Retro sweets are one of the hottest wedding trends for 2014. Pick and mix your favourite flavours 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.
Clockwise from the bottom-right: Sweet Silhouettes Square Tag with Mini Classic Pink Gumball Dispenser | “Sweet” Paper Favour Bag and Homespun Charm Small Sticker | “Sippers” Candy Striped Paper Straws | Clear Flat Bottom Gusset Cellophane Bags | Novelty Popcorn Cartons
Victorian * Sweetshop style
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.
Above, clockwise from the top: Vintage Lace Candy Bar Kit | Miniature Glass Bell Jar with Fluted Base | Personalised Mini Glass Bottle with Wire Snap | Decorative Pedestaled Apothecary Jar with Straight Sided Bowl
Liquorice * Black and White * 1920s style
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.
Above from the top-left, row by row from the top down: Seta Nero – Black Favour Boxes | Sugared Wedding Almonds Pack | Bride and Groom Candy Favour Bags | Bridal Tapestry Cake Serving Set | Vintage Lace Just Married Bunting | Miniature Vintage Inspired Mail Box Tin | Lace Heart Chocolate Favour Squares Pack | Hearts Paper Bunting | Love Bird Damask Candy Roll Wrap | “Swish” Cup and Saucers Sets
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.
Above, clockwise from the top-right: Clear Cellophane Cone Shaped Bags | The Candy Company Flying Saucer Sweet Tree | Miniature Rectangular Wooden Blackboard Clip with White Wash Finish | Mini Martini Glasses | “Sippers” Candy Striped Paper Straws
Parma Violets * Lilac and Purple * 1950s style
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.
Above, column by column from the top: The Candy Company | Beautiful Butterfly Cakes Set | Foil Wrapped Heart Shaped Favour Chocolates Pack | “Sippers” Candy Striped Paper Straws | Empty Classic Gumball Machine | Decorative Pedestalled Apothecary Jar with Bell Shaped Bowl | Foil Wrapped Ball Favour Chocolates Pack | Cut Out Heart Favour Pails Pack | Candy Buffet Hire Kent Ltd | Utterly Scrumptious Canape Sticks Pack | Just Married Rock Sweets Pack | Cupcake Favour Box Pack
Love Hearts * Pink and White * 1960s style
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.
Above, clockwise from the top-right: A Vintage Affair Chalk Sticker Labels with Vintage Lace Candy Bar Set | Candy Buffet Hire Kent Ltd Candy Table | “Sippers” Candy Striped Paper Straws | Mini Glass Candy Jar with Lid with Candy Colourful Small Sticker | The Candy Company Marshmallow Tree | White Confectionery or Cake Favour Bags Pack | Round Tins with Clear Top Lids with Old Time Candy Small Sticker
Fudge * Cream and Brown * 1970s style
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
Above: Mini Glass Candy Jar with Lid with A Wine Romance Small Sticker | Miniature Natural Birds Nests | Mini Linen Drawstring Pouch Plain | Mini Linen Drawstring Pouch with Vintage Infused Love Print | Miniature Woven Picnic Basket | Mini Linen Drawstring Pouch with English Tea Rose Decorative Trim
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!
Find a range of gorgeous glass jars and pretty favour boxes, sweets and confectionery in our Shop.