- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
every few months i see a brunch post floating around but i don’t see any that are recent. i responded to one but then realized it was from a year ago- haha. i want to talk about brunch! everything brunch!!!! i want to know what time you’re waking up to what you’ll be doing when the night ends! (creeper much?) i’ll start:
i’m having a brunch wedding on 7-6-13! our budget is VERY small and we’re paying for it entirely ourselves, so this seemed like the most economical choice. at first i was a little bummed, but now i’m stoked. firstly because I LOVE BRUNCH. i live in a city where it’s basically uncommon to NOT get brunch on the weekends. i love that when our wedding is over, my new husband and i will be able to go and get dinner alone and relish in the fact that we’re married! this idea makes me so. freakin. excited. finally, after dinner, we’ll be going out on the town in our wedding getups (it gave me the excuse to purchase a shorter, less formal dress) with our closest friends for the after-party! i can’t wait!
my day will begin at 7am-ish with a shower and starting my hair and makeup (which we’ll all be doing ourselves). some of my ladies (mom, sisters, best friend) are sleeping over in my suite and everyone else will meet us early in the morning. our photographer will arrive at the hotel at 9-9:30 for pictures before we leave for the venue. the ceremony is starting at 11am with cocktail hour and then reception immediately after in the same location. our ceremony will be outside in the garden gazebo- fingers crossed for a perfect summer day! we have a string trio that will be playing the ceremony music beginning at 10:30 as guests start to make their way to their seats. our ceremony will be short, sweet, and non-secular (i think). we haven’t decided yet if we want readings and if we want to write our own vows or not.
the string trio will continue to play throughout cocktail hour. we’re doing beer, wine, mimosas and bloody marys during cocktail hour, and we’ll have trays of fresh fruit, pastries and bagels out for guests to pick on. after cocktail hour, we will have a buffet spread of scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon and sausage, roasted potatoes, cavatelli with broccoli in an oil and garlic sauce, chicken picatta, and a salad of mixed greens with grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, and apple slices. one of my bridesmaids is a cupcake baker and has graciously donated her services for dessert.
we’re not huge dancers- but we are music snobs- so we’re opting for the old iPad instead of a DJ. knowing our friends, a dance party could erupt anywhere as long as there’s speakers and spotify! we’re also using an iPad for a photobooth (http://www.weddingboothapp.com/) by mounting it to a mic stand using this guy (http://tinyurl.com/a3yt8ma).
for decor, we’ll have a ton of DIY elements. our “theme” is vintage/handmade/rustic and mostly just comfortable. we don’t want anything to feel too stuffy. i made a sign that says our names with a heart and arrow pointing toward the location using salvaged wood and white paint. i made chalkboard table numbers using picture frames and chalkboard paint. i made a seating chart using kraft tags, twine, and an old window pane (pics to come!). i made the boutonnieres from fake flowers and leaves from a local craft store. we have mason jars wrapped with lace and twine for centerpieces which we weill be filling with sola flowers. we’re also using solas for the bouquets.
for the stationery- i used vistaprint for our Save-The-Date Cards and i downloaded a printable wedding set from EM Papers (http://empapers.com/) which i’ll be printing myself on ivory card stock with kraft envelopes. i will be adding a map to the invitation suite which i made in paint!
i’m so excited about our brunch wedding! have you hosted a brunch reception or plan to? tell me about it and show me your inspiration pics!