Marriage and Mimosas

At a recent New Orleans Bride event, an interesting subject was being discussed. Normally, we hear about the different ways couples customize the typical New Orleans wedding, whether it be with the color scheme or the food they serve. But this time the subject turned to the time of day of the Big Day. The ladies of Brennan’s Restaurant have noticed that more couples, particularly destination brides, are opting for a brunch time soiree in their courtyard. Though it not the “traditional” route, this nuptial choice could make for some adorable photos, great food options and a fun time for all involved.

The list of pros to having a brunch wedding are many. This pick could save some pennies while still providing the glam and sophistication a wedding deserves. It also gives the couple, their bridal party and their guests more clothing options since the time of day and the overall feel is less formal than a tux and gown. When not searching for a free Friday or Saturday in New Orleans, picking a date for your “I Do” could be an easier process. Brunch is also easier to provide bites for vegetarian or diet restricted guests.

So if you do decide to attempt the brunch Big Day, what options do you have to make the day extra special? Here are a few of our favorites.


Food/ Food Bars

  • Omelette bar
  • Yogurt bar
  • Waffle bar
  • Bagel bar
  • Grits bar
  • Cereal bar
  • Specialty Bloody Marys and mimosa’s as signature cocktails
  • Passed hors d’oeuvre like doughnut holes, beignets, waffle bites, yogurt parfait, biscuits, mini pancakes, quiches, French toast bites, mini pop tarts
  • Crêpe station or food truck



  • “Grounds for Celebration” coffee grounds
  • “Spread The Love” jam to go with the biscuits
  • Coffee mug – with the couples name or an image of some sort



  • Scone tower cake
  • Assorted muffin tower
  • Doughnut tower
  • Crêpe cake



  • Newspaper crossword at the table
  • Wedding pamphlet resembles a newspaper
  • Make your own coffee cups – like Starbucks to-go cups with the couples names and date on the side




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