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Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™

8 Cities

8 Brunches

Countless Connections

11th Annual 

Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™

The Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™ organization uses the ultimate brunch experience to give women a place to gather, have fun and brunch with purpose. From its inception until now, a portion of all proceeds goes to charity. And countless women have created lasting and meaningful friendships building powerful networks and deliberately tapping into the undeniable force created when women build community.

“We never could have realized that this meeting would lead to such special friendships.”

Jill - Attendee

How it all

Got Started

Ten years ago, The Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™ started with a few friends in Raleigh. 11 years later it attracts thousands of women from around the country. The goal is simple: To connect women and promote meaningful and lasting connections. “We are doing something that hasn’t been done before and it’s exciting,” comments the organization’s Founder, Lana Hunter. She continues, “To host a brunch annually for 11 years with this large group of women with no celebrity endorsements or big name brand supporters is major. But our goal of connecting women, fostering friendships and collaborations is why we started and why we continue.”

Raleigh, NC - 4/25

Savannah, GA - 5/30

Charlotte, NC - 6/13

Atlanta, GA - 6/20

Dallas, TX - 6/27

Houston, TX - TBD

Nashville, TN - TBD

Washington, DC - TBD

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CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Beautiful Time

“I had an awesome and beautiful time! Everything was very elegant! I met new friends, and we are looking forward to getting together soon! Thanks for a magical event! I look forward to joining you in the Bahamas!”

C

Gloria

Brunch attendee

Wonderfull

“My daughter and I had a wonderful mother/daughter date. We are planning for the Bahamas next year. Thank you for such a well put together event.”

C

Becca

Brunch Attendee

Everything

“This was our first year at this event and what an awesome time we had today. Thank you so much …everything was first class and well put together.” 

C

Flex

Brunch Attendee

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Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™

About Our Founder

Lana Hunter

Founder

My name is Lana Hunter and I am the host of the Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™! Thank you for stopping by!

I started the brunch almost 10 years ago and the reason I’ve continued is because of YOU! No really! I’ve met some incredible women over the years and had great conversations, laughter, and even some tears. Each time I walk into a room full of women who are all dressed up, having a great time, meeting new girlfriends and snapping pictures, I’m over the moon with joy. I’m always so hopeful someone will leave smiling harder than when they came, meet a new friend or two, or made a connection that will forever impact their lives. As long as you continue to show up, I will continue to show up for you!

When it all started, I had no idea this whole thing would spread like it has to date – 4 cities and even an international presence in the Bahamas. I simply wanted girlfriends to connect. A dream come true.   

Our growth throughout the years could not have happened without the support of my amazing husband Marc and many dear friends and supporters. I’m blessed beyond measure and don’t take it lightly. For real – no kidding! When I’m not hosting brunches, I am enjoying my role as an events and operations manager for two amazing organizations, volunteering at my church, spending time with friends and family, and brunching every chance I get, lol!

I can’t wait to meet you in a city near you!

Lana

Lana Hunter

Founder

My name is Lana Hunter and I am the host of the Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™! Thank you for stopping by!

I started the brunch almost 10 years ago and the reason I’ve continued is because of YOU! No really! I’ve met some incredible women over the years and had great conversations, laughter, and even some tears. Each time I walk into a room full of women who are all dressed up, having a great time, meeting new girlfriends and snapping pictures, I’m over the moon with joy. I’m always so hopeful someone will leave smiling harder than when they came, meet a new friend or two, or made a connection that will forever impact their lives. As long as you continue to show up, I will continue to show up for you!

When it all started, I had no idea this whole thing would spread like it has to date – 4 cities and even an international presence in the Bahamas. I simply wanted girlfriends to connect. A dream come true.   

Our growth throughout the years could not have happened without the support of my amazing husband Marc and many dear friends and supporters. I’m blessed beyond measure and don’t take it lightly. For real – no kidding! When I’m not hosting brunches, I am enjoying my role as an events and operations manager for two amazing organizations, volunteering at my church, spending time with friends and family, and brunching every chance I get, lol!

I can’t wait to meet you in a city near you!

Lana

Our Sponsors

We’re so VERY excited to have DesignsByTony as our exclusive hat designer for the 2020 Sundress & Big Hat Brunch Season.
Their designs have been seen at Kentucky Derby and Oaks alike. One of their original designs was worn by none other than actress Mrs. Angela Basset. They’ve been featured in Churchill Downs Magazine, Today’s Woman Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Ebony, and Mogul Magazine. Check them out and get your hand-designed hat by the millinery masters!

Media Contact

info@sundressandbighatbrunch.com

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