I Want Candy!

Somebody asked me what our wedding theme was the other day. After first giving the inquirer a totally blank and confused look, she gave me a little assistance by saying that her daughter’s wedding theme was “rustic but elegant.” I was still so confused, because I didn’t know I needed a theme (other than, “Hey, it’s a wedding.”), but I eventually suggested that my theme might be “Candy.” Needless to say, I don’t think that’s what she was expecting me to say.

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I seriously love candy. Like, my absolute worst nightmare would be getting diagnosed with diabetes. To me, a meal is not complete unless it ends with sugar.

In addition to candy, I also love bright colors. And candy tends to come in bright colors. So, it kind of just makes sense for our wedding to be filled with candy.

I know that most girls envision a very elegant wedding day, but I want our wedding to be fun! (I’m not saying elegant brides can’t have fun. I’ve had quite a rambunctious good time at some nicer events. But I don’t want there to be any question about whether people are allowed to let loose and have a good time.)

Before anyone says, “But your wedding should be about love!”—yes, I agree. But love is fun. And our ceremony will be serious, I promise you. And I know I’ll cry. But my tears will fall upon my sparkly colorful bouquet.

Speaking of bouquets and of candy, have you all seen this?

Image from Girly Wedding ‘ Image by Modern Life Studios

It would fit so perfectly with our theme! And think of the possibilities for the centerpieces!

Image from Budget Brides Guide

Fabulous, right?? Even though I’ve received some pretty strange looks from people when I tell them we’re decorating with candy, I’m so pumped about it. I can’t wait to put a few centerpieces together and see how it looks!

Do you have a “theme” for your wedding? Is it unusual or did you choose to go with something more classic and traditional?


Mrs. Blue Whale

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May 2013
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  1. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 6:25 am

    My wedding didn’t have a theme. I made sure to make classic/timeless choices, incorporated aqua color where possible, and tried not to have anything clash with our venue (a lodge with orangey wooden logs).

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    SoonToBeMrsDonnieW 202 posts, Helper bee @ 6:39 am

    We are also going with a rustic elegance theme (I’ve wanted it since way before it became so overdone, so I’m sticking with it). You could always say your theme is “Love is sweet” or something like that if you don’t want to deal with the look people are giving you when you say candy… and that way it is more of a suprise!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:58 am

    I love a themed wedding (as is evidence from my posts) and I love your candy theme! I have a huge sweet tooth as well, and I think you definitely need to have a candy bouquet and candy buffet! How fun!

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    mgol25 414 posts, Helper bee @ 7:04 am

    This is pretty amazing. I love the centrepiece inspiration, especially those huge lollipops. Don’t worry about people who give you weird looks about your theme. It’s a day for you and your fiance – besides, as Dr. Seuss says: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:36 am

    That sounds like chocolate factory bliss.

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    anemonie 1578 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:48 am

    Oh my gosh, this is so cool! I can’t wait to see how all of this pans out for your wedding. And I don’t think you’ll have any trouble convincing people to take your centerpieces at the end of the night!

    At first, I didn’t get the whole “theme” thing, either…”Theme? The theme is ‘wedding’.” But as I plunged deeper into wedding world and the Bee, I have to admit I saw some BEAUTIFUL themed weddings.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 am

    That’s awesome! I would be tempted to eat your centerpieces, haha. :)

    We didn’t really have a theme… ‘folksy organization’ came up a few times but by the time we were setting up, it was anything goes.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:30 am

    Ohhh I bet candy centerpieces would be so pretty! Can’t wait to see how you put them together.

    Mr. H is diabetic (Type 1). That doesn’t keep him from having a major sweet tooth!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:33 am

    @Mrs. Dragon: As long as they don’t get eaten by the time I make it to the reception, I wouldn’t mind!

    Folksy organization?? How does “organization” become part of a theme? I’m curious.

    @SoonToBeMrsDonnieW: You’re so much more creative than me! Love is Sweet is a much better theme. It seems so obvious now…

    @mgol25: Dr. Seuss was a pretty smart dude. I love that quote.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 8:44 am

    We are using Marie Antoinette / Versailles as a lose theme for our wedding. This is mostly through the colors that we have chosen and some of our decor and paper goods.

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:18 am

    Our theme was…wedding.

    In fact, when a blogger recently called my wedding rustic, I laughed. It definitely was no rustic, though I realize that term is almost ubiquitous these days.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:35 am

    I love this idea, there are so many things you can do with it! I think FFries did candy centerpieces if you need some more inspiration!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 9:43 am

    @Mrs. Mink: I think having a wedding outdoors has somehow become synonymous with “rustic”. (I guess mine will be rustic candy then) :) (P.S. I’m in love with your wedding. It was so gorgeous.)

    @Mrs. Pony: Thanks for the tip!!

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    Alyssacirillo 20 posts, Newbee @ 10:14 am

    I absolutely love this idea! Its so fun and playful and can still be done in a classy way! good luck!

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    alleycat 661 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Ok, it’s official: your wedding blogging will be so much fun. I’m so excited to see how your theme plays out! It will be so unique!

    My theme was the same as Mrs. Mink: wedding. Haha. That’s the way I liked it, though: simple and traditional. I did try coming up with a few themes (key to my heart aka keys and locks, lovebirds, etc.) but nothing really seemed “us” so we just gave up.

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:28 am

    LOVE this! The center pieces are beautiful and classy too. And I totally agree with the wanting people to know they are there for a good time.

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    siimplycraziie, Guest @ 11:35 am

    I love this! I did a Wizard of Oz themed wedding, and my bridesmaids carried lollipop bouquets, wrapped in sparkly ribbon :) we also did a candy buffet, and our ring bearer carried a giant lollipop [which was actually a lawn ornament from the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby.. the real things were SO expensive in a large enough size]

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    siimplycraziie, Guest @ 11:36 am

    @siimplycraziie: there’s actually pictures on my page here. . I’m just not logged in

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    Schneewittli 56 posts, Worker bee @ 11:41 am

    Ha, that’s totally Mrs. Fro Yo’s candy bouquet from her bridal shoot! Such a cool inspiration!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:31 am

    I’m a crazy candy lady too (or just have a crazy sweet tooth in general). I’m still thinking about a candy bar at our reception even though we’ll have a cookie table, and cake…

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    sschwartz 188 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:19 am

    LOVE this! However, a wedding I attended earlier this year the bride used jelly beans in vases for centerpieces and they ended up getting sugar ants in them. Not exactly what you want crawling on the table while people eat… Just keep everything wrapped or be aware of how much time they are sitting out before the reception starts. :)

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 11:34 am

    @sschwartz: Oh no! I’ll definitely have to keep that in mind. We won’t set the centerpieces out until absolutely necessary.

    @Schneewittli: What! I’m looking it up! Awesome.

    @Blonde17Jess: Do it! Haha, maybe you could have a small candy bar? Or maybe it could be incorporated into the cookie table as just a dessert bar.

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    wb3245 4225 posts, Honey bee @ 3:35 pm

    For some reason my comment is under moderation.. hope it gets released soon… There was nothing bad there :-(

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:50 am

    Hey! That’s me with the “candy” bouquet. Only, it was supposed to be FroYo!!

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