Tea Party Wedding

Sometimes when you are planning an event, you have to think outside of the box.  For example, I might find inspiration from sources that are not “weddings.”  That’s okay.  Like a collage, bits and pieces of ideas and inspiration from various sources helps weave a beautiful event that is uniquely you.

I was recently inspired by a little kid’s tea  party.  Check it out:

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And I thought–why does this have to be a kid’s party? This would make one cool outdoor wedding reception!

I particularly dig the mock lace curtains strung from the trees. What an elegant back-drop to have for the festivities.

I’m thinking an outdoor tea party wedding needs lots of desserts.  A dessert table, in fact.  Something like this:

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And lots of pink flowers.  You could even incorporate Mason jars (which I love, love, love!).

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Table settings can look amazing with vintage (or vintage-inspired) tea cups.

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Other great touches to incorporate in the table setting of a tea party wedding is lace, doilies, glassware, cloth napkins, napkin rings, and simple but fresh centerpieces.

Color schemes can go in any direction.  Generally tea parties incorporate soft, girly colors like pink.  Other tea parties stick with white.  Still, others use a more bold scheme of colors that adds a fun factor to a tea party theme.

The food menu is generally rather simple for a tea party wedding.  The tea party theme lends itself to a brunch or even lunch hour reception, which holds costs down considerably compared to a evening reception that serves dinner.  You can even do buffet style.  Finger foods are the way to go, perhaps with sandwiches fresh fruit, and other items that are simple.

More inspiration:

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This one was an Alice and Wonderland themed tea party.  I’ve seen a lot of tea parties that incorporate books on tables–all very crafty and cute. I like how this theme used clocks as table centerpieces.

And for wedding favors–tea!

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