Pop the champagne—and pour out the OJ! No matter how you do it, brunch is one meal that you could almost always classify as an event. A springy dress or cute jumpsuit is a given, the company is A-plus, and how can you disappoint with food options from eggs to salads to waffles?! (Not to mention: coffee.) There really is something for everyone, which is why we’re huge fans of the brunch wedding.
If you’re currently planning a wedding, you may find that Friday and Saturday nights are all booked up from couples re-booking after the pandemic. But if you’re still set on a weekend wedding and wondering how to get around it, brunch might just be the perfect answer.
Below, we’ve got some dreamy images from Anna Delores Photography, along with all the reasons to consider a brunch wedding for your own big day!
1. Brunch Weddings are Perfect for Weekend Getaways
Sophie Spier at Amazing Days Events loves a good brunch wedding. And she brilliantly suggests making a weekend out of it somewhere off the beaten path! Sophie came across the Skyview Los Alamos, an iconic roadside motel turned boutique luxury near Santa Barbara, and with it, all the inspiration for a laid-back brunch wedding:
The pops of color, desert-style landscaping, hill views, and retro vibe were speaking to me! This hotel screams, “Stay here for the weekend! And bring your fun, funky, amazing friends with you!” As a wedding planner, my couples are always looking for a full weekend experience for their guests and Skyview is the perfect option. Cheers to weekend-long celebrations and brunch + bubbly after the I Dos!
If you want to go outside the box for your wedding—and you really like being with your people—a wedding weekend getaway is a super-fun option. We just love the idea of hosting your guests for a night or weekend somewhere unexpected and cozy—because nothing goes better with brunch than a little r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g.
2. Brunch Weddings Free Up The Day For Celebrating
A morning ceremony is kind of awesome, to be honest. Wake up, get ready, get married, and then spend the rest of the day celebrating with your new spouse and guests! Instead of filling up the day with prep, anticipation, and last-minute details, it’s all love, food, and fun!
That said, here’s a tip. Make sure your venue will let your vendors in the night before or super early to get everything set up. This floral ceremony backdrop by Ella & Louie is the sort of stunning piece that can be built offsite and set up the morning of!
3. Foodies Love Brunch Weddings
All couples have their thing: maybe it’s the music, the videographer, or the fashion. If food is your thing, it’s hard to define a more crowd-pleasing meal than brunch. Please just consider a FEW of the food options: there’s classic breakfast like pancakes, waffles, eggs + bacon, or an oatmeal bar, or you can zhuzh it up with smoked salmon bagels, frittatas, scones, salads, toasted granola, breakfast tacos… You don’t need us to go on, but you know we could.
Plus, brunch is just so pretty!
4. The Cocktails Start Early
“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” never applied better to a situation. Bubbly drinks can easily segue into beers by the pool—just sayin’! And there are SO many fun brunch cocktails. From classic mimosas to grapefruit-rosé Aperol spritz to a Bloody Mary bar!
Love this DIY Bloody Mary situation!
Cute floral details just amp up the fun!
5. When You Brunch, The Fun Lasts All Day
The BEST brunches are the ones where you have no plans afterward and the day just unfolds from there. Pretty perfect to let it unfold while you’re with BFFs at a super-cool location where the pool beckons if you ask us.
The options really are limitless from there! You could go traditional and host a dance party later that night, or go for some real laid-back vibes with afternoon massages.
But whatever you do, let there be cake alongside those waffles! We think this simple delight by Sarah Bozanich Williams would do just the trick.
Feeling inspired and looking for more? We love this pop-up brunch wedding in the Arizona desert! And if you’re wondering what a brunch wedding might look like in a more traditional venue, here’s your answer. (Spoiler: it’s dreamy!)
photography: Anna Delores Photography // venue name: Skyview Los Alamos, Los Alamos, California, USA // event design: Amazing Days Events // planning: Amazing Days Events // florals: Ella & Louie // catering: Skyview Los Alamos // cake: Sarah Bozanich Williams // tabletop rentals: Otis & Pearl // furniture rentals: Ventura Rental // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // specialty rentals: Onyx & Redwood