we decided to have a candy bar for our favors. BEST. IDEA. EVER. I wasn’t always set on this idea. I had thought about making cute little individual gifts for all of our guest… and then I looked at our guest list of 400+ people and I became frightened. No way! So the Candy Bar was our best option. We spent about $300 on our candy bar and while that might seem really expensive… you have to realize that this candy bar was for a HUGE wedding! $300 for favors means that we spent less than $1.00 on favors for each guest. (And I got some awesome apothecary jars that now reside on our mantle!). Momma and I bought the candy
while we were waiting for my final dress fitting. Needless to say, the little man that owned the candy store LOVED us!! If you’re planning a wedding for 150-200, a candy bar would be MUCH cheaper! Brides can easily spent hundreds of dollars on favors that AREN’T EVEN CUTE! If you’re a DIY bride (do it yourself)… then a candy bar is for you! This is such an easy way to have a unique display at your wedding. (Ps. The magazines love them too:) Candy bars are fun and EASY to make! All you need to do is:
1. Find fun jars that are all different heights and sizes. If you’re doing a vintage wedding, mason jars are always a good place to start!
2. Purchase or make candy and treats that coordinate with your wedding colors! Our candy was not EXACTLY the same color teal as our bridesmaids dresses… we used variations of teal, blues, green and browns. We even threw in some ivory candies to brighten it up a bit!
3. Find a piece of furniture/ cute table to display the jars
4. Make labels for the candy if you want! And you will need to make something that the guests can put the candy in… You can personalize small paper bags, cupcake wrappers, etc. We used paper cones and I labeled them “CANDY CONES”!! Ohh I kinda want to plan a wedding again… just not for 400 people!
So enjoy some of these candy bar ideas! For all of you Sugar Shoot attendees, get excited because these next few images are a sneak peek of the Candy Bar that you’ll be shooting during the Sugar Shoot Workshop in March!! yay!!
Here are a few shots of Eddie and Lilian’s candy bar!!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.