Inspired Creations – Breakfast Buffet Reception

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a great weekend. As promised, we’re going to get the week started by jumping right back into the reveal of the Inspired Creations Contest entries. I’ve been a big fan of Erin of Dandelion & Grey for a while now so it’s a sincere pleasure to share her entry. She worked with the incredibly talented Leila Brewster of Olive Juice Photography and Chris and Elizabeth Boyette of Dapper Paper to create a gorgeous breakfast buffet inspiration shoot I know you’ll love. I find all of the little details really magical and love the idea of a casual breakfast reception.



bacon-egg-grits-cast-iron-panErin shares, “We wanted to come up with a fresh alternative to the standard dinner reception and hosting a breakfast or brunch is a sweet, budget friendly idea. We started with a gorgeous vintage farmhouse dresser placed in a idyllic, expansive field. I wanted to come up with a unique way to house the delicious comfort food and decided on using antique kitchen tools and gadgets for the serving pieces.”





escort-card-ideas-breakfast-buffet-reception“Charming labels, created by Dapper Paper, help guests navigate the buffet, filled with traditional Southern favorites, such as grits, sliced tomatoes and biscuits ‘n jelly. Lavender, peonies and cabbage mix with wildflowers to create a casual, summery vibe. Lovely hooks, nailed into a tree act as an escort card holder and a sweet framed print, leans against a tree telling guests, ‘We’re fixin’ to Eat, so grab your Seat!’ ”





wedding-favor-recipe-cards-biscuits-wedding-brunch“For a thoughtful favor, Dapper Paper created darling recipe cards, complete with a delicious recipe for ‘Grandma’s Biscuits’! We placed the favors in a shallow vintage wooden shelf along with found objects like ceramic red hearts, patina silverware and more kitchen gadgets. A sweet colorful apron sways in the breeze and overlooks our lovely, sun-drenched scene.”







outdoor-wedding-tree-ceremony-brunch-buffetI love Erin’s vision for a pretty, outdoor brunch reception with charming paper goods and sweet little details that make it special and memorable. This could also be incredible inspiration for a morning after brunch or even a rehearsal brunch in lieu of a rehearsal dinner if your schedule allowed. With great food, fresh flowers and a few unexpected touches you just can’t go wrong!

A huge thank you to Erin, Leila, Chris and Elizabeth for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest!

Styling & Floral Design – Erin McDonald, Dandelion & Grey
Photography – Leila Brewster, Olive Juice Photography
Paper Goods – Chris and Elizabeth Boyette, Dapper Paper

{Photos by Olive Juice Photography.}



Amazing…this contest is bringing some of the most inspiring ideas to the table! This buffet looks so rustic & delicious, like it’s fresh from the from. Wonderful job!

omg that is gorgeous!!! so many great details…especially the pretty hooks on the trees

This is beautiful!! All the images have amazing details and wonderful ideas!!
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This is pure bliss! Love the styling, design and photography! Great work all these lovely teams did!
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This is beautiful!
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too cute! love this.
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OMG…this is absolutely AMAZING! what a great idea, and the execution is superb! :)

oh my goodness do I spy bacon in a mason jar??? This inspiration makes me long for a Sunday morning – absolutely beautiful and filled with so many special details.
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These photos are stunning! The light is absolutely perfect.

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Charming! Loved the labels, recipe cards and print from dapper paper! So warm and inviting!

This is absolutely darling! So whimsical yet homey. I love it!
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Love this and all the pretty little details! What an amazing job they all did. Definitely one of my favs so far!


wow, this brings brunch weddings or after wedding brunches to a whole new level! i love all of the paper details, especially the recipe card! the pictures capture everything soo dreamily as well! what a talented team of individuals!!

So lovely. Amazing work, Erin, Leila Chris and Elizabeth! You guys are phenomenal!

This one is so beautiful! Charming! It is soooo inspiring!

I just discovered your website. And I love it. It’s beautiful
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I love the props here, especially the scale and the ice crusher. Great job!


I love this! Every detail is inspiring.


What a warm and lovely setting. Dapper Paper’s take on the theme was right on target. I am tasting grandma’s biscuits and all the other yummie foods that remind me of my family’s traditional foods which were prepared with a lot of love. Am I invited to the brunch!

goodness, this is such a gorgeous post! Mmmm..and I love breakfast food!
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This is absolutely adorable. I love the old fashion, Southern-style look. Dapper Paper’s recipe cards, place cards and other stationary is so unique. If this stationary was available for sale, I wouldn’t be able to pass it up.



Wow – this is so gorgeous and dreamy! I love how every single detail was thought through, and I want to copy the recipe cards idea!!!
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i adore this concept! makes me want to go host a brunch outdoors…now if only the weather would cooperate with me :). great job to these ladies!
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So beautiful! Absolutely love it!!

This has just convinced me to have a breakfast reception. It is, after all, my favorite meal. Every single detail is just amazing: the recipe cards, the ingredients, the scale. I can smell the deliciousness.
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really lovely!
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Thank you everyone for the incredible comments & to Cyd & Ami for hosting!

hah! i love the bacon in the mason jar! this is soooooooo lovely! way to go everyone! :)
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this is absolute perfection on my computer screen! these gals are so talented!! love their work….and them:)

my favorite part hast to be the mismatched hooks all over the tree……so great!


Thank ya’ll SO much for all of the kind comments! It was such a joy to work with Erin and Leila, they are so very talented and sweet!
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How absolutely gorgeous, I’m a big fan of Leila & Erin and they’ve done such a wonderful job here!! I love those wildflowers and the paper signs everywhere are so cute!! :)
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Wow!!! this is the most beautiful thing! I’m in heaven. How simply delightful and charming.
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Hi, Iove the breakfast buffet idea. Our daughter is getting married at 5:00. WE are trying to think out of the box. Do you think it would be okay to do a breakfast buffet then?

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