Sharing companies I believe in and know you will love is one of the pillars behind the IDL blog. When Rachel emailed me about her new cookbooks with Honey & Hive Creations, I knew I had to share her story and product with you immediately. Not only will you cherish her cookbooks, it’s something future generations can cherish as well. For fear of not doing it justice, I asked Rachel to share all about Hive & Honey with you today. Take it away Rachel….
Passing down recipes is a family tradition that has crossed time, cultures, and languages. A dinner party doesn’t go by that I’m not on the phone with my mom asking her to explain to me once again how she makes that sausage stuffing so dang good. Family recipes tell stories of generations past, and because of this, they’re something to be kept and cherished.
This is why I founded Honey & Hive Creations. Honey & Hive is dedicated to blending the arts of cooking and storytelling through collaborative cookbooks.
What They Are
These cookbooks are tailored, hardcover books full of recipes from your selected friends and family. We have two lovely templates, which you determine the color scheme for. These books are filled with recipes, pictures, quotes, and special messages from contributors you hand select. It can just be recipes from your immediate family or a collection of people from your life.
Why People Love Them
Weddings are expensive. Pinterest and Instagram are overwhelming with the latest wedding trends, favor must-haves, and adorable Mason Jar ideas. It’s hard to determine what to prioritize.
The feedback from our customers has been overwhelming. And while we like to think it’s a reflection of our work, the reality is each cookbook is a reflection of the love and history of the couple the book is for. These cookbooks are made with the hope of capturing some of life’s moments, big and small, and last for decades. Don’t worry, we send a PDF version so it can live in your inbox for as long as you need it!
How It Works
Honey & Hive takes care of the project management of creating a collaborative cookbook. Let’s say a bride decides she wants to have a H&H Cookbook. She provides us a list of emails, selects her template and preferred color scheme, and we take care of the rest! We contact the list, gather the recipes from an online submission form, design, print, and ship the book.
The couple ends up with a customized, personal cookbook full of recipes, stories, and pictures from college roommates, big sisters, great uncles, step moms, and everyone in between.
What Clients Have Said
“This cookbook is hands down one of the best gift’s we’ve ever received! There is no physical items that could possibly bring together so many beautiful friends, special memories, kind words, inside jokes, and delicious ideas all in one place” – Whitney
“What an amazing and personal gift! I have used Hive & Honey twice now for two of my girlfriends’ weddings, and it has been a hit both times. I have literally watched as these collaborative cookbooks bring tears to the brides’ eyes and I know that these books will be cherished forever” – Kately
“This cookbook is a wonderful bridal shower gift. It gathers recipes, memories, and photos from all of the couple’s family and closest friends and brings them together in a keepsake that will be used for a lifetime. Reading the stories behind every recipe is fun and this book will help the couple relive those memories every time they cook the recipes.” – Alexa
Want to Get Started?
If a collaborative wedding cookbook sounds like a keepsake you’re interested in, let us know! The process takes about 6 weeks from start to finish, but we can work with different timelines if necessary.
Remember your roots, celebrate your friendships, and eat well!