We can't believe August is already here...where has our summer gone?! We hope y'all are loving our new blog design as much as we are--what do you think?!! Today we are excited to share part two of our feature on The Smith wedding! When guests travel from all over the country to the Bahamas for your wedding, what better way to say "thank you" than with a fun welcome bag?! Nothing says "welcome to the Bahamas" like a swanky bag filled with goodies!
From the beginning, the Smith welcome bags were a labor of love. We had a blast designing the bags and all of the swag inside them! In fact, we actually ended up putting together two different welcome bags: one for adults, and other fun bags for the kids--such a fun idea! After gathering all the pieces for the bags in Chicago, we shipped them down to the Bahamas (and have to admit, we had a couple sleepless nights worrying that one box would get lost/ not make it there in time). Luckily, all boxes arrived safely--then the real fun began! We set up welcome bag central in a hotel conference room and went to work! Two days later, we were done!! See the final result below.
To ensure all guests were able to cheers the happy couple, we included a bottle of rum and custom koozies! For those wishing to indulge in the sun and sand, mini aloe bottles and embroidered beach towels (which turned out amazing) were provided. To ensure guests were fueled the entire trip, we included snacks like popcorn, nuts, and coordinating kiwi and coconut jellybeans...because love is sweet!
In addition to creating welcome baskets, we also helped add swank to the rehearsal dinner!! Held at the historical (and world-renowned) Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, the dinner turned out beautifully!
Stay tuned for our final post featuring the wedding day! In the meantime make sure to catch up on part one of the Smith wedding, and make sure you're following us on Twitter for sneak peeks from our final post!
Ps. For more of Kathleen and Matt's big day, be sure to check out their real wedding feature on our website!