Rachel & Eric could teach a class…never before have we seen so much thought, planning, and attention to detail go into a wedding as we did this past Halloween. Nothing was done “just because” or simply because they saw it on Pinterest. Every aspect of their wedding was bursting with meaning and we were so incredibly honored to be asked to document such an incredible event.
This beautiful dress looked stunning on the bride, but it was not purchased at a store. It was handed down from Rachel’s aunt who wore it at her wedding. With only minor alterations, it proves just how fashion-forward her aunt was.
This cheese barrel, which Rachel & Eric used to display their wedding cake, fit in perfectly with the rustic feel of the Dairy Barn venue. It wasn’t just any old cheese barrel, though. No, it belonged to Rachel’s grandmother.
The bride & groom enjoy spending their free time together brewing their own beer. They made sure to carry this theme into their wedding details by including hops and barley in the bride’s bouquet and groomsmen’s boutonnieres…or “brew-tonnieres” as the groomsmen fittingly dubbed them.
All Rachel’s jewelry, as well as her shoes and handkerchief were family heirlooms.
We loved seeing the wedding pictures from previous generations adorning the walls of the Dairy Barn at the reception. We can only hope that, one day, our images will be used the same way.
Some of Rachel & Eric’s home brew even made it to the wedding for their guest’s to enjoy…and of course they made sure to brew some Fall-inspired ales and mead.
The cake-topper figurines on the cake table were the very same figurines that topped Rachel’s grandmother’s wedding cake.
Being Halloween and all…there had to be a little dress-up fun. You know, Phantom of the Hop-era style.
Do yourself a favor and watch Rachel & Eric’s full wedding day here: