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Wedding is the celebration of love, followed by all a lot of dancing, singing, eating, running around and then eating again. And after all the hustle-bustle, at the end of the night when the guests fall back into their bed exhausted, they get reminded of the wedding favor and YES they go back to check that box! The wedding favor becomes the last remaining takeaway from your extra-special weekend.
Let’s talk about the significance of a wedding favor? Favors are gifts- a small token of appreciation given out at the end of the wedding reception. Just an opportunity for the couple to thank their friends and family for committing their time to celebrate your special day.
Obviously, you would want the guests to takeaway something that reminds them of the crazy good time they had at your wedding. Something personal, customized and definitely a gift that they will appreciate. Trust us, if you're reading this you have arrived at the right place.
Let’s get started instantly. Now if you want the gift to be both classy and unique in its own way- we suggest to go ahead with Scented Candles! We have the perfect occasion-based scented candles for you poured into jars that are beautiful and can be re-purposed very well.
The wedding cloche jar candle is a beauty in itself. The white tube rose fragrance is mysteriously exotic and will remind your guests of the vintage charm.
Next up are some meticulously hand-crafted 15 oz glass jar candles available in the fragrance of White tube rose and misty rose. We consciously selected these fragrances for the wedding collection owing to its fresh, crisp and pleasant oriental character. Have a look yourself and we’re sure you will be delighted.
Fragrance: Misty RosePrice: INR 1299
Fragrance: White TuberosePrice: INR 1299Discover more at The Maeva Store
Personalization: Personalized candles are a unique way to ensure guests strike up memories of your wedding day. And guess what, all the above candles are available for customization, for example labels with the name of the couple or the wedding date or maybe you want to write a small thank you note, we can come up with card along with the candle.
Note: Personalization is available for bulk orders only.
Now if you're looking for something long-standing, we suggest you to go ahead with our dried-floral arrangement. Made of natural, dried plant material and are preserved to make them retain the fresh look. Mostly importantly each piece is hand-crafted with great care and love.
Our first suggestion would be the Pink elegance dried floral bouquet. This is the perfect size and makes for a gorgeous wedding favor. Simple as it may look, this pink and green-hued bouquet will accentuate the décor space in the most adorable way, bringing a smile on the face of your guests every-time they see it.
Available at The Maeva Store
Next up is this very beautiful, chic, hypnotic floral arrangement. The lovely combination of blush pink roses, gold peonies, and the green foliage paired with this antique gold cycle exudes only elegance and passion. A gift like this will be remembered for time immemorial .
Discover more at The Maeva Store.
If you are the lazy and want to avoid going through the tiresome process of deciding what to include and what not, we have the perfect pre-set wedding gift boxes for you. Our delightful Wedding inspired Gift Box promises to be a memorable, cherished wedding favor. Featuring 1 silver cloche, 1 clear glass candle, both in the scent of white tuberose and 1 rose scented votive glass candle, this gift box redefines thoughtful gifting.
Available at The Maeva Store, INR 2999Discover similar gift boxes at https://www.themaevastore.com/collections/gift-boxes!
Those are the few options we personally recommend. Check out all the other scented candles, dried florals and gift boxes at The Maeva Store. Hope this blog helps you decide on the wedding favor that tells your fairy tale and a gift that your loved ones will remember a little longer than forever.
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. Yes! We are talking about Diwali. Don’t we already feel the love and sparkle in the air? This is that festival where the country is painted with million vibrant colors, lights, music, laughter and hold on, let’s not forget the smell of over-sized ladoos and ghujias!Diwali, called the festival of Lights, is one of the biggest religious celebrations. Celebrations might vary in various parts of the country, but the conventional decoration of Diwali remains the same everywhere. Be it drawing beautiful Rangoli at the house entrance, hanging Torans on the archways or lighting up the whole place with diyas and candles. The long-established Diwali décor remains the same even after decades.
Considering how much people love going all out with extravagance in decor, we also understand how amidst the daily hustle, it somehow gets difficult to achieve the desired festive look. So here we are telling you how to deck up your house very easily and stylishly! Get Set Go!
We at Maeva, have launched a festive collection “NALINI” to cover the important elements of Diwali making sure that you don’t have to struggle with the either the Diwali décor or Diwali gifts.Let’s start with Rangoli Mats.Drawing Rangoli is a timeless tradition. The whole idea of making Rangolis is to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and the guests. Rangolis are vibrant and colorful and that’s exactly how our Rangoli mats are. A beautiful mix of dried and silk flowers, bound to last longer and surely saves you a lot of time and the fear of it getting stamped by guests and disintegrated is also eliminated.If you still haven’t checked them out, do it right away at www.themaevastore.com.Next, let's hop on to the beautiful Torans and door-hangings.Our torans and door-hangings beautifully depict the traditional values along with being modern and stylish. The colors and designs are such which can be used to style your home even after Diwali.The most exciting product that we launched this Diwali season is the LED-lit dried floral bouquets. The concept is not only unique but also inspired by the festival of lights. We think it’s a great way to replace battery-operated Diyas with these Floral Bouquets.Check them out at www.themaevastore.comBe ready to get bedazzled by this particular product. A 12-wick candle, meant to create the warmest of welcomes. Place the candle on the stairways or as a center table décor, its glow will not disappoint. This huge candle hand-poured in metal containers is available in three colors and two delightfully amazing fragrances.You surely don’t want to miss out on this one, check them out right away.
We all know that Ghee has great importance in our festivities, be it making mouth-watering delicacies or be it for lighting Diyas, Ghee is the show-stopper. This inspired us to create large size Ghee Diyas, which will burn for longer hours. The interesting twist here is the surprise gift carefully placed within the wax. Yes! Our large size Ghee Diya contains silver coin of up to 20 grams which will pop out once the candle has burned for a good 7-8 hours. Truly a thoughtful Diwali gift, Don’t you think so?
Last but not least, and also the most exciting part of Diwali… Gifts! Ranging from E-gift card to opulent gift boxes, we have covered it all.Our gift boxes are inspired by the rich Indian traditions and contain an assortment of Maeva’s best hand-crafted products. Wrapped in delicate tissue, these gift boxes surely promises a luxury gifting experience.
From torans, rangoli mats and door to huge multi-wick candles, LED lit florals and vibrantly scented candles, The Maeva Store is a one-stop website to get you Diwali ready and also pick up the most amazing favors for your guests! Shop our collection "Nalini" at www.themaevastore.com
The latest addition to The Maeva Store- Citronella candles have raised some eyebrows. It almost sounds gimmicky, candles which can ward off mosquitoes?
The truth is that citronella has a rich historical usage with it being used thousands of years ago in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and China to lower inflammation, fight infection, relieve pain and more. Maeva candles use citronella essential oil, a more potent form than the plant which is extracted by steam distilling the leaves and stems of two varieties of the Asian grass plant citronella, Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon Winterianus. Citronella is also a distant relative of Lemongrass, hence the slight citrusy scent.
Today citronella is used in the form of essential oils for aromatherapy or topical use, in sprays, a component of candles, lotions and even cosmetic products.
Citronella essential oil is one of the most common aromatherapy oils and is part of what gives many household sprays and candles their signature scent. Here are some accepted uses of this miracle plant:
Inhibits Bacterial Growth
Before the advent of modern medicine, the plant was used to curb bacterial growth, treat infectious wounds as it has components of methyl isoeugenol which are responsible for this property.
A common aromatherapy ingredient, the fresh citrusy scent is said to fight depression and help alleviate feelings of anxiety, sadness, and negativity. It is also used in diffusers at night in many countries as it encourages sleep.
Great For The Skin
Because citronella essential oil has antibacterial properties, it is extremely effective against acne-causing bacteria when applied topically. It is very good at reducing sebum buildup and drying down oily skin when used in a combination with witch hazel, tea tree and other oils in small quantities.
Removes Bad Odours
It's not difficult to see why this essential oil is a staple of many deodorants, body sprays and air fresheners! The crisp, rich lemon-like aroma of this oil is universally liked and it's power to replace bad odours makes it a favourite among fragrance lovers everywhere. An added advantage is that citronella is completely natural and free from harmful chemicals found in mainstream deodorants, such as parabens, aluminum, and propylene glycol.
One of the most famed used of the citronella plant is its ability to keep away insects and mosquitoes. They masks scents that mosquitoes are attracted to such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid thus warding off mosquitoes when diffused or lit in citronella-infused candles.
We at Maeva knew we had to incorporate citronella into our collection thus we infused reusable clay pots with potent citronella essential oil plus a quirky dust-cover on top! Our motive was to create something with incredible utility but also an attractive visual appeal, so head over to our collection and do give us feedback on our attempt.
Despite it's name, Tuberose is no relation to the mighty rose. Tuberose is a night-blooming white flower distinguished by its swollen, tuberous roots. An ingredient for off-beat perfumes, tuberose is also used as wedding or funeral flowers in many cultures.
When Maeva chose Tuberose for its wedding collection, we heard some skeptical voices as weddings flowers are usually roses, tulips lillis or peonys! Also what's a tuberose ? (It is rajnigandha in Hindi.) We stuck to our guns and went ahead as we simply loved the complex lush, cool almost exotic note that when put into emotions is sweet, heady and seductive. And you our beloved customers have proved us right by buying so much of it to make tuberose the fragrance of the month.
Intrigue and Mystery
Thomas Moore writes in his oriental poem 'Lalla Rookh'
The Tube-rose with her silvery light,
That is in the gardens of Malay
Is called The Mistress of the Night
So like a bride, scented and bright
She comes out when the sun's away.
The tuberose has been a symbol of love and lust since ages past despite not having the visual appeal of orchids or roses. Described as heady, even narcotic, the famed perfumer Roja Dove called tuberose the 'harlot of perfumery.' It is also said that the Victorians forbade young girls to inhale the odour of tuberose for fear they might have get lured to give into passions!
It's all in their chemistry
The flower contains high qualities of 'lactones' buttery-smelling molecules which is also produced by our scalp. They also contain 'indole' which is the smell associated with human bodies and human intimacy. All these components explain why the smell of the tuberose flower seem familiar to us; flowers are the reproductive product of plants, so of course we would be attracted by human similarities to the composition of these flowers.
Florals are ubiquitous
Everyone loves a good floral scent whether it is in perfumes, air fresheners, soap, candles and more. We're sure that people will continue to love florals for as long as they exist but it is also true that people like to be surprised. Tuberose is the answer to those looking to veer beyond the floral scents as it isn't sweet and cloying but is clear and sharp that gives it more of an edge. So for those who dislike florals-tuberose is the way to go.
As astounding as this fragrance is, human beings are visual creatures first and this is where we spend days picking out, experimenting, discarding and developing! Befitting the scent of the tuberose, Maeva has breath-taking cloches, silvery crackled mercury glasses, intricately designed bell jars, eye-catching silver lacquer pillars and delicate glass jars to present you the perfect wedding candle. A delight to look at and to smell, our vintage cloches, big tins and jar candles are wedding gifts begging to be given while our silver pillars and tea light holders are just beautiful to add to the decor of magical weddings.
As we said before, our Mr and Mrs wedding candles are flying off our virtual shelves! Head over to https://www.themaevastore.com/collections/wedding to get this sultry beauty to you today.
There’s a lot of science behind the illumination and fragrance of a lighted candle. A perfect candle is the result of the right combination of candle wax, burn, wicks, dyes and fragrance.
Here are some terms related to the making of candles that will turn you from a candle newbie to a candle connoisseur.
A candle's burn rate is the amount of wax consumed per hour in grams. This primarily depends on the quality of the wax and wick used. A candle's burn rate is affected by factors such as exposure to draft and heat, neglect in trimming the wick, leaving the candle burning longer than necessary and some environmental factors.
The total amount of time it takes for a candle to burn to completion is the burn time.
A term used to describe the strength of the scent before the candle is lit for the first time. This is important as as the cold throw is the first impression of the candle, you're likely to buy it only if the first scent catches your attention. As anyone passing by our offices can vouch for!
This is the lowest temperature at which wax or fragrance oil of a candle can ignite. For wax it is the temperature at which it combusts and catches fire. For fragrance is the temperature it must reach in order to catch fire when coming in to contact with a spark or an open flame.
The amount of fragrance used per the amount of wax. A fragrance load of the range 6-10% is most common. If a candle adds more than the recommended amount, the fragrance oil can separate itself from the wax and seep, creating oily spots.
This refers to the wax that has melted and run down the outside of the candle. This can happen when the wax being consumed by the flame is more than the wick can effectively absorb.
Hot Throw (also known as Warm Throw and Scent Throw):
A term used to describe the strength of a fragrance while the candle is burning. To evaluate the hot throw of a candle, it needs to be burnt for at least 2 hours but not more than 4 hours. The star of Maeva candles, a long-lasting and desirable strength is what keeps customers coming back for more!
The liquid layer of wax that forms on the surface of the candle around the wick as the candle burns. A full melt pool should be 1/8 to 1/4 inches deep which will allow the fragrance to disperse more thoroughly into the room.
A power burn happens when you burn a candle for more than 8 hours. Such a long period of burn is has a lot of associated risks and is generally not recommended.
This is when the wax pulled away from the glass, giving an appearance of a patchy "wet" spots. These spots are caused by shrinkage and air bubbles that occur as the wax is cooling inside the container. This issue does not affect the candle's performance in any way and Maeva's talented work-force ensures that this is minimized in our candles.