Bridal High Tea

A friend of mine and I hosted a high tea for a mutual friend who is about to get married. So with 10 lovely ladies it was set to be an intimate afternoon, to chat, drink, talk wedding and have a laugh or two. It was all that plus a my friend’s hubby stuck around – aside from being the attentive waiter he kind of blended in :).

My friend took care of the savouries, prosciutto, olives, Italian crusty bread, soft cheese, smoked salmon with creme fraiche, spicy chicken wings and Banh Cuon. My co-host and bride-to-be are Vietnamese so these treats were a hit.

savoury buffet

savoury buffet 2

I took care of sweets with sponge cake filled with cream and raspberries, milk and white chocolate dipped heart pistachio coated cookies and mini shot glass mango pannacotta.

dessert buffet
I also made some name cards. Upcycling corks and old novel pages. I was inspired by the lovely Lucie with the paper roses she made for her wedding. Corks were tied with twill ribbon, decorated with paper roses and held the [printed cardstock] name tags. I found inspiration for these on Pinterest.

close up place cards

When researching alternatives for guest books for the bride I came across a great idea to ‘record’ [pun intended] little messages from attendees. And so it happened that I stumbled across old records at our local markets the day before. With a white gel pen the lovely ladies [and token male] all left a message for the bride to be.

record of messages

No high tea is complete without bunting and mini milk bottles [and tumbler glass] with flowers [liriopes and fragrant gardenias].

bunting

table setting

Not long now – can’t wait for the wedding.

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