Graphic Grace

Graphic grace black and white

As classic as a little black dress and pearls, a black-and-white palette gives even the simplest things an elegant appeal.

I love to color-coordinate things, and weddings are no exception! I’ve been known to see a bedroom set, even a pillow and say. “That would be great as a wedding!” Or how about a lamp? Yes even a lamp! I actually came across a absolutely beautiful pendant lamp, I got together with my cake designer and had her replicate the design with a wedding cake. Inspiration is Everywhere! Today, I share with you my favorite, Black-and-White with shades of Green. Not just any Black-and-White, but crisp and modern damask prints. Anyone who stopped by my booth at the Sounds of Music bridal show in January knows exactly what I am talking about! This scheme was a eye catcher!

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Who says that bridesmaids dresses have to be boring, select a dress with a pattern or something that your girls will more then likely wear again. Check out these black and white dresses, very classy yet not the traditional bridesmaid dress. Think outside the box!


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Favors…Who needs favors when you have a Candy Buffet!

…like everything else in weddings, candy buffets are getting more & more personalized


A Candy buffet at the reception can serve as a unique way to offer your guests a tasty favor and also incorporate your wedding colors.

It is suggested that candy buffets work best when they are planned through the eye and not the numbers. Some articles suggest buying a certain number of ounces per guest, but the more successful candy buffets seem to be those that are planned by the size of the table and the containers that will be on the table. It is suggested to choose 5 to 10 types of candy that you want to display and purchase 15-20 pounds of each of these candies. This may seem like an over abundance of candy, but a large table overflowing with candy has a presence at your wedding and does not look like something you threw together at the last minute. “When it comes to candy, the more the merrier. If you have a large table overflowing with candy, you have presence. The biggest disappointment I hear is that the candy buffet didn’t look substantial.”

What kind of candy should you buy? Well it depends on the theme of your buffet. Do you want an all white buffet, or do you prefer that the candy buffet matches the color scheme of your wedding, or are you having a theme wedding? For example if you are having a beach theme wedding, you can serve candies from the boardwalk: saltwater taffy, caramel apples, fudge, peanut brittle. Another option is to have a retro candy buffet displaying such items as candy bracelets and necklaces on the elastic cords or the little waxed bottles filled by sugar water.

After you’ve decided on the types of candy that you want to display you will need to decide how you are going to display the candy. Interesting containers will change your candy buffet from ordinary to extraordinary. Use containers in different shapes and different heights. Clear containers are the best to show off your candy displays. Also use containers that are wide enough for a candy scoop to fit inside. What’s the use of having cool containers if your guests can’t get to the candy? A suggestion to make the whole look pop is to use displays to raise some of the containers, giving your buffet height. An old catering trick is to take a catering rack or a milk crate and turn it upside down on the table, and cover with a cloth. A finishing touch would be some flowers or candles matching your theme on the table with your candy.
Lastly, you need to think about how your guests will take the candy away from the buffet. Some brides have suggested using small cellophane bags, or classic white bags, or even take out containers matching the color theme of the wedding. Whatever type of container you use, make it fun and personalize with small stickers.

Elite Events now offers Candy Buffet Rental and Set-up! Contact us today regarding pricing!

Check out some of these websites for great colorful candy!



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Inspirationally Yours,


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