How sweet it is

Table designs by arika white • Photography by photo arts by janna

Every wedding deserves a sweet ending. Why not wow your guests with a candy or dessert buffet? Your guests, young and old, will surely love sampling from a tempting table of treats – from mouth-watering baked goods to a whimsical assortment of candies. It’s also an ideal alternative to traditional favors, allowing guests to choose their own take-home treats. One secret to a dazzling display is to use coordinating colors for a unified look.

(Tip: Use your wedding colors to inspire your candy and dessert selections.)
Yellow & Black

This yellow and black dessert table pops with old-world glamour. Custom-designed confectioneries, bright yellow flowers, hanging paper pom poms, and a Damask-patterned backdrop add fun and fresh touches.

(Tip: Add visual diversity by placing a wedding cake or the groom’s cake on the same table.)
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Double chocolate fudge cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and sugar flowers, and dark chocolate fudge wedges from Superstar Pastry Design; Flower arrangements by Evalyn’s Floral; White square platters and white square bowls courtesy of Habitat Housewares.
Aqua & Coral

This dessert table pairs eye-popping aqua and coral with delicious results. For a festive touch, flags in matching shades fly above a bounty of cupcakes, cookies and cruffles.

(Tip: Every table needs a focal point – this may be a tower of cupcakes or a glorious display of flowers. Position this in the center of the table and arrange all other pieces around it.)
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Mango-white chocolate cruffles and sweet ginger sugar cookies from Superstar Pastry Design; Cupcakes and stand from Cloud Nine Cupcakes; Flower arrangements by Bagoy’s Florist; Ruffled cake stands and white square bowls courtesy of Habitat Housewares.
Red & Hot Pink

A hot trend these days, a candy buffet can be built without breaking the budget and guests love them as wedding favors. This playful, old-fashioned candy shop dessert table is filled with plenty of treats to satisfy every sweet tooth. Candies such as Swedish Fish, lollipops, and Good N Plenty help tie in the red and pink theme, as well as treat guests to a taste of nostalgia.

(Tips: Save money by buying candy in bulk. Along with scoops, provide “goodie bags” for guests to fill, from clear cellophane bags to paper lunch sacks to Chinese food take-out boxes. For a creative presentation, bundle large lollipops together like a bouquet of flowers, or skewer some marshmallows to simulate kabobs. It’s a great idea to keep the candy buffet under wraps and unveil it as a surprise toward the end of the wedding reception.)
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*Flower arrangements courtesy of Bagoy’s Florist.