On the Spot: Lilly Teich, Owner + Founder of Dive In Sweets


On the Spot: Lilly Teich, Owner + Founder of Dive In Sweets

We would not be able to create the amazing weddings that we do without our truly incredible network of vendors. From florists to photographers to stationers, we are lucky to know some of the most talented and creative pioneers in their industry. In this weekly segment, we’ll be featuring our partner vendors and introducing you to their story and the amazing work they do. This week, we’re introducing you to candy table designer and founder of Dive In Sweets, Lilly Teich. The Armonk, NY based display designer has been building steady momentum and gaining attention for her work style ranging from bright and fun to elegant and classic. The mastermind behind some truly wow-worthy arrangements, Lilly is definitely one to watch. We caught up with the confection curator to chat inspiration, challenges, and the most fun wedding project she’s done to date. Check it out!

How long have you been creating candy buffets?

I’ve been creating candy displays for family and friends since 2009, and decided to take it to the next level and go corporate in 2014.

What inspired you to found Dive In Sweets?

I wanted to bring life to parties and events, and watch the eyes of kids and adults alike light up with amazement when they saw the "wow factor” that my displays create.

How would you describe your design style?

I love using different candies from all over the world to give each buffet a truly unique flavor. I go to candy conventions and keep up to date with all the latest candy releases and trends, so I can create really cutting-edge displays. We also make some of our own candy!

What are some of your biggest challenges as a designer?

Events get scheduled relatively quickly, and it’s always a challenge when we’re pressed for time to get to know the client. It’s essential that we really get to know what our client has envisioned so that we can create the perfect buffet. When we make that connection, we can produce truly excellent work. It’s a huge weight off the hosts and us, as well!

What sets Dive In Sweets apart?

Dive In Sweets caters to all events, ranging from grand weddings and fundraisers to birthday parties. We really tailor each buffet to the particular client to make sure that we’re bringing their dream to life.

What wedding, to date, did you most enjoy being a part of—and why?

I loved working on Dominique and Anthony’s wedding—I really connected with the client, which is so important to successfully execute their vision. Together, we were able to create a 14-foot-long bling candy buffet at the Glen Island Harbor Club. I’m incredibly proud of that one!

To learn more about Dive In Sweets, visit their website at https://www.facebook.com/diveinsweets2/. To learn more about our wedding services (and the other great vendors we work with!), click here.

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