Wednesday 11 April 2012

From Tractors to Wedding Favours

Today we have a look at wedding favours by Elena Maria. She makes lovely traditional favours such as boxes, tulle bags and bonboneries, all inspired by her own wedding. Elena tells us a bit about how her business got started and shows us some of her lovely favours.

"Ewan and I had got married in 2009 and I created lots of the wedding stationary & accessories myself. In August 2010 I had my first child, Lila. At the time, I was working in a logistics role with a large agricultural company, dealing with spare parts for tractors, combine harvesters, etc.
When the time came to start seriously thinking about going back to work, it didn't seem like the right decision for us so I decided to leave the world of work behind. I would often say to Ewan, 'Wouldn't it be great to one day run my own business doing something that I absolutely love, and that can fit around being a mum?'
 I remember picking up a photo that Ewan had taken of me a few days before our wedding; I was sitting on the floor of our living room, surrounded by bits of tulle fabric, ribbon and sugared almonds, putting the finishing touches to the favours. It was such a lovely memory, I looked so happy doing that and that's when the penny dropped!


Being half Italian, I wanted this to come through in the website by creating a range that is in keeping with traditional Italian favours and bomboniere that I have been brought up around. You'll also notice that all the favour boxes are named after Italian towns and villages too.

I adore weddings and so being given the opportunity to be part of other people's is amazing, a feeling that doesn't fade no matter how many weddings you are involved in :)"
Visit Elena's website for more pictures and information.

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