Tell us a little about yourself and what got you started in the candy/wedding industry?
Hello all! My name is Brittany Pasion. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Adam for a little over 2 years. I've always loved everything about weddings and design and I knew that I wanted to do something that involved both. Weddings are particularly special because they are one of the happiest days in a person's life. It is an event that I am honored to offer up my talents to make it that much sweeter for the couple.
Now for how it all started... My mom and I made a candy buffet for my own wedding and it was an absolute hit! It's been over two years and I still have people coming up to me saying how much they enjoyed it and thought it was a great idea. After my wedding, a friend who was getting married asked if I could create a candy buffet for her wedding. I had a ton of fun, so I started making them for bridal and baby showers, I hosted. My sister-in-law mentioned the idea of turning it into something more… I did some googling on other candy buffets and thought that I really could take this recent trend to the next level making it bigger, better and chicer than before. It's becoming something that brides desire, especially with very few resources on finding a wedding professional who offers candy buffets such as mine. And so began St. Mary Sunshine Candy Buffets! And since then, I’ve been improving and loving it ever since! I am blessed to say that I truly love my job!
How do you pick the candy, theme, etc. for the candy bar at the wedding?
Our candy buffets are 100% all about the couple and who they are! I sit down with a bride to figure out their theme, style, and personality. From there we explore all the possibilities of making their dream candy buffet bigger and better than they imagined. Another important element is color. Generally brides or event hostesses have a color story that they would like to coordinate their candy buffet with. We spend a lot of time trying to find candies and desserts to match their exact color.
What elements create a memorable candy bar?
Definitely the unique details or props on the table that paint a picture of the couple's style and personality. The more personal, the more the guests feel like they're enjoying something straight from the heart of the couple. Coordinated colors also bring a major impact to the table. It takes it from just candy in a container to a unique focal point of the party, that guests can take part in. Ultimately, what truly makes a candy buffet memorable is St. Mary Sunshine's attention to detail and hours of dedication we spend on each one as if it were at our own party.
Where do you get your inspiration for the candy bars?
For me, inspiration comes from everywhere! The bride, my family and friends, fashion, nature, everywhere! I can and do many kinds of themes and styles for different brides but I find myself personally more drawn to and inspired by styles such as shabby chic and vintage. Wonderful blogs such as the Purple Peacock Weddings can be very helpful in brainstorming as well.
Blushing..Thank you, we are equally inspired by St. Mary Sunshine!
Any advice you would give future clients?
Think outside of the box! We love doing new things. These candy buffets are all about being custom, fun, and totally awesome! Don't think for a second that this is just simply candy, it is a statement!
How can future clients get in touch with you?
I always love to hear from brides and answer their questions. I also provide complimentary, one-on-one consultations and phone/email consultations for my long distance brides.
Lastly I have to ask what is your favorite candy and why?
I'm a huge sucker for cotton candy! I don't know if it technically counts as candy but I love it! It's usually only sold at carnivals or touristy areas and usually horribly overpriced, but I just can't resist!!
Yum Yum Yum!!! I know all of you are getting ready to head to the store and buy some candy, well why not just call St. Mary Sunshine! They can create candy buffets for wedding, parties, holiday's and so much more!!! Contact Mrs. Brittany Pasion, at her website, facebook, phone or email!