Styled Shoot: Brunch Reception Inspiration

Save the late-night party for a time when everyone is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In the meantime, a garden party may be the perfect intermediate gathering.

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These days, cost is at the forefront of many couples’ minds as they plan weddings, Watts says, adding that brunch is often a more affordable alternative to an evening reception.

This story first appeared in the spring/summer 2021 issue of Columbus Weddings, which published in December 2020.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, couples are discovering that there’s more to a wedding than Saturday night dinner and dancing. Couples rescheduling their 2020 events into 2021 means that the most desirable weekend evenings are booking up fast, so those looking to get a specific date may want to consider a late morning or early afternoon celebration instead, says wedding planner Dana Watts of Thyme & Details. This summer, Watts worked with photo shoot hosts Broc and Alexa Pickering, of Broc and Alexa Photography, to create a scene sure to inspire. 

The Vendors

Photography: Broc and Alexa Photography 

Venue: The Henry Manor 

Coordination: Thyme & Details 

Florals: Stem Floral Studio 

Rentals: Lasting Impressions Event Rental, Aiden & Grace and Queen City Vignette 

Groom’s attire: The Groomsman Suit 

Bride’s attire: A Bride’s Design 

Makeup: JRice Makeup Artistry 

Hair: Lauren Wolff Hair Design 

Stationery: On Paper 

Desserts: Lavender & Honey Wedding Cakes and Sweetie Girls Treatery 

Linens: Nüage Designs 

Rings: Worthington Jewelers 

Models: Sadie and Trevor Griffith