Candy buffets – the very phrase is enough to get us salivating! If you’ve got a decidedly sweet tooth like us you’ll be excited to learn that this trend – which has been growing steadily over recent years – is set to be even bigger for 2015. After all, what’s not to love about having a centrepiece for your celebration that focuses on all things sweet? If you’re celebrating a wedding this year and are looking for that special something to give your reception an injection of fun, a candy buffet might just be the thing.
If you don’t know where to start and need some help visualising what your candy buffet might look like, Pinterest is a good place to gather ideas. You can browse hundreds of pictures of candy buffets for different occasions (they’re suitable for all sorts of celebrations, from birthdays to christenings) to give you a sense of just how eye-catching a display of sweets can be. As Pinterest shows, you can really go to town when it comes to displaying your treats, using everything from vintage pieces of furniture to old fashioned apothecary jars to display your goodies. That said, a candy buffet doesn’t have to be labour intensive – it’s easy to create an eye-catching display with just a few decorative accessories.
If you’re in the midst of planning a spring or summer wedding and need ideas we have a pretty new collection that should be on your radar, particularly if you’re after something to compliment a vintage-style theme. ‘With Love’ is a whimsical collection that draws its inspiration from the past and includes some lovely pieces to give your nuptials a touch of retro charm.
The vintage theme continues to be a popular trend for weddings and we can see why – there’s something so appealing about tableware and accessories that hark back to a time when life was a little more simple and carefree. We’ve tried to capture the essence of days gone by with this collection, which has a slightly 1920s, bohemian feel to it that is perfect for brides who love the aesthetic of the era, and who are perhaps wearing a ‘20s-style dress. That said, the range works equally well if other elements of your day are more contemporary – it features a subtle colour palette and delicate design that can compliment a variety of different themes and styles.
If you’re looking for wedding ideas we’ve some stunning ranges that evoke the special atmosphere of the colder months, a time when the natural world is at its most enchanting and the approaching Christmas festivities make the season feel extra special. It’s a truly magical time of the year and a wonderful period to celebrate your nuptials so if you’re struggling to decide on a date for your big day, we’d encourage you to consider the months later in the year. Certainly summer may provide more venue options – getting married on a beach or having a marquee in the garden isn’t really viable due to the unpredictable weather of the UK! – but if you’re opting for a chic city-based, or a stately venue in the countryside, both options look wonderful against a backdrop of crisp white snow or dappled by pale winter sun.
A major pro of getting married during the colder months is that the cost is likely to be less, with venue hire and other suppliers generally charging less than they do in the summer. Another benefit is the availability of your guests who are less likely to have booked a holiday during the colder months, plus you may find the availability of venues is better too, meaning there’s more chance of securing a date at your dream location. Add in the fact that winter weddings perhaps stand out a little more than an event held in the summer (it’s a less busy time for so your special day will be remembered as being a bit different) and there’s a lot to commend holding your celebration at this time of year.