Moody Monday – English Garden Party Wedding Theme

If you are having a spring or summer wedding, why not make the most of the weather (fingers crossed) and have an English garden party theme? There are so many pretty floral and vintage styles that you could incorporate into your day to bring the theme together.

By having the theme of a garden party you could have a tea party as your wedding breakfast instead of a sit-down meal. Ask your wedding venue if they would cater for this, or find a catering company to provide the food (make sure you check with your venue before booking a catering company, as some venues do not allow outside caterers).

Have plates, bowls and cake stands of finger sandwiches, scones, tea cakes, strawberries, salads, fruits and cup cakes in the centre of tables that guests can help themselves to.  Source or hire floral and vintage style china plates, cups, jugs, tea pots and silver cutlery. These can also be used as part of your decoration.

Create a romantic, elegant scene by decorating tables with pretty floral and pastel colour table cloths and napkins and decorate the garden of the venue with fresh seasonal flowers, garlands, bunting, bird cages, ribbons and some of the garden party crockery. Chandeliers or lanterns hanging from tree branches will give a sophisticated charm.

Have your table plan created with a floral design and even use flower names as your table names instead of numbers. Send invitations that bring the theme together. Most wedding stationery companies have ranges that will complement your English garden party theme.

Wedding mood board showing ideas for a English Garden Party wedding theme

Linen, Crockery – The English Tea Party

Cake Stand – Notonthehighstreet.com

Invitation – Oh So Beautiful Paper

Sandwiches – Image by Robin Stubbert

Bunting – Zigazag Bunting

Cups and Saucers – Afternoon Tea Party

Place Setting, Tea Pots – Vintage Tableware

Table Name, Bird Cage, Table Plan – My Vintage Party

Luxury Chocolates From Chocolate Blush – Product of the Week

By now you should know that The Wedding Community LOVES sweet things!

This week we were delighted when a huge (and we mean huge!) box of beautifully packaged chocolate treats arrived at The Wedding Community HQ from Chocolate Blush.

Chocolate Blush makes amazing luxury chocolates in all sorts of shapes and sizes. As it’s Valentine’s Day on 14th February they sent us a selection of their Valentine’s products. These would all make fantastic gifts for your loved but would also be perfect as gifts for your wedding guests and bridal party.

Picture of Chocolate Truffles From Chocolate Blush

We sampled Chocolate Blush’s sensational truffles, which are all handmade with fresh ingredients including pure Belgian chocolate and fresh cream. The truffles come in 12 delicious flavours: Coconut, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Champagne Cocktail, Salted Butter Caramel, Honey, Praline, Espresso Caramel, Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry and ‘Great Taste Award’ winning Lemon. We loved each and every one of these truffles but I think our favourites were Champagne Cocktail, Espresso Caramel, Praline, Vanilla and… well actually, all of them really!

Each individual truffle is delicately shaped and decorated and then presented in a beautiful box, including a cute heart-shaped box for Valentines.

Picture of Printed Chocolates from Chocolate BlushPicture of Personalised Chocolate Bars from Chocolate Blush

The truffles from Chocolate Blush are available in boxes of 6, 12 or 24 as gifts that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day but also as 1, 2, 4 or 6 which would make brilliant wedding favours to wow your guests.

Another amazing product that Chocolate Blush has created is their very cute chocolate scallop shell. These are beautiful solid chocolate shells wrapped in foil, containing two chocolate truffles of choice. These would be wonderful placed on your wedding tables for your guests to admire during dinner and devour after!

We also had the great pleasure of tasting one of Chocolate Blush’s handmade vanilla biscuits that are dipped in chocolate. We have to say, this was mouth-wateringly good!

Each of the handmade products that Chocolate Blush create can be made to order and can also be packaged to co-ordinate with your wedding colour scheme.

Whether you are looking for wedding favour ideas or a present for your loved one (or even just for yourself!) we highly recommend ordering Chocolate Blush’s divine chocolate products.