Sweet Love for Edible Decor

So, candy tables have been popular for a few years now, and there is no short supply of inspirational ideas.  Cookies, cakes and cupcakes all work too.  My favorites are the ones that stick to a color scheme and don’t go overkill with too much stuff.  These are great for any kind of party from birthdays to bridal showers.

Here’s a few things to think about when doing your own table:

Pick a color scheme: Stick to the theme of your party or wedding.  Bringing in other colors will only make the table look too busy.
Use more than just jars: Any kind of vase or apothecary jar will work.  Make sure you create depth and height in your display, so every piece can be seen.  Stick a box or book under the tablecloth so that some jars are taller than others.  You can use cake stands or plant stands to add lift.
Tie in decor: Use some of the centerpieces or decor from other parts of your event to help decorate the table and tie everything together.
Don’t forget the scoops: Make sure your guests aren’t digging things out with their hands!  Tongs and scoops are perfect for picking out their candy.
Bags and containers:  Make sure your guests can take some home.  Little boxes or baggies are perfect for the road.

Here are some beautiful examples:

And here’s my own…And here’s my cousin Tatum’s ice cream stand.  This was awesome and they built the stand themselves!
I found too many!  See more on my pinboard Candy and Other Sweets…YUM!


Jay & Cort’s Wedding

For all of our awesome clients out there, here is a chance to get to know us and see what our own wedding was like!  I’ve also tagged the vendors we used in Tucson in case you need some suggestions.

To start, we were married on March 28, 2009 at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon.  It was awesome.  The place is big enough to have that resort feel, but small enough to create an intimate atmosphere and feel like you have the whole place to yourself.  The views aren’t too bad either:)

We started with the ceremony outdoors looking out at the golf course and mountains.  Our theme here was mirrors, because I LOVE mirrors!  My absolute two favorite details of our whole wedding was the mirrored arch, which my mother-in-law built, and the candy table.
After the ceremony, we moved on to dinner in the main dining room.  Here, we did more mirror details and brown and ivory colors, to match the beautiful wood framing in the room.  This area also has one wall of all tall windows that overlooks the golf course.  We did lots of candles everywhere to make the place glow when it got dark.
After dinner, we moved back outside for dancing.  We decorated “lounge style” with bright colors and zebra print.
And yes, we did the cheesy choreographed wedding party dance!
Overall, it was a perfect day!
We rent the mirror blocks that ran down the aisle, the candy table jars and accessories, the tall candle holder centerpieces, other small mirror details and the rest of the decor for this wedding at www.reddiamondrentals.com

Venue: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
Cake: Maribelle Cakery
Lounge Furniture: Frostings Events
Photography: Pangburn Photography
Wedding Gown: Destiny’s Bride Scottsdale




An Enchanted Forest–The Breaking Dawn Wedding

Twilight fan or not (I’ll admit I am one), no one can deny that Edward and Bella’s wedding in the latest film, Breaking Dawn, was incredible!  Take a look at just a few of the pictures from the movie and read below to see what the set designer, Tammy Polatsek had to say about her work of art…

Tammy Polatsek used wisteria that cascaded down from the trees; they stitched them in to long strings of 40 to 50 feet in length. In the ceremony they used cherry blossoms and tiny cuts of white lavender.




This design was based on actual tree stumps on location that they added flowers to as if they were truly growing from them.




The centerpieces are comprised of delphiniums, sweet pea, viburnum, ranunculus, and Australian ferns all blended with moss.

“To get a natural look, incorporate earthy tones and elements such as ferns, branches, stones, etc. Anything that you would imagine in a forest to give an organic feel would be ideal,” says Tammy.

source: Casa Sugar

Alternative Guest Book Winner–The Giant Monogram!

So my best friend Amy got married a few days ago…yay to the Brickers!  She asked me if I would be in charge of the guest book table at the wedding.  Of course, I said yes.  The only problem was that she and her fiance didn’t have any engagement pictures yet to work with, so a traditional guest book was out of the question.  I immediately started searching the web for alternative ideas.  If you start reading this blog regularly, you will soon find out that I’m obsessed with Pinterest now!  I posted all of the great ideas I found to my board, and the winner was clear….A giant monogram for guests to sign.

So, here is the final product…

The floor easil was perfect for displaying the mongram

After Signatures

If anyone is interested in ordering their own giant letter, I got this on Etsy from sERINasCustomShop.

Also, if you need some other alternative guest book ideas, you can visit my pin board at http://pinterest.com/cjjessup/guest-book-ideas/.  Let me know what you think!