Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Party Celebration fit for a Queen!
It is official – Tea with Mary Kate is now very excited about the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Quite honestly, how can anyone not be?!
To create the very best Wedding Day Party, Tea with Mary Kate has sought out a few quintessionally British favourite essentials – things that will guarantee any event is transported into a rather splendid Royal Wedding Celebration:
Union Jack Bunting – A sight to behold on Regent Street
There is nothing like bunting to signal party. Already in Regent Street, the Union Jack bunting is fluttering resplendent in the breeze as the spring blossom drifts like confetti from trees, all in splendid anticipation of the Royal Wedding. Not that the weather will need to be perfect – the only way that the British will be deterred from being outdoors on such an occasion will be a force 10 gale!
Tea and Royal Wedding Inspired Biscuits
Biscuiteers ask a very simple question – why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead? To celebrate the wedding of the decade, rather marvelously, they have created a limited-edition tin fit for a future king. It’s a veritable fanfare of regal-inspired treats: bejewelled crowns (his and hers), the royal glass coach, Union Flags, exquisite sparkly heels, a beautiful designer wedding dress, the world famous engagement ring and even a fabulous three tiered commemorative wedding cake!
Well, I could not agree more, with this gorgeous selection of Royal Wedding inspired treats, all that is needed is a rather nice cup of tea.
A Gorgeous Cup of Tea in a Vintage Tea Cup
With Prince William’s current role in the RAF, I am transported back to the recent London Blitz remembrance, a time of bravery and nostalgia. Henrietta Lovells Royal air force tea is just the right tea for the occasion. It is a gorgeous, distinctive, uniquely British blend of Indian Darjeeling and Malawi tea with an old fashioned full bodied leaf taste that is just perfect for creating a flavour to remember the Royal Wedding day celebrations.
Even better, tea from these 2 boutique estates is created using sustainable practices, and is hand crafted and not industrially processed. The tea even smells distinctively old fashioned in a wonderfully nostalgic way that instantly transported me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. I could not resist the Rare Tea company’s striking packaging with the distinctive RAF logo.
Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea – Picnic in the Park
As Afternoon Tea is such a wonderfully British treat, Tea with Mary Kate’s idea’s to inspire a Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea is just the perfect way to celebrate. I have created an afternoon tea around the old fashioned custom of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, a splendid tradition to bring together the brides past and her future.
Emma Bridgewater butter dishes and tea pots emblazoned with the union Jack are just the perfect crockery for a Royal Wedding day Tea. Better still though, I adore the specially commissioned William and Kate Royal Wedding tea pot with images of Westminster Abbey, just perfect for brewing a lovely cup of tea.
Create a Traditional Royal Wedding Picnic
Hampers filled to bursting with treats. Some of my favorites include trifles in vintage blue, white & gold cups with custard, strawberries and fresh cream, freshly baked scones, with homemade plum jam.
What are your favourite things for how will you be celebrating the Royal Wedding Day?
There is an intrinsic ceremony to taking time for tea, and tea is such a quintessentially British ceremony, it is at the very heart of how to create the very best Royal Wedding day celebration. Tea creates such a nurturing, intimate environment, and we all need to belong, to connect, to be interested in each other. Afternoon Tea feels like a real treat, and evokes another era when interactions were precious. My wish for this post it that it reminds us that this is still so. Tea with Mary Kate wishes you a wonderful Royal Wedding Day however you celebrate it.