I love brunch! Lattes, mimosas and avocado toast…I’m definitely a fan. According to this article in Medium, “brunch is a bonding ritual and a deep social pastime, which is reviving the art of conversation.” In the COVID era of intimate weddings, maybe a brunch wedding is worth considering? Read on for some of the best wedding brunch ideas.
Fruit & florals
It all started with berries! One of my favorite things about summer is adding these sweet and colorful gems to my summer menu. Together with Flowers by Janie, we came up with the idea of combining florals and fresh fruit in the wedding decor. We scattered blueberries, pears and plums in compotes and loose on the harvest table.
Here’s the recipe of summer blooms from Flowers by Janie:
- Free Spirit roses
- Dusty miller foliage
- Salal foliage
Fun fact: When we arrived to set up for the shoot, we found apple trees growing around the property. Janie tucked sprigs of apples into the centrepieces.
Repurposed wedding favors
The best part about using pieces of fruit in the tablescape is that in addition to their striking appearance, they’re delicious. Fruit could be repurposed for guests to take home in baskets after the celebration.
Because our menu included fresh baguettes, a tidy jar of honey was placed at each place setting for guests to enjoy. Edible wedding favors are always a hit and if they can be eaten on the spot, even better.
Tips for morning wedding photos
Although this really applies weddings at any time of day, be sure to visit the venue at the scheduled time of your wedding. If you enjoy natural light photos, be sure to select a location with favorable lighting in the morning. I’m always happy to make lighting recommendations for my clients and scout the location in advance of the wedding. During the “golden hour” before sunset and after sunrise, the light is soft and ethereal. Assuming that mother nature agrees with you, it makes for dreamy photos.
Does anyone else feel hungry after reading this? Here’s a bridal shower with donut wedding favors, if you’d like to see.
Thanks to the talented vendor team:
Floral Design: Flowers by Janie
Stylist: Tara Whittaker
Rustic table & chairs: Special Event Rentals
Linens & serving pieces: Crate & Barrel Canada
Goblets & flatware: Gathered Table Supply
Video: Castaño Media
Best wedding brunch ideas captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker