Cookies for Favours
The gift of a bomboniera is an Eastern Orthodox tradition over 3,000 years old. Bombonieres traditionally contain koufeta (Jordan almonds) and are given as tokens of good fortune and happiness. The almonds are symbolic of life with their bittersweet taste and the sugar coating represents the hope that life will be blessed with more sweetness than bitterness. In recent times the tradition has extended westwards and the anglicised term ‘favours’ has been adopted to describe the mementos given to guests at times of celebration. Nowadays such mementos are by no means restricted to almonds – nor are they exclusive to weddings; but are also given at christenings, bar mitzvahs, significant birthdays and the like. Most recently cookies for wedding favours, or bombonieres, are becoming today’s must have accessory for the modern bride.
These delicious, stylish and memorable handmade bride & groom customised cookies are ideal take-home gifts for guests to thank them for sharing the couple’s special day. To demonstrate individual attention to your shared celebration, the cookies may be prepared to reflect the colour scheme of the day, which in this case was teal. Needless to say, customisation would include your own choice of colour, flavour and design; and can be crafted to compliment the cake if desired.
The chapel at Beaumont Estate http://www.beaumonthousewindsor.co.uk/ looked very tasteful with the teal chair sashes and table decorations and, although the Chapel is itself very colourful, it also lends itself to any colour theme for the wedding breakfast. The rose window adds an accent all of its own.
Tip for the Week:
To create the WOW factor you need height, colour and impact. In consultation with Timeless why not create a false tier or two? If you want a grand look but do not require so much cake or portions, false tiers or dummies can create this at less cost to you.