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Today is the launch of the second Sex and the City movie, following the massive wedding of the first one. And rumours abound about another wedding this time round, though maybe not for Samantha, despite all the decoy scenes filmed to fool the press.

If you have been inspired by movie weddings in the Big Apple, then you can make that come true with a destination wedding. The Bridal Consultant specialise in weddings overseas, especially the Manhattan wedding. They tailor make your day, but also offer specific themes.

The Sex and the City wedding starts with the limosine picking you up from the hotel, the lakeside wedding in Central Park followed by a 2 hour drive around New York taking in all the sights including Chalottes SoHo gallery, Carries favourite cupcake bar, and other scenes from the movie. The package includes the finishing touches such as a beautiful bouquet and matching Grooms buttonhole, and of course the photographer. (Photographs left: Jennifer Davis Photography)

Maybe you could follow the day with a honeymoon in Morocco…just probably not with the girls…

The Bridal Consultant offers the ultimate tailored experience for exclusive destination weddings. Other New York weddings range from themes such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 50’s inspired weddings to more traditional ceremonies – anything is possible in the cosmopolitan city that never sleeps!

Head down to a cinema near you to find out what happens to Carrie & co after the wedding…

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You’ve got a very important date… Just don’t be late!

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham carter all star in Tim Burtons version of Alice In Wonderland due for release in the UK on 5th march 2010, and we are very excited about it – already! We are predicting lots of spring weddings inspired by tea parties and general madness.

For planning your own Madhatters Tea Party, follow some of these tips:

Alice in Wonderland wedding theme

Key invites – Walt Disney Pictures; Keira’s blue wedding dress via FashionBride; Clock necklace from MadeNew; Eat me ring from Folksy; Oversized plant cup by Gitta Gschwendtner.

Things are not what they seem with these whacky but gorgeous details:

Stationery –Use labels for save-the-date’s and the seating chart, and include graphic images of curious objects on the invites. Use embossing and letter press for an authentic vintage look.

Play with size – As Alice kept growing and shrinking her perceptions were screwed – play with various sizes of objects around the venue, such as oversized planters and hangings, to tiny dolls-house sized objects in amongst table centrepieces…

What to wear – You don’t need to look as wired as Johnny Depp to pull off this theme – Be inspired by the pale blue dress worn by Alice for a non-traditional wedding dress & hire top hats for the guys.
Jewellery can be bold & colourful. Made-New make one-off pieces made from vintage jewellery and this one themed on watches is perfect for the white rabbit. Gift bridesmaids with these cute cake rings to wear with mis-matched colourful dresses – or have fun on your hen party making them with Fimo – remember that?!

Reception – Decorate the venue with chandeleirs by Madeleine Boulesteix, made from teacups, jelly moulds and vintage cutlery. Have jars of cookies, cakes & sweets on the table with ‘eat me’ labels – use these for dessert to save on the extra course… Have ‘curious objects’ around the venue  – especially great for kids

For more tea themed ideas check out our other tea party inspiration board

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Claire & Joe’s August wedding reflected the rustic surroundings with the wildflower dispays and touches of home-made charm in the details. All their family and friends got together to create a day full of personal charm. As a photographer herself, Claire trusted friends to capture the day – it can often make for a more relaxed and personal style as your friends know you well…

“Flowers came from a local wholesaler and were agapanthus, lavender, freesia, astrantia, blue scabious and gypsophila (for the country look)  shamrock crysanths, pale pink large roses, white akito roses.  Agapanthus were amazing.  They are also called African Lily and matched the bridesmaids perfectly.”

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These romantic shots in the cornfield were taken at the reception venue, Wethele Manor, near Leamington Spa.

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The details can really tie the whole theme together – Big themes were lavender and jam jars, used as table features, for floral displays and favours.

The table centres were arranged by Joes aunt and the bouquets and button holes done my one of my bridesmaids!  (I believe everyone is a professional!). My mom made strawberry jam for the favours.  Mini jars bought online for a bargain of £26 for about 150 mini jars.  I had everyone I know collecting empty food jars for 7 months as we used them as lanterns outside at night and for the flowers to go in on the tables and in the church window sills.  It was a great way of making £350 worth of flowers go a long long way.  Plus my friend then had all the jam jars for her wedding a few months afterwards! “

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Vintage wedding ideas are becoming more popular. Why not have a wedding with a tea party theme…

Personally Tea has been part of my heritage as my Dad is a tea taster for a major brand, and my parents are from Yorkshire and drink gallons of the stuff. Between our wedding and reception we held a tea party in the church hall so we could invite a larger number of people. Friends and family brought a plethora of cakes and we were served tea by the Mothers Union.

Vintage Tea Party Wedding IdeasIdeas for a tea themed wedding:

This table setting from Country Living (1) could be easily created with rented tea sets, flowers from the gardens of friends, and a selection of cakes and cucumber sandwiches!

Extend the party by giving your guests tea favours – fair trade of course.  The bags from Fair Trade Teas (2) are a special wedding blend in a silk bag.

Hire vintage sets from the vintage tea company (3) for an elegant picnic or tea party theme.

Tea was introduced into Britain in the 1650’s and since then has played an important part in British tradition and culture. Made fashionable in 1660 by Queen Catherine of Braganza, tea very quickly moved from luxury to staple. Ladies of leisure in Victorian England used ‘afternoon tea’ as a means of filling the gap between luncheon and dinner by inviting friends over, and this soon heralded manufacturers to create elegant designs for the occasion.

Vintage Tea ideas for your wedding gift list

There are some gorgeous tea sets and accessories available that you can add to your gift list:

Ester Coombs creates decorative cake stands (1) from vintage tea cups and saucers and then illustrates them with graphic patterns.

Juliette at Home create scented candles and soaps (2) inspired by the English tea party. We love the rhubarb and custard kitchen candle.

Vintage cake forks can be found on Ebay – for the full tea party experience!

Try more exotic teas such as blooming jasmine from Emeyu teas (3)

Tea cosies (4) can be made from recycled fabrics and yarns to complete the set.

Kaoru designs ceramic tea sets (5)specifically to keep specialist artisans in business. The ceramic industry has been in decline in the UK as manufacturing moves overseas, but these designs keep skilled workers in trade so they can pass their skills to the next generation.

You can easily add any gifts to your wedding list with the new Wedding Notebook gift list service that will be launched soon, so you can create a new home as independent as you are!

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