|The Beautiful Bride|
When my daughter got engaged I knew that her Bridal Shower would be an elegant Tea Party. She and I have been going to high tea since she was a little girl continually finding wonderful tea houses to visit during our travels. Living in the Boston are I found the perfect venue in the Soiree Dinning Room at Upstairs on The Square in Harvard Square. The whimsical gilded designed dinning room looks like Alice just fell through the looking glass! I found my dream location for a fanciful Tea Party.
Next I went to work with my daughter-in-law Jackie to make the perfect invitations to compliment the look and feel of the Soiree Dinning Room. We didn't need to look any further than The Paper Source with Nicole helping us pick out the perfect invitations to make. Gold polka dot invitations mounted on hot pink paper with a hot pink envelope finished with a sparkly gold liner. Bright, fun and beautiful!
Next onto the favors. I am not a tchotchke/knick knack person so I like to have the favors be something that not only matches the theme but can be used by the guest. For Mandi's Tea I made tea bag shaped cookies dipped in white chocolate sprinkled with gold sugar crystals. Along with the cookie I order tea bags with the bride and groom's name and the date of the shower. I packaged these items in an cream favor box finished with hot pink and gold ribbon.
A perfect remembrance of the day. Oh and delicious I might add! The Soiree Dinning Room is so visually vibrant and colorful that I just had to add the right touch with flowers. Being a passionate gardener I didn't have to look any further then my own backyard or as this case front yard. Just in time my pink and white Peonies bloomed especially for Mandi's shower adding just the right amount of color to the room.
All was left was for the guest to arrive and the sumptuous tea to be served.
I chose to serve the Tea with a glass of champagne and also offer Mimosas,
Bellini's, Sangria and more. Upstairs on the Square served the tea on beautiful three tier tea trays. One tier for delectable sandwiches, another for savory pastries and finally luscious deserts. Finally a beautifully decorated pink icing cake with a raspberry filling completed the elegant tea! Everything was just as I envisioned, a elegant beautiful tea with flamboyant flair for a beautiful actress bride.
|Fresh from the Garden!|
|The perfect Tea Party Cake!|
|The mother of the bride, bride and sister-in- law wearing their Tea Party Finery!|