When we think of brunch, in the traditional sense, our minds tend to think of a stuffy, yet casual meal between breakfast and lunch. But, here's the thing- a brunch wedding reception might just be the the #1 secret in weddings today. It's true that a mid-morning meal and service is significantly less expensive than a plated dinner after 7:00pm, but it can also save on bar tabs and other food related expenses. However, having your reception before noon doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style one bit! We envision the bride wearing a delicate lace gown with a simple silhouette, springtime floral decor and decadent food and beverage stations: fresh waffles and bellinis anyone? You can still keep it casual by making it buffet style, but add a wow factor by offering your guests a little something extra by way of fresh, local jams and honeys, and a gourmet coffee and espresso bar. Click through the slideshow for our favorite inspiration images from beautifully done brunch receptions.