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Howdy, ladies! We have a really fun week coming up, where we’ll be unveiling the top five finalists in our second Ultimate Southern Challenge. A few weeks back we asked y’all to submit your best ideas for the most Southern and inspiring mason jar concepts, and we were once again delighted by the submissions! We’ve decided to post the top five this week, and the winner (who gets Southern Weddings bragging rights!) will be determined by reader popularity (i.e. the number of comments on their post) and the opinion of the SW editors. So let’s get cracking!

First up is the dynamic duo of Nancy Ray Photography + Erin McLean Events! Read on for all of the details behind their red velvet mason jar cake pull extravaganza!

From the ladies:

“Here is a fun little styled shoot, featuring mason jars as red velvet cake containers with whipped cream cheese icing. Also featuring the fun, traditional “cake pull,” where each ribbon baked inside has a little charm attached for whomever pulls it out. It’s a two-in-one wedding cake + wedding favor duo!”

Thanks so much, Erin + Nancy! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.

emily Written with love by Emily
26 Comments
  1. avatar lauren jolly reply

    what an amazingly adorable idea!! i love reading creative ideas like this to keep in mind for my future wedding! this is sooo cute!!

  2. avatar Jenn reply

    SUCH a cute idea!! and so perfectly southern! might have to pass this along to a friend or two :)

    LOVE Nancy Ray and Erin McLean, both!

  3. avatar Robyn reply

    SO pretty, and what a unique idea!! Love it! :)

  4. avatar Amy reply

    These are aesthetically pleasing and look delicious! Love them!

  5. avatar Amy reply

    Love this shoot! Such a creative wedding favor! I’ve never even heard of a cake pull before! So cute!

  6. avatar Allyson reply

    What a great idea!! Love the charm idea :).. And great photography as always nancy! I love your work :)

  7. avatar Jordan reply

    LOVE this idea. So cute.

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  9. avatar Jess reply

    Looks delicious!! Not to mention these would make the cutest wedding cakes and favors! Too bad our wedding has already passed but it’s still fun to see the creative things folks come up with. At least we were blessed to have beautiful photos like these of our wedding day :) You’re great, Nancy!!

  10. avatar Melissa Tuck reply

    These are too adorable and so creative. Love!

  11. avatar Amber reply

    I absolutely love the lace, and yum love the red velvet cake. What a wonderful, traditional, and tasty way to send your guests home!

  12. avatar Brandy reply

    These are so adorable and look absolutely delicious! It helps that red velvet is my fave :) Wish I would’ve thought of something like this for my wedding a couple of weeks ago…

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  14. avatar mike gothard reply

    Fantastic concept and photos…exactly what I’d expect from these super creative ladies! Way to go, Nancy & Erin :)

  15. avatar shelby reply

    Love everything about this! My favorite part is the cake pull…you hardly see this anymore I feel like (unless you’re from New Orleans!), so it’s such cute way to incorporate this southern tradition in a modern wedding!

  16. avatar Linnea reply

    This is beautiful! Well done Nancy & Erin! I just want to grab a jar & eat up!

  17. avatar lindsay reply

    i would love to reach into my computer screen, take one of those mason jars, and dig my spoon right in! anyone would enjoy eating cake out of a mason jar! what a lovely idea.

  18. avatar Bethany Ann reply

    I LOVE this idea! I especially love that they added a cake-pull in it. :) Wonderful!

  19. avatar denise reply

    This idea is so clever, and not just because I LOVE red velvet cake. I would love to know what kind of charms they used. I am not familiar with this tradition, but I think it is so sweet!
    Way to go, Nancy and Erin!!!!

  20. avatar Noreen reply

    That is the most original and adorable idea! It is cute to introduce some “southern charm” especially if you are not from here! It is so unique!!

  21. avatar Shannon reply

    Love this idea! You could use it so many places:)

  22. avatar Kristina G reply

    Love!!! Makes me wanna eat my computer looking at it. Such a cute and creative idea.

  23. avatar Stephanie reply

    I love this! Super cute! I love things that make me feel childlike elegance. It makes me think of the tea parties that my mom used to set up for me and my friends. I love it.

  24. avatar cyn reply

    YUMMMY! And gorgeous images! Did y’all make me one ;)

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  26. avatar Penelope reply

    I did something similar at my own wedding and used cake pulls from http://www.sterlingtrends.com and everyone loved them!

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