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Gorgeous “British Invasion” Bridal Brunch

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British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

Now THIS is our kind of royal wedding celebration! We’re truly smitten with all the lovely details in this contemporary British Invasion Bridal Brunch styled by Tanya of Save the Date for Cupcakes and Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone.

From a gorgeous tablescape featuring stunning floral arrangements displayed in tea tins and vibrant “red poof” napkin rings – to a darling dessert table display filled with charming treats like Union Jack inspired cookies & fudge pops and a 3-tier cake donning a seriously fabulous flower topper – every detail of this theme was so well thought out and resulted in pure party eye candy!

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

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British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch

British Themed Bridal Tea Party Brunch


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Tanya & Stefanie

“What is a couple planning their nuptials from across the pond to do when wedding bells ring? Have a fabulously festive affair that imbues a few notes of home, of course!  Welcome to our British Invasion Bridal Bunch.

Inspired by the lines and colors of the Union Jack flag, this event was styled in tones of reds and blues against a beautifully simple white  space. To signify the meeting of the bride, groom and their families, a custom logo updating the traditional British flag design was tweaked with a twist – a simple hand drawn heart. This design was carried through to all the personal touches including the invitations, brunch menus, table runners, lollipops and cookies.

Fabric custom printed with the colors and logo for the event was used in the invitations, the bride’s fascinator, and on the tables to pull together the concept. To finish off the event, a couture cake along with a table of delectable sweets in the shades of the day was on display to tempt the lot.

In place of traditional paper invitations, whimsical hand sewn handkerchiefs with all of the important details were created for this event.  Fabric was provided by KarmaKraft , an online provider of custom printed fabric in a variety of materials.  After the materials were printed, squares of the invitation print as well as a red and blue striped pattern were sewn together and mailed in blue boxes to the guests.  One side featured the signature logo and all of the details of the day while the other featured a whimsical striped pattern in red and blue to give guests a little peek at what was in store for them.  The custom logo for the couple along with the all of the graphic design for the event is courtesy of Sonicstef Design.

Far from English soil, this event was staged at Ici, a restaurant occupying a 19th century brownstone in the heart of historic Brooklyn, NY. The clean white space and beautiful architectural details make for a perfect backdrop to bring in the bright colors of the British flag.  The color scheme is striking and immediately bring a sense of English pride to the couple and their guests.

Denise Fasanello Floral Design provided the suite of flowers in rich reds, blues and violets beautifully arranged in clever vessels of all shapes and sizes that give a subtle nod to home.  A large spray of Delphiniums arranged a ceramic umbrella stand in the shape of rain boots graced the bar.  Several medium sized arrangements with artfully arranged anemones, muscari and hyacinths in red English breakfast tea tins sat perched against a collection of vintage tea cups and saucers filled with red roses.

A custom made runner with the couples signature colors and logo was rolled down the center of the table.  Simple white china and clear glassware kept with the simple beauty of the space. Red poof napkin rings and custom printed menus added just the pop of red. Finally, a sweet confection was placed at each place setting for guest to take home as a reminder of this fabulous soiree.

The bride and groom’s chairs were adorned with two special touches. First a duo of cross-stitched Queen Mother pillows sat daintily on each seat courtesy of Slipcover Your Life.  And lastly, specially painted Mr. & Mrs. Wooden plaques hung off the back of each chair courtesy of Our Hobby to Your Home.

The couture cake – designed especially with this concept in mind by Sugar Couture – was topped with oversized dramatic red flower and gum paste feathers.  It was nearly too beautiful to cut! If the guests sweet teeth weren’t satisfied with that creation, an array of artisan crafted cookies, candies and other sweet treats were on offer.

What celebration could be complete without a few festive libations?  In addition to the bubbly, a custom cocktail in a rich blue and red was created to toast the couple.”

Vendor Credit
By |2018-02-12T13:33:14+00:00June 6th, 2011|Bridal Showers, Sweets, Weddings|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Jen @ The Finer Things June 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    How beautiful and fun!

  2. Rebecca @This Nest is Best June 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Oh, this is just too amazing! I love all of the details and the “Love” design for the invitations. Tanya and Stephanie did a phenomenal job!

  3. Tanya~ Save the Date for Cupcakes June 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks SO much for the fabulous feature!!!

  4. [email protected] Mint Daisy Design Studio June 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love every detail, specially the rainboots with florals! Great job job girls!

  5. HiLLjO June 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Love the wellies with flowers and those cake pops! Insane!

  6. Just stunning! I love all of the thoughtful and fun details, and it’s so great to see Tanya and Stephanie used SonicStef for the graphic design – Stef created my Save the Dates way back in 2004 and she is an amazingly talented designer!

  7. Mae June 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Aww This is extremely beautiful!!!! <3

  8. Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ June 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Um, wow…. just, wow!

    – Sarah

  9. Jennifer @ Licious Food June 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love all the little touches! Beautiful!

  10. Aaliyah Goodman June 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  11. Jordan - Polkadot Prints June 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    This is a great theme and executed so well. A little bit classic and a little bit quirky – totally British in my eyes!! :) Love your work girls!

  12. katrina June 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    love this! now you got the wheels turning… I should so do a Bosnian dessert party for my hubby!

  13. Kelly Balfour June 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Ab Fab! This has got to be one of THE cutest parties I have ever seen on HWTM! Love, love, love it! And the photography is amazing!!!!

  14. Zoila @ Squared Party Printables June 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this party!

  15. www.StarHughes.com June 6, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    LOVE this theme!!! Those cake pops and flag cookies are to die for…and the little wooden people are so cute too!
    Star Hughes Living

  16. Kate Coveny Hood June 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I’m swooning over the cake. That blue is perfect. I’d say that it’s all too pretty to eat…but who am I kidding??

  17. Reese @ JAF Gifts June 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Everything on the dessert table looks so scrumptious, but I love those LOVE cupcakes the most!!! All you need is love, after all! ♥

  18. [email protected] June 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Stef’s parties are so impeccably planned that it’s no surprise that this one is filled with awesome details. I love the boot vase! She and Tanya did an amazing job!

  19. Kim June 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Wow, this is so gorgeous! I LOVE the flower arrangements and the cake, and those 2 very cute dolls! Really a perfect party! Very well decorated!

  20. Kori Clark June 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I LOVE that this is “modern, fun, and bright” and yet still so grown up! Great Job Ladies!!!!

  21. emma June 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I would love to know what has been used to make the drinks, any ideas ?

    • Tanya June 14, 2011 at 5:37 am

      Emma, the drinks are blue MTN Dew topped off with Jello.

  22. rivernorthLove June 9, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Love this, it’s so adorable. And I want to eat one of those festive biscuits! Can’t wait to share, thanks! {http://rivernorthlove.blogspot.com}

  23. ann @ wedding favors June 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

    The colors are vibrant and exciting especially when they are arranged on the table. And the decorations are overwhelming. Once you have seen these right in front of you, you will be totally blocked. :) Nice post!

  24. Liz Lembeck June 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Beautiful decorations and fun theme. I really like the idea of the personalized hankerchief invitation. It’s a great idea and something to keep for time.

    Liz Lembeck-coolproducts.com

  25. denise @ little ant design June 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    love this! the table runner is adorable.

  26. Alyssa June 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    This is beautiful I love britain. what are the those things next to the truffles? that are in the tall class with I think frosting.

    • Tanya June 14, 2011 at 5:33 am

      Alyssa, those are mini cupcake shots that I made by layering cupcakes and frosting;)

  27. Denise June 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

    This was SO much fun to work on!! Thank you very much for featuring. And thank to Stefani and Tanya for inviting me. Very gratifying to see come together.

  28. Melissa Finn @ LA furniture June 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Aww…I love the details… nice

  29. invitation consultants June 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    i’m in love with that cake.

  30. ann @ wedding favors July 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

    The designs and the colors that they used can definite;y enthrall the interests of the guests especially the kids. Superb!

  31. Meris July 26, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I LOVE THIS!!! How can I make this appropriate for my daughter’s 1st birthday? Her name is BRITTYN, and I wanna do a British party now before she can make her own decisions!!! Any info would be great!!! Thanks so much for posting this!!!

  32. Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture November 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    My husband is English (met him there) so I absolutely adore this table setting. We even created a Union Jack cupcake wrapper as a tribute. It would have been darling for this display. Check it out here: http://www.bellacupcakecouture.com/item_203/Cupcake-Wrappers-Union-Jack-includes-50.htm

    Thanks again, Carrie

  33. emma March 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Absolutely adore the boot vase. Where can I get one?

  34. Kris Robitzsch January 9, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Very colorful and I bet the party went out really well.

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