latest issuerecipes & tablescapesSpring 2018

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch

Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

So you said yes! Now it’s time to ask your girls to stand by your side on your special day.  Brunch at your favorite restaurant is a great way to let them know how special they are to you and ask them to be your bridesmaids.

Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

To make the morning special, start by reserving a table at your favorite spot and order a variety of selections from the brunch menu.  We love the atmosphere at Acre and the food is so delicious.  A few of our favorites from the menu are the Acre Pimento Cheese, Strawberry Walnut Salad, and Fried Green Tomatoes.

Pimento Cheese by Acre in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018
Strawberry Salad by Acre in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018
Fried Green Tomatoes by Acre in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

Treat your girls by making the table special with fresh floral arrangements. Cream containers accented with a thin gold band hold mounded hydrangea, blue thistle, seasonal berry, spray roses, mums and more. A central arrangement comprised of a vintage cake stand and ice bucket, lends height to the table and creates a stunning display.

 

Florals by Frou Frou in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018
Ladderstich Monogrammed Linen Napkins by Halo Home by KSW | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

Brighten up the table with blue and white striped table runners with sweet bows and magnolia placemats. Want to make each one of your girls feel extra special? At each setting, place handmade cookies that have been personalized with their names. These will help you “pop the question” and also double as place cards.

Custom cookie place cards by Cakeitecture in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

Cake by Cakeitecture in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

Custom cookie place cards by Cakeitecture in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018
Cake by Cakeitecture in Auburn, AL | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018
Styling by Amy Croushorn of AmysPartyIdeas.com | Bridesmaid Luncheon as seen on EastAlabamaLiving.com Spring 2018

Simple touches go a long way in creating a special way to ask your friends to be a bridesmaid.  Enjoy celebrating the girls in your life who will be with you through your journey from Miss to Mrs.

Photography: Tristan Cairns; Tablescape Styling: Amy Croushorn; Floral Design: Frou Frou Inc.; Location & Brunch: Acre Restaurant; Custom Cookies & Cake: Cakeitecture; Blue & White Striped Table Runner & Magnolia Placemats: Draper James at Swoozies, Fresh Floral Products: Halls Wholesale

East Alabama Living

East Alabama Living

Amy Croushorn, who has an extensive background as an interior designer, event coordinator, brand stylist and photographer, serves as Managing Editor of East Alabama Living Magazine. A native of Tallahassee, FL, Croushorn graduated from Auburn University in 1998 with a degree in Interior Environments and a minor in Business. She was a licensed and registered Interior Designer for 12 years and the Lead Interior Designer for an Rosemary Beach, FL-based architecture firm for 4 years. She then served as Brand Stylist for a manufacturer and wholesaler of baby products, wedding/party favors and gifts before launching a career in the event planning and party blogging arena. In addition to her role with East Alabama Living magazine, Amy owns and operates Amy’s Party Ideas, an Auburn-based business that develops and creates custom entertaining ideas. She also serves as a brand stylist for several national brands by providing photography and editorial content for their products and services.