4.20.2010

5.15: jane's salsa and sandy's jam.



Today, I thought I'd share one of the parts of the reception that I'm looking forward to the most. The favors are so special to me because they are something that is meaningful and truly took so much effort to produce. My mom and Chad's mom made their signature foods: my mom made her strawberry jam, and Chad's mom made her medium salsa.

I love the idea of giving our guests something homemade--something that truly comes for our hearts. I've had my mom's jam for the past 15+ years of my life and it is so so delicious. Jane, too, was amazing by buying all the ingredients in order to make the freshest salsa {seriously, she went to the farmer's market and picked out everything}. I've got some very prime examples of how wives should act when I look at these two women.

I put the finishing touches on the little 4 ounce jars by putting our colors {pink + orange} on the top of them and trimming them up with my mother's pinking shears. I never knew the power of pinking shears until project wedding came about. They are the perfect scissors for people like me who rush through projects--they just have a way of correcting those little mistakes. The good thing about the favors is that they are done. Totally. Now they are just sitting on the dining room table, waiting to be brought out to the reception site.

We're cooking now, though. All that's left is getting our marriage license, wrap the wedding party gifts, contact the baker, ... we'll get it all done. 25 days left!

11 comments:

Emily Ryan said...

I love those favor ideas! So perfect, and they are done and out of the way! Amazingly cute too!

{eleise} said...

Cool! I LOVE the fabric covers! =) I bet that was a lot of work =/

Meghan said...

Such a great idea for favors! And the jars are just too much! I love them!

bethany said...

Cute, cute, cute!! :) Could jam look any more delicious? :)

Hil said...

such an adorable idea! I love it.

Vanessa said...

Aww! What adorable little favors! Mmm yummy!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

How cute and delicious!!

LizzieBeth said...

I really love that idea. JEGs and I were thinking of using his aunts apple butter recipe.

Where did you get all the jars from?

LB

Anneliese said...

great idea! and they look fab!

swell.life said...

wow wow wow! all i can say is i am SO excited about your wedding! the colors & fabrics are awesome. very well done. check those favors off your list!

Kaylen said...

What a GREAT idea! They look so pretty - I bet you were so excited to get something else crossed off your list!

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