Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspiration Mason Jars

Over the past three months of being immersed in weddings, I have realized one thing that I absolutely LOVE... mason jars. They are one of the most versatile and simplest details that can change the atmosphere of a venue instantly. What I love about them is that they can be used for anything imaginable: centerpieces, vases, favors, glasses...


Centerpieces
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Mason jars make a great alternative to expensive vases. They can be easily dressed up with ribbon, twine, or raffia to match any wedding style. They add a rustic and whimsical touch to the venue.  

Aisle Runners

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Favors

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Red Velvet Cheesecake


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Homemade Jam

You could use mason jars for any food or drink favor. Jams, cookie mixes, cake mixes, or signature drinks are all great options. All the jars need is a cute label and some fabric and ribbon. 

Stationery 




How cute are these? If you are having a outdoor wedding or a vintage inspired wedding, these would be perfect to set the theme for your guests. Check these out @ zazzle.com.

Glassware

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These are a great way to hold lemonade, iced tea, or even a specialty cocktail. If you are having an outdoor wedding, the mason jars filled with something icey-cold would make a great escort card following the ceremony. 

Decorative Details

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Hanging mason jars look absolutely beautiful with candles in them or even clear Christmas lights. If using candles, my suggestion is to put a little sand in the bottom to keep the candle in place.  Think about hanging them in non-tradition places - over the guest tables, the dance floor or over your cake table for the special, vintage "spotlight" feel.

I hope some of these ideas spark some inspiration. Be sure to come out to the IGH Bridal Show August, 24th to tell us about your proposal story for a chance to win a one night stay at the JW Marriott

Boldly Yours,
Heidi

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