13 Sep

Sweet & Sparkly Wedding Candy Buffet – Pink and Navy

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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:

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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.

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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!)

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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…)

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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…

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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

pink white navy candy buffet ideas

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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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105Comments

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Angela SAYS:

Jen, do you mind sharing the software/equipment used to die-cut the labels? Great candyscape! Is that a word?? lol!

September 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm

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Stacey SAYS:

Jen, this table looks great! I love the color comination of the navy with pink. Works so well together! Wanted to ask about your labels – did you cut them by hand or do you have a die cutting machine? They just look so perfect to be cut by hand. Just curious. Thanks!

September 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

I love, love, love the color combo. Beautiful work!

September 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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JR SAYS:

I can’t believe my luck…. my wedding in Australia next year is pink, navy and white and I was planning on doing a candy buffet too! Thank you for the labels! Beautiful!

September 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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Nancy Pfeifer SAYS:

WOW! WOW!!! Stunning again!!! Love the colors…..so pretty!!!!

September 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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Gayle SAYS:

Ooh I adore the font and colors. Creates such a stand out effect!

September 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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Lezanne SAYS:

Gorgeous!!! So much attention to details – all of which were completely cohesive. A stunning job, i LOVE it!

September 14, 2010 at 2:46 am

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Bird SAYS:

I wish candy warehouse delovered to Europe!! :(

FAB display Jenn!! Th elabels are divine too!!
xoxo
Bird

September 14, 2010 at 7:05 am

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Chantalle SAYS:

I am LOVE, LOVE, LOVING the pink and navy!!! I think this may be my new favorite combination!

Chantalle
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September 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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Nicole SAYS:

So gorgeous!!! I wish I would have thought of that!!!!

September 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

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Suzzi SAYS:

Where o where do you get that awesome ribbon candy?

September 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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Pretty Shiny Sparkly SAYS:

This is pretty much amazing!! Way to go!

September 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm

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Custom Wedding Labels SAYS:

This is really pretty and such a great idea. I found a site that sells great custom labels that would be perfect for any wedding candy buffet. Check out:http://www.labelsonthefly.com/

September 23, 2010 at 9:39 am

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Natasha Page SAYS:

I love your ideals..and color selection. I’m getting married next year July. And want to give my guess a candy buffet to say thank you. My colors are Mocha, Sky Blue or Blue Pastel, and white. can you please forward any information on candy label with these colors…I really appreciate it.

September 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

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Jenna Caridi SAYS:

Can you tell me the typeface/font used in these candy buffet labels? I have been looking and looking, and can not find the name to download! Thanks!

October 8, 2010 at 8:53 am

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Jenn @ HWTM SAYS:

Hi Jenna –

The swirly font is called Albemarle Swash. You can get it for free here:
http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Serif/19090/Albemarle_Swash.aspx

And the serif font is MrsEaves Petite Caps

:)

October 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

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Jenn @ HWTM SAYS:

Natasha – if you have a graphic designer working on your invitations or any other paper details, they should be able to create labels like this for you pretty easily in the colors that match your wedding. I wish I had them available in every possible color palette but don’t right now… maybe if I find a decent chunk of time on my hands around the holidays I’ll try working up some new downloads :)

Jenn

October 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

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Jenna Caridi SAYS:

Jenn – thank you!! and for such a quick and informative response! :)

October 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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Alma SAYS:

this is amazing! how do i change thecolor of the blank pdf? i’m making a candy table for my daughter’s 1st birthday…thank you!

October 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

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MiCHELLE SAYS:

MY FAV!!!! : ] love love love it.

October 20, 2010 at 11:33 am
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