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At-Home Brunch Reception

I am absolutely in love with today’s Inspired Creations Contest entry! The team of Viridian Design Studio, Thompson Poole Photography, Cartewheels Caterers, and PAPERooT created a brunch wedding reception concept, and both the food and tablescape are positively exquisite.

Drink Station

A small, at-home brunch wedding is the perfect way to be conservative with resources but design a celebration that is truly reflective of your personal style!  Even when budget is limited, you can have a sophisticated and well designed event, and the materials used, the food served, and the decor incorporated can be of the highest quality.  Incredibly, this concept was put together with a total spend of only $490.

Hibiscus TeaBrunch Wedding Place Setting

Bare wood tables were accented with simple stoneware and glassware, vintage Bakelite flatware and linen napkins.  A variety of white porcelain vessels and vintage china blanks filled the middle of the tables.  Viridian Design Studio created gorgeous centerpieces in shades of pale blue, yellow, green, and peach – perfect for the otherwise spare design.

Rustic Peach and Blue Table Wedding Ideas

Peach and Light Blue Bouquet

Peach and Blue Rustic Tabletop Brunch Wedding

Roosters made their appearance throughout, beginning with the paper goods and ending with a cast iron rooster at each place setting.

Stitched Place CardAt Home Brunch Wedding Entertaining Ideas-1

White Stoneware and Porcelain Brunch Table

Cartewheels Caterers created a simple and sophisticated brunch buffet of stone fruit panzanella, baked quail eggs in ham cups, ginger scones with matcha green tea butter, roasted tomatoes with thyme, lychee bellinis and hibisicus tea.

At Home Brunch Wedding Entertaining Ideas-5

Roasted Tomatoes with ThymeGinger Scones and Milk

Tea and Fruit

Scones with Green Tea ButterStone Fruit Panzanella

Outdoor Food Station

The detail of stitching was echoed throughout the paper goods in this concept – I love it!  Sky blue ziz-zag stitched secured textured white paper to kraft cardstock for the menu signs.

Stitched Menu Cards

Simple postcard save the dates showcased our friend the rooster, as did the recipe cards and recipe tea towels.

Cooking Themed Save the DatesRecipe Tea Towels

The invitations featured three layers of fabulous textured paper with a delicate robin’s egg blue stitching detail.  Each invitation included a blank recipe card with instructions to fill out the recipe card with a favorite family recipe and memory and return it with the reply card. The cards can be compiled into a collection of recipes from their combined families and placed in a gorgeous modern leather recipe card box to be given as gifts to each family attending, a perfect blending of family tradition and modern design!

Stitched Cloth Wedding Invitation

Recipe Card Wedding Favors

Recipe Wedding FavorsRecipe Favors

The team’s motto for this concept was “There is elegance in simplicity; art in restraint.” and this was present in every small detail.

Rustic Wood TabletopBlue Flowers in White Porcelain Vase

Brunch Table Entertaining Ideas

Peach and Blue CenterpieceRustic Brunch Wedding Tabletop

BellinisBaked Quail Eggs in Ham Cups

Brunch Food Display

Brunch Buffet Display

The following talented wedding vendors participated in this Inspired Creations Contest concept:

Concept design, floral, styling – Viridian Design Studio
Concept design, photography – Thompson Poole Photography
Catering, menu, food styling – Cartewheels Caterers
Stationery, floral – PAPERooT
Location – The Plant at Kyle

I hope you guys are loving the Inspired Creations Contest concepts as much as I am!

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130 comments on “At-Home Brunch Reception

  1. I so LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing especially since my second wedding will likely be a morning one followed by the Elvis in Vegas wedding that evening. I was sort of stressing over the cost of a wedding since funds have been tight after starting my small business two years ago. I greatly appreciate how the design team created an elegant, sophisticated wedding on a budget. Awesome work!!

  2. Lori Long writes...

    I love this rustic, yet elegant concept. Everything works together so well. Viridian has done it again! And Cartwheels catering looks scrumptious. The invitations, paper work etc appeals to me as I have loved chickens/roosters since I was a child. A sunrise wedding tops it off with freshness.

  3. vicky Brand writes...

    A brunch after a morning wedding is spectacular and the design and setting are breathtaking. What a wonderful way to start a day and a marriage. Elegance in the most relaxed setting. Scrumptious.

  4. Jodie writes...

    The simple yet elegant theme of this wedding brunch seems so inviting and comfortable. I would love to be a guest!

  5. Jenny writes...

    I LOVE the Viridian designs! The flowers, the bare wood table, the unique roosters at each place setting… what a creative and beautiful idea!

  6. Viridian never ceases to amaze me. I was so lucky to have Tricia plan my wedding. This design of this brunch is simply elegant. I love the laid-back but formal feel of it. The design looks like it is right out of a magazine. The colors of the food, decorations, and even knife handles coordinate perfectly. Well done!

  7. Judy McCorkle writes...

    I love the design by Viridian. The color scheme is luscious. Just beautiful!

  8. Sue Steele writes...

    Viridian Deisgns is simply the best . . . . creative, understated, elegant. Wish I had been invited to this lovely brunch. The food by Cartwheels looks mouth watering. LOVE the Roosters! Where were you when my daughter got married :(

  9. Julie Zuber writes...

    Beautiful arrangements by Viridian Designs! Always stunning!

  10. Absolutely love the color combinations of the flowers and the simplicity of the tables.Incredibly inviting to the eye! The stitching on the invitations was such a creative touch! Loved the rooster and the simple theme carried throughout the table, food, decorations, invitations, etc.. Wonderful job.

  11. Carly Rourke writes...

    Simplicity and attention to detail–such a harmonious combination! I am SO pleased to have Viridian and Cartewheels team together for my September wedding. Their creativity and inspiration are one of a kind. Great job!

  12. Anne Marie writes...

    Breathtaking buffet display. Loved the raw elegance on the dinning table place settings and floral design. The theme was well thought out through the entire celebration from save the dates to seating assignments and family recipes by guests. What a sweet personal touch!

  13. deana blackburn writes...

    What a stunning, fresh approach. Food and decor both. Favorite part is the flowers – beyond the usual presentation – enticing and welcoming at the same time.

  14. Sharyn Goldman writes...

    I love the simple elegance of this brunch setting. Everything from the rustic table to the beautiful floral arrangements are perfect. Tricia Hamil is an artist with an incomparable talent.

  15. Jordis Ernst writes...

    A very Relaxing Fun way to begin a celebration!
    Elegant and Simple, love the flowers and food display’s… Love the bare wood table… it is a wonderful palette to a very creative meal.
    LOVE IT!

  16. Chelsea writes...

    LOVE THIS! So beautifully designed and the food looks INCREDIBLE! I want this at my wedding!!!!!

  17. Erin Helm writes...

    The flowers, the food, the photography, the hill country concept, it all works together so beautifully and I love it all! Gorgeous work.

  18. Harper writes...

    YUMMY YUMMY! Looks so delicious! The arrangement of the flowers and settings compliment everything so wonderfully!

  19. Lance Yowell writes...

    What a regal look. Love the beautiful color combinations. It just works.

  20. Kristin Fleckenstein Opitz writes...

    I just got married, but after seeing this I want to do it again… like this! I love how the understated simplicity of the furniture and the environment allows the food to bring color and vibrance to the event. This concept is a great way to have a gorgeous brunch, as shown, on a budget. The height variation on the tablescape adds so much interest and how special do the colorful drinks look! The details are fantastic and seem personal without feeling overwhelming. Job beautifully done!!!

  21. Robin Worley writes...

    I really enjoyed these photos, I am into vases and having many different shaped ones on the same table is very cool.

  22. Emily writes...

    Beautiful!!! The elegant yet simple design creates such a wonderful harmony between modern and rustic. What a fantastic idea to incorporate family traditions into their guests’ gifts. The food and it’s display look absolutely delicious! Simplicity in the design of the paper goods made a wonderful compliment to the overall design and did a wonderful job of bringing the details together! The photography came out beautiful too–but I wouldn’t’ expect less with such a great team producing this! I am so blessed to have Viridian working to design my own wedding!

  23. Kara writes...

    Wow! I was absolutely floored by Viridian. The place settings manage to evoke a feeling of unaffected intimacy while still feeling airy and bright and full of colour. The overall effect is both simple and extremely elegant, a pastoral hymn. What a lucky bride!

  24. Greg writes...

    Wow. It just looks fantastic. I wish I would have done this for my wedding, my mother-in-laws jaws would have dropped open if she had walked into my place with something like this waiting for her. Great job!

  25. Donna writes...

    Not a single detail forgotten. Another fabulous creation by Viridian Design Studio!

  26. stephanie writes...

    Beautiful! The food and the flowers look fabulous! I love the rustic feel combined with fresh new ingredients like quail eggs and macha butter. This totally looks like an event that I would want to be a part of, simple yet elegant!

  27. Priscilla writes...

    The elegant but casual event would be a wonderful wedding reception. The decor, flowers, food and paper items are all just so interesting and beautiful.
    It is so well done!

  28. Pam writes...

    The elegance and simplicity are stunning! Veridian Design has created another beautiful event.

  29. Lana writes...

    beautiful, laid-back, thoughtful, love it! Especially the recipe idea and the paper route products!!! Fun, welcoming and wonderful design/product!

  30. Max writes...

    My goodness, the floral arrangements are simply stunning. It has almost a Cote d’Azure feeling to it.

  31. Heather writes...

    These images are amazing!!! I can’t wait to have Wendi/ThompsonPoole take the photos at my wedding!

  32. Trina Williams writes...

    Wonderful! The simplicty screamed elegance abrove reproach. Such a talented group…

  33. Trina Williams writes...

    Wonderful! Simplicity that screamed elegance. Creativity at its best.

  34. ali mcdaniel writes...

    awesome pictures! if wedding pics turn out 1/2 as fantastic as the featured photos–talk about memories to last a lifetime!

  35. Lindy Wellborn writes...

    Absolutely Beautiful! I have always heard what a great job Veridian Design does! The food looks beautifully presented. I love the natural yet elegant feel!

  36. Jenny Annas writes...

    I used Thompson -Poole Photography for my wedding and couldn’t have been happier! Wendi is BRILLIANT! She doesn’t just line people up in a row to take pictures (although she was more than happy to take portrait shots.) What she does is tell the *story* of your wedding day. She took so many beautiful pictures, was so professional, and an absolute sweetheart. Her partner Denise was outstanding as well. Denise was always there for us when we had any questions and was so caring and professional. BOTH of them still check in with us on a regular basis to see how we are doing. I would HIGHLY recommend using Thompson-Poole Photography for your wedding! The wedding is only one day, but you will have beautiful pictures of the special day to look at for the rest of your life.

  37. Debbie Crenshaw writes...

    This is amazing. I almost started crying because it’s so beautiful. It reminds me of my friends and family in Texas. What an amazing mix of old, new, borrowed, and blue! This should be in a magazine.
    Our 20 anniversary is in 2011 and I’d love to arrange to have this exact design. Please contact me when you get a chance to talk about my 20th anniversary plans.

  38. Peter Chase writes...

    Love the recipe sharing and the carrying of the rustic kitchen style throughout, all the way to the recipe tea towels. Three toots for PAPERooT!

  39. Henry Crenshaw writes...

    I’d like to concur with my wife’s comments and it’s very appealing to a man’s taste too. It’s the best design for the money that I’ve ever seen – for any occasion.

  40. M'lissa Hayes writes...

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Everything is so beautifully presented. I’m looking forward to the time when Tricia and the rest of this talented team will plan my daughter’s wedding….

  41. F R Ames writes...

    We have attended several Cartewheel’s events and have always been thoroughly impressed by the flair, precision, beauty and efficiency of the presentation as well as the quality of the food and beverages.

    We were blessed that Cartewheels catered both our son’s and our daughter’s weddings and they were beautifully done and went off without extremely smoothly.

    Debby, Stephanie and the rest of the staff are true professionals.

  42. F R Ames writes...

    We have attended several Cartewheel’s events and have always been thoroughly impressed by the flair, precision, beauty and efficiency of the presentation as well as the quality of the food and beverages.

    We were blessed that Cartewheels catered both our son’s and our daughter’s weddings and they were beautifully done and went off extremely smoothly.

    Debby, Stephanie and the rest of the staff are true professionals.

  43. I love the motto of simplicity! It is much more tasteful than some of those over-the-top weddings. My favorites were the flower arrangements and the amazing detail of the stationary.

  44. Rhonda writes...

    Fabulous, elegant and inviting. What a great combination of beauty.

  45. Jammie writes...

    Amazing! Everything looks so elegant. I adore the the beautiful flowers! It makes me want to get married again!

  46. Julie writes...

    I love the way everything is laid out…it looks absolutely beautiful! The colors compliment everything perfectly! Well Done!!

  47. Sarah Keller writes...

    I adore the colous used in the presentation of the food, as well as the details put into the arrangement for the table.

  48. Mari Heiner writes...

    I love it! I would love to put a reception on like this :)

  49. John writes...

    Really cool! Simple and Elegant! Absolutely beautiful across the board! I love the idea of each guest receiving a box of family recipes. Very cool!

  50. Krista Braddock writes...

    Stunning relaxed elegance. Viridian Design has created a breathtaking presentation.

  51. Jeanette writes...

    Where was Viridian Design when I was planning my wedding? The flowers are breathtaking and I also love the roosters. :)

  52. Holly Simmel writes...

    I love the simple elegance of PAPERooT’s products: the stitching, the fonts, the different textures of the papers- all combine to create a detailed and beautiful design concept.

  53. The food looks wonderful and refreshing! I love the lighting in all of the pictures and the flowers are the perfect combination of elegance and simplicity!

  54. Seth writes...

    The food looks delicious and the setting looks very relaxing!

  55. Haley writes...

    Amazing. What a beautiful and creative design and idea. I love it!

  56. Christiane writes...

    I want to be there RIGHT NOW. Simple, but stunning. Beautifully shot. I love every detail. And, the paper work is a beautiful blend of elegant and rustic. Well done!

  57. Sherry Vitale writes...

    I love the entire theme! The light blue stitching on the stationary was so soothing. I loved it all from the invitations, to the recipes, to the table names, to the cupcake photos. When I get married, I want to use that recipe idea. Everything was beautiful.

  58. Eddie Nunns writes...

    These images capture the true essence of a chic, but simple Hill Country event. The color palette is truly sophisticated, while the food draws you in with it’s rustic, soul-filling goodness. All in all a beautiful setting for a special event.

  59. Mary Echols writes...

    The casual elegance provides an atmosphere of welcome that allows focus to be on the marriage rather than just the wedding. Beautiful photography, invites-loved the stitching, and food. The juxtaposition between the rough wood table and the elegant white vases with the fresh combination of flowers gives the feeling of warmth and home. Loved it!

  60. Bill Blackburn writes...

    Wow! This is beautiful, thoughtful, tasteful work!

  61. Mary Waltuck writes...

    What an amazing collaboration of artists. And a wonderful message. They mastered the concept that simple can be elegant.

  62. Lydia Hildebrand writes...

    This was just breathtaking and completely inspiring. It’s so rare to find such a perfectly-executed aesthetic. If only the weddings I’ve been to had looked half as delicious and beautiful. I particularly loved the cards (but I’m a sucker for gorgeous stationery). Great job all!

  63. katy writes...

    WOW, what beautiful colors! I am in awe of how it all comes together. Great job!

  64. Megan Hockly writes...

    can I have this at my wedding pleeeease!! beautiful. simple and stunning.

  65. Susan Lassell writes...

    I’m surprised by how much I LOVE the blues in the flower arrangements . . . absolutely unexpected, serene and joyful all at the same time. And the whimsical rooster on invites, recipe cards, tea towel and even the placesettings . . . more joy! This team has done a great job of creating the perfect ambiance for a joy filled merging of families (i.e. the family recipe collection). Love it!

  66. Rachel writes...

    Simply Elegant and affordable. The best of both worlds! I love this concept and that it is so within reach for everyone. I want to have this event at my house this summer!

  67. Donola writes...

    The brunch looks so inviting! The design and simple details are stunning and the color combinations of the flowers and food look great and compliment each other. Also, love the roosters!

  68. Michele Butler writes...

    It’s beautiful! I love the clean look and the splashes of color – the food is gorgeous and the flowers even better!

  69. silke writes...

    Wow! I loved everything about this breakfast wedding. I’m sure the loveliness of the table and the food would make the guests forget they gussied themselves up at dawn! The invitations are so original, and perfect for the rusticity of the setting. Fantastic job

  70. Gena writes...

    Absolutely perfect!! I never would have believed that something this elegant could be accomplished on such a small budget. The love the simple rustic setting that is made so special with the beautiful flowers, scrumptious food and the attention to even the smallest details!! The recipe card idea is wonderful—what a great way to tie in family traditions to their special day!!

  71. The flower arrangements of Viridian Design make me feel as if I’m walking through the most beautiful garden. I look for the morning dew – they are so fresh and “unarranged” in the most beautiful way!

  72. Iris writes...

    Simply perfect!! The flowers especially are just spectacular :))

  73. Julee writes...

    Flowers and food are fabulous! Loved the rooster carried through all stages of the special event of a morning wedding!

  74. Dean Fitch writes...

    What a stunning and breathtaking design! The elegance and beauty of the flowers and food are incredible!

  75. The design and use of loral arrangements is practical, original, crafted for the individual needs and just beautiful!!!

  76. Sarah writes...

    As a born-and-raised country girl, this concept appeals to me on so many levels. The rustic chic look is epitomized in this entire soiree! The antique roosters, rough wood, and vintage place settings combined with the sophistication in the food and the elegant yet friendly flower arrangements lend themselves to the idea of a family gathered ’round the table at sunrise in a countryside cottage. Thus, the concept imagined and created by the artists of this event is portrayed with seemingly effortless ease! The whimsy of the entire gathering is not lost in a cutsy look, but formed by talented hands into a sense of elegance and grace, as exhibited by the recipe submission idea, which gives a nod to the time-honored tradition of passing down wisdom and sharing love, as any wedding reception should embrace.
    Simply? Delightfully idyllic!

  77. Simply beautiful! The mix of various textures and the calming color palette in the flowers makes this reception seem like it’d be the perfect mix of rustic and fabulous!

  78. Allison writes...

    Absolutely beautiful and such unique ideas for such a unique wedding. Viridian Designs is truly amazing and their floral arrangements are breath-taking!

  79. Courtney writes...

    I couldn’t stop smiling while looking at these pictures! It’s so simple yet detailed. I can only imagine the incredible atmosphere this would create! Beautifully done!

  80. Melody writes...

    Beautiful palette! Understated elegance, perfect for the hill country. Love the unique and beautiful floral arrangements and the tablescape.

  81. Sandra Wims writes...

    Gorgeous flowers, beautiful food, perfect accompaniments for the happiness that comes in joining two lives for a lifetime.

  82. Jacqueline writes...

    The flowers are stunning, the pictures of the food made me salivate, and this display almost makes me want to get married! Delish!

  83. Donna Lenard writes...

    This presentation has the whole package! The country charm and sophisticated elegance just make you want to be there. Every bit of the detail reveals part of the theme. What a delightful discovery!

  84. Dadio writes...

    Christin from Veridian did the flowers for my daughter’s wedding and the room looked amazing. As you can see from this presentation, their design and use of color are outstanding.

    Any event catered by Debbie and Cartwheels you’re invited to should be attended. You can count on being well fed!

    As always, beautiful work ladies!

  85. Ann writes...

    I am so impressed with the attention to detail that this brunch presents. Every element has been thoughtfully designed without even appearing so. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous with the pale blues and greens accented with just a pop of dramatic darks to place visual focus on the blossoms themselves. The inclusion of the vintage details I also found stunning as well as the simplicity of the complete package. The menu is so original and appealing. Overall a beautiful presentation, just as one expects from Viridian, inviting perfection made comfortable for all to relish and share.

  86. Amy S. Blanks writes...

    When is the brunch and can we all attend? WOW! Such attention to the details! THe poached quail eggs are very clever and wonderfully presented.
    I would be suprised if any of these vendors have an open date in the next 10 years. Absolutely Amazing!

  87. Kristin writes...

    The save the date cards are precious. I also love the tea towels and the RSVP recipe idea. Creating a recipe book is a great way for everyone to share in the bride and groom’s special day, with the result being a yummy keepsake that keeps on giving!

  88. Ronda Aycock writes...

    Gorgeous! You are truely blessed with an amazing gift!! Nothing but the best!!

  89. Jessica writes...

    Beautiful work… Viridian design is the perfect combination of timeless style and creativity! Everytime I see new pics… I want to get married all over again! Thank you Tricia… for creating fairytales for people everyday.

  90. Sidney D'souza writes...

    great jobe,& very nice i liked the idea.

    Good work cheers,
    chef D’souza

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