Sunday, May 3, 2009

event gallery: easter brunch

my passion for event planning combined with the thrill of finally being quasi-settled in our new apartment has led me to a somewhat overzealous pursuit of entertaining. my husband has put this zeal on a bit of a hiatus for the sake of our bank accounts, so i must revel only in the memory of our last gathering. easter brunch at our home was all that it should be...fresh, full of spring, a little overcrowded and utterly, decadently delicious. here are a few photos to show that even the most simple family gatherings can be sophisticated.
photos by danny paschall
...happy sophisticating...

placecards can be used as menu cards to tie together
your theme and give credit where credit is due.

supermarket flowers can look sophisticated when you
break apart bouquets and put your own spin on things.

grandma's goblets being put to good use.

the beautiful buffet

my beautiful friend bethany, enjoying her brunch!

the family settles in amidst the hors d'oeuvres--
featuring fresh veggies and chilled cucumber soup

for dessert, coconut cake.
the epitome of springy freshness.

and of course, chocolate dipped strawberries.
doesn't everything look better on beautiful white platters?

everyone's favorite of the day: lemon rosemary shortbread cookies.

more flowers, alongside our new coasters.
so cheeky!

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