I had so much fun working on Phil & Ashleigh’s Beer-themed wedding at beautiful Rodes Farm this weekend. They are both serious lovers of craft beer and crafted a super fun wedding around it, complete with a chocolate stout wedding cake! Here are some fun photos from the prep and set up.

They brought us an enormous and impressive collection of growlers and beer bottles to use as vases. All I could think about was that they must have had the most fun and delicious wedding planning process ever! We used this eclectic mix of bottles for aisle decorations.

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They wanted the flowers to feature lots of wheat along with light pinks and purples for a romantic, natural look. We highlighted the last of the cafe au lait dahlias in the bouquets, along with lush garden roses, lisianthus, lavender freesias, and seeded eucalyptus for the bouquets.

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For the table arrangements, we used their incredible collection of growlers from breweries all over Virginia and filled them with cafe au lait dahlias, wheat, pink snow berries, scabiosa seedpods, lavender freesias, lisianthus, and pom pom feverfew. The growlers looked amazing grouped together with vases of wheat and smaller flower arrangements for each table.

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A few other fun touches to complete the beer theme included beer cap place cards, custom made beer glasses and coasters, and sweet little handmade signs. They also beers brewed special for them by friends at nearby breweries, an awesome sounding menu from Blue Ridge Pizza Co. and the SouthFork food truck, and the most delicious sounding chocolate stout cake made by the folks at Favorite Cakes. Thanks to the lovely ladies at Barb Wired Events, and the team from Blue Ridge Pizza Co. set up was a breeze. Many congratulations to Ashleigh & Phil and thanks for planning such a fun and unique wedding. Cheers!

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