I was so excited about the wedding of Prince Harry with Meghan, that I’ve decided we need to have our own Royal Wedding Celebrations. After thinking for a bit, I’ve decided to make an afternoon tea with a British and American theme. Also, I’ve made a cake. Initially it was part of the afternoon tea, but my husband said it would be better to make a full-size cake and I’ve agreed.
I loved the wedding. It was beautiful, she looked amazing in her wonderfully simple dress, and they both looked so happy. It was a delight to watch and I hope they will be happy together for the rest of their lives.
I was thinking of bunting, but I didn’t have the time to make it. Instead I’ve decorated the table with beautiful purple and white flowers. Purple for Royalty, obviously, and the white flowers are called “bride’s flowers” in Romanian tradition. I have no idea if in the UK they are associated with weddings or not, but for me it made sense.
A trio of sandwiches, all with British flavours: cucumber, cheese and onion, and egg and mayo. I used Spring onions in the cheese and onion sandwich and it turned out delicious.
Mac and cheese for the American part of the afternoon tea. Maybe sounds a bit strange, but it works. We both enjoyed it. The recipe I’ve used is a traditional American recipe. You can find it on my food blog, there is a link at the end of post with my food blog.
Two types of scones. One with raisins and the other one with mixed peel. Served with rich clotted cream and two types of jam: strawberries and homemade grape jam. To make things easier I’ve made only one dough of scones, cut it in half, then added the mixed peel to half of it and raisins to the other half. This way I didn’t have to make two batches, I saved time and didn’t have to make loads either.
A trio of desserts: trifle, set yoghurt, and passion fruit cheesecake. My husband loves trifle and made like this, in individual portions, works great. The set yoghurt was delicious, elderflower and freeze dried strawberries. It is something new and modern. The passion fruit cheesecake was no bake, so it took only a few minutes to make.
The flowering tea not only looks amazing, but it’s quite light and delicate. I love the taste and it was very appropriate for the Royal Wedding afternoon tea.
This is a slice of the Elderflower and Lemon Cake. I shared the recipe on my food blog. It was so delicious, I’ve enjoyed it a lot. I will make it again.
I took this picture (with the phone) while I was watching the wedding. I can’t believe how many people turned out at Windsor. I’ve been there a few years ago, with Festus, and the Long Walk is, indeed very long. It was amazing to see so many people joining in their celebrations.
Did you watch the wedding? Let me know if you had Royal Wedding Celebrations as we did. I would love to know how everybody celebrated.