Friday, December 2, 2011

Home Made Apple Butter {Our Wedding Favors}

I've been holding out on you for a while now.  I didn't want to give anything away before the wedding. Brandon and I decided a couple things about our weddding with little to no hesitation. 
The first was our wedding date which I've explained reasoning for that before. The second was what we wanted to give our guests as a wedding favor.  A little random right?

Brandon loves applebutter and I'm a pretty big fan of it myself. When I was younger and growing up I vaguely remember making homemade apple butter on my grandma's farm. I asked my mom if we would be able to do this for our wedding. If you know my mom she saw this as an easy task. I love her for that.

It was the perfect fall day. Cold actually. The leaves crunched beneath your feet as some color still dangled up above. The only way to stay warm is huddled around the fire. The smell - heavenly. Cinnamon and apples. Delicious.

The process was moderate difficulty and is NOT a one man job.We cooked it outside, over the fire, in the copper kettle the old fashioned way. 

I brought my little helpers out to my house for the day so they could help. The liked digging in the mud. 

Fresh applebutter is the best thing on some butter bread. Can I just say yum, again!

So here are the finished wedding favors. The lids are adorned with labels and the Bible verse Romans 12:10 "Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."

The bats had our names and wedding date engraved on them - moms idea and gift to us! They were a hit. Ha Ha. I loved them, and so did our guests. Except the ones that couldn't fly the applebutter home. Each time we have apple butter now I think of this great experience I had with my mom and dad and of course our wedding. 


  1. okay this has to be the most adorable thing I've EVER SEEN! I feel like if I was planning my wedding right now I would do so many more personal, vintagey touches. I LOVED my wedding and I did do some DIY stuff but it was at a new, modern hotel and now I see all the cool outdoor weddings on Pinterest and I wish I would have done that! Well maybe its a good thing Pinterest wasnt around at my wedding haha

  2. Amazing! Now I'm hungry for applebutter... ;)

  3. Grandma Pat mailed ours - my applebutter and bat arrived today! Almost out of my other jar of applebutter (that I purchased) so cant wait to try the homemade kind.

    xx Amelia