Image: Jodie & Kurt Miller Photography
Monday Mood Board: Anyone For Tea? An Afternoon Tea Inspired Wedding
Good morning lovely ones, How are you all today? I do hope that you had the best weekend and that you had at least a teeny bit of sun, wherever you may have been.
Today, we have a Mood Board that is sure to brighten your Monday morning up with rustic loveliness, garden inspired wedding idea’s and for those that are crazy about food, it’s pretty perfect for you too! What better way to achieve this by creating a whole blog dedicated to a delicious afternoon tea inspired wedding? This Spring-like weather today has got us dreaming of Summer outdoor weddings, dainty tea parties and pretty picnics. Oh, and cake. Lot’s of it.
Personally, I feel this idea is a great starting point for Brides and Grooms who may be wanting a wedding a little closer to home, a back garden wedding, or perhaps a marquee wedding.
Image: Zosia Zacharia Photography
Bloomin’ Gorgeous Flowers…
Summer undoubtedly is the month where we see the most vibrant and colourful flowers make a come back. Pick garden-like blooms for a laid back, fun and whimsical approach. Alternatively, choose from larger, more structured blooms for a more opulent feel. A few of our favourite floral’s that would suit this theme are Peonies, Hydrangeas, Stocks, Daisies and Marigolds.
When choosing your theme, think of the location you want your wedding to take place in. If you have the room for a Marquee or Tipi, these really can make for a beautiful blank canvas. Meaning, you can fill it up with styling and flowers to your hearts content. Think about draping from the ceiling, and putting them down low to make for a floral wonderland , perfect for your afternoon tea inspired wedding.
Image: Rock My Wedding Via Pinterest – French Wedding Style – Jodie & Kurt Miller Photography
A ‘Proper’ Garden Party…
Next, we have a Mood Board that is fit for any garden tea party wedding. We are scraping it back to basics with a completely natural colour scheme. After all, to some this is what a ‘real’ garden looks like, right?
Of course, it has to be stylish, unique and (fingers crossed) lovely weather to pull this one off. A back garden wedding wouldn’t be complete without banqueting style tables, plenty of the 2017 Pantone colour of the year thrown in and cutesy rustic accents.
If you are a natural garden lover, then this one will be easy for you. Think about growing some of your own plants, herbs or veggies to make for unique wedding favours that double up as styling and beautiful bouquets.
Can we also please just take a second to admire that cake. Isn’t it lovely? Your afternoon tea wedding should be filled with sweet treats, cupcakes galore and A ‘Naked Cake‘ would be the perfect addition to an understated chic wedding. It’s stripped back look is unique, yet looks delicious so appropriate for your back garden tea party.
Image: Via Style Me Pretty – Seabreeze Cupcakes – Abby Jui Photography
For our final board, it’s all about foodie things, the teeny tiny details and yet again, more gorgeous styling and stationery.
A ‘Typically British Tea Party’ usually consists of three things; plenty of cakes, tea, and vintage accents, including fine hand painted china. If you are a lover of all things vintage, then this too could be the perfect way to celebrate your wedding, in style.
If you are into all things D.I.Y then think about hosting your very own ‘Bake Off’ and invite people to bring their very own bakes and cakes. Macaroon towers, gooey brownies, cupcakes, blondies and cookies are of course, an essential. All that’s left to do is provide cups of tea by the gallon and make sure there is plenty of the pink Prosecco to go around too. Isn’t that standard for a tea party? Delish.
Collect vintage china, choose beautiful calligraphy and you are all good to go!
Image: Fallon Chan Photography – Abby Jiu Photography – Sincerely Liz
As always, I would love to know your thoughts on today’s feature. Did you have a tea party inspired wedding, perhaps you have some tips you would like to share with Brides and Grooms-to-be planning their special day? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Have a lovely day and we will catch up with you all tomorrow. Have a cake, or two on me…
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