Breakfast At Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Luncheon at the Carolina Inn
What better inspiration for a Bridal Luncheon at the Carolina Inn than the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Miss Holly Go-Lightly captured our hearts with her sleek black gown, strings of pearls, and perfectly manicured up-do as she nibbled on her croissant and Peered longingly into the window of the famed jewelry store. In doing so, she created the epitome of demure and chic glamour…
Hosted at the newly renovated Carolina Inn and designed by the talented Cheree Brown of Belle Amore Weddings and Events, this lovely luncheon captured the romantic essence of the classic movie and its charming heroine. The beautiful venue allowed Cheree to mix her fun and edgy style with classic details, all the while staying true to the iconography of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Combining refined style with a hint of glamour, Cheree perfectly mixed vintage beauty and updated elegance.
Mixing types and textures of linens from Party Reflections Raleigh/Durham to create an eclectic tablescape, Cheree also featured mixed dishware that was both traditional and modern, while dramatic floral sculptures by The English Garden of Raleigh graced each table.
Personalized place cards by Sealed with Appeal and glitzy napkin rings showed Cheree’s unending attention to detail.
The Carolina Inn created a decadent brunch menu so every guest could find something to enjoy. Featured items included Vanilla French Toast with Peach Syrup, Maple Butter and Orange Mascarpone Cream, a Ham and Asparagus Strata, a Capresé Eggs Benedict, Sweet Potato Hash with Candied Bacon, Shrimp and Cheddar Grits Soufflé, Cinnamon Rolls served in individual cast iron skillets, and Traditional Buttermilk Biscuits with Local Strawberry Jam. To drink, each guest enjoyed Cardamom infused coffee with freshly whipped cream and Mimosas with Prosecco and St. Germaine liquor.
Guests were also treated to gorgeous individual cookies and cakes by Dreme Cake Artistry in classic Tiffany’s shapes, which were displayed on a beautiful dessert table below fun and funky tissue pom-poms. Each of the bride’s attendants also left with their own piece of jewelry by Elisabeth Newton as a special thank you and a way to remember the lovely afternoon. – WM 2013 Issue
Planner: Belle Amore Weddings and Events
Florist: The English Garden
Cakes + Cookies: Dreme Cake Artistry
Hair + Makeup: Images by Denise