Monday, June 4, 2012
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…