Friday, September 14, 2007

Welcome to My Bridal Tea

Welcome to My Bridal Tea

Welcome to my Bridal Tea in honour of my daughter's forthcoming marriage. I'm so glad you could join us today.

Please stop & sign the guest book as you enter. My sweet friend Vickie of Visuals by Vickie found us the beautiful chocolate & strawberry pink cream satin guest book & matching pen set. We love the rhinestone accents.

My Scarlett O'Hara Bride Doll of Gone With the Wind fame by Seymour Mann presides over the guest registry. Please have a wedding cake cookie & petit four as you join us in all things bridal!
~ The table setting ~

The pink & white china is by Spode Pink Tower. The silverplate is my wedding silver, Community & the crystal is my wedding crystal, Lenox Moonspun with Platinum trim.
The stemware has tiny satin ribbon roses at the base with crystal centers & sits upon vintage silver coasters. Vintage embroidered roses linen cutwork napkins are used along with a soft pink damask tablecloth.

The pink 3-tiered cake was designed by the bride-elect. It is placed atop a mirrored silver plateau with tiny prisms surrounded with sprays of paper roses at its base & our own "almost vintage" wedding cake topper.
We are also using my late mother-in-law's silver teapot.

Included is an engagement picture of the happy couple in an engagement ring frame, along with some pink & clear crystal diamond paperweights. Aren't they both adorable? She is a hazel-eyed blonde All American girl next door type & he is of Italian/Hawaiian descent. A miniature bride & groom centerpiece rounds out the tabletop decor'.

At the bride's place setting, several things have been done to make her feel extra special. She has a pretty fluffy chenille & pink roses bow pillow with tiny satin bows & a vintage crystal brooch on it. Her napkin ring is an over-sized "diamond" engagement ring pin. Can everyone join together & say "BLING"!!!!!

A vintage silver tussie mussie holder holds tiny silk flowers & seed bead flowers.
She also has a tiny pink cherub rose covered tiered plate that holds 2 special little gifts for her. Her very first Christmas ornament for she & her groom, a tiny bride & groom atop a handblown heart, & a small box wrapped in the palest of pink satin moire ribbon. Inside is the penny that my father placed inside my bridal shoe on my wedding day for good luck. Now I am passing it on to her in the hopes that it brings her many happy wedded years also.

Each bridesmaid will receive a small box covered in pink roses that contains a special surprise for them to wear with their gown on the day of the wedding. Sorry but no pictures yet, as I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise should they read this! Also, atop their napkins they will find a tiny handpainted roses key tied in organza ribbon to remind them that true love is the key to opening your heart.

My dear friend Karla of Karla's Cottage designed a series of beautiful wedding items for me as a prize in her latest giveaway on her blog. She made a beautiful box with a sepia toned bridal portrait attached to the inside lid cover & tucked in a sweet tiny June Bride figurine nestled among silk flower petals. She also designed the stunning paper doll wedding gown (she intends to sell these on Etsy, or send her an email if you just can't live without one!). Notice the vintage millinery flower bouquet & the tiny rhinestone accent & the pearls & vintage lace at the bottom of the gown. She also sent me the wonderful German die cut of a happy little wedding party.

Laurie of Charming Designs made us the little birdie on the Pearls of Wisdom pin cushion. Adorable, isn't it. Her little birdies are showing up everywhere, even in magazines, I hear!! Can't wait to show you how we use this at the wedding!

And then sweet Vickie also sent us the adorable Bride & Groom Kitty Couple with all those wonderful feathers & little rhinestones that are nestled in among pink & ivory Christmas ornaments in another of my cherub compotes, a gift from my dear parents.

Thanks so much for joining us today for our Bridal Tea. Hasn't this week just been the most fun visiting all the blogs for beautiful teas?!?! I definitely think we should do this more often!



~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Everything is beautiful; I enjoyed each and every picture!

Sharon said...

Steph, this is a wonderful wedding vision you have brought together. Everything is so elegant and creative, love it all.

Connie said...

Ooooooh, Steph!!!!!!!! Just gorgeous. Yep, "Queen of Bling" for sure. I didn't know Elizabeth Taylor loaned you her "diamonds" for the wedding!! Just adorable. LOVE, LOVE, LOVEit, Lucy......

Anonymous said...

Your bridal tea is just amazing & beautiful. You have brought so many gorgeous things to display and I have so enjoyed looking at each & every thing. What a beautiful wedding your daughter is going to have. Can't wait to see those photos. Thank you for sharing your bridal bliss!

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, I love everything Steph !! I cant tell who is more excited, the Bride to be, Or the Future Mother in Law. :) I got teary over the penny, that is so sweet. Hugs,

Unknown said...

OH, OH, OH, Miss Stephanie everything is stunning!!! So many beautiful pieces, love the cake stand, the teapot, the china, the BLING, it is all just gorgeous! So glad the guest book and pen worked out, it is pretty. I knew you would find a place for the "kitty kouple"! The little frame of your daughter, and soon to be son-in-law is so cute. Absolutely fantastic, Steph.

love ya,

Celestina Marie said...

Steph, your bridal tea party is beautiful. I so enjoyed viewing all your gorgeous treasures displayed so perfectly. The wedding will be a cherished event. You are a true talent.

Unknown said...

Steph, this tea party is just beautiful! I dont even know where to begin! What a beautiful couple you have there, WOW! And I LOVE the book and pen set from Vickie!!! It is just perfect!! Where did you get those adorable wedding cake cookies? Did Catherine of Pink Rose Patries do those? They are so pretty! So is the compote and the teapo. Everything. This is truly one of hte prettiest tea parties that I saw all week!

Beautiful job Steph :)
Love ya,
Amy said...

That has to be the prettiest of all the teaparties I saw this week! Love the bling-ey table!!

It is an honor to have my bridal gown in your lovely display, thanks for posting it!

Tina Leavy said...

very pretty. best of wishes to the bride and groom.

Betty said...

What an absolutely wonderful tea party. I wish I had seen this last year when I was having a tea party for my daughter's bridal shower. Beautiful!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh you set such a pretty table-and all the details and fun little extra touches are great.

Pink Tower is one of my favorite china patterns too!

Pearl Maple said...

Your wedding tea is simply stunning, too many beautiful things to look at.

Congratulations to your daughter.

Unknown said...

Yes Miss certainly are the QUEEN of BLING....your table setting and all of the bridle goodies are just adorable. But my the engagement ring picture frame of the soon to be bride/groom, tooooo cute!!!! I would love to come for tea any time!!! Where do you find the time my friend?

Love & Hugs...Lorena

Secondhandrose said...

Wow Steph, that is outstanding! Thanks for sharing and all the time you spent putting that together for us.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It couldn't be more perfect. You are so talented!

Lori said...

Stephanie, How great the bridal tea came out! made me want to be a bride again...NOT!!! I'm jealous of your bride doll! One of these days I have to buy one but she has to have white ruffles on her dress! The little 3 teir cake was the most special! A tiered cake is next on my list of things to buy for my little cake shoppe in the kitchen! I wish I wasn't so busy i would have doen a tea setting, maybe I'll do a Christma one, hum that does sound fun doesn't it? well both have to! Finaaly posted, hop over! Love, Lori

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my gosh your collections are incredible! So many beautiful wedding things and to set them up for a tea party is so special!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

All I can say is this is going to be the most amazing wedding ever!!! What a lucky girl to have such a special Mom as you. Can't wait to see the photos!!

Everything is so so beautiful! xo Heather

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed visiting both of your teas. Both were exquisite! Every detail made me feel pampered. I vote your teas the best in blogland! Thank you for having me.
Pink Texas Tea Hugs,


PS Thank you for stopping by my Friday morning tea. Your name is in the bowl for the drawing.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I only have one thing to say....WOW!!!

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Your wedding tea is just gorgeous! So beautiful and romantic. I love everything about it.
Congratulations and best Wishes to the happy couple!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,
So many wonderful and special things! What beautiful photos you have taken!!
Good luck with the wedding!
Kathy :)

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

WOW! What a beautiful wedding you are planning. I can't imagine how much time this has taken you. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I love the story of the penny. How sweet that is!

Have a wonderful day!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful Bridal Tea. She is one lucky girl.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

congratulations on your daughters impending wedding, looks like it is going to be magnificent!! Sorry I am a bit late for your tea!

A happy heart at home said...

Wonderful! Thanks for having me for tea!


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