The hours and hours (and oh my goodness the hours!) of preparation paid off. Everything went smoothly. Despite all of the fun this past year, I am glad it is over.
It was a little difficult to find true tea items for decoration, so I had to stretch the theme and use leaves and vines. One detail I was very pleased about is that the carpet of the venue in which we had our ceremony was dark green with gold leaves/vines. Additionally, our wedding colors were black, white, and green. Notice my dress? Yes, I couldn't help but to add my favorite color to it.
I wasn't going to get custom made napkins but the husband surprised me with these.
I designed the guest tables to have a black table clover with a white table runner in the center. On the white runner is glass teapots with green LEDs on the bottom with rocks on top of the LEDs to hide the light source but still show the light (they looked a lot better when the overhead lights were off). I took the lid off the teapots, sat them next to the teapots, and filled the teapots with flowers. On each side of the teapots I had glass teacups filled with green rocks with a tea light candle in the center. At each seat sat custom made coasters (another surprise from the husband), wedding favors filled with custom made tea, bells to ring us in as we came into the reception hall, and custom made pens. I put white covers on the chairs with a green tulle bow on each one.