Breakfast Buffet Reception

We have reached the last week of the amazing Inspired Creations Contest wedding concepts – I hope that you have enjoyed the unbelievable creativity of all of the submissions as much as I have! I am completely in love with today’s wedding idea from the team of Dandelion & Grey, Olive Juice Photography, and Dapper Paper. They put together a fresh alternative to the standard dinner reception – a southern-style breakfast buffet reception!

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Erin at Dandelion & Grey says: “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.”

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Lovely hooks nailed into a tree act as an escort card holder, and a sweet framed print leans against a tree saying, “We’re fixin’ to Eat, so grab your Seat!”

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For a thoughtful favor, the team created darling recipe cards, complete with a delicious recipe for “Grandma’s Biscuits”! The favors were placed in a shallow vintage wooden shelf, along with found objects, like ceramic red hearts, vintage silverware and more kitchen gadgets.

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Charming labels, created by Dapper Paper, decorate the buffet, which was filled with traditional Southern favorites, such as grits, sliced tomatoes and biscuits ‘n jelly.

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Incredibly, this entire concept from top to bottom was created with a spend of only $410 – a majority of the items were thrifted, such as the dresser purchased for $100, but you can find several of the items pictured in this shoot at Anthropologie, including the hooks, pot holders, and red kitchen timer.

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For even more gorgeous images, visit The Sweetest Occasion!  The following Los Angeles wedding vendors contributed to this Inspired Creations Contest concept:

Styling & Floral Design — Dandelion & Grey
Photography — Olive Juice Photography
Paper Goods – Dapper Paper