A Garden Brunch Backyard Wedding Guide
A garden wedding is a great way to incorporate a beautiful and natural setting into your big day. What better way to make your guests feel like they’re in the midst of nature than with a brunch wedding? It’s an easy way to give your venue a breath of fresh air and keep things light. You can let your imagination run wild or stick to tradition with this delicious idea! Plus, brunch is a beautiful and delicious option for serving outside, perfect for the backyard. Here are some tips on how to create a garden brunch wedding.
The history of the garden brunch wedding began in England in 1813. The first garden brunch wedding was held on a small island in the Thames River and attracted only 24 guests. Since then, garden brunch weddings have come a long way. Today they are a trendy, relaxing style wedding ceremony and are perfect for your backyard!
What is a garden brunch wedding?
A garden brunch wedding is a beautiful way to have your guests enjoy a meal in the outdoors. This is an ideal choice for those who are looking for something new and different but still want to incorporate some traditional elements into their big day. If you don’t care for the traditional wedding reception, then a daytime wedding might be a perfect solution!
At a garden brunch wedding, brunch is one of the main events. Your wedding ceremony will take place earlier in the day or privately. Afterward is when you come together with your guest to enjoy a beautiful brunch in your backyard. The wedding is light, airy, tasteful, and eloquent. With the air smelling like waffles, you won’t need to worry about entertaining your guest too much. Instead, the relaxing garden and ambiance will do the trick. At a garden brunch backyard wedding, guests understand the event doesn’t last as long. This wedding usually takes just a couple of hours and is reserved for fewer wedding guests typically.
Planning your decor
The first step in planning your garden brunch backyard wedding is to figure out what you want your venue to look like. Will your backyard hold a formal affair? Or will it be a more intimate and personal affair? Consider how you want to incorporate the garden theme into your wedding day. Choose flowers that grow well together, so try out different types of plants for your display (but remember that you will have to clean up after the event). You can also rent flowers or borrow various flower arrangements for the day.
Another decor detail for your garden wedding will need to be a table setting. A family-style table like this does really great for a brunch-style wedding. Guests can converse and pass food along. Plus, you can use the table as your main decor piece. Incorporate plates like these, linens, lanterns, and flowers. All things perfect for a garden wedding!
Choosing Colors For Your Garden Brunch wedding
The other important step while decorating for your garden brunch wedding is choosing a color palette. Deciding on colors early can make the process easier because figuring out which flowers or plants go best with certain colors will be much easier than trying to decide later. Many online resources can help you select the perfect colors for your wedding.
Lighter colors work best for garden brunch weddings. Since your event is lighter and more relaxing, neutrals and pastels will be great choices for your wedding color palette. You can also explore spring and summer color pallet options on Pinterest. Or search for classy brunch affairs to explore what colors are used. Lean into relaxing yellows, purples, and greens.
The ingredients for a garden brunch wedding
There are so many ways to get creative with your garden brunch wedding. For your guest, the brunch will be such a treat! Try throwing a tea party with a 6-course menu or making it a vegetarian affair, if not a few vegetarian dishes. Get creative and have fun with your brunch spread! You can create a unique menu that makes the day feel special. Here are some ideas for making the brunch aspect of your wedding day unforgettable!
- Make your own bruschetta: To cut down on utensil use, make the bruschetta in one dish and then serve it in individual dishes.
- Set up omelet stations: Hire a staff team to make omelets to order for your wedding day!
- Have a signature daytime cocktail: Try serving mimosas (with fresh berries, of course!).
- Use fresh ingredients: Bring in watercress and edible flowers for garnishes to add another dimension of flavor to your food.
- Set up a waffle bar: Create a spread of different types of jam, jellies, and syrups.
- Create a coffee bar: Everyone loves coffee with brunch! Plus, the smell will build with ambiance.
There are so many wonderful brunch ideas you can serve! Consider what would be easiest for your guest to eat and enjoy on your wedding day. Create a mix of sweet, savory, meat, and meatless. With that combination, you won’t be able to go wrong. Your guests will be leaving full and happy!
How to set up your party
Planning a garden brunch wedding is going to be easy because you can let your imagination run wild with the setting. You can choose from many different options for your theme and even incorporate a theme within your theme. Consider creating different seating areas around your backyard to give your wedding a true “in the garden” feel.
With that in mind, here are some tips on how to set up your party. Choose plants that grow well together. Lavender and Rosemary work very well with this. You can actually order dried lavender on Amazon, that works very well for this. Plus, they smell great and can be used to both create the garden feel and fill up negative space throughout your backyard and table decor. Also, find ways for guests to spend time in the beautiful garden atmosphere you create. You can have upscale yard games like croquet, or a live string band.
Tips for your guests
Be sure to disclose to your guests that you are having a backyard garden brunch wedding. This way, your guests know to avoid pointed heels and non-breathable attire. Also, alert them at what time brunch will be served. This way, they can plan their morning accordingly and not arrive at your wedding already full from breakfast.
It’s also important for your guests to understand the wedding is taking place at your home. This way, they can prepare any parking logistics ahead of time. This also gives them a good opportunity to know they can bring a gift. A lot of time, guests will simply send a wedding gift in the mail. However, when they see your wedding is at your home, they know to save a stamp and bring it along.
start planning your garden brunch wedding today
A garden brunch wedding is a perfect way to celebrate your nuptials in the magical setting of your backyard, surrounded by family and friends. It’s easy to host, and guests love that they get to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and delicious food. Plus, you get to invite all of the people you care about most to the location you care about most. Creating a garden theme for your backyard wedding can also jump-start your landscaping! Which is a win-win situation!
If you’re ready to get started planning your backyard garden brunch wedding today, let us help you out! Download our free Backyard Wedding Planning Notion board template and get ready to organize all of the details! Use this Notion board to store brunch ideas, plant types, color pallets, and more! Let your garden brunch wedding overflow with petals and tasty food with the help of our free template!