I received an email from a colleague in the states. She also manages tours and other events in Belize, but remotely…from the states. So when she found herself in a pickle, having been told at the last minute that she was not going to receive the Wedding Favors as promised for a client, she emailed me. I was actually glad, as i’ve wanted to do this sort of Wedding Favor a Destination Wedding here in Belize for while, just never had the opportunity.
Although the Wedding Favor/Swag Bags for the Maya Marriage of Many 12/12/12 Destination Wedding in Belize will be much grander than this, it’s a nice starting point
So anyone that knew me when i had my shop in the states knows i ADORE SOy Candles. They leave no soot. Not black crap on your walls, the sides of the container…just clean burning great smelling candles. Glow Belize Candles are the first ones produced here. Now…here’s the thing about Rosies, “Glow Belize Candles”…
You see these little heart shaped boxes? Ok, so they arent 100% natural, or belizean, but hey, we are REALLY limited for resources here. So when Rosie and I discussed this project, i wanted something “special”. She described how she’d make them. I had no idea i would see this.
First, you should know..the sand was taken from “the other side of the reef”. The sand here on our beaches is a bit courser than this sand. And see the pink bits, you wont see that on our beaches. SO..at some point, she was on the other side of the reef and got this sand. Then, she glues the sand on the box, then glues on the tiny but perfect shells on top. Then she clear coats the whole box…twice. THEN, she wraps in cello and ties with raffia. But she’s not done…then she adds a sweet little charm. Sheer Destination Wedding Favor Bliss!