Blush Shabby Chic Backyard Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 02, 2014

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Amanda and Kyle were married in the backyard of family friends on September 28. “The fact that it was at a home made it that much more special,” Amanda said. “The location had a ‘ranch style’ feel, which went along with the theme for our wedding too.” She wore a Marilyn Monroe-inspired mermaid wedding gown by Oleg Cassini, accessorized with ALDO wedges, while bridesmaids wore long blush dresses. The moment Amanda walked down the aisle was like no other. “If my Dad wasn’t holding me up, I probably would have fallen down,” she said. “Seeing my handsome soon-to-be husband standing there waiting for me took my breath away and brought me to tears.” The outdoor reception was decorated with floral arrangements made by the bride’s mother and bridesmaids. Each place setting was a vintage glass plate. “I loved how no plate was the same but all were beautiful,” Amanda said. Guests found their seats via a french door seating arrangement and took Instagram pictures as long as they hashtagged #muirwedding2013. “All the chalkboard signs were made by my aunt, who is an art teacher,” she said. How unique! The three-tiered cake featured a layer resembling birch wood with a carving of “K + A” in it, and a candy bar doubled as favors.

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Photography: Michael Anthony Photography | Videography: Dennis Martinez of Rockwellian Films | Hair Stylist: Penelope Vaughn of Shannon Hair | DJ: Total Quality Music | Cake: Cake Goodness

Wedding Favors + Sweets: Our Candy Bar

Posted by apple on Nov 25, 2013

Hello, Garden! Today I’d love to share our candy bar, which we used as a wedding favor for our guests. We stuck with the black and white with red theme matching all the candies to that. Everything came out perfect and the setup was so cute! The candy jars and scoops were borrowed from a friend and the cake pops were made by my Aunt May.  I printed out the Love Is Sweet sign here, and found the frame at Hobby Lobby for half off.

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Photography: Sargeant Creative | Candy: Sweet Ladera

So fun and a great, cost-effective wedding favor!  What did all you gals use as your wedding favors?  Any other candy bars out there?

Candy Bar Love

Posted by apple on Jan 04, 2013

Who doesn’t love candy?!  And candy at a wedding?!  I’m in!  I always wanted a candy bar at my wedding and boy was it a hit!  I wrote about my Love Is Sweet printable here, and now I can show you the final result thanks to my mom’s beautiful pictures.  My aunt was kind enough to make cake pops for the table, and they came out so cute!  I love how everything went with our black and white with red color theme.  The candy bar/cake pops also doubled as our wedding favor for guests which worked out perfectly because I was having a hard time figuring that detail out.

Not only were the cake pops cute, but they tasted amazing!  All the candy jars and scoops I borrowed from a friend, and the black cake stands I purchased on Amazon here.  I was also fortunate to have a great contact for bulk candy purchase and was able to get all the candy for an amazing price.  I was thrilled with how everything turned out, can’t wait to share more pictures with you from our professional photogs!

Love is Sweet!

Posted by apple on Oct 26, 2012

Countdown until the big day–9 days!  We are having a candy bar at the wedding, which is also doubling as guest favors.  There is so much great inspiration out there on the internet for candy bar signage. Here are some of my favorites:

(I love that frame; they look like little shutters!)

Photo: Rustic Wedding Chic

Photo: Ruffled

Photo: Koyal Wholesale

Photo: Style Me Pretty

Our sign:

The frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby, and the free printable is from the beautiful blog Ruffled.  It was super easy, I just sized the print out to fit the frame and wah-la!  I can’t wait to share with you the finished product!  Anybody in the garden doing a candy bar or had one at their wedding?