Fabulous Day, Fabulous Suppliers And Even More Fabulous Brides To Be
Tucked away in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside Tithe Barn in Poppleton, York was the perfect setting for the inaugural Blossom & Belle Bridal Tea Party. Antonia Aitken of Blossom & Belle first shared her vision for the event with me at a wedding fair last year and boy did she deliver it and then some. The aim of the day was to create a different type of bridal event, designing a beautifully intimate and exclusive afternoon for brides to be.
Each supplier involved was hand selected by Blossom & Belle to ensure that the creme de la creme of the Yorkshire wedding industry were there to showcase their wares. Blossom & Belle themselves are a York based couture bridalware brand, offering bespoke pieces to make brides feel fabulous and their dresses simply oozed beauty and elegance on the day.
Upon entering the 450 year old Tithe Barn, guests were greeted with complimentary fizz by Fine Drinks Cooperative and the soundtrack for the day was provided by a range of talented musicians. Groups of guests meandered the space socialising and chatting to suppliers in a relaxed and friendly environment that was just perfect. The tea party had a truly magical atmosphere, with suppliers and visitors alike enjoying the delicious afternoon teas laid on by thelovely ladies of Cakes D’Ilicious with venue dressing by Perfect Venue Dressing Yorkshire and signage supplied by LoveLi.
The event was a roaring success and I don’t doubt that another tea party will be in the pipeline before too long. As they say watch this space for more information coming soon…
Photography by Olivia Brabbs Photography
BLOSSOM & BELLE COUTURE BRIDAL WEAR
The driving force behind the Bridal Tea Party. Antonia designs stunning couture bridal wear and promises to create ‘your dream dress’.
Providing fabulous tea and cakes in the style of a vintage afternoon tea on the day. This small family run business aims to provide you with a true vintage experience.
Our fabulous venue for this tea party this stunning barn is over 450 years old and provided the perfect backdrop for this fabulous occasion.
ELISOBERRY BESPOKE TIARAS
Vintage inspired bridal headpieces made with the finest crystals and pearls. Check out their Facebook page for gorgeous bridal accessories.
PERFECT VENUE DRESSING YORKSHIRE
These lovely ladies dressed the venue to make it perfect for a vintage tea party. They are a family run business covering all areas of Yorkshire and provide complete venue styling.
JANETTE GLASSBY MILINERY
Beautiful bespoke headwear that makes you feel amazing from the moment you open the hat box. Check out this lovely ladies website for some fabulous ready to wear pieces or perhaps you want something bespoke – perfect for Mother of The Bride.
ALISON MARTIN MAKUP ARTIST
This York based business has a passion for creating gorgeous bridal looks. Alison listens to each brides wishes to create a radiant, flawless look that lasts all day and not only leaves you feeling confident but also looking a million dollars.
INNOVATIONS HAIR & BEAUTY
TELEPHONE: 01904 798705
OLIVIA BRABBS PHOTOGRAPHY
This commercial and wedding documentary photographer produces simply stunning images. With an eye for natural moments she uses a sensitive and intuitive approach to create beautiful, timeless images. Head to her wedding website to see for yourself.
York based florist specialising in floral arrangements for weddings and social functions.
THE GRANGE THERAPIES
Holistic therapies to pamper, destress and unwind from all of that wedding planning. Prepare mind, body and soul for your big day with the team at Grange Therapies.
One for the boys – this highly creative tailoring company specialises in bespoke and made to measure garments. Make sure your groom is immaculately turned out on the big day.
Beautifully handcrafted soap, butter, bath bombs and more from this fabulous company. They even do a range of wedding favours.
KAREN MARY BESPOKE SILVER JEWELLERY
Simply stunning bespoke silver jewellery and accessories, expertly hand-crafted for special occasions, gifts and everyday wear. Get your big day jewellery sorted with this fabulous range of bridal jewellery.
CUP CAKE CARAVANS
A quirky and unique venue providing the perfect vintage backdrop.
DOLLY DAYDREAMS PARTY CARAVAN
They offer ‘part’ packages in their mobile space from mad hatters tea parties and pamper party through to craft or even cupcake decorating. Perfect for hen do’s and wedding day fun.
Quirky VW campervan that makes super fun wedding transport. Let Jemima Blue take you on your special journey.
TO THE BLUE
This acoustic duo will be provided the soundtrack to the Bridal Tea Party.
Providing live music, and a touch of elegance to your wedding, event or private party. Their impressive repertoire includes many classics, along with contemporary numbers.
SARAH DEAN HARPIST
The Harp is often thought of as the ‘Instrument of the Gods’ and we tend to agree.
MADE TO BE
Beautiful vintage fabric bouquets by Made to Be.
FINE DRINKS COOPERATIVE
The lovely people from The Fine Drinkc Cooperative will be provided bubbles on arrival – big thumbs up from us!
Providing the ultimate alternative wedding cake the team from Love Cheese make showstopping cheese cakes. PS – They have a fabulous little cafe on Gillygate in York too!