A Candy Land Rehearsal Dinner

candyland wedding inspiration

The night before the big day: a bride-to-be in a red dress and sparkly heels. Turquoise, blush pink, hints of gold and silver all coming together in a colorful wonderland. Lollies, licorice, chocolate, suckers. Sweet childhood memories wrapped in chic evening elegance…The concept behind this Candy Land styled wedding rehearsal dinner is to inspire couples to relax, let loose and partake in a memorable pre-party with their wedding party that truly showcases their personalities just before their big day. The rehearsal dinner is a place to get away with throwing almost any type of party – even a full on Candy Land theme inspired by a favorite childhood memory! There are many DIY elements throughout this Candy Land styled photo shoot that are easily attainable and can transition from the rehearsal dinner into the wedding day, like the felt poinsettias and tissue paper peonies bouquet. Additionally, the pom pom ornaments that were tied to the back of the chairs could be lined down the aisle for the wedding. Thanks so much to Miriam from Miriam Corona Events who dreamt up this shoot and to Lukas VanDyke Photography for the lovely photos!

felt bouquet

lollipop invitation

candyland wedding inspiration

candyland wedding invitation


Loving the felt poinsettias designed by Primary Petals and the pretty plates from The Vintage Table Co.

felt flower centerpiece

dog with red bow

hanging ornaments

candyland wedding inspiration


Candy bars, dessert bars and drink stations can be completely personalized with the couples favorite candies, desserts and signature drinks. In this case, old-fashioned candies were carefully hand-picked to represent each of the Candy Land characters. There is also a peppermint hot cocoa bar with a marshmallow backdrop to give the rehearsal dinner party a holiday feel. Mixing chic design elements together like the turquoise wall, blush pink linens, gold chairs and flatware, vintage dresser and vintage place settings creates a real-life Candy Land ambiance that is both meaningful and best represents the couple’s styles. The rehearsal dinner was designed to be as realistic as possible and yet still evoke the happy feel and style of the Candy Land board game – who doesn’t love that!

candyland dessert bar

candyland dessert bar

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candyland wedding inspiration

hot cocoa bar

hot cocoa bar

candyland wedding inspiration

candyland wedding inspiration

candyland wedding inspiration


Thanks to all these talented vendors for sharing their creative vision with us today and hopefully it will inspire couples to have lots of fun with their rehearsal dinner. :)

vendors:
concept, design + styling, paper design, candy + dessert bars, cake: Miriam with Miriam Corona Events // photographer: Lukas VanDyke Photography // floral design: Primary Petals // linens: Unforgettable Events // chiavari chairs: Imagine That! // tableware: The Vintage Table Co. // marshmallow pops: The Marshmallow Studio // gingerbread soap bar wedding favors: Ellia C. Naturals // vintage furniture: Tasteful Tatters // hair: Anna Quinn Designs // make-up: Betsy diFrancesca // red dress: Audrey K Boutique  // jewelry: The Jewelry Factory

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Comments

  1. How “sweet” (literally)! Love this concept, so creative and colorful!!

  2. So whimsical and fun!! Love the colors!

  3. I am so excited and honored to have been a part of this whimsical collaboration with so many fabulous wedding pros! Thank you so much for sharing it on your amazing blog, Jen!

  4. Yay! Thanks for the feature! We had sooo much fun doing it and already used some of the ideas for a holiday party at our house! =)

  5. Thanks for featuring us on your lovely blog, Jen!

  6. Thank for featuring our work in this shoot GWS! Love that the Primary Petals Studio and my dog are apart of this as well. :)

  7. love the felt poinsettias!

  8. Love this concept! I think it would be a great idea for a bridal shower theme too!
    Thanks for the inspiration

  9. SO much fun working on this! Everyone was so great!
    Thank you for featuring it on your beautiful site!

  10. WOW! Super cute and creative! Great job to everyone involved in this shoot. It was a pleasure to be involved in this masterpiece. Thank you Jen for featuring it on your blog. Such a sweet surprise! :)

  11. How awesome are the colours! We love a vibrant wedding.

  12. Thank you for the feature, Jen! So honored to be part of such a great team of creative folks.

  13. Love every sweet bit of this! Kudos to the darling Miriam and the team – it’s so fun!

  14. Truly honored to have been part of this shoot. Thank you SOOO much GWS for sharing this beautifully styled and detailed party. The felt bouquet was probably my favorite part. Although, the hanging spheres, the marshmallow curtain, and all the candy was pretty sweet too ;)

  15. This is simply adorable! There’s even a toto!! Love it! Great job to the entire team!

  16. Where is the blue dress from?

  17. what a sweet treat! thanks for sharing and posting!

  18. Wonderful theme! What kind of dog do you have-? So cute! :)

  19. My dog, Animal, is half jack russel and half yorkie-poodle. I thought like to say she is 100% teddy bear. Seriously the best dog ever!

  20. This is so fun! I love all the bright colors, and I’m a big fan of marshmallows and candy…this would be a happy party for me indeed!

  21. Such a fun idea… love every single detail!!

  22. What could be sweeter than a Candy Land wedding? This is charming in every way. And so lovely, too. We at http://www.poemstogo.tv wish the newlyweds all the very best. And we remind brides, grooms, Maids of Honor and every Best Man around that we’re here and ready to write original poems, speeches and toasts that are sure to be a sweet point at your wedding, too!

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