Whatever your event, if you’re going with a theme centered around a vineyard, wine or anything remotely Italian or Tuscan, you’ll want these olive and olive tree-themed invitations. These three new designs are perfect for a dinner party, shower or wedding, and you may even find that they spark an entirely new level of party planning creativity. After all, if you’re going to have an olive-themed invitation, why not have a gourmet olive bar at the wedding, olive branches in the centerpieces, cheese plates for favors or a wine tasting at the shower? Whether you prefer the more classic olive and wine Tuscan theme, the elegant olive orchard theme or the delightfully modern olive design, each is fitting in its own way.
Whether planning a bridal shower for your best friend, who just so happens to be an avid foodie, or planning your Tuscan-themed wedding, you’ll want a favor to go along with both the theme and the personality of the guest of honor. These Italian-inspired culinary favors are great for both those with a passion for cooking, or just a passion for eating!
Each is perfect for serving up appetizers with infused olive oils for dipping. The Primi Piatti appetizer serving and dipping platter is more modern and can fit in well with any kitchen decor, while the La Panetteria server is a bit more rustic. The oil vinegar dipping appetizer plate is great if you want to skip the bread and go straight for the olives. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to get points from your guests for best favor of the wedding season.
An olive orchard can be a beautiful and symbolic setting for your marriage ceremony and reception. However, don’t forget to send your guests home with a fitting favor afterward. You may think you’re stuck with olive oil or oil bottles, but think again! There are so many different olive-themed options your guests will love.
From olive oil soap to oil dipping dishes to olive serving plates, we have an array of olive-themed favors your guests will use over and over. Our olive and appetizer plate is a simple classic that will fit in with any decor or taste. The grape olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping plate is equally charming and useful no matter what type of guests you’re inviting. You’re sure to see these favors used in your friends’ homes well after the wedding has passed.
The olive branch makes a lovely wedding motif evoking the hilly Italian region of Tuscany where some of the world’s best Chianti is made. It is, of course, also a symbol of peace. Whether you are having a wedding at a vineyard or a farm, an olive branch theme will bring rustic warmth to your event. Use olive tree sprigs as table decoration and in flower arrangements. Use the color olive for bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen details. Olive oil favors catch the light beautifully and make treasured gifts. However you use this ancient fruit plant, it’s beauty and meaning is sure to make a special contribution to your day of celebration.
Clockwise from Top Left: Wine Country Occasions’ Olive Branch Wedding Invitations; bridal party from Chic Bridesmaid Dresses; groom via Love to Know; place setting via Jose Villa; cake via Belle and Chic; bracelet from etsy.com; and, bride from Benjamin and Elise
If you are looking for a unique olive theme favor for your wine country wedding, take a look at our olive oil and vinegar dipping plates, available in two designs. The Heart Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Dipping Plate makes a unique gift for bridal showers or vineyard weddings. For grape theme events, we also offer the Grape Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Dipping Plate with a grape bunch design in the center. We offer a wide selection of olive oil wedding favors on our website.
For this week’s place setting inspiration, we have used our olive theme and combined it with deep shades of burgundy and wine. Pictured above is our Olive Branch Menu Cards layered with a light olive green card stock and tucked inside a burgundy napkin. We also offer a matching favor tag, the Olive Branch Favor Tags which we have used with a kraft favor box and burgundy wine ribbon.
We recently added several new favors to our site including the Couture Line Ceramic Oil Bottle Favors. Olive trees grow throughout most wine regions and we love the olive theme for vineyard weddings. To give you an idea of how to present these new oil bottles, we have photographed one with our Olive Branch Favor Tags. All our oil bottles ship in protective boxes that can be used for gifting, however they also look great with a dark wine color ribbon and a personalized message from you!
Olives are found throughout the wine county and marinated olives make great edible gifts for the guests of your winery wedding to take home. If the winery you are getting married at has olive groves, ask them if they sell olives! To give you an idea of how to present olive favors to your guests, we have placed some marinated olives in a mason jar and added our two inch round Olive Branch Custom Round Labels to the lid of the jar. We have used the labels to identify the contents of the jar. Around the jar, we wrapped a small strip of burlap and an olive green piece of ribbon which coordinates well with a rustic olive theme wedding. To the ribbon, we have added our personalized Olive Branch Favor Tags. All our labels and tags are completely customizable. Personalize these items to thank your guests, specify the contents of your favors or write a special note. We will work with you to make sure you completely love the design of your labels and tags, before we print them.
Recently we highlighted several place card holders which work well as table number holders. To this list of sign holders, we would like add our rock place card holder. These natural rocks are etched and have a cut to hold place cards. Sold in a set of 8, the rocks are completely natural and vary in size and come in various shades of brown. They add a beautiful and organic look to any table setting.
Last week we provided a place setting idea with our olive branch place cards. This week, we are presenting our olive branch design in shades of green featuring our olive branch menu cards. In the photograph above, we have included the olive branch menu card in the color of “green olive” and layered it with a green olive color. These softer olive colors coordinate well with a dark olive napkin which matches the color of the text in the menu card. A soft white or off white table cloth looks beautiful with these shades of green. We have added a small branch from an olive tree to complete the place setting.