Today’s post was a request by a groom! (We are so impressed). They are having a high tea to celebrate their wedding and he wanted some inspiration. We think it’s such a cool idea, especially for a day wedding. I can just see all the girls in pretty dresses sipping tea from delicate cups.
Inspiration Board from left to right: Table of cakes via Miss Louise , cake on a tea cup via Sweet Harvey, Flowers in a cup via Your Big Day , Girl with cakes via Something Old Something New, Pink macaroons: don’t know the source but please let us know if it’s your picture, Meringues in a cup Sweet Paul. Row 2: Girl with giant cup Simply Bloom Photography. Row 3: Girl with cakes via Style Me Pretty R0w 4: Festive tea table via Sweetest Occasion. R0w 5: Tea serviette, dessert in a tea cup both via Postcard and Pretties. Row 6: Outdoor tea table Simply Bloom Photography . Row 7: Blue tea cup via Not Your Average Ordinary, green macaroon via Not So Humble Pie Row 8 : Girl with tea cups via Apartment 34 , Peoni in a cup via Willmills Row 9: Rose cupcakes via Whisk Kid, White tea party via Sweet Paul Row 10: Teacup hairpin from Les Madeleines on Esty, Pretty tea bags via Elizabeth Anne Designs Row 11: Outdoor tea party via Tea for Joy Row 12: Sugar cubes from Cox and Cox , Invitation via Un Beau Jour R0w 13: Tea cup chandelier via Four Walls and a Roof, Pretty cupcakes via 79 Ideas .Row 14: Shelf with sweet treats via Style Me Pretty , Tea table via Cut Magazine.
You can incorporate the tea cup theme throughout the wedding. Arrange flowers in old tea pots and cups. Use tea cups to serve some of the food in, for example small lattice chicken pies (just don’t use grandma’s cups). Tie old tea cups to the chandelier or use tea saucers as decor on the walls.
I think the food at a high tea is really inportant (like with any wedding I suppose) as beautiful pastries and cake can be seen as part of the decor. Choose decorative cakes, cupcakes, macaroons in different colours and flavours, delicate pastries and tarts. Make the food part of your decor by making it a feature. Put the tasty treats on beautiful stands on a table or even a shelf or cupboard.
Serve a variety of teas in pretty boxes, and use decorated sugar cubes instead of regular old white sugar.
Pull the tea theme through by serving Long Island Ice tea for cocktail hour. Or make a cocktail using iced tea.