It’s the English country tea party look, a village fete theme, complete with bunting and garden flowers, relaxed and fun. Hay bales to sit on and the local jazz band playing some tunes, the marquee open and airy and hopefully the sun shining down.
To drink, serve your guests Pimms, the perfect thirst quencher for those sunny afternoons, or go for a light summer prosecco. To nibble on mini cupcakes or chocolate dipped strawberries served from delicate cake stands. To finish off the look make sure that you serve it all from vintage crockery such as these lovely plates and saucers pictured here. There are lots of companies that specialize in hiring out vintage crockery and glasses, ranging in price and location. A few that seem to keep cropping as reputable options up are My Vintage Party, The English Tea Party or The Crockery Cupboard based in London
Add jars of old fashioned sweets to each of the tables or wrap them up and give them as favors to your guests -coconut ice, liquorice allsorts, candy sticks and butter toffees – Candy buffet is a good place to start but there are lots of sites out there that sell sweeties en masse.
Give your bridesmaids posies of seasonal flowers, and adorn the venue with gladioli and other summer foliage, that has been grown locally, not only the greener option but will complete the look perfectly. Fill old jam jars with posies of sweet peas and summers grasses and arrange these on vintage styled tables. Give your guests dried rose petal confetti in paper cones, much prettier than the paper version.