Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas

Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Little Vintage Rentals Photo by Fiona Melder

Here are 5 simple and chic additions to make your bridal shower tea party memorable.   Notice the floral trend, but remember less is more!  Be sure to compliment these items with solid color tablecloths and accents to maintain a more classic look.

Photo by Fiona Melder  Little Vintage Rentals Teacups NYC

Teacups:  This is a must have!  Whether you rent vintage china or gather pieces from family and friends , be sure to have delicate china teacups and saucers on hand; they will be the core design element of the party.   (photo by Fiona Melder)

Sugar and Cloth Floral Macarons Photo by Jared Smith

Floral Macarons:  It seems no feminine party is complete without this delicacy but why not try this amazing DIY from Sugar & Cloth?  Gather the bridal party for a day of fun and display your hard work at the party!  (photo by Jared Smith)

Fleur de Letters Calligraphy Fiona Melder Photography

Calligraphy Invitations:  Nothing sets the tone for a party more than a calligraphy and watercolor invitation!  This beauty by Fleur de Letters is a great example of one that can be reproduced into invitations. Be sure to keep the original artwork for the bride-to-be! (photo by Fiona Melder)

Photo by Fallon Chan  Flatware Rentals Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Loose Tea:  Be sure to have a bevy of loose teas available for guests to customize flavors.  It’s a great conversation starter and works as a beautiful ‘tea bar’ display.  (photo by Fallon Chan)

Vintage Napkin Favors A Subtle Revelry

Bulb Filled Vintage Napkin Favors:  One of the sweetest mementos for Spring and Summer bridal showers ever; placing a single bulb in a vintage napkin or handkerchief for favors.  Each guest will remember the party as they watch their flowers bloom!  Such a sweet idea from Victoria Hudgins at A Subtle Revelry and easy to DIY.

Vintage Party Rentals: Centerpieces

Ali Harper and Blue-Eyed Yonder

Figuring out how to incorporate vintage party rentals at your wedding can be overwhelming when you read too many DIY tutorials and blog posts.  Therefore, we’ve gathered our favorite inspiration to help narrow down centerpiece ideas!   Here are some simple ways to incorporate our vintage party rentals at your New York City (or beyond) event!

Above this tarnished trophy is simply a showstopper!  Below, we love this rustic wood slices paired with a few vintage bottles and a sweet message to guests.

Rustic centerpiece inspiration

milk glass wedding centerpiece

Above, milk glass vases + compotes are such an easy way to display your favorite blooms in clusters and a little vintage floral china adds the perfect touch.  Below, DIY flowers in a floral tea tin are very romantic with candlelight!

Vintage centerpiece inspiration

Photography credits: Trophy:  Ali Harper Wood Rounds + Bottles: Whitney Neal  Milk Glass:  Christina McNeil  Tin: Blume Photography

Vintage Bridal Shower China Rental

vintage china

There is nothing more special than a floral tea cup and mismatched saucer creating it’s own unique design for each guest at a vintage inspired bridal shower.  Soft colors and feminine floral patterns are a perfect way to celebrate the bride-to-be.  Renting vintage china in NYC for a bridal shower is a simple way to dress up any venue.  Here is some of my favorite inspiration!

vintage china teacups

vintage china

Vintage China Rentals NYC

Vintage China and Flatware

rent china in nyc

Photo Credits:   1:  Gaby J Photography , 2: Love Katie + Sarah, 3: Photography by Karma Hill, 4:  Mandy Forlenza Sticos, 5: Sara Gray Photography, 6: Ananda Lima

Simply Printed

Minted Wedding Invitation

In the sea of wedding decor and trends, I am drawn more to simple design for Spring 2014.  This is most true when looking over this season’s offerings of wedding invitation suites.  A small leaf or one simple flower complemented by a lovely font is a sweet, simple and romantic choice.

Minted offers some of my favorite designs of the season and their styling of the product is spot on.  I had my personal wedding announcements printed through them and can attest to the superb quality.  Here are a few of my favorites for the season.

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitation

I also found this lovely suite below available in letterpress, it’s the sweetest.

Minted Invitations

Simple Dessert Displays

Cake Display

In the land of over the top celebrations, I gravitate toward a simple display for desserts.  In my opinion, less is more.  By ordering dozens of different petit fours you’re only creating chaos, not good design.  Here are a few dessert displays that kept it low key and home grown.

Shabby Chic Cake Display

Wedding Cake Vintage Suitcase

Dessert Display

Enjoy this post?  Don’t forget to check out a dessert display Little Vintage Rentals created which was featured on 100 Layer Cake here.

Photography Credits (1) Kassie Moore  (2) Amanda Basteen  (3) Kayla Adams & Co. (4) Best Photography

Typewriter Guestbooks

Katie Day

We’ve been getting tons of requests for working typewriters at events!  We are loving the trend of the happy couple taking home pages of typewritten love notes from guests.  Would you opt for a typewriter guest book?

Katie Day

All Photos:  Katie Day