Sweet happenings: a garden brunch for creatives

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I’m so excited to share this special morning with you guys! It was quite a challenge to narrow down the photos to just a few. Jan Heuninck did such a wonderful job at capturing our little brunch:)

Cocktails. Good conversation. Waffles. Awesome women – I’d say that’s a recipe for a good morning. Finding a reason to have friends over + host a party is something I quite often do. This idea of hosting creatives popped in my head after moving here over a year ago. I would often show up to events that focused on selling a product or service – not much emphasis was put on the actual attendees + their experience. Where was all the good conversation happening? I want to be there. After brainstorming with Kendra, Sweet Happenings came about. We decided to collaborate + throw a brunch for creatives that focused on creating a community. This was a morning of women coming together to relax + enjoy one another’s company over simply made fresh food + drinks. It was inspired by celebrating relationships, old + new.

It’s so often we get caught up in the daily grind that we forget to just be. This brunch was meant to remind us to enjoy the small, sweet happenings our life brings.

My lovely little garden was perfect in setting the intimate, warm ambiance we were hoping to achieve.

side note: It actually wasn’t planned to exclusively be women (turned out that way, ha!) but for future gatherings we’re hoping to invite all creatives, male + female: engineers, scientists, artists, architects, teachers – you know, anyone really into creating + sharing their stories;)

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The goal was to keep everything simple + fresh. We put together a spread of different ingredients for our Smørrebrød, Danish open-face sandwiches which allowed guests to make their own sandwiches. Super easy + so yummy!

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Olla flowers created these gorgeous arrangements for the tables. The women at Olla are fantastic! We told them a little bit about our event and they exceeded our expectations by far! Collaborating with local businesses is where it’s at;)

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Greenhorn Cafe, easily my favourite cafe in Vancouver provided the Belgian waffles for our waffle bar! Fruit toppings, jam, and nutella and you’ve got yourself some satisfied guests.

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gin + elderflower cocktails (i can’t quit making these!!), wine, and a coffee bar – mmm! 

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We exchanged stories about our passions, struggles, travels, global issues – i left completely inspired by these women!

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Kendra created a lovely floral backdrop for photo ops. And after we filled our apartments with the flowers;)

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Kendra designed the loveliest bouquets + watercolour tags for the ladies to take home. These ladies were awesome! Thank you to everyone who came out + shared their Saturday morning with us. It was such a delight to learn more about you and I can’t wait to see your sweet faces again soon! I’m already looking forward to our next event;)

Photography by: Jan Heuninck
Florals by: Olla Urban Flower Project
Styling +  Individual floral arrangements: Kendra Murphy for Prenta
Art Direction + Styling + Menu : Angela Grayce Design
Belgian waffle bar: Greenhorn Cafe

xx

Angela

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3 comments
  1. LL said:

    So beauitful! Can’t wait for the next one – you guys killed it!!

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