I will never forget my friend (and tennis partner) Erin's bridal shower. It was the most luxurious and exquisite party I had been to that wasn't a wedding. The location was something out of the secret garden, and it was decorated like a fairy tale. Everything was done to the nines. Looking back on the photos today, I am inspired to plan my own "Secret Garden Tea." Here's a look at the inspiration.
Here's just a small peak – there were actually 7 tables in the backyard of a gorgeous home in Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island.
Here's a shot of the incredible table top. The fine china, silver, linens, & hydrangeas all made for a classy and stunning table top, an image straight from Southern Living. Check out the enormous cheese platter. That was just a snack for us when we sat down. The 40 plus guests were treated to a 4-course meal by local cater & owner of Mainly Sandstone.
All 40+ guests received this as a party favor: our own personal bouquet of flowers! (We also received a bar of soap that I still have packaged perfectly. It's too pretty to use.)
I am going to start planning my upscale tea and take advantage of all the fine china, crystal and silver I received for my wedding. I am going to make my own invitations and favors, and I'd like for it to be all "secret garden" like this one. Revisiting this wonderful event for my friend has truly got me planning!
Anthonette Chavez created a tea party invitation, which has inspired and reminded me to forgo my usual favorite sites like Fine Stationery, Wedding Paper Divas & Tiny Prints, and create my own handmade invitation.
What should I do for favors or food? Any ideas for this – please share them with me!