I recently got a special request from one of my best friends growing up in Manhasset, who now lives in Chicago with her fiancé (!), for a gift to give to her girlfriend when she would ask each of them to be her bridesmaid/matron of honor. She had already purchased the "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" and "Will You Be My Matron of Honor?" stationary by Rifle Paper Co. and she was looking for some kind of decorated cookie favor to go along with it.
I was absolutely thrilled because:
(a) I was -- am -- so honored that Paige thought of me for this order. I'm also so happy that she's found her perfect person and the wedding planning journey they are headed on (as much work as it was, planning our wedding was one of the most happy and exciting times of my life) (b) Paige's emails just radiated excitement. She provided the perfect amount of leading info along with an openess to "whatever ideas I had". It just hit all the right buttons on my creative and productive sides and all I wanted to do was "BA-RING IT". (c) I've been obsessed with Rifle Paper for quite some time so I immediately grasped on to that. and finally, (d) I've been itching for an order for a "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" cookie as well as a chance to do some deluxe cookie packaging for the right occasion.
Here's what I ultimately put together for Paige & her Bridemaids.
Paige sent me some photos, which I love getting. She also posted a really lovely blog post about the cookies and how she "proposed" to her bridesmaids over on her blog, A Balanced Life Cooks. I used Paige's photos to make a little photo collage below. I love when I get to share some "real life" photos.
Thanks, Paige, for the order, the photos, your kind words, and for just being YOU! xoxo
- Personalized Kraft Gable Box with mint tissue paper, black and white chevron twill ribbon, & handwritten chalkboard card stock name tag
- Kraft Gable Box Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 6"
- Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Flower Cookie (4-1/4" x 3-1/4") in Stationary Favor Box with ivory crinkle shred, cream twill ribbon, & “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” card stock tag (or Maid/Matron of Honor)
- Stationary Box Dimensions: 6-9/16" x 4-13/16" x 1"
- Peony Bouquet Cookie (3-1/4" x 4-1/2") in cellophane bag and card stock topper printed with “Couldn’t Say I DO without YOU!”
- Folded card stock tag: 4-1/4" x 1.5"