This past weekend I was the maid-of-honor in my best friend, Kristen’s wedding. My mother and I planned a Wedding Day Brunch for around 15 ladies. If anyone knows my mother then they have gathered that she is the quintessential party hostess and wedding shower warrior. And if anyone knows me then they understand I don't plan anything. So my mother and I teamed up!

For this fall themed Wedding Brunch she had everything down to a formula, from the overabundance of rich autumn colored serving platters and pumpkin decorations to the perfectly ironed antique linen napkins. It was a beautiful spread of the autumn season draped across our dinning room table. Yet, the brunch menu had to be the most hassle-free.

We decided on a sasauge and cheese Breakfast Casserole, because it is easy to assemble and feeds a lot of guests. This simple casserole is one of my all-time favorite entertaining recipes. We always have great reviews. Who doesn’t love anything with bread, melted cheese, sausage, and eggs?

Bite-size muffins were perfect for nibbling on while talking about the Kristen’s big day. We made the classic Blueberry Muffins and crumbly Cheese Muffins. My mother grabbed a Baked Cheese Grits recipe from one of her Southern Living cookbooks.

We assembled a light and fresh fruit platter featuring grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and honeydew. This is always an easy favorite and much cheaper if you go the do-it-yourself route. The girls washed it all down with a simple yet tasty mimosa punch, concocted by combining champagne, orange juice, and a splash of cherry grenadine to add a little color.

Yes, it was a nice, relaxing brunch with the wedding party before everyone scattered to get ready. It was the calm before the storm. I hope to host a few more in the future and around the holidays since I’ve experienced how easy they can be.


Check out some more of my favorite Breakfast and Brunch dishes that didn’t make the cut, but are amazingly delicious:

What are some of your favorite brunch memories and recipes?