Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Candy Bar: This Just In!

The favor boxes were sourced at Michael's and were stamped with a chocolate brown monogram stamp. The cupcakes were made by a first rate baker. The flowers were provided by Dahlia's in Penningon, and the day came together by all of those who participated in the Greystone Show Case.
Candy bars are about plain, old fun. You can dream, look around, and pull together a station worth comenting on by incorpating hued candies and everyday elements. Using different ribbons provided an opportunity to display a whimsical and a practical side to mirror or juxtapose the selected candy. The linen, Cascade, provided by Brillman's Rental Barn, was the perect canvas for staging (see it in the previous blog incarnated in the color apple green).

Round table or banquet style, a candy bar can truly come together. Incorporate your surroundings, embrace the day, and go with what you have.

Delicate, beautiful butterfly.

Winter Candy Time

January was a packed month of winter wedding showcases for us. We were at the Prallsville Mill annual winter show case on the 15th and then we partook in a showcase at Greystone Manor House in Newtown on the 23rd. At both showcases, we indulged our sweet side by highlighting the design of a candy bar. The set came together organically, as most things do, with a wooden bench pulled from an icy front porch, a variety of pink, green, and festive candies, and adorable stamped favor boxes. The thing learned is that it is perfectly fine for design to be inspired by a variety elements: let the world around you inform, let your senses wander and think in color. Candy apple green and berry pink were the flavors of the day.
We found the favor boxes at Micheal's craft store--for a bargin. The stamp was inspired by the timeless bridal trend of using a monogram, but the best part is that guests were encouraged to load up their boxes with sweets to take home to remember the event.
When designing a candy bar let this rule guide you:
Fun. Fun. Fun.
Fun design with ordinary, everyday objects is the best and easiest approach. It is truly fun to breathe new life into daily objects by repositioning them with either like-minded or unexpected objects to create a specific environment.

Have fun designing and have fun dreaming!