June 13, 2011
Dylan Lauren, of Dylan’s Candy Bar, poses with Darcy Miller, Senior Vice President and Weddings Editorial Director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. They’re smiling because they’re at Dylan’s bridal shower, and standing in front of a gorgeous candy bar, complete with a huge heart mosaic made of gum! Every detail of this delicious candy themed party is beautiful and creative. You can see all the details of how to create a candy party like this one, and where to get the supplies used here, at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Strawberry chocolate bars were sent to guests as invites. Darcy’s illustration (darcymillerdesigns.com) provides the details on the outside. Inside are the initials of Dylan and her fiance, Paul Arrouet. Custom stamps from top it all off.
Guests dug into a speculator buffet of monochromatic candy (pink and red) that were held in acrylic dishes. The center of the display were the couples initials with a giant heart in the middle.
Guests scooped their goodies into little personalized cellophane bags.
I love these pretty gumball garlands that decorate the stairs.
Lemon Drop cocktails — punched up with swizzle sticks — are served on a tray lined with jelly beans.
Savory treats were served as well, and of course they looked very chic and sophisticated.
Even the comfort food that was served was pretty and cute. Miniature turkey burgers and individual portions of french fries in a bag, finished with a personalized sticker.
The cocktails adhere to the sweet theme; this bubble-gum martini gets its flavor from a mix of vanilla vodka and banana and melon liqueurs.
A bouquet of sugar flowers is just perfect for this sweet bridal shower.
I am in love with this mosaic made of gum. It’s so striking, and make a great backdrop for a candy station.
This dazzling display of edible jewelry is something you can make yourself, using candy, and following the tutorial here.
Dylan Lauren’s bridal shower had truly royal candy bling. An elaborate bib necklace made from dragees is a candy masterpiece. A crown-shaped form, covered with glittering hard candies, is displayed in a bell jar.
The dreamy white cake, bedecked with fondant hearts, carries on the “D loves P” theme from the candy buffet.
Playful favors were presented to guests as if they were crown jewels- cheeky Ring Pops and candy necklaces tucked into jewelry boxes.
Tubes of Jelly Belly jelly beans in gradient colors are set out for guests to take home.
Friends were asked to write “sweet wishes” to Dylan with personalized pencils on candy-shaped notecards.