If I was to have an Alice In Wonderland styled wedding I’m not sure that I would wear a blue Alice dress and dress my groom in a Mad Hatters suit (believe it or not it’s been done already) however, there is one particular part of Alice In Wonderland that would definately influence my wedding whether it was Alice In Wonderland inspired or not…The Tea Party!
I love the Mad Hatters Tea Party in Alice In Wonderland and gathering over pots of tea is my perfect way to spend a few hours so to include it in my wedding – Perfect! When I think Tea Party Styled Wedding – I think Tim Burton. Bright, playful colours like lime green, light blues, yellows, purples and pinks. I imagine cakes of all types and sizes spilling over the cake stands, teapots everywhere, tea cups leaping off the tables and vintage crockery (an addiction of mine).
You don’t have to drag me out of bed on a Sunday morning if I know we’re off to some little craft market or car-boot-sale to rummage through all the ‘stuff’. I love old things, things that have another story, another life and giving it another piece of history, mine. And what better way to gather your cutlery for an Alice In Weddingland inspired wedding than having to trawl eBay or car-boot sales (shucks). Or of course you could borrow a load from Granny, Mum and friends.
The wonderful thing about doing a Tea Party reception is that you can inject as little or as much into it as you please and a subtle way of styling your wedding using the Tea Party idea is through the use of table decorations.
Vintage, retro and modern crockery all make amazing table decorations for an Alice In Wonderland inspired wedding. They can be dainty, colourful, over-sized, flamboyant or a plentiful mixture of them all. You could have one 3-tiered cake stand per table or even three of them per table, gathered in a little round inviting your guests to nibble.
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