Don’t you just love happy surprises? Well, that’s exactly what we got in the form of an email from Angela Jolley of Dulce Designs so graciously offering for us to feature a candy buffet she had created for a wedding. Of course, we said yes immediately! And when you see the golden yellow treats and the smart navy-and-white candy labels and containers, you’ll know why.
Spectacular Details with a Sweet Finish
Angela even provided us with such a account of her design. Here’s Angela:
“This candy buffet was for Jessica and Brian Lee’s wedding, held on May 12, 2012 at Triple Crown Country Club in Union, Ky. We featured all yellow candies with navy labels to match their wedding colors and décor. The groom was a huge fan of Krispy Kreme doughnuts so we also made a groom’s cake for him with just the doughnuts he loves! Both the candy buffet and doughnut cake were a huge hit and the photographer did an amazing job capturing photos. This was one of my favorite and most memorable candy buffet designs I have created, as yellow is my personal favorite color as well as being 41 weeks pregnant on the day of the event!”
“I love this photo of the bride’s first reaction (see palette above) to seeing the dessert table we created!”
“Working with Jessica (the bride) was a total blast because she really knew what she wanted and I was able to make her vision a reality. Her wedding colors were yellow and navy but we decided to go with yellow candy because the candy options are much better in that color choice. Although you want a colorized candy buffet, you really do not want to limit the candy options and flavors. We were really able to provide a nice variety of candy for all candy fans.”
Elements of the Candy Buffet Table
“The couple chose chocolate malt balls and milk chocolates for the chocolate lovers, gummy bears and jelly slices for the chew candy fans, and sour patch kids and lemonheads for the sour candy enthusiasts…those are just to name a few of the candies selected. They even had popcorn for those non-candy fans!”
Keeping the Theme Classy and Whimsical
“My goal with this candy buffet was to keep it clean and classy but whimsical and fun at the same time. With the candy being all yellow, I really wanted to bring in pops of navy with the ribbon, labels and pinwheels. Meghan with Design the Date designed and created labels and stickers that matched perfectly and were really fun. We did white tin-tie bags for the favors with personalized stickers on each one.”
“The doughnut cake we created had flowers to match some of the flowers in the bride’s bouquet and the centerpieces, with a ‘cake topper’ the bride chose herself. The doughnut cake was placed on a small round table close to the candy buffet with smaller bags for the guests to each take a doughnut home as well.”
Attention to Service, too!
“The couple also chose to have a candy buffet attendant at their event. A member of our staff worked the candy buffet during the reception, ensuring that everything was clean and continually filled throughout the evening. We also provided a white chandelier and filled the vase for this with lemons to match the rest of the décor and colors…a very fun touch! Photos of the bride and groom were added to the display to make it more personal. Overall we were VERY pleased with the final results!”
And WE are extremely pleased, Angela, that you entrusted this feature to Bellenza. Thank you so much!
Photos courtesy of Ashley Hoskins Photography
Candy labels/personalized stickers courtesy of Design the Date