Chocolate Wedding Favors – to Houston TX!

This time last week, I was in a plane, on our descent into Houston, TX!  Jay & I were lucky enough to be able to attend Mike & Vickie’s wedding, which was a beautiful event at the Alden Hotel in downtown Houston.  While I was honored that they asked me to make their chocolate favors for them, I could never have imagined what it would take to get 400+ pieces of chocolate (peanut butter & caramel if you were wondering) 1,622 miles from northern NJ to Houston, TX!  I’ve learned that shipping chocolate safely to warmer climates is supremely expensive, but if packed correctly, they definitely hold up well.  However, since I couldn’t think of a safe way to ship the favors assembled, we had a bit of work to do when we got to our hotel room last Friday night, folding favor boxes and repacking the chocolates from their shipping boxes to the favor boxes.  But when you love what you do (which I do!), all that extra work doesn’t even seem like work when you get that finished product together & see how happy it makes your clients!

Here are some of the photos of this latest Sweet Element chocolate favor adventure & the lovely bride & groom! Congrats Vickie & Mike!

Here’s the 43+ lb behemoth package that we mailed via Fed Ex.  There’s a standard sized 750 ml Grey Goose bottle next to the box for scale.

Assembling chocolate boxes #1

Assembling chocolate boxes #2

Assembling chocolate boxes #3

Close-up shot of some of the chocolates.

Close-up of the favor bow box-tops.

160 chocolate favor boxes all ready to head to the wedding!

If you look closely, you can see the favor boxes to the right & left under the flower arrangement.


I know it’s a little blurry, but I still love this photo. It was a gorgeous roof-top wedding!

The happy couple enjoying some champagne during the toasts 😀

2 responses to “Chocolate Wedding Favors – to Houston TX!

  1. I got lumbered with making the favor boxes for a friend of our’s wedding. It’s a real pain but the end result is happy faces all round. Especially if they have chocolate as yummy looking as yours in them.

  2. Pingback: Happy 1st Anniversary Mike & Vickie! | SweetElement

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