I absolutely love this idea! I remember our wedding morning as rushed, worrying about everything for the day and really not that relaxing. Wouldn’t it just be so sweet if you could have a romantic pre-wedding brunch with your honey to start the day?! I know it might not be possible for everyone, but if you are doing a backyard wedding, I can’t think of a more perfect way to start your wedding day…
As the sun rises over a vibrant green orchard, our bride receives a personal invite to a surprise brunch planned by her groom. Revealed among the trees is a beautiful scene where the couple will settle in for an intimate hour together. Strolling, cuddling, and savoring a brunch feast for two.
The groom and his helpers (ah-hem, bridesmaids) made sure to include an abundance of personal touches — family artifacts reminding the couple of the generations they are uniting with their marriage, a banquet made of crates gathered from the orchard, and even a collection of love notes written by the groom himself. Tucked throughout the scene are numerous DIY creations — torn sheets from the groom’s grandmother’s sewing stash, family favorite dishes for the menu, homemade peach marmalade with personalized tags, and paper flowers made from pages of favorite novels.
This may look like a bit of a dream, but it was actually designed + collected on a budget. Homemade food, handmade creations, and borrowed items are among the strategies used to keep the cost down. Bartering was key when purchasing some of the larger décor pieces.. Thanks so much to all these talented vendors for sharing your creativity with us today!
photography: Nathan Peel Photography // wedding dress: Savoy dress from BHLDN // makeup artist: Corey Adams // event planner: Blue Dahlia Events // floral designer: inspired floral design // location: Hollmeyer Orchard // Invitation Designer: Five Dot Design // jewelry: Five Little Gems Jewelry