A Beer Garden Wedding: Emily + Matt

Continuing with our theme of incorporating your fiance’s interests into the day also, we have a fun, whimsical wedding that is all about the couple’s German heritage – especially the beer! :) Emily + Matt were inspired by several things when planning their wedding, most of them stemming from their German heritage including delicious beer, folk patterns and ribbon. They also wanted to incorporate springtime and the outdoors and  a fun, whimsical, organic biergarten! Their wedding took place in Austin, Texas, so they were also greatly influenced by the relaxed and laid back Austin vibe. Luckily for them they had many talented vendors, friends, and family to help them carry out their vision! Congrats to Emily + Matt and thanks so much to Paige Newton Photography for sharing the photos!

peony bouquet

bridesmaids with bouquets

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

groomsmen in ties

bridal party with beer glasses

custom wedding beer glasses

wedding beer garden

beer wedding decor

beer wedding decor

colorful wedding bunting

beer wedding decor

she said yes

How cute are the Restroom signs above!? Each of the tables below had a story written by the bride and groom.

wedding colorful decorations

german inspired wedding cake

german inspired wedding cake

From Emily + Matt: “Mercury Hall provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and reception – we loaded the inside of the hall with pom garland and continued the festival theme outside with our ribbon altar, ribbon chandeliers, and biergarten tents. Aimee Villa of Lizze Belle Events was our coordinator and she worked like crazy to pull everything together, and she was so sweet and fun to work with. Our florist, Erin Knipp of Rosehip Flora, and I worked closely on keeping with the theme through our florals. She came up with so many creative, wonderful ideas including beer bottle cocktail-area arrangements, beer steins and reclaimed wood in the centerpieces, and billy ball wands for the flower girls. I also worked very closely with Lauren Cunningham of The Creative Parasol in the design of the paper goods. She designed tons of goodies for us incorporating folky graphics and fun, bold typography including save-the-date coasters, invitations, sign-in poster, programs, escort cards, pint glass design, bar and food menus, groom’s cupcake flags, and everything in between. We could not have pulled off our wedding without her incredible vision and attention to detail. Royal Fig Catering provided everyone with delicious appetizers and food. Everyone said it was some of the best food they ever had at a wedding! They also operated our wonderful bar tent, filled with six amazing beers and delicious wines and liquor. Coco Paloma Desserts made our cake and we could not have been happier. She incorporated all the fun German, folky elements we love and it all paid off – it was beautiful and tasted delicious.

Our Family and Friends. What would we have done without them? They helped us so much and were super supportive throughout the whole planning process. My mom cut all the poms from scratch from tissue in the wedding color palette. My mom, bridesmaids, family, and friends helped string and puff the garland for hours! It all paid off, the poms were a festive, beautiful focal point in the hall and bar tent. Matt’s mom baked endless amounts of German chocolate cupcakes for Matt’s groom’s cupcakes. Matt’s oma created the ribbon garland behind the cake. Matt’s uncle, an awesome carpenter, crafted our biergarten sign from centuries-old, reclaimed redwood found in an old home. He also created our cupcake stands from local timber. His friend created the cake stand from an abandoned log in Ingram, Texas. Matt’s aunt, who’s a talented quilter/seamstress, made the quilt we used in the photobooth background as well as the flower girl sashes (from vintage ribbon I found). Matt’s mom and brother also provided us with beer steins we used for our florals. Lauren’s step-mother crafted all the fabric ties and table runners. Families also provided us with photos we used in our “love photo” area. Matt’s dad, brother, and uncle all helped set up the sound and wiring! Our friends Kat Wilson and Jeremiah Ogden performed “Rose of my Heart” at the ceremony and it was beautiful. Brother-in-law and groomsman, Justin Peterson, read “Make You Feel my Love” by Bob Dylan at the ceremony. Our friend, Tim Klatt of Strangeland Brewery, brewed two of our beers for us – Meet Me at the Alt-ar Bier and Ball and Chain Porter!Two beers were brewed by a friend.”

Vendors:
Venue: Mercury Hall // Photographer: Paige Newton Photography // Coordinator: Aimee Villa of Lizze Belle Events // Florist: Rosehip Flora // Cake: Coco Paloma Desserts // Cupcakes: Matt’s mom Jayne // Videography: Scott Perry // Caterer: Royal Fig Catering // Paper Goods: The Creative Parasol // DJ:  DJ Casey Cuts // Lighting: ILIOS Lighting // Dress: Carrafina from Unbridaled // Bridesmaid dresses: Thread from Unbridaled // Bridesmaid hankies: Mutant Angel Etsy Shop // Flower girl dresses: Boutique Mia Etsy Shop // Suits – Men’s Wearhouse // Ties – vintage found on Etsy // Make up: Nisa Nicole // Hair – Shannon Briggs Hack at Path Salon // Wooden sign, tree slice cake stand, and tree slice cupcake stands -Matt’s uncle Fred // vintage ribbon – Les Bon Ribbon

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