an easter brunch

Happy first day of April!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and for those of you who celebrate Easter, I hope you had a nice celebration. Today I wanted to share some photos of a brunch I put together in my home.

My guests were all adults so I went with a minimalistic theme when it came to décor.  I wanted to create an elegant yet comfortable environment that complemented the existing color pallette in my place, while adding a bit of Easter personality {subtly}.

I have a mantel in my living room which is a focal point in the room as well as my largest wall so I wanted to utilize it to help set my space.  I worked with Sarah at Spruce floral on the designs and she did an incredible job!  She is very, very creative.  We landed on candlesticks set at different heights holding easter egg shells and flowers.

{all photos by Todd Lee photography}

For the table I brought in the purple tones with a purple arrangement {also by Sarah at Spruce} and varying muted silvery/purple/lavender table linens.  I designed the table around the vintage champagne saucers I recently found which are made of a rare purple glass from the 1940’s.

Each guest’s place was set with a wrapped box of teuscher champagne truffles which were labeled with zinc tags, {from Anthroplogie a few years ago}.  You can find similar tags here.

The menu was a hit.  Some were recipes that I had tried and others not that were fabulous additions to my recipe collection {links to all recipes below}.

For the desserts I worked with Jocelyn at mayflour confections who did an incredible job!  The desserts were a perfect balance of sweet, but not too sweet.  She uses buttercream frosting which helps with that and the presentation is simple yet festive.  And the flavors are lovely.  We had lavender honey cupcakes, chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and macaroons with chocolate interior.

 

And just like that the day is over and it’s April 1st!

Have a wonderful day.
~Emmanuelle
xo

Recipes:
Carrot | Ginger | Lime Soup
Truffled brussel sprout crostini
Easter Salad
Spring Onion Tart
Lavender Champagne Cocktail

 

About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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10 Responses to an easter brunch

  1. Christiane says:

    Beautiful and delicious !!!!
    Thank you for inviting us.

  2. Rochelle says:

    This looks beautiful!

  3. Donna says:

    You have a great talent. What a beautiful tablescape, purple is perfect for Easter. I’m sure that your guests loved the menu and the desserts look delicious! I love the mantle display too.

    • Emmanuelle says:

      Thank you so much Donna. I am glad you like the purple for Easter and as you can see the glasses were a lovely addition!!

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