After having the strength and willpower to not even look at the huge pile of sweets that sat in my studio for over a week, I finally got to open them on Friday. After having done all the boring parts of the business that no one ever sees, the washing and drying of over 30 bowls, plates and mirrors. I started the prep work for the wedding on Saturday at the prestigious Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
For each wedding I have a set look that I want to achieve with the Candy Bar. I ask the Brides lots of questions about what they like and the look they want to achieve. My aim is to make the Candy Bar as striking as possible, but for it to match the rest of the wedding. It helps for me to see the dress and the jewellery the bride will be wearing, to get an idea of her taste. I also need to know what will be on the tables (centrepieces, favors, name cards etc) so that it will all match.
For todays wedding the theme for the tables were a Hot Air Balloon made out of a Wicker Basket and Balloons. I decided that the Tissue Paper PomPoms would go really well with the rest of the wedding. I bought the Large Mosaic Bowl in the centre especially for this wedding, as there are hints of Gold in the sweets that they chose, especially the Gold Coins and Ferrero Roche. The Martini Vases are great for giving height but I tend not to use too many as children find them hard to reach.
I supply Hand Decorated Cups for each person to put their selection of sweets in. They can then choose to eat their sweets right away, or take them home for a later date. Each cup had a Fuchsia Pink Ribbon and White Rose tied around the rim.
My sources tell me that the Bride & Groom had a fab time and loved the Candy Bar. I was very pleased to see that all of the sweets had gone, when I went to collect the vases this morning.