Bridal Tea Party recap

Since today is the bride’s birthday, it’s only fitting that I tell you all about how that Bridal Tea Party I told you all about a few weeks ago actually went!

On Valentine’s Day we had a T&C themed tea party for the bride-to-be. My sister and I had such a blast preparing for the tea party that I had to share pictures from the event!

My sister & I at the tea party (she arm knit her pink scarf especially for the Valentine's Day tea party - isn't it so neat?!)

My sister & I at the tea party (she arm knit her pink scarf especially for the Valentine’s Day tea party – isn’t it so pretty?!)

A few weeks ago, my sister and I had a scrumptious breakfast at Cafe Strudel (where we ironically ran into the bride- and groom-to-be) followed hours wandering the Old Mill Antique Mall in search of teacups {it was as fabulous as it sounds}.

Our mission was to get 10 teacups and saucers for the bridal tea party. They would serve a dual purpose: during the party, the teacups would be used for the tea or coffee and the saucer could serve as the plate to hold the tasty treats. After the party, each gal would get to take her teacup and saucer with her as a party souvenir. This also worked to our advantage for a quick and easy clean up. 😉

sister cups

Can you guess which teacup is mine and which is Katie’s?! I’ll give you a hint: they’re in the same position as we are above 😉

I had considered being super fancy and making calligraphy place cards for everyone, but I decided instead to use some simple pink handled paper bags I picked up on a recent Target trip for double duty (placeholder + something to carry their teacup home in). I drew each gal’s name in calligraphy on the front of the bag and positioned them in front of their teacups.

Remember the tea packets I told you about in the original tea party post? I stuck them inside the bags so each gal would have a bit of tea as an excuse to use her teacup later 😉

I don’t mean to drown this post in pictures of vintage teacups, but I can’t resist sharing them all with you!

teacup 1

teacup 8

teacup 7

teacup 6

teacup 4

teacup 3

teacup 2

The ladies of Blue Flour Bakery were ahhhhhh-mazing! They went above and beyond to accommodate our little party and made everything so special (and pretty darn delicious!). A few weeks prior to the party, we met and picked out the menu. My mouth literally watered for weeks thinking about our choices.

Sweet: We went with sugar cookies, lemon bars and their famous chocolate chip cookies (to.die.for).

cookie tier

I thought my heart might stop when Teri brought out the tier of our sweet treats. They tasted as amazing as they looked.

c cookies

The bridesmaids will be wearing coral at the wedding so Teri incorporated it as the cookie icing and added C’s for Caroline (the bride). Isn’t that so sweet?!

Savory: The brides loves pimento cheese so we went with the homemade pita chips and pimento cheese. It did not disappoint!

pimento cheese

Pimento cheese is hard to perfect and as a southerner, I can be quite a snob with my pimento-cheese-judgement, but these were AMAZING.

My sister is pretty good at styling a plate, am I right?!

My sister is pretty good at styling a plate, am I right?!

The bride loves shopping local just as much as I do and she did something super cool: she built a registry with a local potter (Kyle Smith Pottery). He made her everyday wear in a special blue and green tone. So obviously, Katie and I had to gift it 😉

pottery

Caroline & a bowl from her one-of-a-kind everyday wear handmade by Kyle Smith Pottery.

Did you know that you can create a wedding registry with Etsy?! It’s been an option for a while and had I had an actual wedding, I totally would’ve taken that route to support handmade shops in the process.

me & caro

The bride-to-be and her very short matron-of-honor 😉

food platter

My mouth is watering just thinking about how delicious all of the treats were!

It was absolutely amazing. Blue Flour never disappoints. I’m already digging around for excuses to host another tea party there!

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7 thoughts on “Bridal Tea Party recap

  1. Jordan, I love this recap! We did a similar thing with the tea cups when we hosted our daughter’s Mad Hatter Tea Party for her 7th birthday. We used them for the party and then each guest took hers home as a party gift. I still love to use my cup from that day. I know your friend will have fond memories when she uses hers!

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