A Charleston Spring Brunch featured in The Local Palate

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I was thrilled to be asked by The Local Palate to be a contributor for the April Issue. Not only do I love this publication, but I am a bit enchanted with the topic at hand – how to host a spring brunch.  I love gathering my nearest and dearest for lingering afternoons full of laughter and stories. I find the trick to a successful brunch is setting a lovely and cozy table paired with a heart warming menu and a festive spring cocktail.

We especially enjoyed developing this story at our boutique hotel in Charleston, S.C.,  Zero George. I recommend picking up a copy of the magazine as it is full of fresh southern food trends and “in the know” regional recommendations.

More of the story and some of my entertaining tips are shared below… Cheers to the first official day of Spring!

Lynn Easton Brunch at Zero George
Easton Events Brunch Details
Brunch Florals by Stems

Many thanks to:

Marni Rothschild Pictures
Vieuxtemps for the beautiful tabletop elements
Stems for the stunning florals
Charleston Crepe Company for our delightful dessert
Elizabeth Porcher Jones for the placecards
Festive Fare & Williams & Sonoma

 

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Gingham

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With warmer weather just around the corner, we’re thinking pretty spring picnics.  So today we’re bringing you gingham inspiration.  From the quaint picnic blanket to the elegant wedding tablescape, gingham can be just the right print to mix in to your color palette.

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Muted napkin photo by Jessica PetersonStraight tie photo by Alison ConklinGingham-lined envelopeSarah Jessica ParkerRed dining room chairsSpoonsGingham tie on vaseLined suit coat with pocket squareForage bow tie, Beer koozie photo by  Jeff loves Jessica, Green button down

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: White Florals

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Sometimes it’s best to return to what is simple, what is pure.  And elegant white blooms can do no wrong in our opinion.  With an all-white bouquet or table arrangement, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase various textures and greenery.  Whether you’re adding in lots of color elsewhere or keeping your palette all ivory, white florals are just gorgeous.

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Bridal bouquet with bride in lace via Once Wed photo by Jose VillaLoose bunch of stemsCenterpiece photo by Jose Villa, Farm Table Arrangement photo by Jose Villa, Bouquet with loose greens photo by Leah KuaCeramic centerpiece of white floralsTable arrangement photo by Jose Villa

 

Local Charleston Favor Finds

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On this Friday afternoon we thought we would share a few of our favorite Charleston finds! They make perfect wedding favors and unique local additions to your Charleston welcome bag. Definitely check out the product websites… these companies are churning out really fresh products with local flare and fantastic packaging! Below are just a few reasons why we LOVE living and working in Charleston.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Citrus

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Spring is almost here and flowers are just beginning to bud, but until things are in full bloom, winter citrus is a beautiful way to dress up a tabletop, bouquet, or cocktail with a punch of pretty color. We used kumquats and citrus poppies for an event last weekend!

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Citrus trees, Satsuma & Pomegranate CampariOrange lipsLemon arch photo by Heather Forsythe designed by Calder ClarkWhite centerpiece of citrusTabletop photo by Stephanie WilliamsBouquet photo by Stephanie WilliamsWooden boxes of fruitVanilla citrus cocktail

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards: Top 50 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.

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Thank you Brides Magazine for naming our lovely Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards one of the 50 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S. Check out the feature!

We are delighted to be in the company of iconic luxury properties including Middleton Place in Charleston, S.C., Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, Amangani in Jackson Hole, The Cloister on Sea Island, and The New York Public Library – to name a few!

We simply could not be prouder.

We are all so excited for wedding season in Charlottesville, Charleston, and beyond!

Easton Events' Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Jen Fariello

Bridal Loft at Pippin Hillphoto by Aaron Watson

Barn Doors of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Patricia Lyons

The Granary at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Eric Kelley

Croque Monsieur at Pippin Hillphoto by Jen Fariello

Sunset at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Patricia Lyons

Cocktails at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Eric Kelley

ceremony in the round at Pippin Hillphoto by Eric Kelley

 

 

 

 

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Chandeliers

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Lighting is one of the utmost important details of a wedding.  A beautifully lit chandelier can transform a Sperry tent into a romantic reception.  With chandeliers made in as many styles as there are wedding fashions, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.

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Winter tabletop photo by Leo Patrone, Australian wedding photo by Jonathan WherrettTent lantern lights photo by Elizabeth MessinaGray interiorGlass droplets, Glass chandelierMultiple chandeliers, Paper chandelier, Brass chandelier

 

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: We Heart It

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got hearts on the brain.  Subtle heart shapes incorporated into decor, accessories, and desserts can add a romantic touch to any bridal shower, wedding day, or celebratory brunch.

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Clutch, Garland by BHLDNCeremony photo by One Love Photo, Envelope photo by Elizabeth Lloyd PhotographyBan.do heart clip, Cake photo by Jose VillaTruffle platesIvySomething blue photo by Hazelnut Photography

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Ceremony Backdrops

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The ceremony is the most meaningful part of a wedding day, and we love ceremonies that exhibit as much thought and care in their decor as went into the rest of the day.  Arches dripping in florals, dramatic displays of candlelight, unique wood signage, or draped linen against a gorgeous landscape are all perfect backdrops in front of which to say your “I do’s.”

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Ceremony by Easton Events at Pippin Hill Farm photo by Holland Photo Arts, Mountain ceremony photo by Eric Daigle, Branches ceremony arch by Arielle Doneson, Beach ceremony photo by Amanda Wilcher, Foraged ceremony arch by Once Wed photo by Green Apple Photography, Ribbon ceremony arch, Hand-painted wood ceremony backdrop, Easter lily backdrop, Candlelit ceremony

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