A small gathering of loved ones and special friends was organized to honor the bride-to-be, as well as to welcome her as the future Mrs. Ang and be part of the Ang clan.
As the bride-to-be loves cookies and hearts, I envisioned eye-candy tablescape, with heart-shaped vines and flowers, custom bridal cookies and all things pretty, that any bride-to-be could ever dream of, incorporated into an afternoon tea party.
Because most resources were already available (platters, linens, tea sets, etc), inexpensive food and a lot of DIYs involved, the party turned out to be such a budget friendly and truly handcrafted with LOVE.
I wanted a tea bag shaped invitation and luckily I found one online to use as a pattern! Using vellums and teas that I already had, I crafted the invitations myself and they turned out really pretty. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough paper and envelopes so I just took a picture and used it as part of our FB invitation.
What People Ate
cucumber flower canapes, ham, pineapple and cucumber sandwiches, tarragon shrimp salad finger sandwiches, sweet currant and cranberry tea sandwiches, pesto and turkey pinwheels, devilish ham tea sandwiches, tapenade sandwich stacks, scones with jam and cream, empanada, eggrolls, banana donut holes, Bean-filled pastry, Meat-filled steamed rice cake
What People Drank
Tea variety, Lemonade, and Honey Lavender Sweet Tea
cake, cupcakes, french macarons, meringues cookies, madeleines, royal icing decorated cookies, lady fingers, fruit tarts, cranberry orange cake, chocolates hearts and gems
Ghirardelli raspberry chocolates
Activities / Games
What's in your purse, Advice for the bride-to-be, 4 Ingredient 30-minute meal recipe, Bridal bingo
Pia Floral Design
Pia is amazing in her flower artistry. When I discussed with her my vision, she brought it into reality. She created the heart-shaped vines, added pretty blooms and foliage on the photobooth backdrop, and created wonderful flower arrangements for the tablescape and each guests table.
The Baked Equation
When it comes to prettiest and delicious custom cookies, I knew that I could count from Melissa at The Baked Equation (Phoenix, AZ). I couldn't be any happier when I saw the prettiest custom made cookies she made. She may be from AZ (faaar) but I'm grateful we got to collaborate because she's just awesome.
Mama Ems (mother-in-law)
Soooooo thankful for my mother-in-law who made all the appetizers and some desserts and opened her home to host this event to welcome Cristina in the family. She was as excited as me during the planning and on the day of decorating the house.
She makes THE BEST homemade lemonade and sweet tea so of course I had to request these from her. Except I asked her to turn her sweet tea into a honey lavender tea and she nailed it. She even made them into fancy glass jars!
Sandwiches and printouts
Who else should we ask(bug) for help when hosting a party but our (bride's) friends right?Maid of Honor made some yummy tea sandwiches and friend helped with the activity printouts.
Photographer of the Day
Wouldn't it be a bummer when you made all the pretty details and you either didn't charge your phone or didn't have anybody to capture everything. Thank goodness Christine from @helloingrain attended the event and shared her talent by doing some shoots! Without her, I wouldn't be able to have a physical remembrance of this event if I ever lose my memory!:)
Cake, dessert and food, coordinated, styled and hosted