Tea party bridal showers have long been one of the most popular bridal shower themes, and that's why were thrilled when Karen Feder of Karen Feder Photography shared this lovely vintage-inspired shower with us! Lindsay, the bride, was fortunate enough to have her bridesmaids put this shower together for her, and with a little inspiration and some borrowed and thrifted pieces you can put together a similar bridal shower. I broke this real bridal shower down into 8 main style elements. Use this list when selecting serveware and decorations for your own vintage tea party bridal shower. Here are the 8 style elements:
8 Tea Party Bridal Shower Style Elements
- Vintage lace - this is a great element to use in for a tea party bridal shower because vintage doilies and tablecloths are so affordable easy to come by in thrift stores at flea markets.
- Mismatched china - another fun flea market find. You might also check your cupboards to see what you already own before you do any shopping.
- Crystal serveware - this is something your mothers and grandmothers probably own. Try to borrow it instead of buying new pieces.
- Antique silver - I've come across many pieces of antique silver in my trips to Goodwill. A lot of great items get overlooked simply because they are in need of a polish. My favorite silver polish is toothpaste.
- Roses - nothing says vintage tea party quite like soft pink and ivory roses arranged in antique silver.
- Pearls - drape strands of costume pearls around your centerpieces and china to create a vintage vignette.
- Kraft paper - mix with delicate lace and elegant script fonts to create charming vintage invitations and labels.
- Script fonts - use a script font like Snell Roundhand or Dynalight for your tea party invitations and paper goods.
"Being that Lindsay's May wedding will be very vintage, her bridesmaids wanted to throw her a bridal shower that would fit her style. Finding vintage pieces at occasional shops in the area, and having a friend of one of the bridesmaids lend items to them, they set out to form a vintage tea party bridal shower. Guests were asked to bring a tea cup or mug that would represent themselves and wear a vintage apron to add to the fun. Almost all the food and stationery were created by them, and all the decorating they did the night before. Guests had a great time drinking tea with their pinkies up and celebrating Lindsay!"
- Karen Feder of Karen Feder Photography
Photography by Karen Feder Photography