Brunch by Blog

Last weekend I spent the morning at Glowout, A Golden Girl Salon at Ashley Gilday‘s first pop-up brunch event, Brunch by Blog! Ashley contacted me about photographing the event a few weeks back, and I was definitely on board. It’s great to see more events like this popping up in Chicago, with an entirely vegan menu! It was a nice surprise to see some old friends and make new ones, all while sampling some delicious food and capturing photos of the event.

Glowout Salon is a beautifully-designed space in the West Loop with great natural light and a small seating area, perfect for a gathering of this size. I documented the event from start to finish, including the guests, the food, and many candid moments. I chose some of my favorites for this post, but Ashley posted a larger selection on her website.kelly-peloza-photo-event-photography

The five-course meal started with a coffee and mimosa station, a gourmet vegan cheese plate with cheeses from Treeline, and fresh fruit platters for guests to snack on while the main course was being prepared.

Menu:

  • Cannoli-stuffed ancient grain pancakes
  • Fresh strawberry-lemon sauce
  • Homemade coconut whipped cream
  • Assortment of vegan artisanal cheeses
  • Fresh fruit & berries
  • Homemade sausage patties
  • Sliced avocado
  • Bite-sized desserts

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ashley-gilday-brunch-eventAshley and team prepared each part of the meal from scratch, joining in on the brunch between each course. The guests really enjoyed themselves, and the self-serve beverage station was a real hit!

The meal ended with a vast array of cheesecakes and tarts from Daiya and Hail Merry, and guests brought home a gift envelope filled with free product coupons (score!), as well as a gift from Chicago’s cruelty-free and vegan-friendly salon, Starship Salon.

All in all, it was a wonderful time, and it’s always great to participate and collaborate with other local businesses.

 

 

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Ashley will be planning another event for December, so if you’re in Chicago, be sure to follow her events page!

If you or your business is looking for a Chicago event photographer this summer or fall, be sure to get in touch with the details and date of your event. I’d love to talk about your ideas!

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Have a great week!

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  1. Ashley Gilday says

    Kelly,

    Thank you for a fantastic write up. Your photos turned out fantastic and I cannot wait to collaborate with you again for another “Brunch by BLOG” event soon!

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