Monday, May 6, 2013

Tea with a View {Bridal Event}

A few weeks ago, our Engaging Affairs team co-hosted a "Tea with a View" with the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental D.C. hotel.  It was a beautiful Spring day and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to pop out so our view of the Tidal Basin from the hotel suite was lovely. Lilypad Weddings created our pretty invitations and paper products!

Brides and their fiances or mothers joined us for a charming afternoon filled with sweet treats and even spa treatments!

The Mandarin Oriental's spacious suites have such fabulous light from so many windows (and great views)!

Guests enjoyed several varieties of tea as well as milk and freshly baked cookies (right from the suite's own gourmet kitchen). Delicious!

Cake designer extraordinaire Maggie Austin designed a cake with intricate carved icing that looked like marble. Maggie's cakes are so breathtaking and taste so amazing! Lucky guests of the tea were able to taste cake sample, as well.

Live painter Irina Koren painted the enchanting scene out the window of the hotel suite while guests looked on. Live painting is such a fun element to include at a wedding plus you get a lovely piece of art depicting your day.

When brides and their mothers weren't busy nibbling sweets and sipping tea, they were able to sample mini-treatments from the Mandarin Oriental spa.  What a treat!!

After a fabulous afternoon, guests left with gift bags filled with treats and tokens from the participating wedding vendors.  The tea was such a fabulous success and we had such a fabulous time chatting with brides-to-be!

Thank you to our amazing event partners. This event would not have happened without the amazing team at The Mandarin--Tracy, Bret and Amanda-- and their fabulous hotel and spa staff. We love working with them on weddings and this event together was just as much fun! Thanks to Mark Hamilton for the lovely images; Bill, Steve and Cassie with Edge for the gorgeous flowers; Maggie Austin for the breathtaking cake; Irina Koren for the beautiful painting and Lilypad Weddings for the pretty paper products!

The Mandarin Oriental D.C.
The Mandarin Oriental spa
Hamilton Photography
Edge Floral Design
Maggie Austin Cake
Live Painter Irina Koren
Lilypad Weddings

We look forward to next year's tea!!

Laura, Christine, Amanda and Sara