What’s better than a bridal shower? A beer tasting bridal shower, of course! Actually, any way that you can incorporate craft beers into an event (whether it be a summer soirée, or a wedding festivity) is a major WIN in our book. Perhaps you can fashion your backyard into a beer garden, to host a beer tasting party… or, head to your local brewery — most places will let your rent out a space for a dedicated party. At least that was the case for Melody’s bridal shower, held at Gunwhale Ales in Costa Mesa!
Jacquelyn of Beijos Events shares: When it came time to celebrate our friend Melody’s bridal shower we knew we wanted something different. Something cool, relaxed and unique, just like her! We decided on a really rad local brewery and a day of good food, pretty florals, and beer tasting! It was the perfect setting for this crew: chill vibes and a variety of amazing beers to taste. With flavors like kumquat, pineapple, blood orange, basil, and hibiscus — these weren’t your average beers!
Let’s see how they customized the place for a bridal shower, in the snaps from Candace B Photography!
This is the kind of invite we’d love to get — a bridal shower at a brewery? We’re there!
Each gal got to sample a few beers to find her fave, and then enjoy a pint. Sounds like fun to us. :)
The space had beer kegs, so naturally the team dressed them up with some greenery! It’s already a pretty space so it didn’t need much — just some pretty signage from Poppy Jack Shop!
The Tasting Table
Tables were set with tasting trays, tons of glasses, and incredible florals from MV Florals. L’Entramise was used for the tabletop — which is PERFECT for an event like this. Jacquelyn of Beijos Events shares: With the style of an actual china collection and the ease of disposables, it’s a no brainer.
This tablescape was all about sweet simplicity, and could be created at home pretty easily! Here are a few of our picks:
The Delicious Bites
What’s better than beer? Beer and tacos, of course! El Toro Bravo created a taco + taco salad station, just for the event.
Last, but certainly not least, Beverly’s Bakery provided some snack-size dessert bites. Delish, right?!
Cheers to that, and to you, Melody! Who else would LOVE to have a bridal shower at a brewery? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.
photography: Candace B Photography // venue name: Gunwhale Ales, Costa Mesa, California, USA // event design: Beijos Events // planning: Beijos Events // florals: MV Florals // paper goods: Poppy Jack Shop // calligraphy: Poppy Jack Shop // catering: El Toro Bravo // desserts: Beverly's Bakery // tableware: L'entramise