10 09, 2017

Gold and Alchemy

2018-07-20T10:01:31+01:00September 10th, 2017|

The Wedding at Château de Jumilhac This Saturday's wedding was another joint venture with our REPLAY chums.  Colleen performed during the Ceremony, The Candies entertained during the Vin D'honneur and REPLAY played after dinner. The venue was in the north of the Dordogne in the village of Jumilhac Le Grand.  The village lies on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and is [...]

30 07, 2017

Garden Party Party

2018-07-21T16:22:50+01:00July 30th, 2017|

Beautiful Informal Marquee Wedding in the Charente We met todays couple a few months ago at one of our campsite gigs, when they dropped by backstage to introduce themselves.  Their wedding had been planned as an informal affair in the garden of their house and whilst it was informal, it was also rather special. Some French village houses can have [...]

24 07, 2017


2018-10-28T14:43:42+01:00July 24th, 2017|

It's no secret that The Candies love a little vintage. We love the music, the fashion, the styling, even the lipstick! And it appears we're not alone. Today I read an article on BridalGuide.com about the five hottest current trends...  Vintage is # 2!    Not just for weddings but parties and particularly afternoon tea parties, champagne receptions, corporate events and even hen parties! If [...]

17 06, 2017

Shade With a View

2018-07-21T23:11:33+01:00June 17th, 2017|

We first met Aurelie and Olivier in February to discuss their wedding plans.  As is often the case with French weddings, today's couple held their legal wedding ceremony at the local Mairie.  Following this, they arrived in style with their huge entourage of family and friends for a ceremony in the gardens of the ancient church at St Privet de Pres. The Candy Stripes [...]

8 06, 2017

French Wedding

2018-07-21T23:09:27+01:00June 8th, 2017|

A Wedding for a Vintage Fan Several months ago we were contacted by a French couple who LOVE everything vintage and retro!  They wanted a Candy Wedding and of course... Candies being Candies... we had to say yes. The wedding was held at the Domaine équestre de Lauzerte, which is a large equestrian complex with its own Salle de Fetes.  There were also several [...]

4 05, 2017

If Carlsberg did Tea Parties…

2018-08-07T22:45:46+01:00May 4th, 2017|

If Calsberg did Tea Parties then they would probably be like the Tea Party hosted by Bluewater Yachting... held on the most fabulous M/Y Nero. The Candies drove down to Barcelona on Sunday 23rd April and arrived at OneOcean Port by mid-afternoon.  We were greeted by Bluewater and the crew of Nero; that same crew made very light work of carrying aboard all of [...]

11 03, 2017

Barcelona Baby!

2018-08-07T22:51:03+01:00March 11th, 2017|

From the 24th to the 27th April 2017, OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona will host the 29th MYBA Charter Show. This is one of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to Charter professionals and Superyachts. And why does this concern The Candies?  Well one of the show's prestigious exhibitors, Bluewater Yacht Charter, is hosting a very modern afternoon tea party... three actually... and they have [...]