Vendor Spotlight | Tammy The Candy Lady
Meet Tammy Edwards aka The Candy Lady! Each one of Tammy’s sweets buffets, gift boxes, gift baskets, and treat bags is customized to fit the client’s taste. Get to know her today!
How did you get to where you are now?
I started my business as a hobby after a 30th high school class reunion. I decided to roll my hobby for putting smiles on people’s faces through sweets, into a business. And thus, The Candy Lady began in 2013.
What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
Each one of my sweets buffets, gift boxes, gift baskets, and treat bags is customized to fit the client’s taste. Once the client has shared their vision for their event, I design a buffet that accentuates and adds beauty and fun to the beautiful day. No two buffets are alike. Always custom, never duplicated.
What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?
I love meeting bubbling brides and their future spouses to discuss their vision for their day. I also love to see the expression on the couple’s faces when they enter into their venue and look at their sweets table with awe and joy. The sweets buffet is often the most featured item at the wedding, other than the bride and groom.
What’s a unique tip you tell your couples?
Choose sweets for your table that your guests will enjoy, not only you! You may like blueberry Twizzlers, but your guests may not. Also, keep climate in mind when planning outdoor weddings. It may be more feasible to have a popcorn or chips bar, than to have a candy bar with rich chocolates that will melt.
Read Tammy’s Article from our latest issue: Sweet Buffets: The New Wedding Favor
What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Plan your marriage before you plan your wedding. Communicate. Collaborate. Commit. Compromise.
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
My favorite part of the wedding is seeing the beautiful bride come in and the expression on the groom’s face when he sees her for the first time.
What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
Sweets buffets with all kinds of rich decadent sweet treats are my absolute favorite. Also, candy boxes that are filled with favorites of the bride and groom.
What’s a funny/awesome story from a wedding you’ve worked?
The groom had a daddy-daughter dance with his three-year-old daughter to the song Baby Shark. It was absolutely adorable.
How do you de-stress?
I de-stress by reading a good book with a glass of wine. I also love to take nice relaxing lavender bubble baths.
What’s your favorite food/dish/cuisine?
My favorite food right now has to be seafood with fresh vegetables and fruit.
If you were to meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Pharrell Williams. I work for his non-profit organization From One Hand to Another/Yellow.
What would your perfect Saturday be like?
My perfect Saturday is antique shopping followed by lunch at a bistro.
What are your top three favorite movies (or books)?
My top three books are the Bible, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, and The Giving Tree. My top favorite movies are Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I’m a kindergarten teacher), The Color Purple, and Black Panther.
What’s a fun or unusual fact about you?
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I have been a teacher for 28 years. I have sung for many weddings, school, community, and political functions throughout my lifetime.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
Right now I am working on a beautiful coral, teal, and gold wedding. I am preparing treat favor bags accentuated in the color of the couple’s wedding. Treat bags will be placed on a beautifully decorated table in lieu of an open sweets buffet due to COVID-19.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
The best concert that I’ve ever attended was Stevie Wonder’s.
Do you love to travel? If so, what are some must-see destinations?
I plan to do a lot of traveling once I retire from teaching. The places that I plan to visit are Ghana, Paris, Rome, and the Holy Lands.
Do you have a pet? If so, what’s their name and what are they like?
No. I don’t have a pet right now. I would however love to have a poodle.
What is your favorite season of the year and why?
My favorite season is spring. It is the season of new life.
What’s your favorite family tradition?
My favorite family tradition is reading about the birth of Jesus from the family Bible before we open presents on Christmas morning.
Anything else you want our followers to know?
I absolutely love bringing joy and happiness to people’s lives