This black and gold bridal brunch that my friend Hannah hosted for her friend is full of sweet details. My little spray painted alphabet signs were just the tip of the black and gold iceberg.
The bride, Karen, had planned lots of soft colors for her wedding reception, so Hannah wanted to do something totally different and use bold gem tones and gold for this intimate event. When we first started planning, we knew a mimosas and a waffle bar were on the “must-do” list and started from there.
I showed Hannah a picture of this floral arrangement on a black and white striped runner with kumquats, thinking it would be cute to use some citrus in the flower arrangements. While that didn’t happen (kumquats are a little hard to come by in the Midwest), she made a gorgeous striped table runner to serve as the jumping off point for the decor.
Gold, black stripes, and gem tones. There was nothing subtle about this decor, but it all played so well together that the overall effect was stunning and almost felt French.
I found the little gold frame for $2 at the dollar store. Two dollars!!! You know I stocked up on a couple five of those puppies. Please don’t look too closely at my crooked handwriting…I made the menu sign about 20 minutes before guests arrived.
You could be proper and say “scones”, but sometimes Hannah likes to call them “sconies”…kind of like scones that are your homies. I know. I’m ridiculous, but I will hang with some scones any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
The bridesmaids’ gift to Karen was a scrapbook full of memories. Each of them made two pages with pictures and trinkets that represented their friendship over the years.
…and ONE last look at the table because, c’mon, it’s just too gorgeous.