|Downton Abbey afternoon tea at the Townsend was well attended, including this special table with my favorite cousins!|
September 22nd, BTS presented a "Downton Abbey-inspired Afternoon Tea" program to a room of over fifty guests, many who came attired in DA-style dresses and hats.
One very special guest was Karri Brantley, of Karri Brantley Photography. She is the photographer for BTS' professional branding photos, and I'm delighted to share that one of those great pics was used by Tea Time Magazine. It's featured in Tea Time's "British Tea" special collector's issue that has an updated article of BTS' visit to the "real" Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.
|Our article on the visit to the "real" Downton Abbey featured in British Tea, photo by Karri Brantley Photography|
We enjoyed the Townsend's always amazing afternoon tea fare of scones, savories and sweets served up last month with a special Downton Abbey decorated cupcake. It was easy to feel like one of the pampered Crawley's with such exquisite cuisine served by an outstanding wait staff in a dining room anchored by two sparkling crystal chandeliers. The only thing missing was Carson!
|With special guests, including Karri Brantley, photographer, and her mom, Dianne|
In addition to visiting with old friends, including Rachelle W. who brought her haute couture collection of fascinators and DA-era headbands, we also met many new friends who's DA enthusiasm was exceedingly delightful!
|Rachelle W. with beautiful fascinators|
|Talking about the DA family and their real-life inspirations|
Betsy Davis joined her good friend for tea, both looking so pretty in their fascinators, floral dresses and lace gloves.
Betsy Davis and her good friend enjoy DA afternoon tea in inspired attire!
Another beautiful and elegantly attired group - Pam, Nancy, Jill and Donna - also came donning hats, pearls and lace. Mary Crawley move over, there are other DA fashionistas in town!
|Pam, Nancy, Jill and Donna looking fashionably smart in elegant dresses and hats. Watch out Mary Crawley!|
A truly amazing afternoon with family, friends and fascinators at the elegant Townsend Hotel in Birmingham!
We're hearing rumors that another Downton Abbey movie may be underway! I think that calls for another DA-inspired afternoon tea at the Townsend. See you there!