Usually combining two of your favorite things leads to something even better - that’s exactly what happened with this shoot. When Carly of Carly Marie Events called to say she had a Brunch Wedding idea for a shoot, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. I actually planned a brunch wedding back when I was still a wedding planner, so I loved this idea. Mimosa bars, shrimp and grits, beautiful morning light - all of the best things in the same event!
We kept the color palette simple and light, with pale blues, sage, and some light pink. This space at the O’Henry Hotel is basically flooded with beautiful natural light, and all those giant windows lead out to a secluded, garden courtyard.
Our escort wall was inspired by a wall of greenery that covers that courtyard - it’s one of my dreams to have a home covered in ivy, but I’ll settle for an escort card wall for now (especially when it’s this pretty).
We were lucky enough to convince these two beautiful humans to model for us. They were past clients of Carly’s, and clearly still in love from their real wedding only a few months prior. The dress from our favorite local shop, Dashing Dames Bridal, fit the light and airy vibe that this shoot needed - plus, imagine dancing the night away in that flowy skirt!
For invitations, we used a variation of the Spanish Tile Collection suite, with a floral vellum overlay. Subtle sage and gray details with some gorgeous vintage stamps finished off the look perfectly. The menus also used a sage watercolor dip effect for a subtle pop of color on gray plates - plus, the pale blue taper candles were perfect, weren’t they?
My favorite part stationery-wise was the escort card wall, which we created in conjunction with Just Priceless. They created this lovely greenery wall, and we made calligraphy place cards with our signature wax seal from Artisaire. I just love imagining this escort card wall with 100+ cards on it!
Let us know what you think about the Brunch wedding idea - are you in for mimos and bennys at your wedding? Tell us below!
Full Vendor Credits
Planning & Design Carly Marie Events
Venue & Food & Beverage O.Henry Hotel
Photography Alayna Kaye Photography
Florals Just Priceless
Bridal Boutique Dashing Dames Bridal | Wedding Dress - Private Label - The Sadie Collection
Rentals Party Reflections
Hair & Make Up Face Forward NC
Invitation Suite & Signage Design by Laney (HAY)
Shoes Kate Spade NY