I was so thrilled when I found this gorgeous candy bar wedding inspiration shoot from New Zealand confectionary guru Fab Meringues (photographed by Kate Gerwal) in my inbox. It literally made my mouth water. And those flowers – oh my gosh – aren’t the colors amazing? Sue of Floral Stylist provided the perfect blooms for this shoot and dreamed up and designed this perfect candy bar. These lovely shots got me thinking about some useful tips to help you design and execute your own candy bar – wedding or otherwise!
1. Less is more: Choose a few of your favorite candies and just provide those. Don’t go overboard with 50 different varieties!
2. Use your color scheme: whatever your wedding colors are – incorporate them into your candy, candy bar decor, and look for complementary colors.
4. Consider the weather. Chocolate + a warm sunny day = not such a good idea.
3. Create depth and height: Use vintage books, cake stands, tall flower vases, short bud vases, and a deep table. Place your treats in different spots along the table and at different heights to make it more appealing and visually interesting.
4. Trim! Ribbons, paper straws, a table runner – use them to wrap the look and color scheme together.
5. Incorporate flowers: use the same kinds and colors of flowers that you are using in your bouquet and centerpieces at your candy bar.
6. Vary your containers: Have some cake pops on a cake stand and some on a platter. Use stylish apothecary jars to cover cakes, or to contain candies.
7. Label things: No one wants to bite into a lemon drop (aka: acid drop) expecting something sweet and not sour. Vary your labels as well – consider using chalk board tags, traditional folded cards, and picture frames.
8. Utensils: Don’t forget candy scoops, tongs, and cute to-go bags!
Photography: Kate Gerwal // Flowers, Styling & Props: Floral Stylist // Meringues: Fab Meringues // Macaroons: Judit Meron Artisan Cakes // Cake Pops: The Cake Pop Kitchen // Cake: Bluebells Cakery // Props: When Squirrel Met Bear // Additional Props: The Vintage Table.