Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea Party

First:  The CAKE

for the
Royal Tea Party

I created a "Wedding Cake" for the Royal couple
Made from hat boxes that I covered with embossed wallpaper
and a crown cake topper

For William and Catherine

~ Quite tasty ~
What a lovely excuse for a party
~ to play dress-up and watch the Royal Wedding on TV with girlfriends ~
Since we didn't want to stay up all night,
we recorded it and the party began at 1 p.m. ( instead of 1 a.m.)

Now that the party is over, where am I going to put this huge cake?
It will be a center piece for every occasion for a while!
~ More photos of the party ~

Dining Room before the food is out
(otherwise this dog would not be in the picture!)

Because he would love to munch on these cucumber/cream cheese
and chicken salad sandwiches

We dined on tea sandwiches, cashew chicken salad,
strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, tarts, frosted brownies, cookies,
tea and coffee

Gift tags for the guests to take home
to commemorate this day

Lovely guests in hats and tiara's

... And a veil ...

Tea and Tiara's
set the tone for the day!

~ And of course hats are the in thing for this wedding ~

And a Kingly crown is quite fitting

So glad they allowed dogs to the wedding
(by special invitation of the Queen Mum)

... Speaking of the Queen Mum ...

Kate and her father as they walk down the isle

~ This one had to put on the veil once she saw the bride ~

I had such a great view for my close-up shots
 (as the official wedding (party) photographer of course )

Oh the pageantry!

Look at all those people, just waiting for a glimpse of the
R O Y A L   C O U P L E

~ sigh ~
We all enjoyed our front row seats
(Click here to view the royal wedding photographer's beautiful photos of the wedding party)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU ARE THE BEST...BOY, DID I MISS OUT HERE! Dearest, this cake is spectacular! I am admiring MY CAKE as I type, for it is on my mantle, awaiting a cloche to protect it from dust. YOU MUST HAVE HAD A GREAT TIME and you look SPLENDID! Wasn't that wedding just the best???? TALK LATER? Anita

Deborah said...

Violet that cake is extrordinary!!!
And you look stunning! :)

Deborah xo

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh! I love this. What a great idea. I say keep it for the next event and decorate it with other flowers. I see a Christmas cake and valentines cake in the future.

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness...I loved the add-on to your post too Viloet!
Cashew chicken salad that sounds amazing!!!!
Everything looks wonderful and so much fun!!
I love the attire and your doggie is a sweetie and looks fabulous in that hat!!
Those take-home tags of the happy couple are adorable!!!
What a wonderful celebration you had...wish I could have been there!!!

Deborah xoxo

Charlene said...

What a fun idea to host a party! LOVED all the hats. And the one of that sweet puppy in her hat was adorable. I'm sure everyone had a ROYAL GOOD TIME! Now I'm off to watch the rest of the wedding that I DVR'd since I had "Stuff" to do that day & a hubby home that wasn't interested in watching "girlie stuff". Now it's my time. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PARTY!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR...YOU ADDED TO THIS FEAST! I stepped out for a bit to get some more groceries and I COME BACK TO SEE WHAT I MISSED!!! The food. The ladies. The hats. YOU! THE KIDS...I need to be there with you dearest because YOU KNOW HOW TO HAVE A PARTY....why can't we be near each other? I LOVE THE TAGS YOU MADE!!!! This is so fabulous. Violet, you are so pretty...and Dazzle, TEEEHEEEEE SHE IS IN ON IT TOOOOOO! You are too much, so daring, bright and creative my friend. Love it, love you...Anita

Martina said...

WOW, you know how to create parties! Such a great idea to make this day special. You're sandwiches look so yummy!

Donna said...

It look like you and your friends had so much fun!!!! Your cake is wonderful!!!!
I got up at 4:00 and watched, was recording it on several channels. It was just me, none of my guys would watch? So I made a pot of tea and eat cookies or as they call them in the UK, biscuits. Watch again on the BCCA later that day.
If you check out my blog, I took a photo of my little tea party.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh what a fun time!!! Great idea to record it! Such a beautiful day they had! I love that cake centerpiece you made! The gifts tags are a wonderful idea, too! You just pulled it all together in a ROYAL way! (of course!)
Wish I'd been there, too!
Happy Terrific Tuesday dear Violet!
;-D Kathleen