Our Top Picks for Wedding Favors

When it comes to providing favors for your guests, you want to make sure you find the sweet spot between too cheap and too expensive, while also giving something that is useful, interesting, or exciting. When in doubt, provide something that you love to use or would love to receive. We’ve compiled a list of fun favors that we hope will inspire you to come up with your very own unique ideas!

Mini Succulents
Whether in a small pot, teacup, or mason jar, mini succulents are a lovely favor to provide your guests! You can even customize them by writing your initials and wedding date on a tag or ribbon. If you want to take it one step further, you could write a cutesy phrase as well: “Watch Our Love Grow” or “Let Love Grow” are fairly popular.
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Source: 100 Layer Cake

Popcorn
Providing your guests with food or snacks is always going to be a winner at weddings. If you choose popcorn, you actually have a couple of options, kernels or bags? If you choose kernels, try putting them in a funky jar with a catchy phrase: “Thanks for Popping by!” or “Our Love is Poppin’!” If you choose bagged popcorn, try printing custom stickers with your names and wedding date to put on your bags.
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Source: Evermine

Pickled Veggies
A step up from our popcorn kernel idea above; give your guests a jar of pickled veggies of your choice! Just find some cute mason jars and top with a custom sticker.  For some inspiration, here’s a favor display we put together with custom pickle favors for one of our favorite couples: Sara & Martin.
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Source: Pen Carlson

Cocktail Recipe w/ Tool
If you featured signature cocktails at your reception, think about giving the recipe (if it’s a complex cocktail) as a favor. Throw in a fun cocktail tool for added value (think muddling stick, jigger, or strainer) Tie them together with some ribbon and you’ve got a great favor your guests will be sure to appreciate.
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Source: Local Fixture

Recipe Cards
Recipe cards are a great favor option, personalize them with your names and anniversary date. You can provide blank cards or fill them up with some of your favorite recipes you’d like to share. Whichever you choose, your guests will think of you each time they cook the dish! Check out these from Magnificent Milestones that we featured on Kelly & Bryant’s day.
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Source: Laura Meyer Photography

Confetti
Maybe you want to give favors that are meant to be used that night or at your reception? One of our brides, Emily, (see Chris & Emily’s full day here!) chose to provide her guests with customized boxes of confetti to throw during their grand exit. This is a super fun way to get your guests involved and ensures that your favors will not go to waste! Plus, confetti always looks gorgeous in photos.
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Source: Nicodem Creative/Jayne Weddings

Sweets To-Go
A classic, no-stress favor will always be take home dessert. Simply place plain, or customized take-home boxes on your dessert table at the end of the night and watch your guests load theirs up! Get creative with your boxes to make a big impact. These triangle boxes are too fun!
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Source: StyleMePretty

Have you received a favor at a wedding that just blew you away? Share with us below!

California Mountain Wedding

Ahhh California weddings. Sorry guys, but there is just something about them. The sunlight, the ease of planning something outdoors, the fresh healthy food, EVERYTHING there has our heart. So we were over the moon when this lovely couple asked Jayne Weddings & Events to create and coordinate their wedding! Thank you for the he lovely photos by Susi Jacobs Photography !

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Jenna and Phil are such a fun loving couple, and their wedding was such a blast for guests and vendors! We loved having access to this private estate the day prior to the event. Allowing Jordan to climb their ceremony tree and adorn it with ribbons and for us to get the floor plan and lighting just right.

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Compass Floral provided some stunning floral, even floating a few in the pool for the cocktail hour! The comfy cozy lounge areas were set up by Witty Rentals, something the guests really enjoyed when they were tired from dancing. And Mother Nature provided us the most amazing weather and backdrop!

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Vendors:
Event Design + Coordination : Jayne Weddings & Events

Photography: Suzi Jacobs Photography

Florals: Compass Floral

DJ: DJ Daniel Patterson

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Frost Ranch (Private Estate)

Dessert: Carlsbad Danish Bakery

Vintage Rentals: Witty Rentals

Videographer: Kavin Lindgren Films

Cara + Cody | Urban Decadence

We are in SO love with this couple. Their sense of style, love for each other and kindness towards everyone they meet is intoxicating. I mean, JUST LOOK AT THEM,  you can totally see it.

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Vendors:

Event Coordintion: Taya of Jayne Weddings & Events

Photography: Cassandra Eldridge Photography

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Salvage One

DJ: Toast and Jam

Hair /Dresser: Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists

Make-Up: Jennifer Brown

Catering: Maison Cuisine

Dessert: West Town Bakery

Florals: Flora

Safari Themed Shoot

About little bit ago Team Jayne put together this amazing Safari themed shoot! We love the all the rich textures and neutral colors! Taya (our resident interior designer by day, killer wedding stylist/coordinator by night) worked really hard on this shoot, and it totally shows. I mean, check out that hand made gold 3-d geometric wall! WHAT! Megan Saul Photography provided the gorgeous moody photography, while Elysia Root Cakes thru down with a custom black and gold cake! The flowers were off the charts bold by Field and Florist! But our personal favorite is a total tie between Veronica Sheaffer’s lovely gowns and Sarah Drake’s custom shibori invites. Natural elements, flowy fabrics, a TENT, I can’t, I really can’t – see it all for yourself ! 2015-05-15_0003 2015-05-15_0004 2015-05-15_0005 2015-05-15_0006 2015-05-15_0007 2015-05-15_0008 2015-05-15_0009 2015-05-15_0010 2015-05-15_0011 2015-05-15_0012 2015-05-15_0013 2015-05-15_0014 2015-05-15_0015 2015-05-15_0016Coordination and Event Design: Jayne Weddings & Events Venue: City View Lofts Photography: Megan Saul Photography Wedding Dresses: Veronica Sheaffer Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals Paper goods: Sarah Drake Design Flowers: Field & Florist Cake: Elysia Root Cakes Food: Pure Kitchen Catering Hair/Make Up: Debbie Petrielli

Vibrant Loft Wedding | Allison + Dave

We love this wedding. We love it so much that it has taken us months and months to choose the photos to feature on our blog. We didn’t want to even blog about it, b/c that means it’s over, and this wedding was just too good to be over! Allison & Dave choose Jayne Weddings & Events full service with design package. We were so honored they did! This couple was such a blast to work with, basically letting us run with some seriously cool design!

We worked closely with them to create a funky, but very sophisticated event. We absolutely adore the pops of bold purple and black against the soft grey and pink marble table runners. Ruby the Fox provided some of the coolest paper goods to date, featuring a mirrored print and dark ink splotches. Fleur and ReFind Joy basically dropped the mic and walked off once they were done dressing up the tables with some vibrant flowers, veggies, air plants, mixed metals, vintage votives and pottery! There were handmade paper flower letters, giant hanging menus, ombre escort cards, noise makers, and a cake to die for! The bridesmaids all wore different metallic textured dresses and the flower girl was the cutest in her little dress and ribbon wand. Our absolutely favorite decor items was the runner/backdrop. Jayne weddings painted the pattern with watercolors and then had the painting printed on 66 yards of fabric, it was so cool to see it all come together with the help of Art of Imagination!

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This wedding has also been featured on Style Me Pretty and Swooned! For the full gallery of gorg photos by Pen Carlson Photography click here!

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Event Design – Jayne Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Fleur
Wedding Dress: Pronovias Barcelona

Ceremony Venue: Loft On Lake
Catering: Hearty Boys
Hair And Makeup: Morgan Blaul

Calligraphy: Jilly Ink
DJ: Toast And Jam
Grooms Attire: Nordstrom
Cake And Cookies: Flour Cake And Pastry
Ceremony Backdrop: Art Of Imagination

Invitations And Programs: Ruby The Fox
Vases And Pottery: Re:find Joy


Thanksgiving Fashion Guide

Our favorite fashion lady is back and she is making sure you look super fly this thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost here. We couldn’t be more psyched. A holiday that celebrates overeating and being grateful. Sign us up!

Let’s start with the most taxing. The outfit. (Did you think we were going to say turkey, who cares about turkey?) Thanksgiving is the time to be thankfully-stressed-out at the thought of seeing or potentially meeting your future extended family. And yes, you, the next Mrs. in the fam will be on display. Feeling good about how you look is crucial to surviving the day. Whether they’re as conservative as the Cleavers or as eccentric as the family from Beetlejuice, we’ve concocted the perfect look for you.

On the bright side, there’s always Friendsgivings. Friendsgivings are amazing. They combine the greatest things: your favorite people, your favorite foods, and lot’s of alcohol. Does life get any better than that? Before you attend this year’s Friendsgiving make sure you review the official rules, (yes there are rules).

And if you have the distinct honor of hosting Friendsgiving, keep these simple rules in mind: prep ahead of time, decorate pumpkin chic, Cards Against Humanity, and of course wear the cutest apron.

 

We like to call this “I’m conservative, but also a little artsy…”

look12Skirt & Shirt: ASOS | Earrings: House of Harlow | Bracelet: Kate Spade | Shoes: Nordstrom | Bag: Anthropologie

The “Yes, I’m a total bad ass, but a really pretty one”

look2Dress: Ralph Lauren | Shoes: L.A.M.B. | Braclets: By Boe | Jacket: Zara | Clutch: Loeffler Randall

The outfit that Katie Jayne would want to wear, that girl loves a killer pair of pants:

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Some of our favorite aprons (it was SO hard to choose!!) :

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Written by : Christine Cottrell
Currated by: Katie Jayne

Our Rebrand & New Website!!

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Wow. I am so excited to share with you our new look and website! I actually can not believe I even get to write this blog post. I started Jayne Weddings & Events about 5 years ago. It was nothing more then a dream and a hobby. I was still working full-time and just wanted a creative outlet. Over the years, I have met so many adorable couples, worked with tons of killer vendors and formed amazing friendships. I have to pinch myself to believe that this happened, this is my career!  At this point, I couldn’t imagine life without the whirlwind that is Jayne. It soaks up 95% of my thoughts and I’m always thinking about the next move, next project, next item to spray paint! Some days, its doesn’t even feel like a job, but just who I am.

I have been talking, plotting and working on this re-brand for over year. I really wanted it to be absolutely perfect before I shared it with all of you. The old Jayne Weddings & Events was soft and feminine. Full of pastel colors and beachy pics. This is who I was at the time. Since then, like all things, my design atheistic and business has changed. I am totally obsessed with sharper angles and brighter contrasts. I love mixing modern minimalism with homespun pieces. Our team has grown to more then just me and a glue gun, and in 2015 we will launch our window design services!   This is what the new Jayne will reflect. Bigger, bolder, hopefully even better then before! The new logo is something I created to reflect all the different pieces that make up the greatest love – as well as an amazing event. We will always focus on meaningful design, no matter the style, that is something that will never change.

It is with tears in my eyes, that I proudly present to you, the New Jayne Weddings & Events!!! We hope you love it as much as we do!

Cheers,

Katie Jayne Sprenkle
Founder & Creative Director

 

Good bye old website. You were a good site and worked so hard for us!

Good bye old website. You were a good site and worked so hard for us!