Vintage bridal shower tea party

Categories   Bachelorette + Shower

Afternoon tea, Italian wine, dessert, and pearls are reason enough to celebrate with your soon-to-be bridal party, yes? Today, a couple of Italian vendors are sharing some party inspiration specifically for that reason. Should you decide to get married in Italy (lucky you), we don’t doubt these folks would help you throw a fab event. And if you’re not getting married in Italy, the details in this shoot would make for a fun and elegant tea party bridal shower with the ladies, vintage dresses and fancy hats required, of course.

vintage bridal tea party decor

long stem pink rose centerpieces

vintage bridal tea party tablescape

vintage bridal tea party

Varese Wedding on the design + styling of the shoot:

For most of the items I went straight to my grandmother’s attic and pulled black & white photographs and doilies. I also visited flea markets and found a handful of lovely vintage objects: an old typewriter, an antique teapot, old books. I quickly realized that it’s one of the best ways for a bride to add a vintage touch to her wedding! Just take a stroll around antique markets with some friends and you’ll find unique pieces to decorate with. 

vintage bridal tea party dessert table

bridal shower tea party

vintage bridal tea party

Elena, the creator of those cute hats, is an old-fashioned jewels and hat designer. She was inspired by the Victorian and bohemian fashion, using soft colors and rich fabrics, combining flowers, feathers, lace and pearls to make elegant and unique pieces. Some hats reproduced in the shape of a cylinder, were typical of the Victorian fashion, others were inspired by cocktail hats used in the 30s.

delicate pink roses

individual bridal shower treats

simple white frosted bridal shower cake

delicate pink roses and key embellishment

vintage bridal tea party


Event design + styling: Laura from Varese Wedding / Photography: Studio Fotografando Milano / Venue: Locanda del Glicine Antico / Catering: Le Gourmet / Florist: Maschiocchi Boutique del Fiore / Hats: Elena, Cunene / Fashion stylist: Elisa Scagnetti / Dresses and jewels: La Camelia Collezioni / Calligraphy & paper products: Susanna, Daily Suze / Hair + makeup: Cristina Nosè, Stefania Cedroni and Carola Iapicca

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(@WeddingReports) (@WeddingReports) on Jul 3, 2012

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(@clubwedd) (@clubwedd) on Jul 3, 2012

Afternoon tea, Italian wine, dessert, and pearls are reason enough to celebrate with your soon-to-be bridal part...

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jul 3, 2012

Ideas for a vintage bridal shower tea party from Italian event designer @VARESEWEDDING:

(@helenChupp) (@helenChupp) on Jul 3, 2012

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(@LayneCorban) (@LayneCorban) on Jul 3, 2012

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(@WeddingCakeBook) (@WeddingCakeBook) on Jul 3, 2012

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kopler on Jul 3, 2012

pretty nice pictures – thanks for the infomation

LMVisual Wedding Studio on Jul 3, 2012

This is very classy! Love it mucho!

Doris Tan (@dorisXOX) on Jul 3, 2012

Ideas for a vintage bridal shower tea party from Italian event designer @VARESEWEDDING: via @100LayerCake

Tea Leaf Times (@TeaLeafTimes) on Jul 3, 2012

Vintage bridal shower tea party | Bachelorette + Shower | 100 Layer ... #tea

Alisha Williams (@alishaw) on Jul 3, 2012

The most beautiful bridal shower I have ever seen:

Caribbean Wedding events on Jul 3, 2012

This is my kinda party...would love to share a cuppa!

Stephanie Todaro (@stephanietodaro) on Jul 3, 2012

I am seriously swooning over this bridal shower party...not one for the girly, but this makes me happy! @100layercake

Alyx on Jul 3, 2012

lovely shoot :X love her ideea with the tea cup hat :X looks gorgeous

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jul 3, 2012

Italian event designer @VARESEWEDDING is sharing a few ideas on throwing a vintage bridal shower tea party:

elli by studio34E on Jul 3, 2012

gorgeous!i love the style!

(@LMSPhotography) (@LMSPhotography) on Jul 3, 2012

Vintage Bridal Shower Tea Party via @100LayerCake #wedding #bridalshower

andrea {tapestri} on Jul 3, 2012

Sweet little cake, I like the icing details, and the hat is adorable :)

Cunene (@cunene_art) on Jul 4, 2012

Cunene on Hats for a wedding! Thanks to Laura from Check this page...

Laura [ Varese Wedding ] on Jul 4, 2012

Thanks, it was really fun to design and create this shoot!

Varese Wedding Italy (@VARESEWEDDING) on Jul 4, 2012

Vintage bridal shower tea party | Bachelorette + Shower | 100 Layer Cake via @100layercake

Susanna *Suze Studio Design * on Jul 4, 2012

Congrats to Laura & team for the awesome shooting, styled to perfection! It was a pleasure to contribute to this little masterpiece. Thanks!

Pedersen's Rentals (@pedersensrental) on Jul 4, 2012

Beautifully vintage #WW

FrugalWahms (@FrugalWahms) on Jul 4, 2012

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The Estate house (@CypressGroveOrl) on Jul 6, 2012

Great decor inspiration from 100 Layer Cake!...

Ruth on Jul 8, 2012

Love this shoot! The rose centerpieces are so gorgeous!

twoleavestea (@twoleavestea) on Jul 17, 2012

Tea, a vintage party, and perhaps the most attractive bridal party we've ever seen:

FavorsBySerendipity (@SerendipityFav) on Jul 19, 2012

Oooh...vintage bridal shower tea party. (I LOVE tea parties.) @100layercake

Angie Wagner on Feb 8, 2013

Love all the little details, especially the hats!

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