It’s that time of the year… wedding season! Candy is always a fun touch to any aspect of a wedding, especially if it reflects the feel of the wedding and personality of the bride/groom. For my wedding this past May, of course I incorporated candy into it! I thought I would share three ways it added a touch of my personality to my wedding.
1. Custom Mehlenbacher’s Taffy Favors – When I first ran into Mehlenbacher’s taffy in a sweet shop in Utah, I knew I had to have them at my wedding. The taffy is made BY HAND, tastes amazing, and is the perfect size! They give you the option of using their labels or creating your own, so I designed ours. The taffy comes in almost every flavor you can think of and since I didn’t have specific colors for my wedding (it was garden-inspired with a lot of flowers) I decided to have a bunch of different flavors. Setting them up on a cute table in different jars is a great way to display them. We accented the taffy sticks with even more taffy from Sweet’s Candy to make the table more full and give guests more options. Taffy makes the perfect favor that guests will actually enjoy! 🙂
2. Candy On The Dessert Table – Of course all I wanted at my wedding was desserts, so we had the centerpiece of the reception be a big dessert table. We had multiple tiers we needed to fill and I thought of adding some gourmet candy in cupcake liners to one of them. We went with chocolate covered gummy bears and candy grapefruit slices. They added a nice touch to the table and tasted good too!
3. Give The Gift Of Candy – All of my close friends know I am obsessed with candy and interned at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. Well, one of those friends flew in for the wedding and guess what she brought as a wedding gift… a Dylan’s Candy Bar Deluxe Choc-A-Lot Gift Box! It was seriously one of my favorite gifts and so thoughtful and creative. The box is fun and different than normal chocolates (it comes with everything from chocolate truffles to chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels and graham crackers!) and makes for the perfect date night. Preston and I tried to control ourselves and make it last as long as we could (which wasn’t very long). Such a fun wedding gift to get. This is an idea I am definitely going to use for other people now!
Have other ways you’ve incorporated candy into your big day? Share them with me!