Tuesday, July 17, 2012

That Summer-Time Mason Jar Glow

It really amazing the way good old-fashioned mason jars have made their way into the wedding world as a touch of something home-grown and comforting among the formal elements of a usual wedding. When we had our wedding almost 3 years ago, all of our flowers were in blue and green mason jars.
BDT recently added a new design just for the summer! Each guest's fingerprints make up a firefly for that beautiful glow. What a fun way to light up your wedding memories!  
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Via Emmaline bride today, here are a few more creative ways you can infuse your special day with this old-world touch:
"Whether you love mason jars or you’re not a fan, this is one wedding trend we don’t see disappearing anytime soon. It’s no surprise, either: mason jars are inexpensive, versatile, and extremely functional. (When’s the last time you saw a wedding favor do double-duty as an escort card AND a drinking glass like mason jars can?) Mason jars can be used in a variety of super-simple ways, such as pairing mason jars with water and candles to create DIY centerpieces, by adding striped straws and name tags for instant escort card mason jars, or serving up decorative jars with homemade jam as a crowd-pleasing wedding favor. These are just a few of the ideas we love":
photo credit: our labor of love via a low country wedding

flowers in hanging mason jars for ceremony aisleMason Jar Wedding Ideas

One of my favorite ways to use mason jars is in the ceremony. Decorate the aisle with hanging mason jar flower arrangements, as shown in this sweet example.

photo credit: saskia m photography, flowers by melanie benson floral, spotted via elizabeth anne designs via pinterest

Use Jars as Decor
mason jar wedding idea - photos in jarsIt’s amazing what these little jars can do in terms of decor. For instance, you can use mason jars to display vintage photographs, like so…

photo credit: jessamyn harris via oh lovely day
… or decorate a backdrop with whimsical ribbons and jars…
mason jar lanterns displayed with ribbons as wedding backdrop

photo credit: anushe low via style me pretty
flowers in mason jar vases
photo credit: jen rodriguez
styling / planning by events redefined via style me pretty

The easiest way to use a mason jar: a vase. Holy wow, these flowers are gorgeous by the way (beautifully designed by April Flowers).

Mason Jar Favor Ideas
This is hands-down one of the cutest DIY ideas we’ve seen from a Real Wedding yet: mason jar cookie favors with illustrated tags of the bride and groom! Check out the full wedding here: it is simply gorgeous. Another favorite? Cherry pie in a (smaller-sized) jar. Amazing.
mason jar wedding favors
photo credit: jen huang via inspired by this
pie in a jar wedding favor
photo by britt renee photo, styling by the sunday sweet + dear lola letterpress, via style me pretty

mason jar favors with fabric lid in gingham
A sure crowd-pleaser: homemade jam, honey, or another delicious treat in a (small) jar. by the cherry grove
How about gifting candles to guests in delightful mason jars? We love functional favors.
mason jar candle favor with kraft paper tag
by oil and wax

Mason Jar Drinking Glasses
Mason jar drinking glasses has to be one of the most popular uses for these jars at rustic weddings. Mason jars as drinking glasses gives guests that hometown, down-on-the-farm feel you just can’t get from a traditional glass. Plus, these jars can do double-duty as mason jar escort cards, too, so guests can actually use them both during and after the wedding. (Don’t forget fun straws… many guests (myself included) don’t like drinking directly out of the jar.)
bride with mason jar drinking glass striped straw
photo credit: cyn kain photography
via southern weddings

mason jar escort cards drinking glasses with chalkboard hearts for names
photo credit: lane dittoe,
styling by joyful weddings and events
via style me pretty
Mason Jar Lanterns
Incorporate lighting into your reception with ease. We love these hanging mason jar lanterns…
mason jar wedding lanterns
photos + styling by haute papier via the sweetest occasion
You can also (easily!) create your own mason jar lanterns for a romantic glow at night. All you need is a mason jar + long-burning candle. Just place the candle in the jar (or use LED battery lights for less fuss) and place on each table near the centerpieces – of course, not too close where fire hazards could occur.
Mason Jar Handmade Accessories
Don’t forget to incorporate mason jar details throughout your wedding day. We love these mason jar wedding favor bags by Clementine Weddings
mason jar wedding favor bags muslin drawstring with stamp and hearts
by clementine weddings
mason jar wedding favor muslin drawstring bags with mason jar and initials stamped
by clementine weddings
Last, but not least, use a new adorable mason jar firefly design exclusively from Bleu de Toi Handmade as a beautiful and memorable guestbook for your special day. You, and your guests, wont ever forget it!
Available in a variety of sizes in our shop
Want more mason jar ideas? Check out the full post at Emmaline Bride blog here!