13 Sep

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

One of my long-time friends (since age 4!) got married recently and asked me to do a candy table for her wedding. The theme of the wedding was sparkly & romantic – lots of bling! – and although the main colors of the wedding were primarily white/ivory & blush with accents of bright pink & navy, she wanted the candy table to be more colorful and play up the bright pink.

Here’s a full shot of the tableclick here to view it larger:

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

I decided to stick with white and pink for the candy colors and use creative details like ribbon bands and candy signs to bring in the navy, which was also the color of the bridesmaids dresses.

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

For the REALLY fun part – the sparkle factor – I found some fabulous crystal candlesticks in various heights at HomeGoods to use as pedestals for bowls of rock candy. (Side note: I saw these exact same candlesticks at another  store a couple days later for twice the price… gotta love HomeGoods!)

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

Rhinestone-rimmed trays, pink and clear rock candy, and “shiny” pink ribbon candy added shimmer to the table as well. I was also able to secure some of the extra rhinestone brooches used in the wedding invitations, and for the finishing touch: adhesive craft rhinestones (purchased by the sheet at Michaels – very inexpensive!) were added to all of the paper labels.

(And speaking of labels, I’ve included free downloads of the labels & sign from this table below! See details at the bottom of the post…)

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

I couldn’t resist incorporating Champagne Bubbles candy because of the name alone! This is a gummy candy that looks like it’s covered in white nonpareils. The taste is really pretty fruity – reminiscent of white grapes.

The sugar coating on these Pink Grapefruit Gummi Slices gave a nice “shimmery” effect as well…

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

Milk Chocolate Balls were dressed up for the occasion in shiny metallic pink foil…

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

These individually wrapped Pink & White Sugar Bites look like hard candy but the texture is more like that of a butter mint…

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

These photos were taken before the favor bags and sign were set up on the table, but here’s a peek at the tag that was glued to each favor bag

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

… and here’s what the framed table sign looked like (5×7). You can download this sign for free right here!

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet

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CANDY SIGN/LABEL DOWNLOADS

I’ve included 2 versions of the candy signs:

1. Finished Labelsclick here to download
These labels are exactly as pictured in the photos above – with the same candy names (Pink & White Sugar Bites, Rock Candy Strings, etc.).

2. Blank Labelsclick here to download
The 2nd version is blank so that you can add your own candy names. If you don’t have a photo editing program like Photoshop, Illustrator, or Acrobat (the full version, not Reader), you might need to enlist the help of a graphic designer friend! The fonts that I used are: Albemarle Swash, Albemarle End Swash, and Mrs Eaves Petite Caps.

Once you’ve downloaded the labels you want to use, print them onto photo-quality card stock and cut them out by hand, making sure to leave a space between the edge of the design and your cut line to create the white border around each label. Last but not least, add some adhesive craft rhinestones to each corner! =)

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Photo Credits: Thanks so much to Dan Fields Photography for the wonderful photos! I was also in the wedding party and we had so much fun shooting with Dan that day! Check out more of his work on his website and on Facebook.

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Candy: Candy Warehouse
– Styling: Jenn of HWTM
– Printing: Emagine Digital

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102Comments

1
Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

Oh Jen! BLOW ME AWAY AGAIN why don’t you! Adore this. My favorite color combo.

Reply September 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

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Party Box Design SAYS:

love it!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

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Ali SAYS:

I love this color scheme and the detailed labels, beautiful work!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

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Nicole Benitez SAYS:

I love these!! So cute!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 9:20 am

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Sara R. SAYS:

This is awesome! I’m doing a baby bling baby shower for my sister-in-law in a few months and this is great inspiration for it. thanks! :)

Reply September 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

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susan@tickledpaisley SAYS:

These are darling!!!! That candy display is just gorgeous – wow – what else can I say? (oh yea…YUM!)

Reply September 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

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PaperDollMN SAYS:

Love the labels. Did you die cut them?

The ribbon candy is always fun, too!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Fabulous work love it! thank you Jenna for the downloads!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

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Heather {WhipperBerry} SAYS:

Soooo sweet! I love the colors, the labels, EVRYTHING!!

Kisses from the WhipperChicks

Reply September 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

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Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts SAYS:

The table is wonderful and thank you for the great downloads!!!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

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Karen Campos SAYS:

Beautiful. Just love this dessert table.

Reply September 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

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Sandra SAYS:

LOVE them! This is sooo cute. Thanks for the downloads! You are the best!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

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PartyMom SAYS:

Beautiful! I love the ribbons around the jars. And the ribbon candy really stands out. Great job, yet again!

Reply September 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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Tammy@Events By Tammy SAYS:

So pretty! I love all the bling.

Reply September 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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Sandi SAYS:

Love the colors, and the labels. This is such a great idea

Reply September 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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