There’s no better season than fall—the colors, the fashions, the flavors. I love the breeze in the air that feels like back-to-school shopping and fall football games.
Not only do I adore fall fashion and great food, but I am a sucker for the little details—accents, décor, thick paper stock, nice gifts, over-priced candles. I’m a girl who notices the little things, and God save my poor parents should I ever tie the knot.
Given this, Sunday was a dream come true. We partnered with the ladies of Heirloom Catering & Event Styling to host a Fall Brunch Fest—and host in style we did.
Heirloom’s styling team decorated decorated Long View Gallery with hay barrels, chalkboard signs, gold pumpkins, and fall-colored leaves hanging from the ceiling. It was a rustic, fall setting with shades of dark pink, burgundy, and gold—the perfect atmosphere for a bright, breezy fall morning and the arrival of our guests.
At the cocktail bar, Heirloom’s mixologists served up spiked apple pie cocktails with Bulleit Whiskey, Plum Apple Cider Ginger cocktails with Ketel One, or rosemary grapefruit with Ketel. You could also sip on sparkling cava or sparkling rosé from Spanish vineyard Juvé y Campos.
Around the corner, the dudes from local brewery Three Stars Brewing served up beer and the incredibly popular Beermosas, made with orange juice and a Hefeweizen. Oh my gosh, those were good!
Let’s talk about the food. Heirloom served up bite-sized nibbles, including mini egg stratas wit prosciutto and sun-dried tomato fontina, as well as deviled eggs with crab and fennel.
But the carbs were the fall comfort: Brioche French Toast drizzled with blueberry maple syrup, whipped lemon curd, and topped with white chocolate flakes. There were also petite Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfaits and granola, too.
As no brunch is complete without doughnuts, they served two varieties: PB&J and Creme Brulee.
As if that wasn’t enough sweetness, we called in the ladies of Olivia Macaron, who served their best sellers (red velvet and salted caramel) as well as seasonal macarons (lemon basil and passionfruit). Because Olivia Macaron is always the right decision.
Not only do I love fall and food—but I’m a sucker for activities. At the brunch, South Moon Under had a pop-up shop with plenty of suede, fringe and ‘70s style for fall. We had silly props and a photobooth from our friends at Just Smile.
What I love about Just Smile is each person in the photo gets her own print out of the pictures, and also they email it to you immediately. The photos of me and my mom—as well as me with the Bitches—are prominently displayed on my fridge.
Last but not least, James & Emma crooned on stage. This darling country duo sang amazing covers of popular op songs—Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks and “Rude”—as well as their own music. I absolutely loved them, and you can read more about them here.
These beautiful photos were taken by Erika Layne Photography.
Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate fall. See you next season, Bitches.