The Hangover Brunch: PART II

November 15, 2017
by
LAURYN

If weddings aren’t your thing, this week probably won’t be your cup of tea.

Since I still have wedding content ( I know, I know I’ve procrastinated ), I’ve decided to share it all in one week. Since our one year anniversary was yesterday, I figured let’s just bang it all out this week & make it a thing. So ya! Say hello to wedding week. I’ll pepper in a beauty post & vlog ( yes a vlog! ) to mix it up. BUT primary this will be a lot of wedding content.

Next week though, we shall return to our normal beauty, health, wellness, diet, branding tips content. Sound good?

This post is also fitting because we spent our anniversary in Cabo to celebrate our engagement. Michael re-created our wedding with a dinner under the stars. It was very romantic & creative- in fact, his details killed me. He had everything down from the music on his mini speaker ( The Girl From Ipanema ) to the black calla lilies, to the colors, to the candles. Quite impressive. I’ll do a post on that later though.

So let’s talk about hangovers…well we did PART I of THE HANGOVER BRUNCH ( remember this post? ) & now it’s time for PART II.

After the brunch was over a bunch of people left ( sad, we wished they all stayed an extra day ) & a few of us headed to The Office.

Have you been?

If you haven’t been to The Office in Cabo you have to go. It’s iconic. The decor & food & waiters who pour shots down your throat are so festive. Anyway, go there next time you’re in Cabo. We continued the celebration & Michael & two of our friends ended up on a random stage dancing in sombreros. Long story.

So yes, the hangover brunch was needed & the ideal touch after the wedding.

If you’re planning your own hangover brunch ( this doesn’t just apply to weddings either- any brunch works ), here’s some tips.

The Skinny Confidential’s Brunch Tips:

♡ JUICES: I love having an array of juices always when I throw a brunch. One, because the colors are great for Instagrams- let’s be honest. And two, everyone loves a lavender mimosa. There’s nothing better really. Make sure you have garnishes like mint, berries, & pomegranate seeds too. For our hangover brunch we had herbs on hand everywhere. Herbs make a pretty cocktail. Add a pixy straw & you’re good to go.

♡ CANDLES, FLOWERS, & MUSIC: both of these details are key when planning a brunch. I like all different heights of candles. For music we went with Kygo here. The vibe was perfect for his music. Bossanova is fun too OR you could go classic & do like a Frank Sinatra. Regardless, always do music. There’s nothing worse than an event without good music.

♡ FOOD: since we hosted a hangover brunch, we knew we needed hangover food. That meant waffles, pancakes, eggs, strawberry butter, crepes, the works! We had a chef making fresh pancakes & you could kind of top it how you wanted to. The toppings were things like fruit, chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream. Mix it up here! Toppings are so fun for guests to choose from. Think of it like an ice cream bar but it’s brunch!

♡ A BRUNCHY LOOK: when I picked out this outfit I wanted it to feel very Cabo. White, of course because we just got married! But two braids because it felt very vacation & some rose gold flip-flops. When you’re the host of your brunch- mix up your look. There’s no better time to play with your look than when you’re the host.

♡ PHOTOGRAPHER X NICE LIGHT: ok obviously these two things are not absolutely mandatory HOWEVER they’re amazing if you can. Ask a friend to take pictures of your brunch or hire a photographer ( if you’re doing the wedding thing ). The first thing I do when I throw any kind of party is check the light. Lighting is so important & makes a world of difference.

Ok those are my hangover brunch tips- if you haven’t had a hangover brunch, do it. IT IS A REAL BLAST. LMK if you guys have anything to add to the list!

If you haven’t watched our wedding video, view it here. Get ready for wedding content this week- it will be an overload.

I am off to go through my e-mail inbox which should not be fun- wish me luck. I neglected it all weekend. At least I have a cup of ginger/turmeric tea!! And some dark chocolate chips ; ). See you tomorrow.

Love, Bridezilla ( but only for this week though )

+ more wedding: The Welcome Party | Part I Rehearsal | Part II Rehearsal | Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

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SHOP THE HANGOVER BRUNCH: WHITE DRESS | FLIP FLOPS | NIPPIES | HUGE HOOPS | EYELASHES

THE HANGOVER BRUNCH:

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  1. robyn

    Yay for more weddings posts! Also PS. the link to the wedding Part III doesn’t work, it just links back to the wedding section of your blog.

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  2. Catherine Okereke

    Super fun to see more wedding content!! Keep it coming and happy anniversary!

    As we plan our wedding and think about what *we* really want to do, i’ve found you so inspiring because you really did it your way. People tend to have so so many unsolicited things to say about weddings and so many judgements…we just want to do what will make us happy starting our marriage.

    xo,

    Catherine

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  3. Catherine Okereke

    Super fun to see more wedding content!! Keep it coming and happy anniversary!

    As we plan our wedding and think about what *we* really want to do, i’ve found you so inspiring because you really did it your way. People tend to have so so many unsolicited things to say about weddings and so many judgements…we just want to do what will make us happy starting our marriage. Thank you for encouraging people to do what is right for them by your example.

    xo,

    Catherine

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      You are so sweet Catherine. So excited to hear about your wedding. Do what works for you and don’t question it. Congratulations!! x