Brunch for the newly engaged couple!

We wish Jake and Natalie many years of wedded bliss and love together! Jake, a groomsmen at our wedding, proposed to his girlfriend Natalie over the holidays! And we couldn't be more thrilled for them. We look forward to celebrating their nuptials.

Jake and Natalie live in DC like so many of our other friends but have decided to get married in good ol' North Carolina! Who could blame them?! They came down in the middle of January to check out some venues and were able to squeeze us in for a Sunday brunch before heading back up to DC. We enjoyed chatting about wedding planning and fun things going on in our lives.

We wanted to showcase our Brocade china so that fellow Millennials can see that using fine china can be cool.

The sunlight filled the room and the simplicity of the setting just radiated on the table. I thought a pop of color would be nice and selected a bouquet with some pinks, purple, and lots of greenery.

Patrick was in charge of folding the napkins; he followed this pyramid napkin fold technique tutorial.

We served blueberry muffins, fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple), and served shrimp and grits. We had made shrimp and grits a few weeks previously when we hosted my dad for brunch right after the holidays. Patrick must've been working on perfecting his technique because these were better than the first time! Unfortunately they looked too good to stop and take another picture.

Congratulations once again to Jake and Natalie! We look forward to more brunches and supporting you in anyway during your engagement.


  1. Yes, congratulations to Jake and Natalie. I enjoyed meeting you both at Whitney and Patrick's wedding. I hope you have as much fun planning your day as they did.

  2. Glad to know about your brunch party. Few months ago, arranged a dance party at one of graceful corporate event venues San Francisco. Hired a renowned DJ service and had quite a lovely time with all friends.