@VAwife: We will have plenty of food it will be a plated afternoon tea which includes :
Miss Emily’s Chicken Salad on freshly
baked croissants; Mini Cottage Pies, Cucumber canape finger sandwiches with an herbed
honey mustard sauce on white bread; Slices of our delicious quiche –
usually we pair the High Tea with our Crab and Three Cheese Quiche,
but it could be any of our quiche selection, as season and
availability allow for ingredients; Mini Filo Cups stuffed with our
Cherry Blue Chicken Salad; Fresh Fruit Salad; Glorious Morning tea
Muffins; and a substitution for our usual Dave’s Pinwheel will be a
Roast Beef on Lavosh Bread with a Horseradish Spread inside to
accompany it. We will also be providing a dessert course which will
include our Home Baked Scones and Freshly made Chantilly Cream as well
as a selection of Mini Pastries
Wedding CAke- 4 tiers Almond Pound Cake with bottom tier having Salted CAramel filling , next tier having raspberyy Lemon Curd filling, Next tier having Praline Buttercream filling, and the top tier having Toasted Coconut Pecan filling. Amaretto Buttercream Icing and Ameretto Fondant. It will look like Green Wedgewood.
Grooms Cake- Red Velvet with cream cheese filling 3 tiers and Chocolate Creamcheese icing with chocolate dipped strawberries.
Also Chocolate Petit Fours with my parents monogram as it will also be their 45th wedding anniversary that day as well.
We will have 5 varieties of hot tea a few types of coffee (yuk) along with gourmet toppings for both, Iced Tea, & lemonade as well as punch.
In addition to the wedding favours which will be a beautiful cookie with an edible cameo on top, will be my favourite tea, lavendar sugar, and a donation to a pet charity. We will also have a make our tea blend station where guest will be able to make their own tea blend and take it home.
All my special female guests are recieving a lily of the valley cameo which I am making. I am a jewelry designer. My bouquet is lily of the valley and a way to honour my uncle & my best friend who passed away. It was their birth month flower.
I have a few more things planned but their this only so much you can do in 3 hours.
I do want my guest to have a good time, but not at the sake of me being miserable.
I think those invited will be happy.