Newport Nuptials: A Farewell (Brunch)

No, I’m not leaving the hive yet; I haven’t quite finished sharing. This post is about our wedding weekend farewell brunch. I loved the idea of adding an extra event to our weekend, but I was a bit skeptical about choosing a brunch.

I didn’t know if it would be worth the money. Having a welcome dinner where you spend more time with guests sounds so much more exciting.

But, since people were traveling a long way and more people could make it to a Sunday morning event, we chose the brunch.

We spent the morning after our wedding reminiscing with everyone.

Our parents did the same.

And, we were pleasantly surprised with the brunch options. We didn’t fully review the menu, and we chose to have the brunch at our wedding venue for our guest’s convenience. It’s located across the street from most of the hotels we blocked rooms with.

The food ended up being incredible. They had an omelet station, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, eggs benedict, pastries, a carving station, seafood, chicken, sides, salads…and on top of all the brunch options, they had a dessert station with mini desserts and chocolate covered strawberries. It was amazing.

The reason we chose the ABC for our brunch, other than convenience, was the view. We had the brunch in a room overlooking the water.

Everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was a great way to end a trip to Newport before a long drive home.

The food was great and the company was great, but then things started to wind down. It was time to say goodbye and end our incredible weekend. We gave hugs and said farewell. Group by group, our friends and family began to leave.

I thought I’d be sad when it was all over, but instead I felt content. I really enjoyed the planning phase and I worried nothing would live up to my expectations. I was surprised to realize I wouldn’t want to do it again because I know nothing could compare to that day. Not really just the day, the whole weekend. Every moment was amazing.

How did you feel when your wedding was over? Were there any regrets, or things you wanted to change, or did you feel content, as well?


Mrs. Starfish

Wedding Date:
October 2010
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  1. lox Bee
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:17 pm

    I am right there with you. I was terrified the day wouldn’t live up to my expectations because I’d spent so much time and energy planning. In the end I was right, but not the way I’d expected. It didn’t meet my expectations, it exceeded them. 🙂

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:22 pm

    My cousins had their after-wedding brunch at ABC a few years ago. It was wonderful to have everyone together the day after the wedding… and oh my, it was delicious! I still remember it even though it was 3 years ago!! Good choice! 😉

  3. magic Bee
    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 12:26 pm

    I think a day after brunch would be so much fun but I cannot imagine organizing one more thing right now! Yours looks like a blast.

  4. elephant Bee
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:38 pm

    We did a morning after brunch and it was a great way to get to see everyone one last time and say goodbye. Your brunch sounds really yummy!

  5. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:12 pm

    We are wavering on the morning after brunch idea, but this post really makes me want one, yours looked fantastic (and sounds soooo yummy!).

  6. tartlet Bee
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:52 pm

    Our morning-after brunch was also a wonderful time to continue catching up with people! I’m drooling over your menu. Nom om om.

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    wendy liondance, Guest @ 1:05 am

    So many gorgeous things to look at! I LOVE all of these,who would know it would look so beautiful!

  8. cucumbersandwich Bee
    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 10:23 pm

    Mmmm I think brunch is definitely my favorite meal of the day. Yours looks super yummy. We are 50/50 on a farewell brunch and can’t decide.

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