Richmond boasts an incredible list of spectacular wedding and event planners. This year I wanted to do something exclusive for this incredible circle of talent.
I shared my thoughts with Kathryn McDonald of The Hilton Downtown, and over a cup of coffee and lots of excitement, the Brunch & Bubbly was born, I couldn’t be more excited about this event that was hosted by me earlier this week. This will become an annual, exclusive, invite-only event, catered to the best wedding & event planners in the Richmond area. My hopes is that this event will become the most anticipated event for Richmond area planners.
To set the tone for the inaugural Brunch & Bubbly, we partnered with Stephanie O’Dell of Dejlige Creative to design the invitations that were beautifully calligraphied and mailed to invited guests.
The morning of the Brunch & Bubbly, guests were greeted to their choice of a Mango Bellini’s, Pineapple Mimosas, and an absolutely amazing Apricot Coconut Prosecco Punch that was so refreshing!
One of my favorite elements from the morning was the seeing the guests walk into the ballroom and seeing their name in calligraphy on the back of the ghost chairs. Stephanie of Dejlige Creative came in that morning while we were setting up the room and added each guests name to the chairs. Absolutely incredible to see how easy she makes it.
Delicate centerpieces of peonies & roses created a beautiful runner adorned with candles in brass holders. This was designed by Keitha Thomas of Zahara’s Event and Design.
The delectable menu consisted of Sundried Tomato, Asparagus & Feta Cheese Quiche, Petit Filet wrapped in Bacon and stuffed with Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Roasted Salmon with Maple Bourbon Glaze. The Chef came out to welcome us and tell us a little bit about how he decided on the menu choices
As a parting favor, each guest went home with a miniature version of Miller & Rhoads Famous Chocolate Pie.
I’m already envisioning design elements for next years’ exclusive Planner Brunch & Bubbly.
Special Thanks to our Event Partners:
Venue – Hilton Downtown // Planning – Elegantly Yours Events // Photography - IYQ Photography // Invitations & Menu Cards -Dejlige Creative // Florals – Zahara’s Event and Designs // Chairs – AFR Rentals // Linens – Glamour Linens // Calligraphy – Dejlige Creative // Videography – Cassie H. Creates