Monday, June 27, 2011

Tea is Served at Lac de' Fleur Gardens

Many of my summer weekends are spent just a few miles away from my home at Lac de' Fleur Gardens.  A couple of weeks ago I told you a bit about my parent's property and the wedding venue business that my mom and I run.  We had our first two events of the season this past weekend and I made sure to bring my camera along so that I could share the details of the days with you all!
This weekend we hosted 2 intimate tea parties.  Both were events donated for bidding at charity silent auctions.  The weather couldn't have been more ideal for dining in the pavilion next to the pond!
First we served traditional cream scones with homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream.
Next came individual salads garnished with strawberries, blueberries, blue cheese and candied pecans!  This is my mom's signature salad!
I had fun creating these delicate little tea sandwiches!  The cucumbers and oregano topped an herbed cream cheese spread.  The chicken salad included dried cranberries, celery and a curry dressing.
We have a friend who bakes the most beautiful and delicious cakes for us!  We recommend her to all of our brides as well! 
We served a delicious pistachio nut cake with butter cream frosting...mmmmm!
After our lovely guests had departed and the dishes were all washed and put away, I walked around the garden and snapped a few more photos to share!
This is just a very small glimpse at my parent's beautiful property!  I promise to share more in future posts!  In fact, I will be there all of next weekend for our first wedding of the summer!  The bride has a vintage/shabby chic style and I can't wait to see her flowers, decor and the dress!  If you want to read about the history of Lac de' Fleur Gardens and see more photos taken by my very talented father, you can check out our website at http://www.lacdefleurgardens.com/!

Thank you for your lovely visit today!  I hope your week is wonderful!  I am off to work on a few projects for the shop!  It looks to be a good day for painting!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda



Sharing with these fun parties:
Tea for Two Tuesday at The Plued Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Lady Katherine
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

23 comments:

  1. Oh, Amanda, how elegant & dreamy everything.

    Going to view the other pics.
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. It all looks so lovely, Amanda! From the food to the property itself ~ really gorgeous.

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  3. Gorgeous! I enjoyed this post a lot. Food to my soul!
    Hugs ~Wendy

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  4. Oh my! Your pictures are beautiful! The food looks devine! wish I was able to partake in the wonderful surrondings.

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  5. That is one beautiful tea party. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Oh my, Amanda, this one beautiful tea party! I am swooning here. The flowers and the food both are divine! Everything is put together with so much care and love too. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time. It has been a real pleasure to have you join me. Wishing you a delightful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. Hi Amanda! Oh, what a most romantic place and such lovely little tasties too! The little cake is so pretty and your little finger sandwiches look so good. Lovely gardens, too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. You guys did a gorgeous job! Everything looks so special. The venue is perfect. And your pics are terrific. :)

    Thanks for sharing!:)

    ~Liz

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  9. A wonderful tea party! Love your photos!

    Charo

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  10. What a stunning place! I can't believe you get to have tea parties there! Have a happy week, Girl In Pink!

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  11. Amanda, I came by to thank you for visiting me today and oh...I am so glad I did! Your blog my dear is just my cup of tea! Stunning ... loved all the details of the tea and the grounds are fabulous. I think I am going to have to follow you!
    Blessings, L

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  12. Oh, my! It's like a dream world! Everything is so beautiful! And the food looks delicious, too! Happy Tea Day!

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  13. Over from WUW. Love your gardens. Beautiful post!

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  14. I loved this post with the beautiful pics and your moms place is stunning. Just my style!

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  15. Gorgeous post...gorgeous! Everything looks so elegant and dreamy! The pictures are stunning. What a great job! I adore this style:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  16. such a pretty garden, beautiful food and setting too~

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful garden you have! Your friends are so lucky to have a friend like you to treat them to a beautiful, yummy tea in a setting such a's that. love!

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  18. Gorgeous..amazing...stunning post! Love everything from the decor to the food...esp. the food. I'm sure that salad is just scrumptious!

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  19. Hi: What a fairy tale you are living! I love the pictures you have shared today. I wish I was close by I would love to see that beautiful property up close. You can almost smell the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing and joining Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

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  20. Oh my gosh! What a stunning setting! You and your family have created a magical oasis! I can see why people want to get married here:) And my mouth was literally drooling as I looked at all of your delicious looking treats!! Can't wait to hear about the shabby chic wedding!

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  21. Wow what a great venue it is! I love a great tea party and a lovely space for weddings, too.

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Thank you so much for your sweet notes! I love hearing from you!