(Closed) Candy Land Wedding

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 62
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I actually really like this idea 🙂 I don’t have the balls to do it myself, but if I attended this wedding, I’d have a good time. 

I was in a wedding where the BMs were in black and the Groomsmen were in black and the bride was the only one in white and she didn’t “stick out” … she just looked like the bride.  It worked fine, and I think for your purposes, the black dresses with the color accents look much nicer than the white/ivory dresses with color accents.  Have you considered doing only one color accent on the dresses — just the sash or (I like this better, personally) just the accent at the bottom of the dress?  That way, it’s just a little “POP!” of color?  OR just do black dresses and have the girls carry different color bouquets like KMM suggested up thread? 

I also agree with others that jewel tones, rather than pastels are the way to go.  Pastels = 80s = Easter throw up. 

 

EDIT: I’d also like to say that I think personally, the key to pulling this off, is to keep in mind the idea of “(surprise) pop of color.” Like the cake from the previous page that was white on the outside but then surprise! Pop of rainbow on the inside.  If you keep things subtle on the surface, but then have these great, unexpected pops of color, I think it can look really really sophisticated.  

Post # 63
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go Crazy! Have fun!

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like your concept but not really the execution. I think the candy dots cake shows how to do multi-colored without it looking like a childs birthday. I think you can definitely use multiple bold colors but I’d keep away from making everything “rainbow” – meaning using pure colors and always having them in the rainbow order.

I think using some jewel tones and mixing them up a bit would add a level of sophistication.

Why not do something like this?

Also this is fun. I like the pops of bright colors but not having all of the rainbow together all the time. Maybe instead of doing a Red table and a Blue table etc you could do Warm tables and Cool tables (some would be reds oranges and yellows, the others would be blues greens and purples).

Post # 65
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Blushing bee

My only real concern is with the candy bouquets for the bridesmaids to carry.  I would worry about things getting sticky and possibly staining hands and dresses.  I don’t really have another suggestion though.

Post # 66
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just wanted to say that I love the Alfred Angelo dress, especially in black with the pops of color. One of my BMs tried it on this weekend, and she has a gorgeous figure so it’s probably not a fair test, but it looked really good on, too!

I think the dot cake with maybe the rainbow inside would be a great mix of the fun/sophisticated look you’re going for if the dot cake isn’t enough rainbow for you :). I definitely wouldn’t tilt any of the layers, though, or it will lose its clean lines! Best of luck!

Post # 67
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Honey bee

I didn’t honestly read the whole thread, but I wanted to add that David Tutera has done both a candy themed wedding and a rainbow themed wedding on My Fair Wedding. It could be worth looking into those 2 episodes to gain some ways to incorprate the theme in a sophisticated way.

Post # 68
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second what Lara Bee said about Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  None of them should have red in them.  I think that should be Fiance & your color alone.  That way the detail on your dress would stand out more when in pictures with the bridal party.

Love the dot cake and the surprise rainbow inside cake.  I lean a little more towards the surprise one.  I could only imagine the look on guests faces, after seeing all the color everywhere else & only see a plain white cake.  Until it is cut that is.  It would be a major oooh and ahh moment.  At least I think so.

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about a candy boquet like these (found on etsy; two different sellers).  I know they are flower shapes, but they are candy.

Remove plastic of course.  They are sold in containers but I’m sure you could convo the seller to just have them bound together.

Edited to add:  second pic won’t link for some reason: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48862808/say-it-with-candy-flowers

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

what is the website called where you found the lolly pop bouquets?

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Looking at this thread, I keep wondering what direction to go with the advice. I can’t figure out:

Are you looking to take the rainbow / candy / zombie theme (HA! Now that is a unique theme,) and work it all into something that is still a classic, elegant wedding?

Are you the Katie Perry / Lady Gaga of weddings, looking to go outrageous and wild because you’re the type of person who can pull it off?

I think the advice I gave you would depend a lot on how you answered that!

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think your decision (your most recent post) is perfect. It sounds like it really touches on who you are, but does it in a non-childish way.  I love the candy dot cake, and putting rainbow cake inside makes it even better!  The lollipop bouquets are great…and I love that they would be black and white, to kinda tame down the blast of color. 

Watch the new David Tutera one where he did a rainbow wedding, not because I think you need to tame things down, but maybe you can get some more inspiration.

This is about you and your groom… you will remember things from your wedding day and smile. Even if no one else understand or embraces your way of wanting it, having those memories and seeing those pictures down the road and knowing that your wedding was completely you is paramount. Go with it. Keep it classy (which I think you are doing wonderfully) and make it about you!!

Post # 75
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Busy bee

I really think you have something going now!  🙂

Post # 76
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think this is such a great theme, may not be to everyones taste but you can’t please everyone and it’s your wedding anyway.

Cake: Love the dot cake and the look of the rainbow inside.

Bridesmaids: I actually really liked your first post of them in different colours, if they like their colour maybe they will rewear the dress, otherwise I like the black with coloured sash idea.

Groomsman: Looking good at the mo with the matching colour vests. You could also go a bit more minimal and have them in black with a black vest (or no vest), a pop of colour on the tie and pocket square and matching socks.

Boquet: I really love the last lot you posted, at first glance it’s hard to tell if they are flowers or somthing else and they look classy.

Hope that helps, good luck, I’m off to look at lollipop boquet porn lol

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