Wedding DIY: Homemade Jam Favors

This weekend we celebrated our six month wedding anniversary.  We are halfway through our newlywed year. Where does time go? Next week will be one year from when we got engaged. Yes, I planned our wedding in five months! As I kick off my summer vacation this week, I can't help but think about the past year and how much happiness there was. I had so much support from my family, friends and fiancé as I planned my dream winter wedding and did as much of it as I could on my own! I also can't help but feel relieved that I am not getting married this summer (that was our other option), because I would have been wedding planning this entire year.
Here is some of the first DIY that went down when we began wedding preparations. A friend of mine once said she thinks all of the people who got married before Pinterest should get a re-do- haha. I think she's right! I mentioned this favor to my mom in the summer because my mom and I love to can together, and she immediately jumped on board. I seriously don't know what I would do without my mom, she is such a selfless person. My parents have an apple orchard and so my mom totally took over the favors. In a matter of 4 weeks, she had picked, peeled, canned and decorated over 300 jars of organic, homegrown apple pie jam. The apple pie jam went along perfectly with our wedding theme, because we had a winter wedding and all of the preparations took place in the fall. The bridal shower that my best friends had for me was fall/apple themed- and we had an apple crisp dessert bar at our reception.

This was the inspiration for our favors (photos from Pinterest).
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