I love tea time, the delicate china crockery, the cute dinky cutlery, perfectly brewed tea in fanciful teapots and fragrant coffee in wonderful coffee pots. I love the nostalgia and the familiarity as well as the comfort of a good brew. Vintage inspired pieces, beautifully set tables, a riot of colours, textures, tastes and smells. The laughter and the chatter, the comfort of sitting down to an occasion that is only as formal as you wish it to be.
Teatime weddings might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I find the theme and timing fascinating. The ceremony would usually be planned for about two in the afternoon, with the celebration starting around four. The timings are obviously just a suggestion especially if both of the above are being held at the same venue. It is perfect if you have children invited to the wedding and also if the following day is a working day for many of the guests. You may choose to have an alcohol free wedding, or include a bar if you may so wish.
Wedding favour ideas may be a small mason jar filled with the wedding brew, miniature cakes and macaroons on a small chine plate, a small porcelain teacup filled with miniature chocolate. It is so easy to be innovative and personalise your wedding to the smallest detail.
Teatime weddings range from totally casual to extremely formal elegant events. I love the versatility of it all. It is a perfect way to make the best of Maltese weather in the winter and early spring. Whether it is a cold, wintry stormy afternoon, or a balmy, warm one both lend themselves perfectly to a teatime celebration.