As I sit and contemplate the "British summer" (seriously, what happened to it??) I can't help but think that a sunny day, comfy chairs and good food are all you really need to cater to the wedding day, or rehearsal dinner or even the bridal shower... if we could just count on a sunny day! You could greet guests with a refreshing glass of fruit and herb infused water:
From the fabulous Sunday Suppers blog. If you're a bit spooked by putting thyme in water, you could play it a bit safer with mint and rasberries, yum! I personally want to try making this with basil and strawberries. I don't know if it would be good but it sounds interesting to me. Then you could fire up the grill with these bad boys:
A homemade cake or pies would fit right in, but I just love this stand for these cupcakes:
(from The Bride's Cafe)
And for dessert, hands down favorite right now: Ice cream served in teacups!
(From the Santa Barbara Wedding Chic blog)
Just because you're eating outside doesn't mean you can't be civilized ;)