Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inspiration Board: A Sunny Breakfast Wedding

This inspiration board is from my archives and I think its an oldie, but a goodie. I love the idea of a breakfast or brunch wedding. Not only is it more original, and a cost saver, but I think the sweetest part is that the two of you get to be married the entire day!


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For a breakfast wedding, I would make it as charming as possible. Here's some of my ideas for pulling off this wedding in style:
* Send out sweet hand calligraphed invitations in a sunny marigold.
* Wear a tea length dress (like the one shown by Dolly Couture) to match the sweet but informal setting.
* For the flowers, have arrangements of golden rannuculus, lambs ear and succulents.
* Make handmade table runners from a unique pewter fabric.
* Use white china plates, coffee cups and saucers, and add in fun touches like cow cream pourers and cake stands with coffee cakes, doughnuts, and bunt cakes drizzled with sweet orange icing.
* Having a crossword puzzle about the two of you at every place setting is a fun conversation starter and a great keepsake - make your own crossword at Variety Games.
* Keep the table sunny with homemade marmalade jam (you could also give these out as favors), marigold linen napkins, orangey-yellow hand calligraphed place cards, and pewter plates.
* Have a Mimosa bar for your guests so they can customize their own drinks. Hang a hand painted sign above the bar. Keep all the offerings orange.
* As far as the food goes, breakfast items can sometimes be heavy and filling. To keep things delish and light, miniaturize the food! Mini french toast with berries, mini prosciutto nests with quail eggs (to mimic classic bacon and eggs) with mini toasts, and mini lemon poppyseed poundcakes are just a few yummy ideas.
* A getaway in a classic yellow cab with a "Just Married" sign makes for a memorable exit.

I'm leaving town today to head to Portland for my dear friend Elizabeth's wedding. I'm hosting her bachelorette party tonight, and can't wait to show you some pictures of what I've come up with! The whole theme was planned around this fab free download invite that Gia of betsywhite stationery and Flights of Fancy did for Ruffled. I'll check in tomorrow with some of my Friday Faves from around the wedding blog world this week!


  1. Oh I love this idea Annie!! I would so do this if I could do it all over again!!

  2. Annie, I love this! My favorite part: "you get to be married the entire day!" John and I love breakfast food, and I've toyed with the idea of doing a rehearsal brunch, too!

  3. i love yellow... it's so cheerful and i find it perfect for weddings!

  4. Loving this, Annie! It's so warm and charming and perfect for this transitional time of year!

  5. so bright & cheery...perfect color to perk you up for breakfast

  6. So pretty & the yellow instantly put me in a good mood! =) Have a great weekend doll!

  7. Wonderful ideas and yellow is such a wonderfully warming and cheery color. A great color for a morning or early afternoon affair.


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