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Elegant Afternoon Reception

Rupa Photography

For those looking for something slightly different to the traditional ‘sit down, three course, with a desert table’ kind of reception, this shoot offers the perfect inspiration. A gorgeous afternoon tea for your closest friends and family is sure to hit the spot!
The central London venue, One Marylebone, was filled with flawless details planned by Rupa Photography and Onetime Design and assisted by Number 12 Creative and Nadia Rae Afternoon Tea. Extraordinary Days Events came on board with their expertise to ensure that the day ran smoothly and everything was coordinated as well as sorting out last minute details. Get ready for some super sweet elegant afternoon reception ideas in the full gallery here, captured by Rupa Photography and Steve Shipman.

groomsman looks

elegant bridal looks

pretty purple bouquet

Purple Flowers For Every Season

One Marylebone, with its floor to ceiling arched windows, allowed for as much natural light as the season could boast, whilst Nadia Rae Afternoon Tea transformed the table into a feast of decadent delights that was in keeping with the warm and bold choice of a rich purple and green color palette. Tabledressers assisted us in keeping decor to a minimum as to not distract from the food, however we couldn’t help but be a little playful with the use of cake stands for some ‘time for tea’ arrangements by Scarlet and Violet. Euphoric Flowers designed picture perfect buttonholes and a bridal bouquet with a summer mix of Verbena, Penstemon, Dahlias and Flowering Mint. To achieve a similar color palette in the winter months Simon suggests Lisianthus, purple ornamental cabbages and bloom chrysanthemums.

cocktail hour bar

wedding hair

hors d'oeuvres

shrimp hors d'oeuvres

Reception Alternative: Afternoon Tea

As a wedding planner, Extraordinary Days was excited to come on board the photo shoot because an afternoon tea is a perfect alternative to a traditional three course dinner without having to compromise too much on tradition. You can still have three courses but with an exciting change. Alternatively, such a grand tea can serve as a fantastic event for guests the day before the wedding to extend festivities. No matter how you incorporate a tea into your wedding, you should work closely with an excellent caterer, such as Nadia Rae Afternoon Tea who created the tea for this shoot, to tailor your food choices to the current season and even the color scheme. She worked with Mandy from Number 12 Creative who did the food styling for her creations.

elegant purple and white reception

purple floral tea time centerpieces

purple place settings

wedding small plate menu ideas

wedding cake with climbing purple flowers

Full Circle Wedding Films captured the essence of One Marylebone, the excitement of the photo shoot, and beauty of the bride and groom perfectly in the short film below.


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