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To Have and to High Tea: Host a Greenhouse Garden Party

September 30, 2023
To Have and to High Tea: Host a Greenhouse Garden Party

Featured Photographer: Brooklyn D Photography

A high tea can be a dreamy theme for a bridal shower, morning-after brunch, or even a fun welcome party for your guests.   With Bridgerton trending and Princess Diana as a forever style icon, teatime is a super cute, fan-favorite way to enjoy quality time with your very important people.  Carlyanne Pruger of White Table Catering & Events planned the most gorgeous styled photoshoot with an incredible creative team of vendors that brought this High Tea to life.   Scroll through to see how they transformed a small greenhouse into an intimate garden party, giving you all the inspo you need to do the same!


The Tea

The first thing you need for a successful, stylish Tea Party is of course, tea!  White Table provided multiple types of tea – both hot and iced – so that everyone could find something they like to sip.  The ribbed glassware from Pedersens Event Rentals elevated the appeal of the iced tea, while small jars of individual tea portions for steeping placed at each guests’ plate made for the cutest favors.  Serve a selection of teas, complete with options of honey, sugar, cream, etc. so your guests can get creative and add in whatever they’d like!  You could get extra fun with the theme and name your “signature tea flavors” just like you’d name a signature cocktail!

The Treats

Any good High Tea will come paired with towers and towers of tasty treats.  White Table supplied both savory and sweet finger foods – from their take on a traditional cucumber sandwich to simple biscuits and jam.  While the tea steeps, your guests can snack the day away!  Food can be just as much a decor element as the inedible, so a few pretty pastries, quiches, or cookies meant to dip in the warm tea would be perfect additions to your own planned tea party during your wedding festivities!  A little white cake always makes an event feel more “bridal”, too.

The Decor

This creative team pulled out all of the stops to fulfill a dreamy garden party aesthetic, including a stand-out striped linen from Perspective Event Designs that grabs everyones’ attention in the best way possible.  Springtime white florals and glowy candles styled by Niche Boutique Florals created an elegant ambiance inside the intimate glass greenhouse, playing on a more traditional wedding design rather than the trendy colorful garden parties we’ve seen as of late.  Flatware and chargers from Bespoke Decor gave a simple tea party a more sophisticated design (it is *high* tea, after all).  Paper menus and custom signage from Emily Cuthbert Designs made everything more personal, and helped tie the design together.  All this to say, you can focus on the small details when planning a tea party and the big picture will come together beautifully!

For more idyllic tea inspiration from this styled shoot, swipe through our National V7 issue below.  Cheers (with pinkies up!) to your own tea parties, Rocky Mountain brides!

Venue: The Greenhouse Venue Creative Direction: Carlyanne Pruger, White Table Catering and Events Photography: Brooklyn D Photography Catering & Production: White Table Catering Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Andria Florals: Niche Boutique Florals Stationery: Emily Cuthbert Designs Rentals: Props, Chairs, Chargers, Flatware, Linen Napkins: Bespoke Decor Rentals: Glassware, Tea Samovars, Plates: Pedersens Event Rentals Linens: Perspective Event Designs
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