Last Thursday was an amazing day! Although some snow flakes were falling outside, bright spring dresses and fabulous hats were being flaunted. With the Royal Wedding fast approaching The Royal ParTea, hosted by Fashion Television's Jeanne Beker, was the most perfectly appropriate fundraiser for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Pre Party: Pink Champagne was being passed around the room as guests entered the gorgeous venue. Bright white decor with crystal accents and pink lighting was (as Jeanne would say) "so very swish". The Governor's Foot Guards lined the passage from the pre-party space to the fabulous tea party room.
The venue: The bright pink accents in a crisp white room, so so chic!! Everything was so well planned even down to the tiniest detail. Every tea cup was an original and every single sugar cube was decorated with a super small sugar flower. The venue was truly made for royalty! The guests were so impressed with all the efforts and everyone definitely had an amazing afternoon.
The event: The precious tea time snacks and desserts at The Royal Partea was catered by Thyme and Again. Everyone fully indulged in the decadent treats while CTV's Carol Anne Meehan passionately spoke about her experience with cancer in her family. The event was not a sad one in any way, it was more of a fabulous celebration of life and and great way to raise money for an incredible cause. Over 20,000$ was raised that day, along with over-and-above contributions from the generous Jeanne Beker.
Jeanne Spoke about her life, fashion and of course the Royal Wedding.
Fashion show: A mini fashion show went on during the Partea. Models of MIM walked around the party in the latest looks for spring. Evidently, gorgeous hats and precious dresses were the theme of the day. All looks were provided by St Laurent Center.
Finding Myself in Fashion: The Title of Jeanne Beker's newest book. I obviously ran to get my own copy of the book as soon as found out it was on sale at the event! Jeanne was kind enough to donate some of the proceeds to the Regional Cancer Foundation as well as signing everyone's book. She definitely made my day, She is such a sweet woman!
Oh the Swag Bags!! Guests were so thrilled about the greatest swag bags ever seen! So what goodies were included in these ever-so-fabulous swag bags?
-Tea from Teopia
-Bath bomb from Lush
-Lotions from Crabtree and Evelyn
- Body Butter from The Body Shop
- Hyperlash mascara from Smashbox
-Perfume, hand massage and mascara from Dior
-a precious tea cup pendant from Pandora
Thank you so so much to Stephanie, Lindsay and Shannon from Knock on Wood Productions for the invitation. Thanks to Amy Symes for many of the gorgeous pictures she took at the event which are used in this post.