Candy Bar Trends 2012


One of our favorite services to plan at a special event or wedding: CANDY BARS! Or as we love to call them “Candy Couture” bars! From whimsical to rustic to couture, a candy bar is the right touch of merriment that can really add to your event or wedding. A huge trend in weddings and receptions is to offer guests entertainment that calls to all of their senses: music, live acts, decor, gifts.. you name it! On top of thanking your guests, especially those with young children, a candy bar allows everyone to have a little fun and interaction at your reception without having to spend extra cash on more visual decor details.

If you are a budget bride, or unsure of whether to invest in a large wedding cake, candy bars are the perfect solution to your financial woes. They offer a little bit of everything to please different guests, and you’ll never have to worry about taking home leftovers! We hope these candy bars we found will inspire you <3

*If you want to see details up close, click on the image to enlarge it!

{Rustic, Sweet, Couture, Enchanting, Whimsical}

DIY Idea: Handmade Chandelier

Thanks to Pinterest, we were able to find this super cute paper chandelier that’s do-it-yourself friendly! Pinterest led us to Heartland Paper’s site where we learned how to create this butterfly chandelier. We think this would be a great piece to add above a candy buffet table or guest sign-in table at your wedding or social event to up the “wow factor!” An important belief we have about events and weddings–if you’re going to do it, do it big! Just adding this diy paper chandelier will give your event a whimsical touch that will stand out in your guests’ minds. To find out how to create your own, we’ll supply the materials below and where to find instructions.

From Heartland Paper’s site:

Butterfly punch, die-cut or Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter for cutting images (We used the Silhouette to cut a 2 ½” butterfly.)- this is also a QuicKutz die that can be used in your Revolution or Cuttlebug.
Paper in desired colors- you will need enough paper to cut 136 images (we used white cardstock and clear vellum for our butterflies)
14” metal ring- you can use a metal wreath base or even a large embroidery hoop
15-20 yards of coordinating ribbon for tying around base
Fishing Line
Sturdy wire for cross hairs of chandelier
Glue Dots
Tulle for hanging the chandelier from ceiling

For the instructions, please visit Handmade Chandelier at Heartland Papers site.


How Sweet: Candy and Dessert Tables


One of Wedding Elegance’s favorite features to create at receptions is the candy/dessert table! Couples love seeing the fun, whimsical, and delicious dessert table at their wedding, while guests fill up their goodie bags with assorted candies and baked goods. It’s a fabulous addition to receptions and something guests always flock to at the end of the night (especially if you have kids attending). We love designing and putting together cake/dessert tables, and highly encourage having one at weddings or at any social gathering.

Here are some great examples of how cute and glamorous dessert and candy table/bars can be!

This one is from a wedding we coordinated, Brittany and Jarrod’s beach wedding.

Love the vibrant red candies that tie in with Beth and Noah’s red and black, travel inspired wedding that we also planned.

{Blush Events}


Love the idea of placing empty frames around the plates to give the presentation some texture

{Green Wedding Shoes}


Call Wedding Elegance, (619) 920-2976, today to talk about how we can up the excitement and eye candy at your next special event!

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