Caitlin and Danny met through mutual friends and instantly fell head over heels for one another. They got engaged in summer of 2021 and decided that a harvest moon wedding at one of their favorite breweries was the perfect spot to celebrate.
Caitlin got ready for the day at a nearby hotel with her closest family and friends. Excitement and anticipation were in the air as she got dressed and put the final touches on her look. Sweet, emotional moments were shared with both of her parents.
A brewery wedding is great for couples who want a blank canvas and have a passion for craft brews. Caitlin’s eye for design worked beautifully to transform what was initially an industrial, blank canvas into a dreamy and romantic venue space. Oriental rugs lined the aisle to the altar where big urns were filled with lush florals from Bird and Bumble. Tables throughout the space were filled with thoughtful, personalized details that brought in a cozy vibe.
With the early evening sun shining through the large glass garage doors, Caitlin and Danny’s ceremony felt warm and welcoming. The couples close friend officiated and heartfelt personalized vows were shared by both Caitlin and Danny. Guests wiped away tears as they said ‘I do,’ and the celebration continued.
We took advantage of the area surrounding Enlightened Brewing which features industrial buildings and greenery. Hopping from one backdrop to the next left room for sweet in-between moments.
Caitlin and Danny share a passion for film and opted to add 35mm, polaroids, and super8 to their wedding gallery. The result was an eclectic collection that showcased all of the day’s most memorable moments across different mediums, each evoking their own nostalgic feel.
One of my favorite parts of the day was when Caitlin and Danny decided to share a moment together alone with a bottle of champagne before joining the party. I highly recommend carving out even just ten minutes just the two of you. Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your lives and it truly goes by in the blink of an eye. Taking a moment away from your guests gives you space to take a deep breath and share how you’re feeling. Coincidentally, Caitlin and Danny live very close to Enlightened so it was a short walk to and from the venue.
Gave the long banquet tables an elevated and lush feel. The color scheme of green and neutrals played beautifully along with the rustic interior of Enlightened Brewery. With the garage doors open on a warm summer evening, the decor provided a cozy aesthetic that encouraged guests to get cozy and enjoy themselves.
Having a brewery wedding is such a great option for couples with a more laid back approach to their day. Lot’s of flexibility for making the space your own and the delicious beer is brewed in house. Enlightened Brewing is a versatile location that encourages a feeling of togetherness and fun. Caitlin and Danny ended their evening with a sparkler send-off, a magical moment that felt like a fairytale.
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Thank you to the vendors who made this wedding possible:
Venue: Enlightened Brewing
Planner: Company and Cheer