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Winner of the Say Something Sweet Contest

Posted on September 7, 2010 8:57 AM by Erin



The results are in!  Our friends over at WeddingWire.com have read through all the amazing entries they received for the Say Something Sweet Contest, and selected Tara as the winner!  Her prize?  Over 1,000 of our chocolate hearts and 250 sheer organza favor bags.

Congratulations Tara!  We hope you and your guests enjoy the chocolate favors on your big day.



Here is Tara’s winning entry, explaining how WeddingWire has been so sweet to her during her wedding planning process:

“I happily admit that I am addicted to WeddingWire.  I have a browser open at all waking hours (and have stayed up late just because there is a good discussion on the forums).  I cannot imagine planning a wedding without the help of your site.  I would have lost it and shot my MoH long ago.  The reason I joined WeddingWire was for your tools.  I love the checklist and budget features since they help keep me on track.  However, the best part about WeddingWire was something I didn’t join expecting- the friendships.  I have no doubt that I will still be on WeddingWire long after I am actually married just to provide support and help to my WeddingWire family.  I can log on in a terrible mood and before I realize it I am laughing about hilarious postings.  I can vent without worrying what people will think, and I can get honest but constructive comments on my wedding plans.  When Roger and I had to postpone the wedding indefinitely because of my health issues I actually felt more comfortable talking to the women on WeddingWire than anyone.  They made a terrible time a lot easier.  I was overjoyed the day I could get back on and tell my WW Sisters that I was healthy enough to start planning again.  There are other wedding sites out there (apparently) but none that even come close to rivaling WeddingWire.”

Thanks again to WeddingWire.com for partnering with us on this fun contest!

And for those of you who did not win, here’s a little something sweet for you…..we offer volume discounts on your wedding favors!  Just give as a call at 1-800-465-5909 and we’d be happy to help you pick out just the right chocolates for your special day.


New Favor Boxes & Ribbons

Posted on August 23, 2010 9:38 AM by Erin

If you're a soon-to-be bride, you know that getting married is not just as simple as walking down the aisle.  There are details...and lots of them!  And not a single one of them seems unimportant.

Besides setting a date and choosing a venue, what's often at the top of the to-do list?  Picking a color scheme.  Why?  Because not only does it show off your personal sense of style, but it affects everything else from the bridesmaid dresses, to the invitations, flowers, programs, and yes, even the favors.



So with color schemes in mind, we're excited to have recently added a ton of new ribbon options to our most popular wedding favor - the Custom Engraved Favor Box.  There are now 20 different ribbons for you to choose from & coordinate with your big day - from classic colors such as ivory, black, navy, and brown to those that will make a bolder statement - such as turquoise, purple, raspberry, and orange.  We even have chartreuse!

And because we know brides love options, we're now offering two different box designs - a simple yet elegant White Favor Box or, if you want something a little more fun, go for the box with the Cocoa Pod Design printed on it.

With each box, you can choose your favorite chocolates to tuck inside, including gourmet truffles, chocolate hearts, or Chocolates of Vermont.   You can also make your event extra special by adding an engraved message to the top of your chocolate wedding favors.



Happy Choosing!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Say Something Sweet Contest we're running with our friends over at WeddingWire.com!  There are just a few days left to enter.


Say Something Sweet Contest

Posted on August 3, 2010 10:43 AM by Erin



Calling all brides!  Still need favors for your wedding?  Here's your chance to win 250 chocolate heart favors from Lake Champlain Chocolates!

We're excited to announce we've partnered with our friends over at WeddingWire.com for the "Say Something Sweet Contest".   To enter, you must either create a video (no more than 30 seconds long) or write a 250 word essay explaining how WeddingWire has been so "sweet" to you during your wedding planning process.

As I mentioned before, the winner will receive 250 sheer organza favor bags and over 1,000 chocolate hearts! (You can even choose your favorite flavors - milk, dark, or dark mint chocolate).

The contest starts Monday, August 9th, and you have until Sunday, August 29th to enter.

Never been to WeddingWire.com before?  You definitely need to check out their site...it's a must for all engaged couples.  Not only can you enter the Say Something Sweet Contest there, but you can also research the very best vendors in your area (be sure to visit our storefront under "Favors & Gifts"), create your own wedding website, find the perfect wedding song, and so much more.   And don't miss the WeddingWire Blog, for great tips and real life wedding inspirations.

Good luck!


Who are you calling Bridezilla?

Posted on May 11, 2009 10:09 AM by Erin


Bridezilla is the affectionate term many people use for soon-to-be-brides who temporarily loose their minds and become way too obsessed with their own wedding.  Since becoming engaged in November, I have vowed to not let myself become one of "those".  While I haven't thrown any temper tantrums yet or made my bridal party cry (success!), I have realized how easy it is to get swept up in all the details.

Say, for instance with picking out my wedding favors.  Now working at Lake Champlain Chocolates, this one should have been a no-brainer. Since day one, I've known we were going with the Engraved Gold Ballotin Boxes (which, in my opinion, are our most elegant chocolate favor).  An easy one to cross off my to-do list, right?  Wrong!  Despite my greatest efforts to fight her off, Bridezilla seems to have made a guest appearance.  I've become completely fixated on picking out the perfect pair of truffles to go inside the boxes.  Seeing as our wedding is in the fall, hands down one will be the spiced pumpkin truffle (I highly recommend it...it's a favorite around here).  But I've been torn on what would compliment it best?  While many co-workers have kindly put in their own two cents, obviously that's not enough for this over-achieving bride!  Really, would I be doing proper due diligence if I did not create my very own unofficial LCC Wedding Chocolate Tasting Panel?  Of course not, don't be silly.  Hence the ultra-exclusive tasting group, consisting of myself and customer service guru/cubicle neighbor Jason, was born.  With the mission of creating the perfect wedding favor, every week we try a new chocolate truffle and discuss how well it will go with the spiced pumpkin.  So far we've covered Champagne, French Roast, Legendary Dark, and Cappuccino.  Up this week is the Raspberry, then we have just seven more mouth-watering ones to go.  Okay, so I know what you might be thinking right now...is this all really necessary?  Well, ummm all I have to say is that's a completely ridiculous question...I'm not even going to answer!

But seriously, my only point of this story is that you might not always like her and you might try to hide her...but sometimes channeling your inner Bridezilla can actually be a lot of fun.  When you're completely overwhelmed with wedding planning, she might just come up with a few brilliant ideas - like tasting chocolate - for you to focus on instead.