winter wedding

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DIY Hot Cocoa Favors & Hot Cocoa Bar Party Inspiration


For my 28th Birthday I wanted to do something "sweet" to celebrate with my closet friends and decided to host a brunch & ice skating soiree! Since my birthday is January 21st its always freezing so I wanted to give guest a favor that would keep them warm in the cold! Below are some photographs of the hot cocoa mix favors I made and the easy to do hot cocoa bar at the ice rink for my guest to indulge in at the event.



I recommend putting out a few different toppings as part of your hot chocolate bar, so that guests can mix and match their favorites. I also used hot cocoa flags to dress up my home made marshmallow and brownie bites which are great when you dip them in your hot cocoa!



The hot cocoa mix favors were also used as place cards for guest to find their seat :)




Brunch without a signature mimosa is not a fun brunch in my eyes so I was thankful to find that Sequoia Restaurant in DC had a great unlimited mimosa option for my guest to be happy!

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Photography by Our Story Photography | Printables by Tom Kat and Party Blog | Styling by Favored by Yodit Events 









A Pink Dress, An Upside Down Cake & A New Year's Eve Wedding Celebratio​n

kaley Cuoco wedding Weddings around holidays are always a fun time, especially since you can combine the excitement of new nuptials with seasonal celebrations. A new trend that is starting to take the winter by storm are New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebrations. The most recent couple to jump on the bandwagon and set the bar high is Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting. The blushing bride married the love of her life in a fire and ice themed wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains. Tweets and posts took over the internet of the gorgeous wedding cake days after the wedding with photos of her pink dress, the chandelier cake and Ryan's grooms cake that Kaley designed.

kaley2 Cuoco wore a custom pink strapless Vera Wang ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and hand applique Chantilly lace accents. She also wore a nude tulle Vera Wang veil accompanied by a pink bouquet.

kaley cakeTennis Pro Ryan Sweeting described his wedding as the “best night in history” and said his “cheeks hurt from smiling so hard”. How cute!

kaley cake 2We feel in love with this upside down chandelier cake from The Butter End Cakery and so did everyone else on social media.


#FavoredFriday: Winter Wedding Favor Ideas

ivory-ugg-boots-with-just-married-embroidery_full Winter is here and you know what that means, Winter Wonderland themed weddings! If you are having a winter wedding but have no idea what to give your guests as favors you are in luck! Take a look at a few of Favored by Yodit's favorite creative winter wedding favor ideas.


Snowflake Key Chains: Give your guests a gift that will remind them of you everyday. It is subtle but still cute and effective.

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Gloves and Blankets: Send your guests away warm and cozy with gloves filled with hot chocolate or a fleece blanket


Pine Tree Sapling: Give a gift that keeps on giving. Instruct guests to plant the tree in an area that they can watch it grow and can always be reminded of your big day


Pine Cone Fire Starters: For our DIY brides, this is an easy and affordable favor that all guests can enjoy. For instructions visit:


Apple Cider: Create custom burlap sacks and fill them with apple cider mix. Add a tag to express your thanks.


S'mores: Give your guests the official snack of winter to enjoy. Create a label with a cute quote for a personal touch.


Cocoa Mix: Fill Mason jars with cocoa mix and label with your wedding date. Even after the cocoa is gone, the mason jar will always be a stable in their kitchen.