Monday, June 4, 2012

Soon To Be Tea-Themed Wedding

I am sure you can figure out from the title of this post where all my free time has gone.  I still love tea (a lot) and think about tea (a lot), but, after getting engaged in August of 2011, wedding planning has consumed my tea blogging time.

However, I hope I can make up the lost time to my wonderful readers by managing to spare a few moments from my wedding research to share some of the details about my tea-themed wedding.

Tea has been such an important part of my life over the past five years (almost the entire time I have been with my significant other) that I thought I should incorporate it into the ceremony and reception.  The fiancee loves tea, as well, so he doesn’t mind.

Because I love green tea most of all, my wedding colors are green, black, and white.  At the ceremony, the unity sand will be in these three colors.  Additionally, the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomsmen’s vests and ties will be green.  At the reception, there will be green tulle bows on the backs of white covered chairs.  

I am making three custom blended teas to serve at the luncheon reception and to be given as favors; one to represent the bride (green tea base with raspberry, apricot, and spearmint), one to represent the groom (black tea base with peach, vanilla, and ginger), and a wedding blend that combines the two (oolong base with raspberry and vanilla).  Even though most of my guests are coffee drinkers, it is my party and I will have tea if I want to.*

Teapots and teacups are going to be used as centerpieces.  A glass teapot will be in the center of each table holding a small bouquet of flowers while two glass teacups, one sitting on either side of the teapot, hold green glass pebbles and a tea-light candle.

One can only take the tea theme so far meaning I had to stretch the concept by using generic leaves and vines in some places.  For example, the cake knife and server, the toasting flutes, and the tiered cake will all be decked out with leaves and vines.

I am hoping all of this detailed planning is time well spent and everything comes together during our celebration in the fall.  Still so much to do…

*Not to worry, guests, coffee will still be served, as well.


Steph said...

It sounds very lovely and congratulations! My wish for you extends far beyond the ceremony, for a full life of happy tea drinking together.

Alex Zorach said...

I hope your wedding goes really well!

I've been thinking about weddings a lot too, but in my case, there hasn't been any overlap between my thinking about weddings and tea; we've been discussing weddings recently in the new religion my friends and I started, Why This Way. We've been discussing things like how to have a traditional wedding ritual in a church or other religious setting, while respecting people attending the wedding who may not believe in that religion. We've also been discussing the financial burdens that are often placed on members of the wedding party and other attendees, and this ended up sparking a broader discussion on resource usage and spending. And this discussion has remained open and ongoing...

It just makes me realize how much work and thought is often put into weddings.

I'd also like to have tea at my would seem pretty silly to me to not have it at my wedding. =)

Best wishes for you both through all the wedding planning and into your new marriage!

Unknown said...

That's an awesome tea mug.

Best of wishes.

Shona Patel said...

Sounds like you love tea as much as I do. The wedding sounds awesome. Congratulations!