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Afternoon tea in wonderland

Anyone who has ever read Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland would, like me, have been captivated by the imaginative craziness that made you feel so at home. It is a childhood book that I loved. And then came the Disney film…I was well and truly hooked. 

Today’s post is all about combining the love for Afternoon Tea with Alice in Wonderland and if I may say so myself, I think that it is a cracking combination.

As we enjoy the sheer luxury that surrounds us in Dubai (and I’m sure that most of us have experienced an Afternoon Tea or two here) it can be very easy to forget how simply wonderful the weird can be. Quirky and strange can be captivating yet frightfully quaint and it is this ideal that I have tried to portray in this mood board.

Afternoon tea or buffet dinners are making waves in the wedding world as more and more couples look for an informal alternative to the traditional sit down meal.  I absolutely love this combination of vintage finds and pretty cupcakes and I hope that you folks do to…

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Clockwise from top L: Knots and Tots; Kelly Stremmel; Linda Chaja; Sara Kathleen

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High Tea in the Spring – Elizabeth and Jess

I beamed from ear to ear when I first laid eyes on these images; this wedding is right up my street, and thanks to Jo Photo I get to share these with all of you. Elizabeth and Jess were married in the Spring at Maryville, Tennessee and they decided on an afternoon tea theme for their wedding day.

There are so many intricate details captured in this day to be ‘oohed and ahhed’ over.

I’ll pass you over to Jo to tell us more about the day.

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All things vintage

 

Elizabeth and her mother, Leslie, planned a small intimate 2 o’clock afternoon wedding with English adornments to include personalized doilies under each plate with each guest’s name on them, lumps of sugar and vintage decorative tea bags. The bride’s veil was hand made by the groom’s mother, and there were antique hankerchiefs for ‘happy tears’ during the wedding ceremony.

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Afternoon Tea

 

The guest seating cards were hand made on vintage paper and hung on twine across antique wooden screen doors. The reception catering included scones, marmalades, delectable tea sandwiches, and hot tea provided in vintage tea pots. The bride and groom’s teapot was hand painted by the bride’s grandmother.

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Jam for everyone

 

An assortment of blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry jams were favors for the guests – the berries were hand picked by the bride’s mother and father months before the wedding, canned in their home, and personalized for Elizabeth’s wedding day!

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Caterer:  Holly’s Eventful Dining / Floral Designer:  Lisa Foster Floral Design Studio / Dress Store:  White Lace & Promises / Linens and Coverings:  White Table / Event Venue:  Smithview Pavilion & Event Center / Other:  The Bride Link

Afternoon tea with a difference; Alison & Ryan

I love this engagement shoot from Hilary Cam Photography. If I’m completely honest, I am sometimes left a little bewildered at some engagement shoots because they can appear to be so (dare I say it?), stale.

This shoot is anything but stale and it’s why I’m so keen to share it with you.

Trust me, I know that it’s hard to be plonked in front of a camera and told to ‘act natural’ but a good photographer will put you at ease and entice the natural you out. My advice would be, if you’re going to have an engagement shoot, ensure that it encapsulates what you love and echoes you both truly and vividly.

Alison and Ryan have packed so much punch, personality and laughter into this shoot that it makes my heart soar. Alice in Wonderland, eat your heart out, this puts your tea party to shame…..

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