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We Likey: Low Country Luxe, Southern Inspired Fragrances

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The best thing about having a destination wedding in Saint Simons Island or Jekyll Island is sharing a bit of this beautiful area with your guests.  Many of our clients’ wedding guests come from large metropolises from all corners of the country, so taking a piece of the South home is a welcomed gift.

We’ve fallen in love with Low Country Luxe– a boutique operation that produces Southern inspired fragrances. Hand-poured, conceptualized and created in their Southern Fragrance House, Low Country Luxe’s Signature Collection features Gullah, High Cotton, Live Oak, Moonshine, Sea Grass and Spanish Moss. The two new fragrances are Moonshine and Live Oak. The Belle of the Ball Collection was added to the 2014 product line– with the inspiration for the collection being the candle developed exclusively for the 2013 White House First Lady’s Luncheon.

With candles in several sizes and reed diffusers, these are the perfect gifts for bridesmaids, mothers or any one who loves the South!  Learn more about Low Country Luxe at their website and see their inspiration on Instagram.

Edible DIY Favors + Anthropologie Apron Giveaway!

Edible Favors Wedding Ideas
We’ve got another “sweet” giveaway for you this week!

Pies are trending to be the new cupcake!  They are the perfect addition to wedding dessert tables, or, served as individually wrapped Pie Pops, as edible favors for guests to enjoy on their way home. They can be customized to fit the feel and theme of any wedding—serve rustic apple flavors like Perfect Apple Pie orBrown Butter Creamy Apple Pie at a barn or outdoor reception, Grape Pie at a vineyard soiree, Peach Pie at a southern-inspired wedding or Pineapple-Lemon Layered Pie at beachside nuptials. For individual pies for guests to take home, wrap in food-safe plastic then decorate with cloth, paper, string, and/or tags that match the wedding colors for an added personal touch.

These are perfect for fall entertaining.  I can’t wait to make the Caramel Apple Pie pops for an upcoming cocktail party!

We’re clinking together with Pillsbury to give a lucky luxeling a very sweet baking for two prize pack!

The package includes materials to make 25 DIY Pie Pop favors, as well as coupons for Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust, recipes and some great bakeware and kitchen accessories to jump-start the winner’s registry, including a toile apron and a cookbook especially for newlyweds. A total retail value of $150.

 

Materials to make 25 Pie Pop favors:

–          15 VIP coupons for Pillsbury pie crust

–          Recipe cards for Pie Pops, Pie Poppers and Mini Pies

–          25 craft sticks

–          25 food-safe cellophane bags

–          One round dough cutter

–          Heart-shaped cookie cutters

–          Two spools of striped cotton string

–          25 scalloped hang-tags

 

Bakeware and kitchen accessories:

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A cookbook especially for newlyweds, The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together

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An 3-D toile apron from Anthropologie

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Le Creuset Stoneware 10-Inch Pie Dish, Cherry

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Rosanna Medium 10-1/2-Inch White Pedestal Cake/Pie Stand

All you have to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment with your favorite pie for a chance to win! (A bonus entry if you give us your favorite fall cocktail, too!)

Cookie Couture for Your Dessert Bar Station

If you are looking to glam up your dessert bar station at your wedding reception, definitely look into these beautiful couture cookies from Cookie Couture as a welcome addition.

They include melt-in-your mouth butter cookies that are hand made and free of additives and artificial flavors. Sumptuous fillings include: Nutella, Guava, and Dulce de Leche (I die!) What’s even better, Ten percent of every sale is added to a fund which contributes to different charities.

For weddings and parties, your cookie can be customized and can be shipped any where in the USA.


Guest Blogger: Saying “I Do” with a Charitable Heart

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  • Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life. You’re surrounded by family, friends and, of course, love. Why not spread some of it around by incorporating a little charity into the occasion? Here are some ways for you to marry in style and with a giving heart.

  • Floral decor: Look to your florist to see if they donate any of their sales to charity. If you’re unable to find one or are short on time, visit JustGive.org. The site donates 10% of each purchase to the charity of your choice and the beautiful floral arrangements (below) would make great centerpieces.
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  • Wedding Favors: Instead of the traditional wedding favors (i.e., chocolates, matches, a mix CD), many couples are making charitable donations in their guests’ name. Check with your charity of choice to see if they will provide you with favor donation cards, otherwise you can find chic options online!
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  • Hotels: When booking rooms for out-of-town guests, consider Kimpton Hotels. The company, which operates boutique hotels across the country, is a big supporter of both local and national nonprofit organizations. You can get in on the act by using a discount code that donates 10% of each night’s stay to various charities AND gives you $10-$15 off each night of your stay!
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  • Wedding Gifts: Do you really think that you’ll use that apple corer or crystal stemware set? Why not ask guests to make a donation in your name to your favorite charity? If you actually do want (or need) the gifts, there’s nothing wrong with that either! Head on over to the I Do Foundation‘s website and register your wedding gifts with one of the partner stores, including Target. Participating retailers will donate a percentage of your registry sales to the charity of your choice.
  • Catering: As nonprofits look to social enterprise to raise funds outside of donations, more and more organizations are starting business operations, including catering operations. NYC’s Housing Works, an organization fighting homelessness and AIDS in the city, operates The Works Catering as one of its many social enterprises. The Works Catering is operated by a four star chef and prepares seasonal cuisine for many events, including weddings.
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      Of course, the options don’t end here! There are many ways to incorporate charitable elements into your ceremony and reception. Ask your wedding planner if they know of any businesses or vendors who are involved in charitable organizations. If you’re really set on spreading the love, they will definitely make sure that happens!

      Karyn Brianne Watkins
      Web: TheFabulousGiver.com
      Email: kb@thefabulousgiver.com
      Twitter: twitter.com/thefabgiver