Wedding brunch ideas…perfect for a Sunday morning ceremony

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Today I’m going to a morning wedding followed by a wedding brunch so figured I would show you pretty brunch ideas. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meals so this is right up my alley. This could also be used as a last departure get-to-gether for out of town guests when doing a destination wedding, bridal or baby shower, mother/father’s day, a sleepover or morning after bachelorette slumber party…

Beverage Stations

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Have a Mimosa and a Bloody Mary station as well as hot chocolate and coffee area (one serving hot and iced coffees)…

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Small bowls and utensils for garnishes and ingredients…

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Carefully label items on craft paper…

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Use chalkboard spraypaint to cover glass in frames to write menus and details…

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Place books and boxes under tablecloths to give a multi-layered look…

Food Stations

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French toast sticks in small glasses with syrup are pretty displays…

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Anything on a kabob looks fancy like this fruit and donut hole skewer…

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You can have fried chicken wings and waffles already made in warming containers with small bowls for syrup…

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Cupcake tiers will hold smaller items like mini muffins and pastries (store bought ones are fine, guests won’t know)…

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Yogurt, granola and omelette stations will encourage guests to mingle…

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Whether fresh, frozen or canned, fruit can easily be grabbed by the stem as guests arrive so they can have something to munch on until their table is called…

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Whether you do different flavored waffles or just different syrups, this is sure to be a hit…

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If you have a biscuit bar, have a variety of jams and jellys as well as butters and gravy. You may want to include sausage patties, eggs and cheese for those who want to make a biscuit sandwich..

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Cinnabons on skewers and pancake station are a must. As a favor think about homemade granola in mason jars. Oh and don’t forget the dispensers for cereal.
Did I miss anything? See if your find more inspiration here or from this vintage brunch

Now I’m hungry…

{All images via my party foodie board on Pinterest}

Impromptu party and not enough vases? Use drinking glasses…

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You can always run to the nearest grocery store for flowers but buying vases? Costly and expensive. So pull out those glasses and separate the flowers for a quick and easy centerpiece.

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{Via Nycia Emerson for Belle Maison, Style Me Pretty and Mochatini}

Magical Wedding Nights…

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Having celebrated my best friend’s wedding Saturday night, I’m in wedding planning mode. Not for myself but imaginery wedding clients. If I ever get to style for a reception again, here is what I’d suggest: chandeliers, white paper lanterns, tree … Continue reading

Cannot get enough of a fabulous chandelier or light fixture

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{Designer: Marianne Tiegen photo: Jeremy WilsonFonte for Elle Deco UK}

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{Samuel Lippke Photography, Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations & Isari Flower Studio + Event Design}

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{Other images via Jamie Drake with photo by William Waldron for AD, Todd Alexander, Martine Chaisson for Domaine Mag,Nuno Benito}

Edible arrangements….no really, centerpieces made from fruit & veggies

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I adore this idea of getting away from flowers and using some creative juices to make a beautiful table arrangement. The colors of produce are too vibrant to pass up. This one above is stunning and has a contemporary feel. Of course…doing something like this is best when you actually plan to use the food to eat. Or you can provide custom paper bags for guests so thry can take the fruit/veggies as a favor at the end of the night. How fun for a dinner party.

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Tuesday’s Tips: Don’t Sleep on Dollar Sections of Stores for Party Planning

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I love looking through the dollar sections of Target and Michael’s because for $1 and under $5 they always have decor and organizational needs for a home office and great party supplies. Lately I have been buying all things beach related for when I take my niece and god-daughter to the lake (Michigan). So if you want to have a beachy gathering, Michael’s & Dollar Tree arr the ways to go. They all sell buckets and shovels and sandmaking gadgets, beach balls, frisbees, chalk and other outdoor games…

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Last minute quick ideas for your Memorial Day BBQ…

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Going to a party and have to bring something but you didn’t have time to make it? Buy and jazz up a store bought cake with flowers, sprinkles & fresh fruit…

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Place mint leaves and sliced fruit in a punch bowl…so much prettier..

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