Wedding Trend Tuesday | Saint Cloud, Florida Wedding | Cobblestone Events & Rentals

Mr and Mrs Frazer edible favors

Today for Wedding Trend Tuesday we are highlighting Tina and Jim’s wedding favors from their Saint Cloud, Florida wedding held at Cobblestone Events and Rentals. I have been asked numerous times “Mandy, what should we give as favors to our guests?” My answer is almost always the same, Something Edible!  Guests love to have something either they can enjoy while at your event or a little taste for on the way home.  Either way your guests will actually use the favor and you will not be wasting your money on something more than likely to be thrown away at a later date.


Tina and Jim decided to send their guests off with a mini box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and their special blend of coffee beans.  The presentation at Cobblestone Events and Rentals was beautiful and was a great way to show the guests what to expect at the end of the celebration.

The trend of edible favors is not new to the wedding community but is becoming more and more popular over the years.  Where is first began with Jordan almonds and chocolate kisses in a organza bags, it has now moved to elaborately created Candy Bar/Buffets, S’mores Bars, Ice cream bars and of course the beloved doughnut.  Not to mention, your photographer loves them too!  😉


Family Photography Friday | Saint Cloud Photographer | Peake Family

This Family Photography Friday we are throwing back to 2015 Holiday Family sessions with the Peake Family.  Oh how I love this family!  I cannot wait to see them again this year.

Florida Botanical Gardens | Sara Beth and Chris | Largo Engagement Photographer

I cannot wait to capture these two this October at the Ocala Jockey Club as they exchange vows, and ride in on a HORSE!  What?!  Sara Beth found us through Wedding Wire and somehow we immediately connected.  We discussed the plan for their big day and she booked Semm-Faber Photography shortly after speaking with me.  At the end of last year I had the opportunity to meet her and Chris face to face for their engagement session at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida. Gorgeous place by the way!

I really only have one, well maybe two words for this couple, Freaking Ah-Maz-ING!!!!  I love them and well I am pretty sure they love me.  We had a blast walking around laughing and joking all while painting their story.  This October is going to be great!  A horse (or more) a barn, fields of green, a gorgeous Bride and super funny Groom. I just might pee my pants.  Ok not really, geesh, calm down!

Backyard Reception Inspiration | Melbourne Beach Wedding | Florida Wedding Photographer

Destination Backyard Reception FUN!

How gorgeous is this set up and so simple.  While traveling out of state for your wedding why not consider a fabulous beach home where all of your wedding party and family members can stay together and party with you every night!  That is what this couple did.  They rented a huge beach house that had two other adjacent properties and decided to have a backyard reception in the middle of all of the houses.  It was perfect!  Everyone had flown in for the event and they could all be together (as well as separate) for all of the events.


The centerpieces were made from mason jars and babies breath and placed on top of a picture frame with vintage/antique pieces.  They rented a small tent for everyone to gather under for dinner and a few nice linens, tables and chairs.  Complete with corn hole and football!

Wedding Favor Friday | Honey | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer

Show your guest “How Sweet it Is” by sending them off with Honey!

I had thought that this would be an ending trend over the last few years but I’ve seen it more and more just in the last few months at weddings.  One of my couples were originally from Pennsylvania and wanted to give their guests some Orange Blossom Honey to incorporate their move to the Sunshine State.


Being asked a hundred times, “What should we do as favors for our guests?” It brought me to this post.  No you do not have to give your guest honey or a candy buffet.  But what I do suggest it giving them something they will use, and that is usually something edible.  You do not want your hard earned money going to waste in sometimes curio cabinet or God forbid their next yard sale.  Edible favors are always FAVORED!  Pun VERY MUCH intended.

There have been so many different takes on the edible favor its Cray Cray, from honey to candy buffets EVEN a S’mores Bar, YES PLEASE!


How creative will you be with your favors?

Happy Mother’s Day | Orlando Wedding Photographer | Semm-Faber Photography

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the women out there who make the world go ’round and what better way than to show off my Mama!  She was a single mom who raised my bro and I all on her own.  Like many of the Hallmark Cards say, “I’m not a Stipper and I am not in jail!” You must have done something right!

Love you!

Me and My Mama


Cypress Grove Estate House | Miosotis and Jesus | Kissimmee Wedding Photographer

Miosotis and Jesus lost their photographer days before their wedding day.  We had the opportunity to step in for them and make sure their memories were captured.  They were married at the family church in Kissimmee, FL and we traveled to Cypress Grove Estate House to take some portraits.

Absolutely gorgeous Paris Themed Event!  They were engaged in Paris and what a wonderful way to incorporate that into their Special Day.