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Country themed wedding favor

Bob & Amanda's Country Themed Wedding

This is the first in our series of blogs highlighting how our customers used maple syrup favors in their weddings. If you’ve read through any of our product content, you’ve heard our take on the best way to showcase our farm’s favors but thought it would be a nice addition to give real-world examples. This series is our effort to show just that.

Our feature couple for this story is Bob and Amanda, who resides in a suburb of Boston, MA. As lifelong country music fans and fans of rustic décor in their home, they said it was a no-brainer to have a rustic country-themed wedding. The one constant in this couple’s life is their agreement that “country” is a large part of the life that they share. Bob shared with me that they love anything outdoors like fishing and hiking. The “simple life” is the way Bob described this. That love of the country inspired them to plan their special day in a way that reflected their values.

Bob and Amanda fell in love with Vermont prior to their big day and are actively planning a move to The Green Mountain State. It was important to find the right location to bring all their interests together, which is why they chose a barn built in 1785 to keep things, “New England” and “Farm-Like”. In keeping with their theme and a new love of Vermont, Bob and Amanda felt like Vermont maple syrup was the perfect accompaniment to their place settings. Additionally, Bob is from Western New York and paired his syrup favors with local honey from his home.

Country themed wedding favors at each place setting.

To put their answer to the oft-asked question, “How should I display my wedding favors?”, Bob and Amanda decided to alternate their honey and maple syrup favors around the table’s place settings. This allowed their guests to choose among themselves what they wanted to take home and remember the day with. We thought this was a great idea and important to share here with others who might be looking for inspiration.

Gallone wedding favor displayed at each place setting for a country themed wedding.

Why the Gallone Wedding Favor?

I often wonder why couples choose one bottle style over another. Fall weddings in Vermont are a common occurrence and in our experience, the maple leaf favor tends to be the most popular to match the changing color of the foliage. Amanda and Bob felt that by having a fall wedding in a barn setting, the Gallone favor fit their theme better. In this case, we could not agree more with their assessment.

They did share with me that a few people thought that the bottles contained a shot of alcohol. This is understandable, as the sweet brown liquid that is maple syrup does look suspiciously like whiskey! They would suggest that it be made known in writing someplace as to the contents of the bottle! 

Rustic Gift Tags            

Amanda said they purchased kraft paper tags from Karla Brown Designs on Etsy and it was an easy and smooth purchase. Karla is one of our favorite hang tag designers and we link most of our products to her shop to make it easier to find complimentary hang tags. For their ties, they used a hemp/twine cord and tied bows to fasten the tags. After getting helpers together for an assembly line, their 30 maple syrup favors took about a half hour to get everything tied together. For more helpful hints and ideas on all things hang tags, check out our blog on Hang Tags 101.

Country themed wedding favor at each place setting using Carman Brook Farm's Gallone wedding favor.

Country Wedding Songs

As we mentioned at the top, country music is very important to Bob and Amanda, so it isn’t surprising that their first dance was “You Make it Easy” by Jason Aldean. They sure made it look easy by their careful planning, consideration, and likely lots of stress to pull off such a special day. We’re grateful that Amanda and Bob chose our farm’s favors to complement their celebration.

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