Proper English Tea Party Weddings and other ceremonies
A tea party wedding? What a fabulous idea! I’ve just seen this blogpost, from the tremendous Wedding Ideas Magazine. It also features Miss Sue Flay, of The Secluded Tea Party and latterly BBC 1’s One Show as a member of The Clandestine Cake Club. (The image is used courtesy of Miss Sue Flay)
I love a tea party wedding ceremony, and here are my main reasons why:
- They are the epitome of Classic British quaintness. The stuff of bright summer days and seaside picnics. Perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies.
- They are just right for small wedding parties, where it’s just your nearest and dearest and you’ve chosen the perfect venue to match.
- You can have a beautiful light Victoria Sponge instead of a thickly iced traditional brick-cake! Think of it, beautiful soft icing, fresh fruit, homemade jam… mmmm…
- Tea parties are easiest for an alcohol free wedding. You can toast with summery elderflower fizz rather than champagne and of course tea is the beverage of choice.
- If you are looking for lovely favours for your guests, why not let them take their teacups home? Collect pretty china ones from second hand shops, or paint your own at a pottery centre.
What ideas do you have?