Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sweet Candy Buffets

A candy buffet is the perfect addition to a 50s style wedding reception. We had a candy buffet at our own wedding instead of favours, and it was a huge hit with kids and big kids alike!

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

By their very nature, candy buffets have a retro feel and bring back childhood memories of visiting the sweet shop for a quarter of Rhubarb & Custards. Consider giving your buffet a retro sweet shop feel with glass jars, scoops and paper bags, or choosing colours to match your scheme.

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

The fabulous candy buffets featured in this post where designed by Amy Atlas Events. The New York based events company create the most amazing customised tables for weddings and events, you can see more eye candy on their website.

If you want to have a go at creating your own candy buffet here's what you'll need (click on the links for examples):
1. A table and some boxes to create different levels
2. Table cloth or fabric to match your colour scheme
3. Glass jars, bon bon jars, vases and cake stands
4. Metal sweet scoops
5. Small paper bags
6. Bunting to match your theme
7. Sweet jar labels
8. And lots of sweets of course!

You can also find some of the things you will need in the candy buffet category in our blog shop!

Friday, 19 February 2010

The Vintage Wedding Fair

The Vintage Wedding Fair

As many of you already know, the UK's first vintage wedding fair was held in Harrogate last weekend. I thought you might like to see some snaps taken from the day. There was plenty to see and do ranging from vintage wedding dresses to retro transport!

Claire lennon (pictured), vintage hair and make-up artist was on hand for demonstrations to make sure visitors to the fair looked the part! And for those in need of a vintage style mid-shop refreshment, The marvellous Tea Dance Company was at their service with tea and cakes!

Vintage and Cake

Pictured above: Vintage & Cake hires out beautiful vintage china and makes bespoke cakes for all occasions.

Wedding Camper Van

Pictured above: Dubtrips hire out their fab VW Camper Vans for weddings and breaks.

Honeypie Boutique

Pictured above: Our very own Honeypie Boutique, purveyors of fine 50s style wedding dresses and accessories.

Monday, 15 February 2010

The Big 50s Style Wedding Shoe Post!

I must admit I think I have deveoped a serious shoe fetish researching for this post. I found it hard to narrow my choices down, which is why I have shown rather a large selection!

50s wedding shoes

When choosing shoes to go with your 50s style wedding dress there are a few paths to consider taking. Think Mary Janes, peep toe styles, bows and polkadots to take that retro styling right from head to toe.

You can add a bit of personality with detailing such as vintage style bling or rockabilly style skull print. You may also consider matching your shoe colour with your sash and petticoat for a stunning contrast to your dress.

Retro wedding shoes

1 BananaShoes Limited, 2 Love Your Shoes, 3 Love Your Shoes, 4 Schuh, 5 John Lewis, 6,7 & 8 Schuh, 9 Love Your Shoes, 10 BananaShoes Limited, 11 BananaShoes Limited, 12 John Lewis, 13 Barratts, 14 Schuh, 15 Office Shoes, 16 Office Shoes, 17 Office Shoes

For spend savvy brides, you can get 10% discount at BananaShoes and Love Your Shoes until 31st March 2010. Just type in the code banana10 on checkout at BananaShoes, or enter the code LYOURSTEN at Love Your Shoes!

And for the ultimate in 50s 'stay on' innovation, check out the modern day Spring-O-Later at Bernardo Footwear!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A Most Curious Valentine?

Vintage valentine's

Vintage crockery and prop hire company A Most Curious Party has created a simple, romantic and very en-trend Valentines Day package, the perfect treat for your vinatge loving fiancé!

If you think that special someone would fancy an old fashioned picnic (perhaps indoor for the February factor) that you can have in your own home or your chosen destination but you’re running out of time this could be the answer.

Your wicker hamper will include
2 vintage champagne glasses
2 vintage teacups
Vintage teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug
2 vintage cake plates
A cake stand of beautiful cupcakes and cucumber sandwiches
Picnic blanket
Posy of flowers in a vintage vase

Available for those in the London area for £30.

Can you hear the brownie points being scored right now, for thoughtfulness, cute-ness and being in vogue?!

For more information, contact Rebecca@amostcuriousparty.co.uk