06 Jun

Gorgeous “British Invasion” Bridal Brunch

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

Read on for LOTS more gorgeous images + vendor resources and creative details…

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.”


– Event Planning & Styling: Tanya Martinez of Save the Date for Cupcakes &
Stefanie Schiada of Brooklyn Limestone
– Photography: Stefanie Schiada of Brooklyn Limestone
– Location: Ici Restaurant
– Floral Design: Denise Fasanello
– Graphic Design: Sonicstef Design
– Queen Pillows: Slipcover Your Life
– Custom Printed Fabric: KarmaKraft
– Cake: Sugar Couture
– Cake Topper: Enchanted Belles
– Chocolate covered Oreos: Sweeties By Kim
– Fudge Pops: Flour & Iced
– Fondant Cookie Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
– Favor boxes and Straws: Think Garnish
– Chair Signs: Our Hobby to Your Home
– Doughnuts: Dough a Deer
– Ring: Shimmering Schmooies
– Truffles: Velvet Cream Bakery
– Cookies: The Baking Sheet

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Jen @ The Finer Things SAYS:

How beautiful and fun!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Rebecca @This Nest is Best SAYS:

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!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Rebecca @This Nest is Best SAYS:

Had to share on my blog today from my British friend’s wedding anniversary!http://thisnestisbest.com/2011/06/14/british-bridal-brunc/

June 14, 2011 at 7:07 am

Tanya~ Save the Date for Cupcakes SAYS:

Thanks SO much for the fabulous feature!!!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Xio@ Mint Daisy Design Studio SAYS:

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

Reply June 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm


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

Reply June 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things SAYS:

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!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm


Aww This is extremely beautiful!!!! <3

Reply June 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Um, wow…. just, wow!

– Sarah

Reply June 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Jennifer @ Licious Food SAYS:

I love all the little touches! Beautiful!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Aaliyah Goodman SAYS:

Absolutely Beautiful!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Jordan - Polkadot Prints SAYS:

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!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

katrina SAYS:

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

Reply June 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Kelly Balfour SAYS:

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!!!!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Zoila @ Squared Party Printables SAYS:

Love, love, LOVE this party!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

www.StarHughes.com SAYS:

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

Reply June 6, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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