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As an extra to my previous blog entry on sweetie tables here’s some more inspiration.

Just because brides-to-be can’t get enough of pretty candy bar pictures!

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Photo Credit: Sarah K Chen Photography

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Photo Credit: Sarah K Chen Photography

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Photo Credit: Kim Fox Photography

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Thuss

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Thuss

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Thuss

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Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

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Portrait by Richard Nicholson

Hope and Greenwood is a sweet shop in London set up Husband-and-wife owners Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood, to celebrate British confectionery. The shop itself celebrates the by-gone era with glass jars of candy lining the walls.

It’s the perfect place to get inspiration for a retro sweets table at your wedding.

The Hope and Greenwood website even has a wedding page where you can mail order your candy. Some of the sweets come with lovely background stories which make them even more difficult not to fall for. For example here’s the Cherry Love Me Trues

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There is a 19th century English tradition in which a procession of singing maidens form an arch of cherry blossom, a symbol of fertility and innocence, through which passed the available young men of the village.

‘Come hither, sweet sir
And take this cherry fine,
Love me true the live long day
My winsome Valentine!’

Or the Rosebud funbag

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In days of yore it was the custom to tie a velvet pouch of rose petals under your coat to attract a lover; so, should you be feeling amorous, a bag of delicately fragranced Rosebuds nestling in your trouser pocket should make you irresistible.

They also make Strawberry swirl Lollipops which you can personalise with your names and the date of the wedding.

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They’d look great on a summer fete candy buffet. Again, I turn to Amy Atlas for the ultimate in sweetie table inspiration:

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HOPE AND GREENWOOD
1 Russell Street, Westminster, London, WC2B 5JF
Tel: 020 7240 3314
Email: misscherrylips@hopeandgreenwood.co.uk

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I was thinking of a chalkboard sign for my candy buffet table with a nice message for guests written on it. My idea was to write ‘Love is Sweet’ but here’s some other ideas:

  • Because love is sweet…..
  • Sweet treats for the ride home
  • How Sweet it is…
  • Love Sweet Love

The most brilliant sign I’ve come across is this by Little Miss Planner

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My engagement party is this Saturday and so I might use the idea of the banner for mine and my fiancé’s names to decorate the room.

Little Miss Planner has great instructions on how to make the banner. Find out how here

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Here is an idea I had initially disregarded as a pointless fad. Then I kept coming across brides that had said they’d had one and what a success it had been. I also saw pictures of how beautiful it could look. The Queen of the Candy Bar seems to be Amy Atlas. Wow, what amazing and scrummy tables she creates!

Isn’t this glorious?
I’ve seen other examples of candy buffets that look really messy. I think the key is to stick to one colour such as all white or just use a couple of colours say blue and white. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but I’m going to start collecting unusually shaped jars. I plan to tie velvet ribbon across the top of these with old fashioned labels with the sweet names on them. For good jar inspiration and a place to buy retro sweets go to Hope and Greenwood which I’ve blogged about here.

I’ve started making a list of white sweets I could: marshmallows, sugared almonds, bon-bons, rock candy, macaroons, coconut covered sweets, sweets covered in white chocolates…any other ideas? If so post them here as I am running out of ideas!

I might put a chalkboard on the table to with ‘Sweet Love’ or ‘Life is Sweet’ or something like that written on it. Here’s my later Blog Post on all the different messages you can write.

I also have to source scoops maybe glass or metal. And small bags for guests to put the sweets in.

Here’s one last great candy table from Amy Atlas:

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If candies aren’t your thing how about a jelly buffet for an unusual and fun sweet table?

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For MORE CANDY BUFFET PHOTOS of all different colours go here!

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AND here!

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For instructions on how to create this super cute pink buffet here.

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How about personalising candy bars for your sweet table by wrapping them with your own wedding colours or wrappers with you and your groom’s name on them? Learn how by watching this video

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