Everyone loves a little something sweet, particularly us here at Modern Wedding. We're a bunch of lolly-lovers and sugar addicts! Most of all me. Particularly when we're on deadline... In fact, I'm reaching into my desk drawer for a sweet treat right now.
There's something particularly fun and frivolous about the gorgeous candy bars and buffets that are taking the wedding world by storm. And why not? A wedding is the perfect opportunity to indulge all your childhood nostalgia. Remember when all you wanted to do was play with your dolls, have tea parties outside and eat ice cream for every meal? Lyn Coy from WA's Candy's Candy Bar & Buffet says: "Candy Bars bring out the child in all of us. There's nothing like beautiful apothecary jars brimming with luscious candy to tempt all and sundry!"
"A candy bar makes a real statement about the theme of the entire wedding that takes centre stage. Brides keep telling us that all the guests keep talking about days after the wedding is the candy buffet - even at times to the expense of the dress!" says Claire Appleby, Buffet Stylist from The Candy Buffet Company in Victoria. "It's a great way to please a crowd too. It's extremely inclusive and a great ice-breaker for all - not all guests can dance, but they sure can fill a box with candy."
And it's not just brides who are loving a touch of childhood nostalgia - grooms are getting in on the act too! "At the wedding expos we've been to, a lot of the guys come rushing up to us with a gleam in their eyes, and turn to their brides pointing 'I want one of those!'" says Lyn Coy of Candy's Candy Bar & Buffet.
Most popular Candy Buffet styles recently have been: Classic Cream/White with a Splash of Colour, Pastel Pink, Vintage Romance, I Love Paris and a Bit of Bling!
The Candy Buffet Company recently did a survey on people's favourite lollies, with chocolate freckles and strawberries and cream topping the list! Unusually though, these rarely get requested for wedding candy buffets. "Sugared almonds are very popular as well as chocolate coated raspberries, and honeycomb is always very popular with the gents," says Claire Appleby of The Candy Buffet Company.
What was your favourite lolly as a kid? Would you include it in a Candy Buffet at your wedding? Let us know!
Enjoy your 3pm sweet treat 😉