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Through the looking-glass with this Alice in Wonderland tea party inspiration

Be prepared to take notes from this Alice in Wonderland tea party styled shoot with a bride and her bridesmaids in outfits reminiscent of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and The Mad Hatter.

There's mix-and-match vintage china tea cups and pots, pastels errrrywhere, bunnies, time turners, and luscious-looking pastries. Come through the looking glass to be super inspired to plan your own Alice-themed wedding…

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"Colin Firth in a wet shirt" has nothing on this gorgeous, surprise Austenland-themed bridal shower

When Michelle asked me to be her Maid of Honor, I knew that the one thing I had to do was throw her a surprise Austenland-themed bridal shower — re-creating an outdoor tea party like the one depicted in the movie, complete with its mashup of vintage and modern contraptions. For all of us geeks who romanticize period films, here how you can throw your own Austenland bridal shower…

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Set out flowering tea as a flavorful centerpiece

Flowers as centerpieces = always a solid choice. They're festive, they're lovely, they're elegant. But go a step further and set out flowering tea on your reception tables like Shauna and Jeff did for their tea party wedding. The tightly balled tea flowers uncurl slowly and beautifully in hot water to make a delicious tea. Voilà. Festive, flavorful flowers for your guests to enjoy … in more ways than one!

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Elaine & Mu's book-themed tea party backyard wedding

Thrifted tea pots and finger sandwiches make our pinkies lift involuntarily. It's only natural that we'd squee over this wedding: the handmade purple dress masterpiece, the seamlessly integrated interfaith details, and the geeky book details are stellar. Don't miss how Strictly Ballroom may have subliminally influenced the bride's decision to marry her groom!