Wedding theme: Vintage Tea Party

We were delighted to be invited to exhibit at a Bridal Showcase afternoon hosted by St. Fagan’s National History Museum in January 2014. The event was a fantastic opportunity for brides and grooms to visit the museum and see the fabulous locations on offer for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as meeting a selection of hand picked welsh wedding suppliers that are available to help them plan their big day.

Oakdale Institute looked beautiful decked out in a ‘village hall’ style complete with mismatched vintage china tea cups, cake stands and bunting, all ready for afternoon tea style canapés, courtesy of Elior Catering. Have to admit to sampling one or two of the chocolate brownies and they were THE BEST!

Completing the table decorations were the prettiest of spring flower arrangements by the super talented Tracey from the Flower Lodge in Rhiwbina, and of course some little stationery touches by me!

Following a very brief chat via email before the day, Tracey and I agreed on a simple Spring theme, with mixed pastel shades and pretty florals.

From this I created a design that included bookmark style individual menus (that also double up as place cards – a great little budget saving tip!), favour boxes with heart shaped tags and a pennant table name that could be stood in one of the floral arrangements. I used a mismatch of polka dot, chalk stipe and gingham ribbons, with off white lace, a pastel floral print and accents of rustic kraft card throughout to pull it all together. A couple of hanging hearts for the backs of the Bride’s & Groom’s chairs (these look amazing on these shabby chic style Chiavari chairs) completed the look.

Of course, me being me, on the day I forgot my camera so the lovely Aled Garfield stepped in and took these snaps for me – diolch Aled!

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