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Tell us about Julie’s Candy Cart and how you got started.

Julie’s Candy Cart is a new business created by myself and my husband-to-be. It came about when we were looking for unusual and unique ideas for our own wedding. I googled “unusual wedding ideas” and up popped a Candy Cart. I made an enquiry and unfortunately the cart in question was in Essex. I searched for a cart in our area and at the time there were no search results. Candy buffets by the dozen but not a Candy Cart. My husband-to-be, being an engineer, offered to make a cart for our wedding day. That is when my little, white, Edwardian style candy cart was born.

I hire out the Candy Cart, not just for weddings but also for Christenings, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Engagements, Hen parties, Bridal showers, Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Proms, Christmas parties, New Years events, Corporate events and Charity events.  I carefully set it up and dress it according to the colour scheme or theme of the wedding or special occasion being attended.  I attach pretty organza bows and swags to the cart and tie ribbons to a choice of glassware, enamelware or sweetie jars, in which the sweets are displayed. Scoops, tongs and sweetie bags are also provided. There is a choice of different coloured canopy tops from, gold, silver and dark blue to candy stripe pink, bright harlequin and neutral wavy stripes. The type of sweets can be decided after a discussion with the clients. There are many varieties to choose from and I will try to source any special favourites. 

What makes you different from your competitors?

The wedding market is vast and the trends are changing all the time. The new trend is the candy buffet. There are considerably less companies who offer the candy buffet but displayed on an Edwardian type barrow. This is what makes “Julie’s Candy Cart” such an unusual and unique concept. It creates a stand-alone centre piece, a crowd pleaser and an eye catching display. It becomes part of the decoration of the wedding venue. It is the must have wedding item at any modern day wedding.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I have enjoyed marketing the Candy Cart. I started by advertising with yourselves on YWALL and from that first day I have met so any people, some in person and others over social networking sites. Lots of friendships are forming from this “wedding supplier society” that I didn’t know existed.

Mostly though, I love advising brides-to-be about their choice of accessories and special packages for their special day. It’s great to see their faces when they see the Candy Cart set up and dressed with all its organza accessories and elegant glassware. It’s good to feel that I am helping someone to plan the fine detail of the most important day of their life.

 What have been your main achievements so far?

I only started marketing the business just before Christmas 2010 so it is early days for “Julie’s Candy Cart”.  So far I think my main achievement has been designing the cart and planning its “look”.  A completely homemade cart has is unique, designed and dressed by myself and made by my husband-to-be. Making its different coloured canopies, bows and swags, to achieve the right look, has been great fun. So far there are six different colour schemes and hopefully many more to come. To have enquiries coming in and bookings after only two months- who could ask for more?

If you were getting married this year, which current trends would you adopt?

Oh where do I start?….

 I will be getting married this year, in June.  We have opted for a quite untraditional wedding. As I explained earlier, the search for unique wedding ideas for our own wedding is what sparked the idea of the Candy Cart. So obviously we will have the candy cart at our wedding. It is already creating great excitement amongst family and friends.

We will have the gold cart, with my three tiered shabby chic cake stand as a centre piece, filled with colour coordinated cello wrapped sweets, tied with gold curling ribbon.   We will have the elegant glassware rather than the cream enamelware and we will have the standard sweetie package which includes all the old penny favourites of years gone by.  We will have gold organza bags and I will personalise them with little tags.

One trend we will adopt is purely because I am highly allergic to flowers. I will be having Swarovski crystal bouquets for myself and my matron of honour. I am creative but not creative enough to make them myself. I have however made my daughter a Swarovski magic wand and a tiara to match. The wedding party and close family will also wear bouttonieres to match that I have made myself.

Other trends will be kept as surprises.  I’ll report back after June.

What inspires you?

Since I have started researching  the wedding market and have set up the business, my main inspiration is seeing all the mums out there (mumpreneurs) who are in a similar situation to me, bringing up young families, but still wanting to make a go of their own business. They work long hours, outside of family time, to give a professional service to brides and grooms-to-be. They go above and beyond to make special dreams come true.

What are your plans for the future?

Looking into the future is exciting! I have a talented husband-to-be who has made the cart for me and hopefully will make many more in the not too distant future.  I have an eager 2 year old daughter who loves pinching the sweets and already says “Mummy’s Candy Cart!”

A vision – Mum and daughter working together with a whole fleet of Candy Carts and a special miniature fleet for those little one’s special celebrations.

I will be exhibiting Julie’s Candy Cart at The Scottish Wedding Show, SECC, on Sat 19th and Sun 20th Feb, 10am -6pm, stand 432F. Come and see me there and I will offer a discount for bookings made and deposits paid on the day.

I have 2 other shows that I am exhibiting at and you can find details of them on my website and facebook page.

How can our readers get in touch with you?

My website address is www.juliescandycart.co.uk

My e mail is enquiries@juliescandycart.co.uk

You can contact me on facebook  www.facebook.com/juliescandycart 

follow me on twitter @juliescandycart

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