Saturday, December 11, 2010

Candy Bar Tips

At The Canterbury Place, our favorite favor is the candy bar. Not only it is delicious, but it is also an interactive part of your reception that everyone will love and remember. Below are tips on having a beautiful set-up that is sure to make your guests feel like a kid in a candy store!

1. Color, color, color

Match your candy to your wedding colors to keep a cohesive look. This edited palette will help pull in the look and feel of your wedding. Shades of purple were obviously the colors of this bride's wedding- she picked candy only in those colors and coordinated the color of her table linen (a gorgeous plum crushed table topper) to bring together her elegant reception.

2. Mix-up candy shapes and textures

Keep your candy bar interesting by having a variety of shapes and textures. This bride opted for lolly pops, gum balls, taffy, candy sticks, M&M's, cinnamon bears, and sugared grapefruit. Although she kept all the colors of candy in the pinks and reds, the variation in shapes and sizes creates a beautiful presentation. We suggest purchasing between 5-10 different types of candy to achieve this look. Another trick? Layer different colors of the same candy to create a striped effect in your jars.

3. Accessorize

Just like belts and earrings help make the perfect outfit, ribbon, and labels make the perfect candy bar. Add coordinating ribbon to the tops of your jars and the handles of your scoops. This is a great place to bring in pattern with polka dot ribbon like above. To create a more customized look to your table, add labels to each jar. This is another great way to bring in the feel of your event and easy to design. The labels above were printed on labels purchased from a craft store and applied to hand made pin wheels. Another tip? Create a sticker to use to close the candy bag. Monograms as well as a quick "thank you" both work well.

4. Use Cute Containers

At The Canterbury Place we have a good selection of containers. Our favorites are Apothecary jars in a variety of heights. Mixing in smaller containers and trays works nicely too. We also suggest being inspired by your centerpieces- square vase on your tables? Incorporate square vases onto your candy bar table too. The bride above mixed her candy in with her desserts for more of a sweets table. It was a great idea and a perfect choice if you are on a budget with your candy as you can buy less when it is displayed this way.

5. Don't forget the Details!

Bags and scoops are 100% necessary for a functioning candy bar. Don't forget something to keep the bags closed- twist ties or stickers work nicely for this.

Wondering on tips for purchasing amounts and where to get unique candy? Ask our wedding planner Elysha. For pricing on our candy bars, click here.
Post by Ashley

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Canterbury Place Wedding 2011- Hollywood Glamour

Save the Date!
Come to The Canterbury Place's 7th Annual Wedding Show
Date: January 22, 2011
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: The Canterbury Place
197 East 500 South Bountiful, Utah 84010
A few details...
Every year The Canterbury Place hosts a wedding show to showcase the newest wedding ideas for 2010. This year we are centering the show around a Hollywood Glamour theme. We will have a full reception set up (flowers, cake, decor, food) to give brides (you!) inspiration. Amazing vendors will be there for you to meet and begin planning your wedding with. We will have great food, drawings, and much more.
So mark your calenders for January 22 2011!
Click here for the inspiration boards for the show to get you excited.
Click here to see pictures from the photo shoot we put together to get the above look.
Special thanks to my little sister Holly and her friend Ben for being the lovely models, Dustin Izatt the amazing photographer, Amanda The Canterbury Place's in-house florist who put together the bouquet (here's a link to her blog), and Lindi from Love the Day Design who did the graphic designing for this year's ad.
We will have more details coming up, so keep checking back!
If you are a vendor interested in participating in The Canterbury Place Wedding Show, please email for an information packet.
Post by Ashley

The Canterbury Place Holiday Hours

We wanted to share some pictures from a fall-colored event The Canterbury Place hosted a few summers ago as we prepare for Thanksgiving.

This event was all about customizing- we rented in the square tables and plates for the bride (an option we can do for any event if square tables are preferred to our standard rounds). The flowers were provided by The Canterbury Place's florist, Stacie from La Belle Fleur and incorporated the fall tones. The amazing cake was made by our preferred cake artist, Heather from Ambrosia Cakes.

All pictures are by Gifford photography.

We also wanted to mention our Holiday Hours for the remainder of the year:
In celebration of Thanksgiving we will be closed November 25-26, 2010
For Christmas we will be closed December 24-25, 2010
For New Years we will be closed December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011.

Our normal business hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

For questions or to schedule a tour, please call us at 801.292.5053

Happy Thanksgiving!

Post by Ashley

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Featured Wedding: Adrienne + Philip

I am thrilled to finally get to show off Adrienne (aka: AJ) & Philip's darling wedding that was here at The Canterbury Place last May! I couldn't resist throwing in some of their engagements too because they are so incredibly adorable and creative! I love it when couples incorporate something meaningful to them in their engagement pictures. Hats off to Chad Braithwaite with Faces Photography for capturing their day so perfectly!

Hmmm? I wonder which team the Groom is a fan of?
Who says a groom can't have his own cake and eat it too?

Adrienne's wedding colors were light green and brown which was such a fresh and fun combo! I love how they incorporated the colors into every detail from the home made ring pillow down to their matching shoes!

So i know I overuse this word, but I don't know what else to say than simply....
(Notice their names Mr. and Mrs. Grey are stitched on them)

Thanks AJ & Philip for letting me share your incredible day!
Cake: Julie Hill with Layers Cakes
Flowers: Stacie Hardy with La Belle Fleur
Photography: Chad Braithwaite with Faces Photography
Post by Elysha