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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Kate Coveny Hood SAYS:

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??

Reply June 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Reese @ JAF Gifts SAYS:

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

Reply June 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Laura@JourneyChic SAYS:

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!

Reply June 7, 2011 at 10:22 am


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!

Reply June 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Kori Clark SAYS:

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

Reply June 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

emma SAYS:

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

Reply June 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Tanya SAYS:

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

June 14, 2011 at 5:37 am

rivernorthLove SAYS:

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}

Reply June 9, 2011 at 7:15 am

ann @ wedding favors SAYS:

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!

Reply June 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

Liz Lembeck SAYS:

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

Reply June 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

denise @ little ant design SAYS:

love this! the table runner is adorable.

Reply June 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Alyssa SAYS:

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.

Reply June 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Tanya SAYS:

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

June 14, 2011 at 5:33 am

Denise SAYS:

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.

Reply June 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

Melissa Finn @ LA furniture SAYS:

Aww…I love the details… nice

Reply June 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

invitation consultants SAYS:

i’m in love with that cake.

Reply June 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

ann @ wedding favors SAYS:

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

Reply July 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

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