Mini Adirondack chair favors are enjoying mega-popularity among brides holding their weddings in Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod — or those who just want to feel like they are! After all, “Newport style” is the most elegant of beach themes, without losing that let-your-hair-down vibe that most brides crave in a beach-theme wedding.
Adirondack favors are getting snapped up a rapid pace because they’re beautifully made, substantial miniatures (many brides are surprised how large and solid they are when they first see them).
Plus, they delight the eye without calling too much attention to themselves. They blend into any Cape Cod décor, no matter how refined. They look beautiful in groups, and many serve double-duty as both place cards and favors, or favors that amp up your centerpieces. Here are three great ways to use them.
Round Out Your Centerpieces
What could be more beautiful than a large hurricane lamp with a pillar candle, gently glowing on the tabletops with tiny seashells scattered around the base? Easy — a hurricane lamp surrounded by miniature Adirondack chairs, each one sporting a flickering tealight. Keep the overheads low for the best effect.
Top Off Your Cake
A pair of unadorned Adirondack chairs (no tea lights or picture frames) makes a beautiful topper for a sea-theme cake. Who knew they could be soooo romantic?
Favor Your Bridesmaids
At the bridal shower, try to snap photos of each maid — or even better, each maid together with you. Then, place each photo in an individual Adirondack chair/photo frame.
You’ll want to spoil them a little more, of course, so if you happen to live in the Cape Cod area, why not adorn each chair with an authentic Dennis (or “Screwball”) bracelet from their one-and-only authentic creator, Eden? You’ll need to measure your bridesmaids’ wrists ahead of time. Plan ahead — pretend you’re thinking of long-sleeved bridesmaids gowns — and get the measurements. Then relieve everyone by “changing your mind.”
Ways to Display Your Adirondack Favors
Tea light or picture frame, placeholder or plain, your chairs will look great arrayed on a shallow wooden tray you’ve filled with sand. Tuck in a few random sand dollars or seashells. Or if you can get your hands on one, arrange your chairs neatly on a weathered cedar bench, and lean a life ring (or any other nautical prop you have handy) against one end.