January, 17, 2014

Banish Monotony With A Brunch Wedding

Photo Credit: A Perfect Event/Averyhouse

Breakfast at Tiffany’s had it right‚ there’s no better time to be decked out in your finest attire and indulging in decadent food than the a.m. hours. So why not use that philosophy for your wedding? Believe it or not, brunch weddings are gaining almost as much popularity as the movie that made Audrey Hepburn famous. There are so many perks that come with a brunch wedding‚ individuality, lower cost, an excuse to drink excessive amounts of coffee‚ so slip on your LBD and get to celebrating!

A different kind of bar

Pancakes and waffles

Don’t you just love waking up to the smell of pancakes and Belgian waffles in the morning? I know I do, and your guests will, too, when you set up a bar of a different kind at your brunch wedding: a pancakes and waffle bar. Start by cooking up some of these breakfast delicacies and keep them warm until it’s time to dig in. Then, set them up on simple white table cloths along with all the fixings — sprinkles, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh fruit, fruit compote (think blueberry or strawberry), chopped nuts, chocolate chips and syrups (maple, blueberry, strawberry, even cinnamon) that satisfy everyone’s cravings. Also, if you go the waffle route, don’t forget fried chicken for people who love the pairing.

Alcohol

Hey, just because it’s the morning doesn’t mean your guests can’t indulge a little if they want to. Set up a bloody mary or mimosa bar‚ or both‚ and everyone will enjoy it.

Other food

Some foods aren’t meant to be served bar-style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have them! In lieu of cake for breakfast (not that there’s anything wrong with that), serve either cinnamon buns, muffins or donuts (or all of them!) on a cake tier. You can still do the whole smashing-cake-in-each-others’-faces deal, too, but with cinnamon buns‚ although it might be a little bit stickier and messier.

Want a healthier option? Try plain or strawberry yogurt in lowball glasses topped with homemade granola and fresh berries. (I wouldn’t recommend smashing this into a face, though‚ this one would be a lot messier, and more dangerous.)

Decorate tables for a brunch wedding

Brighten up

For a brunch wedding, you’re going to want to stick with bright colors that keep guests feeling lively‚ this wedding could be cutting into their PJ time, after all. Pick all bright everything‚ table cloths, chair covers and especially the lighting. You want people to feel as awake as possible and alert as those birds chirping outside. That’s no problem, though, if you stick to decor colors like the ever-perky freesia or an eye-catching magenta. Get table cloths in a solid color of your choosing, and match them with floral chair covers.

Do you love the brunch wedding idea? Have you done it yourself? Leave a comment below, or let me know on BBJ Linen’s Facebook or Twitter pages!

Event Planner/Styling/Photo Credit: Debi Lilly / A Perfect Event / AveryHouse

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