We decided to split up our wedding into three separate celebrations so that we could soak up all the festivities without sensory overload. As two neurodivergent humans, it was important to feed ourselves with deep nourishment and support on this journey.
Like most New York brides, I’ve been wondering how can I have an inexpensive wedding in NYC? I’ve been combing through the big commercial wedding websites for ideas of affordable wedding venues, and I found next to nothing that would fit my budget. Then I found tea houses as an inexpensive NYC wedding venue option!
It was a steampunk meets Alice in Wonderland extravaganza for which we fell HARD. Chloe loves Tim Burton, Nick love steampunk, and they both love being different in general. This high tea wedding took all these themes up a notch with red silk and lace, mechanical clockwork, and seriously gorgeous fashion WITH top hats. Don’t miss the guests’ fashion, jam favors, and the bride’s red striped gown that slayed us dead.
Many weddings nowadays try to effortlessly blend two totally different cultures; this, obviously, can be hard. However, I recently had a great idea on how to blend two seemingly different cultures through an easy subject: tea cups!
Now that we’re back to catering our own wedding (with major help from the wedding party), I whipped up a concrete version of the simple afternoon tea wedding menu that’s been running around in my head. I’m aiming to keep this very very simple to spare us stress and cost and time.
After getting a tea shop favor quote that was $400 over-budget, one bride decided to come up with her own tea favors on the cheap with a rockin’ name to boot! Here’s how you can do the same.