Oktoberfest is officially underway! A full season devoted to beer, food, games, and fun…sort of sounds like the perfect wedding, doesn’t it? Enter this Oktoberfest wedding inspiration with a bright, bold twist. Because while beer + pretzels are enough to make for the best wedding ever, fun design is the mustard on top!
Putting a “twist” on traditional fall colors, Carlene at Naturally Yours Events chose a warm, neon palette with natural accents. It’s a fresh and funky vibe that you wouldn’t traditionally think of when you imagine combining craft beer and weddings. We DIG it!
Let’s have a look at the day with photos from Ryan Moore Photography!
Paper Love Club incorporated watercolor brush strokes and gold accents—and pretzel twists on the envelope liner!
Neon + Natural Backdrop
The ceremony backdrop by Black Candy Design combined natural wood with bright, colorful punches. Love those neon watercolor + gold details!
Bold Bridal Looks
How fresh is this bouquet? It’s actually made from paper flowers—crazy, right?!
Reception for an Oktoberfest Wedding Day
The day took place at Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago by the team behind the alternative wedding show, Wedtoberfest! The show allows couples to check out favorite local beer options while meeting awesome wedding artists in a fun, casual, beer-hall atmosphere. Check it out in Chicago on October 4th and Minneapolis on October 25th (plus—dates in Austin, Seattle, and Denver, in 2019)!
Long wood farm tables and eclectic wooden chairs set the scene of the beer hall.
Okay, isn’t this the coolest way ever to serve pretzels?!
The hand-dipped watercolor table runners were the perfect foundation for the garlands of “floral” centerpieces, handcrafted out of paper by The Striped Petal. Look closely and you’ll see beer hops mixed in!
Loving this little Easter egg for beer lovers: bundles of wheat etched on the plates!
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A Festive + Colorful Lounge
Relics Vintage Rentals brought in some fun with lounge furniture in vibrant colors and mixed textures.
Reminiscent of the actual Oktoberfest in Germany, the day’s design was complemented by bistro lighting and a ribbon canopy created by Atmosphere Events Group.
Want to serve beer at your wedding…with an elevated twist? These yummy beer cocktails by FIG are excellent inspiration!
“Hoppy” Wedding Cakes
Ready for some fun details? Wheat accents, sugar flowers, watercolor, and golden touches made for a funky, eye catching dessert table by Sugar Fixé!
Hops on a cake! And all the beer fans rejoiced.
A perfect sweet ending! Happy Oktoberfest-ing and happy wedding planning! And if the two should intertwine, well, we certainly wouldn’t blame you. Thanks to everyone at Wedtoberfest for sharing this day!
photography: Ryan Moore Photography // venue name: Ravenswood Event Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA // event design: Naturally Yours Events // planning: Naturally Yours Events // florals: The Striped Petal // wedding dress: Jenny Yoo // hair stylist: We Only Do Pretty // makeup artist: We Only Do Pretty // paper goods: Paper Love Club // handmade details: Black Candy Design // catering: FIG // cake: Sugar Fixé // desserts: Sugar Fixé // tabletop rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals // furniture rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals // specialty rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals // music: Gussied // models: Jyssica Wicks // lighting: Atmosphere Events Group // bride's wedding suit: The Groomsman Suit