A few weeks ago, my mother mentioned that she was going to host a royal wedding tea party in honor of Meghan and Harry.
I thought this was a delightful idea, and decided to host one myself on MST to pair with hers back home.
Royal Wedding Tea Party
Ultimately, my mom decided 5am EST was far too early for a viewing party, but I opted to host mine anyway — just 12 hours post-event, at the proper 4pm tea time.
I only had a few weeks to plan, but I wanted to go all out. After all, how often do we have a royal wedding anymore? Especially one involving an American princess!
I began jotting down things I wanted to include in the day:
English tea sandwiches
Assorted cakes, scones, cookies, and krumpets
Whimsical handmade decor
An entertainment cart
And, of course, tea
Setting the Table
To prepare on the day of the event, I began by setting the table with beautiful twinkle light lanterns, melamine plates from the Opalhouse line at Target, and magnolia napkin holders from Hobby Lobby.
True to form, I use my favorite pink goblets at every party, I love them so much. (I bought these on super sale years ago!)
I’ve been collecting English bone china since high school, and knew there would be no opportunity better than this one to put it to use. I must say, as I lifted each piece out of my china box, I congratulated myself on having such great (and aesthetically consistent!) taste all those years ago. The sets matched my place settings perfectly.
How was the weather?, you ask? Well, since Utah weathermen get paid to make false predictions, we had to play a game of chance with the weather that day. In the week leading up to the event, the weather changed from thunder storms to sun to rain to a blizzard to partial clouds. I had to have contingency plans for my contingency plans.
On the day itself, we lucked out with perfect weather. I can’t imagine a more beautiful day for outdoor lawn games and a garden party.
Overall, it was a beautiful event.
I may be a mere mortal, but I felt like a queen this weekend. I’m blessed beyond words for the friends I’ve made out here in the Beehive State.
What was your favorite part of the wedding ceremony? And did you celebrate the occasion?