Maybe it is the fact that I am writing this at 7:oo am, but the idea of doing a brunch reception is sounding fantastic! Pancakes, granola, pastries, and omelets? I am never gonna say no to that! Some have taken on a brunch reception for the actual wedding reception or they have taken on brunch as a small reception the day after the big wedding day as a final thank you and goodbye to guests. This can be perfect for a destination wedding or when you have lots of out-of-state guests.
Wedding Ideas For A Fabulous Brunch Reception
Okay, here we go. This is what I was able to dig up to inspire your brunch reception seedling.
You have to have mimosas! They are easy and a big crowd pleaser for brunch. Here is a basic recipe. The jam and biscuits are very cute. Oregon brides, consider marionberry jam because it is a treat only found in Oregon (A shame, I know). This photo series is by Pretty Chicky.
The toasted bread is adorable on the bottom left. This board uses fruit well. Fruit can be colorful, seasonal (saves money), and tasty! If you are going to have mimosas, consider serving Bloody Mary’s as well. Bloody Mary’s a bit more difficult to make, so be sure to let a good bartender handle that task! Using fresh ingredients is the easiest way to give your brunch cocktails a boost.
An omelette bar? This can never be wrong. Unless you and your friends are vegan. Photos by Jill Thomas. Catering by Trumpet Vine Catering.
Eggs not your thing? What about pancakes? Pancakes can be sweet or savory, offering a little more versatility. Again, think about Marionberry topping and fresh Oregon fruits and nuts!
Okay, this is just cute. Mini donuts and coffee or hot chocolate. Portland brides, consider all of the amazing coffee roasters in Portland! Get excited about some delectable espresso for your brunch. You may even be able to hire a barista just for your reception. Check with several of the smaller roasters who may be more willing to accommodate your wedding details.
Have you pulled off a brunch reception? What worked and what didn’t work? Leave comments for other brides or start a conversation on the Art of Weddings Facebook page.