Let’s face it: nobody loves wedding favours more than when they come in the form of artisanal treats—and everyone goes crazy for nostalgic sweets from their childhood. The lollipops from Alberta-based Sumptuous Lollies come in various flavours and designs and are perfectly elevated to suit any wedding theme. “Our wildflower lollies are super popular with weddings,” says Kerry and Mercedes Mckinlay, the mother-daughter duo behind the business. With the ability to customize the flavour, design and packaging of the lollipops, these sweets look just as good as favours placed on each guest’s placesetting or as part of a sweet table.
Specializing in over 100 flavours using spices, herbs and dried flowers, a chance experiment making lollipops after daughter Mercedes’s first year of culinary school turned into a successful business, with the duo going on to craft gourmet pops as part of the celeb gift bags at the Grammy Awards, making their way into the hands of A-listers such as Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys. “Since then, we’ve been supply lollies to brands such as Jo Malone, Cirque Du Soleil and the Alberta Ballet Company,” the duo says.