Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Royal Reception ~ A Gala Affair

It was a spectacular day culminated by a very special evening. Not enough pictures were taken and I'm not certain the pictures would have captured the festive feeling of the event anyway. The guests at the Royal Reception wore a marvelous variety of hats and fascinators. It was as exciting to see their head pieces as it was at the actual wedding. Fortunately, a few pictures of the evening tea were take, and I share both the menu and the pictures here. Enjoy!

The Menu ~ Spring Asparagus Soup with Fresh Dill; Mixed Salad Greens, Regal White Violets, Fresh Chive Cream Dressing, Herbed Croutons;Curried Chicken Pie, Ham & Dijon Puffs, Apple Rosemary Blue Cheese Knots, Sweet 'n Savory Strawberry Cheese, Toasted Pecan Crowns; Royal Tea Scones, Lemon Pecan Scones, True Devon Cream, Orange Curd, Lemon Verbena Jelly, Fresh Oranges, Strawberries, Kiwi; and A Match Made in Heaven:Will's Chocolate Biscuit Cake and Kate's Petite Raspberry Wedding Cake
Mimosas, to toast the happy couple ~ May they live happily ever after!
Note: Thank you to Marcella Farina, the Tea and Hat Lady, for granting permission to share her photos of the salad and the sandwich plate.


lemonverbenalady said...

Looks like you all had an amazing week! Again, wish I was closer!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the photos!

Comfrey Cottages said...

i second that on wishing i lived closer! a tea fit for royalty! just lovely xxxx

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So lovely, looks delicious too! You do such fabulous work...I wish I lived closer too!! Donna

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I'm not sure how your chocolate biscuit cake was made but I just ran across this one and it sounds great. And easy!

Angela McRae said...

What a delightful (and gorgeous!) tea, and what a wonderful time you all must have had! You cannot imagine how much I am dying to visit your tea room! I was thinking about it this afternoon and going to get in touch with a girlfriend who loves to travel!