Do you love brunch food? Well, there are so many great ways to incorporate them into your wedding day! Bekah and Jason chose to have a breakfast wedding reception with the most delectable Belgian waffle cakes. They are so lovely. What a fabulous way to incorporate a favorite food into their special day.
What a special day! This Fredericksburg, Virginia wedding had so many special elements that included a local flair. Much of their big day was centered around food. With Belgian waffle cakes decorated with flowers and fruit and a trip to Carl’s for ice cream, it’s clear that both Jason and Bekah adored planning a brunch wedding with a side of sweet tooth! Here is what Bekah had to say about their wedding day brunch.
What was the inspiration behind planning a brunch wedding?
The inspiration for our wedding was our love of brunch! Ever since we first started dating, brunch has been a staple for us as a couple. Even if we aren’t going out for brunch, it’s typical that we make brunch-y foods on the weekends. When planning our wedding, it only made sense that we celebrate this special part of our relationship with friends and family. Also, the food was delicious!
We’re not big cake people, so instead of a traditional wedding cake, we worked with a local bakery to make different flavored Belgian waffle cakes. The wedding was as local as possible. We love the town we live in, Fredericksburg, so most vendors were from the downtown area or nearby.
One of the best wedding brunch ideas is to have Belgian waffle cake options in varying flavors. Yum!
How did you decorate your space for a DIY brunch wedding?
Most of the wedding was DIY. Amazing friends made it all possible! We had two wonderful friends work with me until late the night before, creating the bridal bouquet and arrangements for the ceremony space and tables. They helped set everything up as well.
We scoured local antique shops to find vintage milk glass in the months before the wedding. These were used throughout the venue and now we have a beautiful collection for our home!
“We’re not big cake people…we worked with a local bakery to make different flavored Belgian waffle cakes.”
What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
We wanted to be sure to incorporate our son in our vows and took time during the wedding to acknowledge our love as a family and include him as part of the ceremony. We both are lovers of local art and pottery so that was an important part of our wedding. Our ceremony was in front of a painting of the cityscape, painted by a local artist.
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
We wrote our own wedding vows so that was unique and special for us. We also presented our son with a framed family picture of the three of us from our engagement photo session.
Including their son into their wedding day brunch was especially important – and fun!
Do you have any advice for the bride-to-be?
Keep it simple. It’s only one day, just a few hours at that. Being able to spend time together on our wedding day with loved ones was the best part. By keeping the wedding simple and true to us, we weren’t rushed around all day.
Also, DIY brunch weddings are amazing! We had a relaxed and light-hearted feel to the day and had a blast just celebrating with friends and family.
Breakfast Wedding Reception & Belgian Waffle Cakes
DIY Brunch Wedding Vendors:
- Virginia Wedding Photographer – Megan Rei Photography
- Virginia Wedding Venue – 718 Venue
- Hair – Jillian Catlett
- Nails – Holy Chic + Co
- Wedding Caterer – Foode
- Dessert & Belgian Waffle Cakes – Eileen’s Bakery
- Wedding Dress – Ava Laurenne
- Wedding Rings – Elaine B Jewelry
- Ice Cream Location – Carl’s Frozen Custard
- Carriage – Old Towne Carriages