Winter Schminter...We're Giving Our Next Brunch a Tropical Vibe
February 24, 2017
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Donuts and palms are the stuff that brunch dreams are made of. And along with day drinking and delicious cheat food, this brunch is also bringing insanely gorgeous tropical vibes. Designed by Pure Luxe Bride with big, bright blooms by Coastal Creations, laser cut names on palms that we have a slight obsession with by LH Calligraphy and all captured by Aaron And Jillian Photography, if you're hosting a breakfast get together soon, this vault is a must see.
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From Drew Pond, the host of the brunch...For me, there are two things in life that are sure-fire ingredients to my happiness: I love entertaining and I love Sunday brunch. I mean come on, who doesn’t enjoy a little day drinking and cheat food from time to time, right? I first had the idea for a Dock House Digital-hosted friends brunch back in the early Summer. We collaborated with the incredibly talented ladies at Pure Luxe Bride to bring our vision to life and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you guys!

Before even talking design, I knew from the start that we had to have this event take place at Cannon Green. The restaurant is incomparable to other downtown hot spots. The atmosphere is very modern and hip with a major Miami influence with its aesthetic. When building out the restaurant, the owners honored this 19th century beauty by creating an airy, garden-inspired dining experience. The brunch design began by selecting our dining space overlooking the courtyard. Being in the wedding industry, our brains are trained to always think of a rain contingency plan, so the covered balcony was the perfect spot. We wanted the floral design to play a major role in the overall impact of the design and Coastal Creations seriously went all out. The vibrant colors combined with the gold seating and palm leaves made for the perfect balance of style + elegance. Putting this together on my own during DHD’s busiest time of year would have been a nightmare, so it was more than a blessing to enlist Pure Luxe Bride to execute every little detail so perfectly. They are amazing.

Our guest list comprised of ten of our favorite people who also happen to be in the wedding industry. From photographers, florists, videographers, DJ’s and wedding planners, we had it covered with this crew! While some videographers love shooting B-roll, interviewing guests, speeches, so on and so forth, one of my favorite things to shoot on a wedding day are the details. It was this reason alone that I knew I had to pull out all the stops when it came to our invitation suite. We enlisted The Silver Starfish to create our invites and RSVP’s as well as our brunch menus and canapé cards. The design included elements that reflected the essence of the restaurant and we even hired an artist to sketch the venue’s storefront…so chic! Because this event was on detail-overload, which of course had me excited, I knew the perfect duo to photograph it all for us! We were so fortunate to have the insanely talented Aaron and Jillian Photography present to capture our event.

As our guests arrived they were greeted with the most delicious mimosas–we definitely gave our server a work out from all of the refills! We began by having a short cocktail gathering in the venue’s courtyard where we got a chance to catch up with one another and nibble on some scrumptious canapés that were worthy of writing home about. Some of these bountiful bites included Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese, Lobster & Black Truffle Salad, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Avocado & Sesame and Chicken and Ginger Dumplings with Salsa Verde. YUM.

For our main entrées we had family-style courses of eggs benedict over asparagus and chicken and waffles. Our yummy sides were Cannon Green’s house-made sesame tater tots and crispy bacon. Is your mouth watering yet? The food was amazing and I think every one of us said how we are excited to come back to try out their dinner menu in the very near future. Cannon Green is a great option for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. I highly recommend!
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