The theme: Afternoon Tea
The inspriation: The Ritz, London
The colours: Ivory with tiffany blue accents
The reception will be held in the clubhouse at the Links at Montague, which is a gorgeous room complete with a fireplace, balcony, cathedral ceilings and doors opening onto the cobblestone terrace.
Because of the time of day (reception will be from about 2:30 to about 5), we are perfectly positioned to serve afternoon tea.
Cocktail hour: passed hors d'eouvres, iced tea and punch.
Sandwich buffet: egg salad, chicken salad with cranberry, and cucumber & cream cheese (all with the crusts cut off, of course!), fresh fruit trays, and delicious scones with strawberries & cream
Dessert: Mini cream puffs, lemon tassies, truffles, petits fours, shortbread cookies and, of course, wedding cake.
Beverages: It's mainly a "dry" wedding (our guests will all be driving home afterward and we absolutely didn't want anyone driving after having one too many), so we will be having iced tea, tea (of course!) and coffee, with wine for the toasts.
I did a little mock-up to see how it would all look together...
It was less expensive to buy than to rent. We got these online from chaircoverfactory.com.
I made a card box that resembles the famous blue Tiffany's box, which was the inspiration for our colour scheme.
In keeping with our theme, my mom and I collected a bunch of beautiful china tea pots for the centrepieces. They will be filled with ivory roses.
I don't want our guests to drink their tea from anything but bone china, so mom and I spent last summer on The Great Canadian Tea Cup Hunt. We collected china tea cups and saucers from yard sales and flea markets, and now have enough for every guest. They'll add a nice little splash of colour to the tables.
My mom & I made homemade strawberry jam for our guests. Todd & I designed, printed, cut and assembled these adorable little favour tags for them. This is one of my favourite DIY projects!