Well, this week is flying by and Miss Party still hasn’t had time to delve into to the 800 pics of the Mad Tea Party to extract some of the best –but she’s workin’ on it. She’s pulled out a couple to tide you over until she can get through all the rest of the images.
The weather for party day was predicted to be stormy, so the call was made to hold the beginning social time with the fantasy Makeup Artist (she was amazing!) and Caricaturist (all the guests loved this!), and then the tea party itself, indoors. Later in the party, if the weather held, picture time would be held outdoors. The birthday girl was so set on the entire party being held outdoors that it took quite a bit of convincing on our part and mental readjustment on her part, that all would be well. In the end, we made lemonade out of lemons and had much more time to work with and perfect the tea party table so it turned out even more beautiful then it might otherwise have been.
As you’ll see in the image below of the head table, each table was layered with all sorts of unrelated objects, flowers in bottles and unusual vases (specifically red roses), mismatched china, teapots, quotes from the books, playing cards, symbolic objects and rose petals. Each guest had a completely different set of objects or perspective of those objects running down the table. No one of the four tables was the same. The guests were so entranced, the Queen of England would have been impressed with their perfect manners throughout the Low Tea!