In the United Kingdom and Ireland, elevenses (pronounced: eleven-zees) is a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning. As its name properly suggests, it is taken around eleven o’clock am. Generally less savory than brunch, elevenses consists of cakes or biscuits with a cup of coffee or tea.
Last weekend we honored my newly engaged cousin with an elevenses bridal tea. A yellow and grey color palette and vintage -inspired flourishes complimented the invitation inspired by vintage tea tins! The beautiful buffet displayed tea sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, and petifores. Pinky raised and clotted cream dribbling down my scone made for the perfect afternoon.