Brunch. I think it's my favorite meal! This year we are particularly excited about Easter because Kiersa is almost 18 months old and she'll be able to participate in the festivities. I have a feeling she'll be a worthy opponent in an egg hunt! Her innocence and sweet nature inspired me to want to do something a bit more relaxed this year and fully embrace the stage of life that we're in as a family. We are officially in "young family" mode, and I have to admit I love it! So I invited Erica Rose Photography to spend the afternoon with us on Monday capturing a bit of Easter inspiration.
Easter always reminds me of a reawakening of sorts. Spring is just around the corner and stores are turning over from Winter to Spring. I love seeing the fresh cut flowers, brighter produce and the ability to walk out of the house without a coat. For this particular shoot I kept everything easy and accessible. ALMOST everything you see here was purchased locally. Simple florals in several colors, an array of pastel, blush and white vases, a rough cut lace runner (yes, rough cut lace is beautiful) and a touch of personalization for the place settings. There was a bit of crafting creating the paper confetti, straw flags and place setting signs. All you need is white card stock paper, a printer with ink and good ol' fashioned scissors. You can find a list of resources for the free printables* I used in my footnotes below. We also had a bit of fun dying eggs and tying all of the pretty little details together. I went a bit out of my comfort zone with the bright pink charger plates but I felt the pop of color was a perfect compliment to the white linen napkins and helped pull all of the elements of the table together. And I can't get away without having a stock of Peeps in my pantry during this time of year. Someone at our house has a particular fondness of the gooey mallows and it isn't me! We certainly had fun creating this setting and I hope it inspires you to spruce up your Sunday table.