Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wedding Favors

If you are attending our wedding, you need to go away right now!! This post is NOT for your eyes!! I still want some things to be a surprise! Thx, ok, goodbye!


If you are a guest and clicked on the read more button, you are in trouble!!!

Hi ladies! :) I have been dying to share our wedding favors with you all!! I am getting soooo fed up of this no internet business! Luckily one of our neighbors has not password protected their wireless and every now and again I have some access and can read your blogs! 

I decided a loooooong time ago that I wanted edible favors. I wanted something our guests could enjoy and not have to figure out what to do with. Non-edible favors are just not for me. I generally don't like receiving them and so don't want to give them (no offense to those who went down this path, its just a personal preference).

So needless to say, the whole time I was thinking about what these should be, I kept coming back to the idea of chocolate. Shocking I know! :) The problem with chocolate in Cyprus is the damn temperature! Its so hot here, even in late September, that everyone was concerned that bars of chocolate or truffles would just melt. Another problem is that its difficult to find good quality chocolate here. And as yours truly is a chocolate and food snob, this was becoming an obstacle. That is, until my wonderful hubby-to-be swooped in and saved the day!!

Mr. Milk has wanted me to check out a relatively new patisserie here in Nicosia, from which he had tried chocolate pralines while we were here last Christmas. When we finally got around to going together I was over the moon! Here are some pics from the place just so you get an idea





Look at all those savory pies (drool)
All photos from Kalopesas

But the highlight came when we walked into his store and saw these...


Lava cakes!!! Individual ones!!! Made with some of my favorite chocolate on the planet: Valrhona 


You can't imagine how excited I was! We set up an appointment with the owner to see if he could make a bulk order and what the price would be. We ironed out the details and my desire became a reality. These little beauties will be placed in gold-ish wedding favor bags along with an individual sized bottle of this:
A Rose wine from Portugal.

Wine and chocolate! What else could a gal want! Obviously some people don't like chocolate and others don't like wine, but we can't please everyone, and we are ok with that. 

20 fabulous blogger's comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

That is the most awesome favor idea ever! Your guests will love it! We gave out white chocolate favor boxes filled with Jordan almonds, which were a hit with our group.

PartyPlannerGal said...

Fantastic favor idea! I would love to get both of these as a favor :)

thehickbride said...

Oh yum! That is a superb idea! I am now craving chocolate and wine... Lol.

Aubrey S. said...

You can stick one of those favor bags in the mail to me right now...just to test them and make sure they are okay =)

Nicole-Lynn said...

YUM! Great favor idea! Your big day is fast approaching! :)

penga said...

wow! that is an AWESOME favor. the lava cakes look soooo good!

Kristy said...

yummmm! i want one! there is no way your guests won't be thrilled with these treats!

Ams said...

Those are the PERFECT wedding favors... can I PLEASE come to the wedding now for that alone :) Such a good choice you two!

Mo said...

Um, ok first, those look DELICIOUS!!
Second, I am super jealous of your guests! What an adorable and scrumptious favor. They are going to love them.

Salt said...

OMG YUM. I WISH I was one of your guests! Edible favors are the best. :)

Heather said...

YUM!!

Ghenet said...

I happen to love both and I'd love to receive this favor :)

BigAppleNosh said...

Yum, I love food favors!

Sara said...

sounds great!! food favors are the best, and you can't go wrong with chocolate and wine in my book!

Gaynor said...

Ooooh sounds lovely, can I come to the wedding!

We did chocs too, mini easter eggs since it was easter saturday.

I love that wine too!

Morgan said...

Yum! I would love these if I was a guest at your wedding! Edible favors are always my favorite.

Nicole said...

Those look delicious! Great pick! Lucky Ladies =D

SG to SP said...

I loooooove lava cakes! What an awesome idea!

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

What a delicious fantastic idea... I don't know about your guests, but I would leave your wedding very happy :-)

~lilian~

Mrs T said...

They look SO good.

Hope that you're enjoying your last few days as a finacee. Remember to soak it all in. It really does fly by. So excited for you. Can't believe it's nearly here!!!