Our guests ar­rived in fas­ci­na­tors and tiaras for an af­ter­noon tea fit for roy­alty in cel­e­bra­tion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wed­ding.

Weddingbells (Toronto) - - Destinations -

Fri­day, May 11, Wed­ding­bells hosted a high tea in cel­e­bra­tion of the May 19th royal wed­ding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle.

The event, held at the One King West Ho­tel, wel­comed key part­ners in the wed­ding in­dus­try in­clud­ing bridal de­sign­ers, bou­tique own­ers, me­dia in­flu­encers, wed­ding plan­ners and ad­ver­tis­ers. Guests en­joyed DAVIDsTEA and a va­ri­ety of de­li­cious nib­bles in­clud­ing scones, tea sand­wiches and mac­arons pro­vided by One King West Ho­tel. The Grand Bank­ing Hall was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated with flo­ral cen­ter­pieces by Quince Flow­ers, Union Jack buntings and con­fetti from eBay Canada, and stun­ning table­ware from Chair-man Mills, Royal Al­bert and Sweet Bee Tea Party.

Upon ar­rival, guests were greeted with Markle Sparkle and Very Merry Harry wel­come mi­mosas, made with Ocean Spray and Ruffino Prosecco. Shortly af­ter the tea and treats were served, Jac­que­line Loch, vice-pres­i­dent and pub­lisher, women’s group, St. Joseph Me­dia, took to the stage to share key find­ings from Wed­ding­bells‘ 2018 reader sur­vey.

Edi­tor-in-Chief Ali­son McGill gave an in­side look into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wed­ding, in­clud­ing the lo­ca­tion at Wind­sor Cas­tle and the spe­cial events hap­pen­ing in and around Wind­sor in hon­our of the royal cou­ple.

Guests min­gled to mu­sic by string quar­tet Con­cordo and posed for pho­tos at the pho­to­booth by Brand M3­dia against a flo­ral back­drop from Best Wed­ding Back­drops, and many snapped their own pho­tos and hash­tagged #WBRoy­alTea for a chance to win jew­ellery from Links of Lon­don. When it came time to de­part, guests took home goodie bags filled with royal wed­ding treats from Cre­ative Bag Co., DAVIDsTEA, Fine­spun Cakes & Pas­tries, IKEA, Lindt Canada and Springridge Farm.

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