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Rustic Candy Table - Purple Chalkboard Themed

One of our favorite events this year was Kelly & Greg's beautiful rustic themed wedding at Wickham Park in East Hartford, Connecticut.  I've known Kelly for several years & was thrilled when she asked us to create a sweets table for their wedding at the park.   We were even more excited when Kelly mentioned they were using chalkboard elements throughout the wedding.  We've always wanted to create a chalkboard themed candy table.   

For Kelly & Greg's special day, we set up a huge 18 foot rustic candy table.  To coordinate with their rustic chalkboard theme, we used chalkboard elements throughout the purple candy buffet - in the Cupcake Toppers, Pixy Stix Labels, Rock Candy Sticks, Favor Bags & Candy Jar Signs.   The gorgeous candy buffet was a huge hit!  

Here are some pics of Kelly & Greg's Rustic Chalkboard Themed Sweets Table.....










We provided guests with black chalkboard style favor bags along with handmade chalk-flowers, so guests could write their name on the candy bag before they fill it up with their favorite sweets.  




















More pics of the beautiful candy table.





























































































































































































































































Thank you so much for checking out Kelly & Greg's Sweets Table.  If you would like us to create a custom candy table for your wedding, shower or special party, please contact us at thecandybrigade@cox.net.  Please provide the date of the party, location & number of guests.  

Burlap & Bling Candy Table: Southern Wedding in Louisiana

Oh em gee.  Where do we begin?  We've been so blessed this year......creating gorgeous candy displays for all sorts of fabulous events.  We've set up over-the-top candy tables at some of New York City's finest venues, the Waldorf Astoria, Battery Gardens and The Russian Tea Room.  We've traveled to numerous venues throughout New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and to our favorite yacht clubs, country clubs & reception sites right here in Connecticut (Saint Clements Castle, Wadsworth Mansion, The Riverview  & the Interlaken Inn to name a few).  

Throughout our awesome travels this year, we do have to say we may have a favorite (we know.....favorite child, favorite client, favorite candy table...it just sounds so wrong).   Earlier in the year, we traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to set up a huge candy display for Brandi & Dane's magazine-worthy Southern Wedding at the Louisiana Old State Capitol.   Brandi's mom, Blair contacted us about surprising her daughter with one of our gorgeous candy buffets.  Blair had seen our work & just had to have us at the wedding.  Well.....we have to say, after Blair told us all about Brandi & Dane's wedding, we knew that WE just had to be there as well.

So....our 4 person team packed up & headed to Louisiana.  It was truly amazing.   If you've never been to Louisiana, you must take a trip.  The people are REALLY NICE.  "Make you feel like family" nice.  The food is FANTASTIC.  Can someone please tell us where to get some chargrilled oysters here in the Northeast? Lastly, it was FUN.  Yes.....we had to head over to New Orleans for a few days.    

Brandi & Dane's wedding was more than amazing.  I wouldn't be surprised if it makes an appearance in a Southern Wedding Magazine.   For the wedding reception, we designed a beautiful 16 foot candy & dessert table all decked out in burlap and bling.  The southern style candy buffet coordinated perfectly with the rest of the wedding.   The table was filled with Chocolate Covered Apples, Oreos, and Pretzels, Southern Style Gumball Necklaces and the largest Smores Bars you've even seen.    It actually took all 4 of us over 3 hours to set up this elaborate candy display.  

Here are some pictures from this southern affair.








We created some Southern Style Gumball Necklaces for our new Louisiana friends. They were a hit!
























The candy jars were wrapped in burlap & bling. 









Our signature rock candy sticks






















More pics of the candy table



















































































































































































Here is a picture we took of the Louisiana Old State Capitol.  Stunning!












The staircase inside the capitol was amazing!
























Here is 1/2 of the crew....the lucky 2 that got to work the party!





































































The award for the cutest duo on the streets of Baton Rouge goes to..........



























Thank you for checking out Brandi & Dane's Southern Style Candy Table!   

Be sure to contact us if you're interested in having one of our gorgeous candy displays at your wedding or special event.  We promise...it will definitely be an experience that your guests will never forget!  

And, remember what we said...The Candy Brigade LOVES the south.  We would go back for another event  in a heartbeat.  In fact, here is part of the crew (a few months later).  Back in Louisiana for a mini-vacation...just can't stay away from this place!

Rustic Glam Candy & Dessert Table

As we start the new year, we thought we would share photos of one of our favorite candy tables of 2013.  We created this beautiful rustic glam candy & dessert table for Kristen & Andrew's wedding at Bill Miller's Castle. We're in LOVE with this 18 foot spread of sweets! We provided Kristen & Andrew's guests with a variety of candy, chocolate & pies.  The table was decorated in burlap & lace with a mixture of different stands and signs to coordinate with the couple's shabby chic theme. Freckled Frosting provided the yummy mini cupcakes & whoopie pies.

A special thank you to Kristen & Andrew for allowing us to take part in their special day!



Our very popular gumball necklaces




















Centerpiece


































Our homemade pies.......




Yummy cupcakes provided by Freckled Frosting
























Rustic candy favor bags embossed with the couple's initials












More pics of the table



































We hope you enjoyed your peek at this fun candy table.   Please contact us for more information on our services including pricing.

Purple & Gold Candy & Dessert Table: Moroccan Themed Shower

We're so excited to share images of the Moroccan themed candy & dessert buffet we created for Angela's Bridal Shower at Testa's in Southington, Connecticut.   The purple & gold sweets table coordinated perfectly with the rest of the decor throughout Angela's Moroccan themed party.

The entire table was covered in purple, gold & chocolate sweets.  Some of our favorites included Chocolate Covered Apples & Pretzels, Rock Candy, Chocolate Coins, M&M's & Grape Gummy Bears.  Yum!  Please enjoy the pictures!












Angela's personalized rock candy sticks












Chocolate Covered Apples in purple & gold
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels in lanterns
















We created these Custom Gold Candy Boxes so Angela's guests could take their sweets home with them.  Perfect for a favor!
More pics of the table




Custom sign to let Angela's guests know when the sweets table will open













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Would you like us to sweeten up your next event?  Please contact us for availability and pricing.

Silver & White Candy Buffet: Stephanie & Mike's Wedding

We're so excited to share photos of the white & silver candy & dessert table that we created for Stephanie & Michael's wedding at the Saybrook Point Inn.  

We met the beautiful bride, Stephanie at the Hartford Bridal Expo, where she fell in love with the glitzy white & silver candy table that we had on display.  Stephanie was envisioning something very similar for their elegant wedding at the Inn..........lots of bling, tons of glam & loads of goodies.    This wedding was right up our alley!

Take a look at the 12 foot spread of delicious desserts & candies that Stephanie & Michael provided to their wedding guests.  We heard the table was a huge hit!



Designer Chocolate Covered Oreos & Personalized Candy Buffet Sign
The very popular Jumbo Cupcakes......with cupcake wrappers & signs
Polka Dot Oreos & Rock Candy Bling
More pics of the table






































































































































Would you like us to create a candy or dessert table for your next event?  Please e-mail us at  thecandybrigade@cox.net.  

Pink & White Candy Table: Christening in New York

Only a few more weeks until spring & we cannot wait!  As I sit here under my warm fuzzy blanket, I can't help but daydream about the exciting trip we took to Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club in Mamaroneck, New York.  The club is located on a stunning multi-acre waterfront estate with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound.   Ahhhhhhh..... we must go back.

So, why did we make the trip?  We were contacted by Nareen, a fabulously fun mom who wanted to make her daughter, Adrianna's baptism a day to remember.  As soon as Nareen started telling us about Adrianna's celebration, we knew one of our custom designed candy buffets would fit in perfectly. 
For Adrianna's party, we created a very sparkly, extremely elegant candy table all decorated in pink & white.   Some of yummy sweets included Chocolate Covered Pretzels, personalized Pixy Stix & Rock Candy (created especially for Adrianna).

We provided custom embossed candy favor bags so guests could enjoy themselves for days or weeks to come.







Is your bundle of joy having a special day?  Contact us to get more info on our custom designed candy & dessert tables.  Oh...and please make sure you like us on Facebook

Rustic Dessert Table: Snow White Photo Shoot with Sassy Mouth Photography

Mirror Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?  Well......after getting our hands on the fabulous images from this fairytale photo shoot we participated in, our answer is clearly Marisa from Sassy Mouth Photography.  Believe me......even the Queen would agree!

Marisa reached out to us  about a month ago to ask if we would be interested in participating in a Snow White inspired photo shoot with a group of other very talented local vendors.  Ummmm....of course!  We immediately started thinking about what we wanted to create for the shoot.  It didn't take long to decide that we wanted to design a rustic dessert table for Snow White & her seven little friends that would coordinate with the whimsy woodland theme that Marisa was envisioning.  For the table design, we rounded up our blue birds, branches, moss and our very popular rustic table skirt.  For desserts?  Our Mini Apple Pies, Chocolate Covered Oreos, and Chocolate Covered Apples had to make an appearance.  We made an apple for each dwarf and an oh so special apple for Snow White.

Here is the team of incredible individuals that participated in this amazing project.
Set Design & Decor:   Country Girl Collections
Dessert Table:  The Candy Brigade
Stationary:  AvantGarde Design
Flowers: HGK Design
Make Up:  All Dolled Up
Dress:  Bliss Bridal
Models:  Meghan & Tom

We are sharing lots of pictures of the dessert table (we loved so many of them) as well as images of some of the other beautiful details from the shoot -  all taken by the amazing Marisa at Sassy Mouth Photography.  Enjoy!













We made a fancy little apple just for Snow White.  The apple was displayed on our handmade rustic swing, which we hung from manzanita branches.



















Seven mini apple pies..........one for each dwarf.





















More pics of the table
Chocolate Covered Oreos











































We provided a Chocolate Covered Caramel  Apple  for each of Snow White's seven special little guests, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful & Grumpy, along with  Snow White's  fancy red apple.




The beautiful Snow White



























Apple pies

































































































































Snow White looked flawless!  Her hair was styled by That Girl....    and make up by All Dolled Up.








Pretty stationary by AvantGarde Design displayed on a rustic seating chart provided by  Anna at Country Girl Collections.
Fabulous cake created by the talented Hope of A Little Imagination Cakes
Country Girl Collections styled this adorable table for Snow White's seven little friends.  Flowers provided by HGK Designs, dwarf cakes by A Little Imagination Cakes, and seating cards by AvantGarde Design.










Beautiful wedding dress by Bliss Bridal
Our absolute favorite pic from the shoot......breathtaking!











Thanks for checking out the photos.  A special thank you to Marisa at Sassy Mouth and Anna at Country Girl Collections for inviting us to be a part of this magical shoot!  We loved working with you and all of the other incredible vendors.

The Candy Brigade: Hartford & Spingfield Bridal Expos

We had a fun couple of weeks showcasing our stylish sweets at the Hartford & Springfield Bridal Expos.  Jenks Productions puts together a great show packed with some of the most talented people in the the industry.   We had an awesome time talking to all of the  sweet couples along with their fabulous family & friends.
For both shows, we displayed one of our most sophisticated & sparkling tables, The Glammy.  The Glammy is always elegantly dressed in white tulle and loads of crystals & bling.  We styled the table in classic black & white & loaded it with some of our most beautiful sweets, including Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Oreos, Rock Candy Sticks with Bling, Gumball Necklaces & the oh so popular Chocolate Covered Apples.

We also brought along jumbo cupcakes & de
licious mini apple pies.  Each mini pie is homemade with a pound of Granny Smith apples.   Did we say "mini"?   

Here are some pics from the show..
Our Chocolate Covered Apples are so popular.  Each Granny Smith was dipped in caramel & white chocolate.   We topped them off with some Candy Brigade sparkle & bling.  Beautiful & tasty!








Our signature Rock Candy Sticks with Bling
At the show, we met so many couples that were opting for cupcakes in lieu of cake for their wedding.  We love this idea!  Cupcakes can be dressed up beautifully and guests love them because they can take their dessert  home.  Just like all of our other sweets, our cupcakes are personalized to match the couple's wedding colors & style. 
How fancy are these gumball necklaces?   Adding a few of these pretty little jewels to your candy table looks fabulous
All of our candy & dessert tables come with custom favor bags.   Once the table opens, guests grab a favor bag & fill it up with all of their favorite sweets.     What an awesome wedding favor!
These personalized  Whirly Pops are a great addition to the candy buffet.  
More pics of the candy & dessert table




























These mini apple pies make great wedding & shower favors.  We place each pie in a beautifully decorated box - you pick the color & design.  Each pie box includes a fork & a knife, or 2 forks and a knife if you're giving out one per couple.   Guests love these!!!  We've been told that they have a hard time surviving the car ride home!









































We had such an awesome time at the Hartford & Springfield Bridal Expos this year!   The show was extremely successful for us.  We couldn't have done it without 2 of the best helpers - who did a wonderful job working our booth with us.  Thank you Angela & Erin!  We hope you will join us again next year!
Would you like us to sweeten up your special day?   Send us an e-mail at thecandybrigade@cox.net. 

Beach Bling Candy Table

As the weather gets colder, we thought we would share some images to remind us of summer.  We designed this gorgeous candy & dessert buffet for Angelica & Kevin's Beach Bling Wedding  held at The Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut.   The sweets table was styled around their wedding colors of green and brown.   The table was filled with candy and lots of Chocolate Covered Goodies - Pretzels, Strawberries, Apples and Oreos! 

We loved how well the table coordinated with Angelica & Kevin's gorgeous wedding.

















































Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels






White Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Covered Oreos






Candy....



























































Custom Candy Favor Bags














Peanut Butter Cups....a must have for any candy buffet!





















Chocolate Covered Apples with BLING


















































































Up next on the Blog?  A fun candy table for a Moroccan Themed Bridal Shower.

White and Pink Candy Buffet: Bridal Shower

This ones for the girly girls that love all things pretty! Take a look at the glamorous candy & dessert buffet we created for our friend Rosanna's Bridal Shower at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club.  Rosanna surprised her guests with a fabulous sweets table which was blinged out in white, silver and hot pink.   The table was covered in chocolate -  Chocolate Covered Apples, Pretzels and Oreos to name a few.  We also supplied Cupcakes, our popular Mini Apple Pies as well as lots of delicious candies.  Rosanna's friends and family loved the stylish little treats.
Our blinged out Chocolate Covered Apples
Twelve feet of fabulous treats....
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks



















Homemade Mini Apple Pies - made with one pound of apples!!























Pretty Cupcakes








































Sour watermelon
Rock Candy




















Custom Embossed Candy Favor Bags

























White & Milk Chocolate Covered Oreos

































































































Thank you for checking out Rosanna's candy & dessert buffet.  Stay tuned for pictures of the Viennese Table we styled for Rosanna & Eric's wedding at the Water's Edge Resort.