Monday, January 18, 2010

Notables: Spice Up Your Wedding

I was browsing the wedding-web world this weekend when I saw THIS utterly, drop dead gorgeous, can't even handle it, post on Ruffled. What really caught my eye… the tables (see center picture below) were not numbered, but rather each given a different name of a spice. Whether you’re a couple of foodies or just trying to incorporate a part of your culture, using spices in your wedding can accomplish either (or both!), never mind giving you a built in, sure-to-be-stunning color palette! So I started searching for and brainstorming different ways to incorporate these cooking essentials into your wedding and I have found some great ideas to share with you all today!

Labeling each table with a different spice is just genius! On the table cards you can list common recipes the spice is used in and give each guest a different recipe as well as the spice itself. Check out this DIY spice favor from Style Me Pretty (Picture 1) for an economical way to treat your guests. What about filling great custom spice jars, like these from Annie TwoBraids (3), with flowers in natural hues like browns, reds and mustards. Rather let your guests pick their spices? Set up a spice bar (2) and provide tiny tins or little baggies for your guests to pick and choose based on their palettes! Other ways to use spices… they make great decoration (6) and you can even create your monogram with salt and pepper, like Martha did here (5).

Need more inspiration? If you happen to live in some of the Southern states, you can check the Spice and Tea Exchange. I visited the Boca Raton location over the Holiday’s and it’s a beautiful store complete with knowledgeable staff where you can smell all the spices as you please.

{1.  DIY Spice Favors via Style Me Pretty, 2. Spice Bar via Edyta Szyszlo, 3. Spice Jars by Annie Two Birds via Etsy, 4. Spice Table Cards Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie via Ruffled, 5. Monogramed Seasonings via Martha Stewart Weddings, 6. Spice Decor via Decor8, 7. The Spice and Tea Exchange}

I know it’s not As Seen on Etsy day BUT I couldn’t resist showcasing this little gem I found during my research. Purpose Design is a spice addict’s dream. You can mix and match to form your own delicious collection of spices or you can pick one of their pre-matched spice collections, many of which are themed by country. So if you are just looking to incorporate your culture into your big day you can do so with Italian, Indian, French and more blends!

{Spice Themes, Row 1: Italian, Moroccan, Mexican... Row 2: Indian, Thai, French}
All images via Purpose Design

P.S. They even do personalized wedding favors!

Stay tuned for a preview of tomorrow's color inspiration!

Aspiring to Inspire,


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like the spice jars that I make, and honored to be featured on your blog! Wishing you much success and happiness... xxoo


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