Retro sweets are one of the hottest wedding trends for 2014. Pick and mix your favouriteflavours and colours to create a uniquely stylish wedding theme. Here are my brand new ideas for how to incorporate retro sweets into your wedding from a Victorian style sweetie buffet right through the decades to a retro ’70s look in brown and cream; there are ‘all sorts’ of ways to make your wedding day even sweeter.
Beautiful ornate glass jars of all shapes and sizes arranged on a table each with a silver scoop for guests to help themselves is a lovely modern wedding idea with a distinctly vintage style. ‘Candy carts’ can be hired or create your own with your own wedding colours, flavours, ribbons and styles.
A monochrome black and white 1920s wedding with Art Deco lines is uber stylish and back in vogue. Add plain black liquorice in angular Deco style crystal bowls with silver scoops and finish your tables with neat white favour boxes tied with black satin ribbons for each guest.
Rhubarb and Custard * Yellow and Red * 1930s style
A creamy pastel yellow and crimson red colour scheme makes a glorious 1930s style wedding theme. Display colourful rhubarb and custard sweets in round glass jars with the famous 1930s sunburst design and tie with gold ribbon bows.
Pastel shades of lilac against a vibrant Cadbury’s purple will look amazing with a 1950s wedding theme and plenty of retro kitsch. Display pretty tubes of Parma Violets tied with narrow purple ribbons in giant Martini glasses for an eye-catching table centrepiece with a twist.
Hot pink and white is a bright summer colour scheme that sets off a psychedelic or hippy chick 1960s wedding theme perfectly. Love Hearts sweets in their little white tubes with hot pink wrappers add colour, style and a sense of fun to the day.
Creamy neutrals of beige and oatmeal shades set against a rich warm brown are the classic and organic colours of the 1970s which make for a gorgeous, modern rustic wedding style. Pretty wicker baskets of wrapped hand-made fudge tied with cream chiffon ribbons as table centres are so simple, just add cream roses for extra scent and beaut
If you’re looking for something a little less low key but equally as sweet a stick of rock with the words Just Married running through the centre would be a memorable addition to your big day and perfect for a British seaside wedding.
For added sweetness ask your little flower girls to give out sweets to every guest from their flower baskets. Just don’t be surprised if some go missing!
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.