the quote.

At this point, I think pictures do the chocolates more justice.
Here's the final package of what people found at their table:

In case you can't read the quote it says, "Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate."

Luckily, I had an extra packet of Paper Source's Eco Paper Escort Cards. So the quote went on the outside, and the inside said:

Reduce what you can.
Offset what you can't.*
In honor of our time together,
we have offset the weekend
through a donation to

We punched a whole in the corner of the card and tied a lovely bow using ribbon from Mama Peep.

And that's how we created the VERY perfect organic favors.

They were so popular at the wedding that one of my best guy friends traded his away for one of my best girlfriend's phone number. Maybe we'll be attending their wedding in a few years?? Wink, wink.

Are you doing a traditional favor?

*which is Carbonfund's tag line.

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