Time for Tea?…A tea party themed wedding

While the Irish have long been associated with their drinking habits, you may or may not be aware that what really gets us going is a good honest cup of tea! Yes it’s true, we are a little bit obsessed with a cup of cha, and are allegedly one of the highest tea drinking nations in the world!

So what better way to honour this national pastime than to consider having a tea theme to your wedding! Ah go on go on go on go on go on…..

A vintage tea party theme has often been popular at bridal showers and hen parties, but I think that it’s versatility and potential for fun and pretty styling makes it an ideal theme for your wedding. I have a bit of a weak spot for BHLDN at the best of times but when I spotted these miniature teapot place card holders there was no going back!

If you’re lucky enough to have lots of pretty tea cups at your disposal there’s so much potential to be creative. A popular trend at the moment is to use them as decorative candles and Rhiannon Nicole over at Hey Gorgeous blog has a great tutorial which breaks it all down into easy steps! I think they would make beautiful centre pieces or even favours for your guests to take home after the event!

No heirloom tea cups from generous relatives lying around? Have no fear, you can rent your own set of pretties from Pearl and Godiva for your special day! Filling rented tea sets with hot wax may not be an option so why not consider adorning them with beautiful blooms to create your own unique vases, or even as a striking cake topper! In my mind tea and cake and biscuits always go together so you could continue the theme with teapot shaped treats, or pile up your tea cups and plates to create a cup cake stand.

If tea cups are a bit too mad-hatter like for you and you’re looking for more of a sophisticated twist then check out the impact of using a silver tea set for your flowers! So simple but striking!

Continuing with floral displays, the world is your oyster when it comes to the colourful world of tea tins! They are widely available and a cost effective way of displaying flowers. Don’t worry if you can’t find matching tins for every setting, this look is all about going for a bright and vibrant variety of colours.

Fun tea party details don’t have to be reserved to your table settings. As dessert tables become more popular, vintage tea cups and plates are an ideal way of styling the display, or if you really want to go all out you could try your hand at making the amazing tea cup clock above! Finally, if you want to send your guests away with the tea time treat but don’t want to go for the obvious tea favours then how do handmade earl grey soap in tissue tea bags sound? You can find out all the tricks over at Cumbersome!

Image Credits:

1: BHLDN  | 2: Martha Stewart Weddings | 3: Julene Harrison via Fubiz | 4: via Pinterest | 5: Christina Brosnan | 6: Georgica Pond | 7: Martha Stewart Living  | 8: Jenna McKenzie via Hey Gorgeous | 9: Andrea Murphy via Style Me Pretty | 10: Picture Party via Ruffled | 11: Simply Bloom Photography via Bump Smitten | 12: Shannon Walker via Style Me Pretty | 13: via Adelyn Stone  | 14: Annabella Charles via The Wedding Chicks | 15: Cherry Menlove | 16: Annabella Charles via The Wedding Chicks | 17: Ckmetro Photography via La petits coquin | 18: Annabella Charles via The Wedding Chicks | 19: Sloan Photographers via Elizabeth Anne Designs | 20: Tinywater Photography via Love The Day  | 21: Rodney Smith via Favim | 22: Cumbersome

Posted in Floral Inspiration | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

12 Responses to Time for Tea?…A tea party themed wedding

  1. The tea candles are just so pretty!

  2. That paper cut out made my jaw drop!

    • Hi Lauren, the paper is amazing isn’t it! Julene Harrisons site is well worth a look to see more of her amazing creations! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on the blog posts, really appreciate your kind words and so glad that you are enjoying style serendipity! Ciara :)

  3. So gorgeous! Thanks for including my DIY project in your breakdown too :) xo

  4. What a great post Ciara! I would love to photograph a tea-themed wedding – so much potential!

  5. That china tea cup clock is genius!!

  6. Thanks guys! Glad you’re getting some inspiration from it, hopefully we’ll see more tea time fun at Irish weddings in the future!

  7. Love! thanks for using our photos!!! Love your blog

  8. Thank you so much for featuring our tea tin themes!!! I love this blog and the name is bril as well. I will be looking here from now on for inspiration. You made my day!

  9. Ciara

    Thanks Annabella and Karin for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful tea tin session! Will def be starting my own tea tin collection asap!

  10. Pingback: Wedding and Anniverary Ideas on Irish Wedding Blog Style Serendipity | Style Serendipity

  11. Pingback: Idea for Wedding Table Decor on Irish Wedding Blog Style Serendipity | Style Serendipity

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>