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Brunch Wedding Ideas for the Early Birds & Breakfast Lovers

February 22, 2018 | nicole

photo by Ben and Colleen

With daytime weddings are becoming more and more popular, we decided to brainstorm a slew of brunch wedding ideas perfect for you early birds and breakfast lovers! Learn what to eat, what to wear, and how to personalize your brunch wedding ceremony in the most delicious ways!

Ceremony

photo by Chelsea Abril Photography

Sunny Processional and Recessional Songs

Since brunch weddings typically take place earlier in the day, give a little nod to the bright sunshine with cheery song choices that mention the sun or morning time! Here are a few songs you might want to use:

Pre-Ceremony Pastries & Cocoa

Worried about rumbling tummies interrupting your vows? Before your guests take their seats, warm their hearts and their bellies with hot cocoa and assorted fresh pastries. We promise they’ll thank you later!

Coffee Pouring Unity Ceremony

I bet you didn’t think we could incorporate brunch right into your ceremony! Instead of the oft-seen sand-pouring or candle-lighting unity ceremony, we love the idea of making a perfect cup of coffee together at the altar during your wedding ceremony!

Fashion

photo by Madeline Kate Photography

The Bride

While we totally support going all out for your brunch wedding look, you may find that a wedding gown is a little much for your low-key day. Instead, try a Little White Dress with an extra something special like sparkles or fringe. If a maxi dress is more your style, look for something lightweight and bohemian for a more causal look.

 

The Groom

Since a brunch wedding is on the more casual side, your groom doesn’t need to suit up in a full tux to say “I do.” For a day wedding, we recommend choosing a blazer and slacks in a lighter color – like tan, dusty blue, or even pink – and fabric – like a linen or cotton blend.

 

The Bridesmaids

Instead of dressing your gals in traditional bridesmaids dresses, welcome them to choose a floral dress they’d wear to brunch! Chances are they already have something in their closet, but if not, they’ll love the excuse to add a new floral dress to their collection.

 

Drinks

photo Stephanie Gregory Photography

Barista for Hire

Instead of hiring a bartender for your reception, bring in an expert barista to make custom lattes, cappuccinos, and more for your guests! Bonus if your barista is a latte-art pro!

Make Your Own Mimosas

No brunch wedding is complete without mimosas! Having trouble choosing between orange juice, cranberry juice, mango juice, and grapefruit juice? We vote all of the above!

Bloody Mary Bar

The best part about drinking a Bloody Mary is the concoction of extras you can put in your drink. From olives to citrus fruits to bacon, help your guests create the Bloody Mary of their wildest dreams with an open bar of delicious add-ons.

Food

photo by Vanilla Photography

Appetizers: French Toast & Syrup Dipper

In lieu of traditional wedding reception appetizers, surprise guests with the sweet treat of French toast and syrup dippers!

Main Dish: Build-a-Breakfast

Love pancakes and waffles? Omelettes? Breakfast tacos? Of course, you do! Let your guests create their own sweet or savory breakfast with a variety of toppings for the dish of your choice.

Dessert: Donut Tower

We’re all for eating cake for breakfast, but if you want to ditch the idea of a wedding cake, consider having a donut tower instead!

Favors

photo by AGPcollective

Mug + Coffee Beans

The best part of waking up is free coffee in your cup! Give your guests a little pep in their step come Monday morning with a bag of your favorite coffee beans and a cute mug with your names on it.

 

Jars of Jam

Keep the brunch love going by gifting your guests jars of jam for a delicious breakfast on the go!

 

Complementary Sunglasses on Each Chair

Speaking of the sun, a morning wedding means it may be extra-bright out for your guests who want to be able to see you say “I do!” Help them shade their eyes in style with a cute pair of sunnies when they take their seats.

 

Love the idea of a brunch wedding? Check out these 7 reasons why a brunch wedding might be right for you!

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Naturally Stunning Texas Wedding at The Greenhouse at Driftwood

February 22, 2018 | colleen

With pops of orange and blush, Lexi and Lee’s wedding at The Greenhouse at Driftwood was as dreamy as ever. Lexi’s overgrown and organic bridal bouquet by Color Theory Collective set the tone for the rest of the wedding and carried into the ceremony space. The tables were lined with greenery table runners and wildflower-inspired blooms that added a touch of whimsy to the day’s overall vibe. We’re always fans of mismatched dresses, and Lexi’s maids in blush and floral dresses were no exception! It’s clear that Lexi and Lee’s decision on a warm color palette paired so well with the all the green tones in the greenhouse. Kindred Wedding Storytellers took the newlyweds for couple portraits around the venue and the resulting images couldn’t be more perfect.

The Couple:

Lexi and Lee

The Wedding:

The Greenhouse at Driftwood, Driftwood, Texas

It was important that our day was a thoughtful and honest reflection of us and our ten plus years together. We wanted our family and friends to feel, without a doubt, that they were at “our” wedding.

I wanted to look and feel like myself, wild curls and all.

Work with vendors you genuinely like and can connect to! We were cost conscious, but at the end of the day, we wanted a team of people that we both admired and trusted. Our litmus test seemed to be, “Would we grab a beer with him/her?”

Both of our Dad’s passed in the time we’ve been together. Coincidently, they both had old cowboy hats that each would exclusively wear when shoveling snow. (We’re both from outside Philadelphia.) We placed the hats on the end of each aisle where they would have sat.

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A large number of our decorations stemmed from home projects. But none were quite as special as the several glass terrarium’s put together by my (Lexi) Mom. Each depicted a small scenery of us taking part in a favorite activity, such as hiking, skiing, kayaking, etc.

Our first dance was to “Baby” by Donnie and Joe Emerson.

The most memorable moments were the few minutes we had to simply look around, absorb the beauty of the day and the many people we are grateful to have in our lives. (AND personally, Lee‘s heart melting performance of Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together.”)

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kindred Wedding Storytellers
Event Planning – Dominque Mercado
Venue – The Greenhouse at Driftwood
Floral Design – Color Theory Collective
Catering – Pink Avocado Catering
DJ – Look No Further Entertainment
Live Music – Steel Betty
Makeup Artist – Avery Allen
Hair Styling – Mandy Johnson
Wedding Dress – Carol Hannah
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rentals – Whim HospitalityPremiere Rentals
Transportation – Clark Travel

 

A big thanks to Junebug member Kindred Wedding Storytellers for sharing this whimsical greenhouse wedding with us! If you can’t get enough of outdoor ceremonies, then you have to check out this elegant tropical Phoenix wedding at The Boojum Tree.

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Etsy Wedding Favors Your Guests Actually Want to Take Home

February 21, 2018 | nicole

photo by Let’s Frolic Together

Searching for the perfect way to thank your guests for their presence at your wedding? We’ve rounded up a selection of the best Etsy wedding favors that your guest will actually want to take home! From scented candles to temporary tattoos to extra virgin olive oil, choose the Etsy wedding favors that best fit your personality and wedding style!

Drinkware & Drink Accessories

 

Sweets & Spices

 

Plants & Seeds

 

Candles & Matches

 

Fun & Games

 

Love these Etsy wedding favors? Check out our other Etsy wedding picks!

The Best Etsy Groomsmen Gifts

The Best Etsy Bridesmaids Proposal Gifts for Popping the Question to Your Girls

The Best Etsy Save the Dates to Announce Your Wedding

The Best Etsy Wedding Cake Stands

The Best Etsy Card Boxes for Your Wedding

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