I am starting a new blog series called ‘Wedding Theme A-Z’. Giving ideas for new themes every Thursday. I am really excited to share my ideas with you, so I hope you enjoy them. x

A IS FOR Afternoon Tea so quintessentially British and delicious, is such a perfect theme for a beautiful summer wedding. Think antique china tea sets, soft powder coloured roses, vintage lace, garden games, bunting, cupcakes and cream tea. But why not trade in that tea and serve cocktails in the tea cups!

Vintage tea cups and saucers are available to hire from a number of companies however I think it is much more fun to scour local antique markets and find your own. There are some real treasures to be found out there and you will get to keep them at the end of your Wedding Day or give them to guests as their wedding favour. Vintage inspired food flags are perfect for afternoon tea party treats.  Or why not serve baskets full of gorgeous marshmellows, with outdoor fire pits in the evening and have a marshmellow toasting session. A great alternative to the ‘sweetie table’. The vintage icecream tricycle looks absolutely fantastic and I am sure would be adored by your guests.

Vintage style confetti cones filled with real rose petals add a rustic charm to the day and these amazing natural wheatsheaf bouquets would look fantastic as table centrepieces or as decoratation for your bar accompanied by sprigs of English grown lavender. Vintage inspired Country bunting and Old school milk bottles would complete the look. Bride De Force are currently working on a ‘how to make your own bunting video’ so watch this space! If you are looking for an original invitaiton designer with a classic edge take a look at In the tree house.

If you are also looking for a beautiful quintessentially English style wedding dress, this stunning antique lace dress would be perfect. And add a timeless pearl and diamond bracelet and matching earings to complete the look.