Sweet Sonoma Valley Welcome Bags

We absolutely loved working with Caroline and Phillip on their wedding welcome bags for their recent Sonoma Valley wedding! It was a stunning event full of elegant touches, and Favor worked closely with Cole Drake Events (wedding planner), Fleurs de France (floral designer) and M. Design (prop design) to incorporate the wedding design into the thoughtful welcome gifts.

In addition to welcoming guests to the wedding weekend, welcome gifts also help to set the tone for the fun times to come. We spent time working with Caroline and Phillip to make sure that the items included within the gifts, as well as the custom designs on the bags, welcome cards, and water bottles, evoked the romantic, Italian-inspired feel of the wedding. We love it when welcome gifts are an extension of the wedding itself, and we collaborated with their wedding team throughout to make sure the bags were a beautiful representation of the couple and their special day.

The canvas tote bags were specially printed with the couple’s beautiful olive branch wreath monogram, and the same image was replicated throughout the event weekend (as seen in these photos on the welcome chalkboard). Also personalized were a sweet welcome note – with an itinerary – and the water bottle labels.

Goodies inside the bag were also inspired by the rustic, Italian aesthetic of the wedding, with a local spin! We included Rustic Bakery flatbread crackers, Sonoma Cheese Factory cheese wedge, with a wrapped bamboo utensil kit for easy enjoyment of the cheese and crackers, and fresh whole fruit. The couple also wanted to include a map of the local “Wine Road” giving suggestions for wine-tasting and delicious restaurants to visit while in Wine Country.

The wedding welcome gifts were the perfect way to kick-off the gorgeous wedding at Mayacama Golf Club in Sonoma Valley. Guests enjoyed dinner under the olive trees, on wooden tables set with linen table runners topped with white and green floral arrangements set in wooden boxes and delicate dishes. Enjoy these photos by Sylvie Gil Photography which beautifully captured Caroline and Phillip’s amazing day!

Event Partners: 

Welcome Gifts: Favor | Wedding Planner: Cole Drake Events | Venue: Mayacama | Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Florals: Fleurs de France | Catering: Mayacama | Hair & Makeup: It’s a Date | Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Invitation Suite: Little Miss Press | Linens & Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Props: M. Design | Lighting: The Lux Productions | Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation | Entertainment: Bobby Vickers Band | Photobooth: Giggle & Riot | Cigar Bar: Oye Productions


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