British Invasion – Inspiration

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Just out of curiousity, I decided to Google “The Royal Wedding” to see what would come up. There were 37,800,000 results! (found in 0.21 seconds, in case you’re wondering.)

In light of all of this Royal-hulabaloo, I decided to do a blog post about a British-themed wedding.

For a more traditional British wedding, how about an afternoon tea: different flavoured teas served in mismatched china teacups, with scones, clotted cream and other sweets.  Tea-length dresses for the ladies, and light pastels with Wedgewood accents for the decor.  And don’t forget your lovely hats and hair fascinators, or even throw on a tiara! (Just don’t upstage the Bride!)

Afternoon High Tea Wedding{ bridesmaid dress: limelight occasions | bridal dress: i wedding dresses | bouquet: a dozen roses  | cameo: designs by jocelyn, etsy | cake: la petite coquin | teacups: royal doulton | shoes: Manolo Blahnik | hair fascinator: monsoon | hats: mother of the bride }

For a more modern twist on a British wedding, how about paper cones of “chips” (French Fries) with a variety of dipping sauces? Or have a Draught & Ale tasting? Dig into Britain’s modern pub culture and see what you can come up with. Either way, I’m sure your guests won’t soon forget it!

London Wedding Inspiration{ pennants: zigzag bunting | pillows: slater sparke | bus photo: luella’s boudoir | cake: ozcake | bouquet: butterfly village | invitations: wedding design anarchy }

Also, if you are looking for a fun and unique way to partake in the historic day, check out the Edmonton Exclusive Royal Wedding Celebration. This is a wonderful event put on by local wedding planners and wedding vendors.  Tickets are $40, with all of the proceeds going to The Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Edmonton Food Bank.  The price includes breakfast and a High Tea.