I’m a brunch bride!
We’re doing a Sunday brunch, for no other reasons but that we love brunch food and wanted something other than an evening celebration.
The timeline is as follows:
9-11am First look, all photos (indoor and out, weather permitting)
11:30am Ceremony (Harp for us too!)
12-1pm Pastry Hour (Cocktails, pastries, fruit; we’ll be attending since photos are already done)
1-2pm Eating, toasting, and cake-cutting (DJ takes over)
2pm First dance, followed by mother-son and father-daughter, followed by dancing until it all ends at 5pm
After-party for select family/friends from 6pm-whenever we get too exhausted to stay awake.
We’re doing a buffet and stations, which will include salads, breakfast sides, lunch sides, an omelette station, and three main course choices of French toast, pan-seared salmon, and beef Burgundy. Oh, and aside from the usual wine/coffee/tea, we’re also serving mimosas and hard cider. Yummmm.
My gown is a silvery-pearl satin modified fit-n-flare with crumb-catcher and a detachable grand train. The wedding is definitely still formal, and one of the reasons we selected our venue was because of its cozy, romantic, charming atmosphere (the other reason is that they do a fabulous wedding brunch and know how to handle it).
A few little touches: guests will have sleigh bells to ring us into our new marriage when we kiss, our wedding cake is Fenway Park, favors are Maple Drop candies, and we’re hoping it snows the night before so we have a nice dusting of white for pictures (a girl can dream).
And finally… our guests are either a. really excited about attending a somewhat non-tradition wedding, or b. really, really good actors. We haven’t heard any outright complaints, and have had to field only a handful of questions about the season/time/place/etc.