Old Bakery Beer Company Brewery Wedding Inspiration

Brewery Wedding Inspiration

Did you know that the Old English word for “bridal” is brydealo, a combination of bryd (bride), and ealo (ale)? Bride + ale = bridal. This is proof that beer is the perfect complement to any wedding celebration. With more and more couples searching for unique wedding venues, a Brewery Wedding becomes an event that speaks to the couple’s personality and showcases their favorite atmosphere, love of independent breweries, and their favorite beers.

Old Bakery Beer Company (OBBC) sits in downtown Alton, IL, right across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in the beautiful old Colonial Bakery building. The old Colonial Bakery building was built in the late 1800s and was repurposed in 2015 as a brewery by owners Lauren Pattan and James Rogalsky (both local natives). They have kept the building’s history alive by embracing its exposed bricks and concrete floors and by paying homage to the original bakery in their brewery’s name

OBBC’s event space draws in couples who want an industrial venue with a lot of character and seek to enhance rather than bury the space’s existing aesthetic. That is exactly what stylist (and OBBC regular) Bailey Shaw of Breezy Event Planning did when planning for this styled wedding photoshoot involving sets for both a ceremony and a reception with a lounge area.

Shaw even jazzed up the on-site signs to welcome guests with the existing outside marquee and to display custom messaging on chalk boards at the bar.

The color palette pulled the light yellows and blues from the event space’s brick walls and a beautiful dark pink inspired by OBBC’s seasonal beer, Hibiscus Tart. 

Brewery Wedding Inspiration

The inspiration for our Honeycombs came from the idea of transforming your Ceremony Backdrop into your Lounge Area at the Reception!

weddingpaperlove knocked it out of the park with the prettiest invitation suite for the oldbakerybeer Brewery Wedding styled shoot! I was in love with the brick walls at our venue, and they were able to transfer that aspect into the invitations design

With a list of 17 beers (and growing), every couple is sure to find their favorite brews on tap at OBBC that they can share with friends and family. In addition to the beer, OBBC also houses a kitchen and restaurant that can serve as the caterer. The diverse catering menu showcases pub favorites, classic Italian dishes, and even fun options like a hummus bar and taco bar. Many brewers and beer-lovers also consider themselves foodies, so it’s a taste explosion when both passions come together under one roof!

Couples can explore creative ways to incorporate the beer theme into their wedding as well, like giving away pint glasses as favors, using growlers as centerpiece vases (as Shaw did for this styled wedding photoshoot), or going so far as having an Oktoberfest-themed wedding. Shaw’s favorite part of the whole Brewery Wedding experience is that the couple gets to relive all of those beer-inspired wedding memories each time they stop in for a pint


Stylist: Breezy Event Planning (@breezyeventplanning)
Photographer: J. Pollack Photography (@jppweddings)
Venue: Old Bakery Beer Co. (@oldbakerybeer)
Cake: Bailey Cakes (@baileycakes4u)
Flowers: The Secret Gardeners
Invitations: Wedding Paper Love (@weddingpaperlove)
Dress + Tux: Sottero and Midgley + Michael Kors Frews Bridal (@frewsbridal)
Hair + Makeup: Bethany Flores with Studio Eleven Salon (@studioeleven11)
Cookie Favors: Ginger Bean Bakery



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New England Winter Wedding Inspirational Shoot

As Fall turns to Winter, a sense of serenity takes hold of the crisp air. The silhouette of branches against the slate grey sky of an early winter’s day along with fresh snow blanketing the New England terrain imparts a feeling of purity and subdued glamour. The wonder of winter creates the perfect backdrop to evoke elegance best accentuated in rich hues and the opulence of days past.

 Laced with history on a setting of rolling hills, The Pierce House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, made for the perfect setting to bring our “Winter Wonderland” vision to life. It’s cheerful yellow exterior imparts a warmth which wraps your heart, while understated yet grand wraparound white porches provide multiple vantage points to entice you through the rich mahogany front door.

 From the second you enter the Pierce House, you can feel it’s a happy place, and one where you can marvel over the intricately carved grand staircase and deep wood tones of fireplaces, bookcases and tables. It was clear jewel tones and delicate pearls would create the perfect balance of color to accentuate such a special place.


 As the architectural showstopper of the foyer, it was a no brainer to start the shoot staging the grand staircase. One can easily envision a bride or groom making their descent to a “First-Look” or ceremony, and to capture the romance of the moment, lanterns and pillared candles graced the steps and base of the stairs.

 Floral design consisted of various hues of burgundy and blush pinks using a mix of orchids, roses, and carnations, complemented by cascading Cyprus Greens and seeded Eucalyptus.

 A floating centerpiece transformed the dining table into an ornate and lavish tablescape, with bud vases, candle holders, silverware and napkins in varying shades of gold lining the stately mahogany table.

Vendor List

Floral Design – Boston Event Divas – https://www.bostoneventdivas.com
Hair & Make Up – http://janeen-jones.com
Photography – PicturesTell – http://www.picturestell.com/contact.html
Venue – The Pierce House Lincoln MA – https://www.piercehouse.com
Stationery – Yours Truly – http://www.shopyourstruly.com
Cake – Cakes for Occasions – https://www.cakes4occasions.com
Bridal Gowns – 125 Bridal Boutique – http://www.125bridalboutique.com
Model – Hayley Giovannani
Make Up Person – Rachelle Araujo
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Southern Vintage Style Wedding Shoot

Planning a Southern Vintage Style Wedding Photo Shoot in One Week

By: Meredith Corning with Meredith Events

Organizing a styled photo shoot can be a daunting task.  I will admit that at the onset of planning a shoot, my heart skips a beat for a second as I am thinking about all the pieces I’ll be putting together.  There are always hiccups along the way and fires that need to be put out, so in addition to the meticulous planning, I become a troubleshooter armed with only my wits, cell phone and contact list of fabulous people that help me along the way.

When Liz with Elizabeth Hayden Photography contacted me about a Southern Vintage Style Wedding Shoot while I was in town for a wedding, it sounded like a fun idea and I was excited to work with her.

We literally had about a week to throw something together.  My original model cancelled last minute (and after I had already picked up wedding gowns in her size), so Liz and I went to work on a back-up plan.  We both each ended up finding a model and I had pulled enough dresses to style two models, so we rolled with our lovely models, Audrey and Bailee.

Southern Vintage Styled Wedding

Liz knew a makeup artist who was excited to participate and I asked my friend Jessie with Arkansas Wedding Cinematography to come film and play with us.

Our original location was a beautiful spot in the woods where a small waterfall existed.  As we were watching the weather, Liz and I both became concerned it may rain and I certainly did not want to get Tess with Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales and Rentals’ gowns dirty.  I reached out to Mark, the owner at The Abbe House Inn, and told him our dilemma (this was two days before the shoot!) and luckily he said we could work there.  I had only met Mark once, so it was super sweet of him to oblige. This gave us an alternative indoor space in case it did rain, which it did not and we ended up shooting outside The Abbe House Inn on his gorgeous property.

Before the shoot, I went by my friend Debbye’s house with Vintage Tablescapes to source some vintage china to use for our table design.  Debbye has a serious collection of china she and two of her friends have been scouting over the years from vintage markets and estate sales across the south. I found several items that were perfect and spotted a small selection of brass candlestick holders as well.

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On my way to The Abbe House Inn, I stopped quickly at Walmart (of all places, I know!) and picked up the cupcakes, coconut cake and cake pops in our color palette.  It was a last minute thought since I did have a glass cake platter and a vintage cupcake stand from Debbye.  It definitely added a touch of whimsy and I am so happy we had them.  Since this was literally “design on a dime,” and I did not pay the models, I sent them home with cupcakes and cake pops instead.  Mark at The Abbe House Inn, who is a chef extraordinaire, even made them dinner before they left!

Liz was kind enough to run by Deidra’s shop with Deidra’s Neighborhood Florist & Gifts on the way to The Abbe House Inn to pick up a centerpiece, bouquet and floral hair accessory she created in our color palette.

Our friend, Maria, with Wedding Paper Love sent us a beautifully designed invitation suite to match our theme and Liz styled the images with a vintage tray, greenery and an antique perfume bottle. Maria even got them printed to feature The Abbe House Inn as “the venue.”  This last detail really completed our overall look and feel.

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Although this Southern Vintage Style Wedding Shoot was assembled in one week, the team put their hearts and souls into it.  It helps to have some really amazing friends in the industry that come through for you at the drop of a hat.  In the end, that is truly what southern vintage is all about – friendship and lending a hand to your neighbors when they are in need…southern hospitality at its finest indeed.

Enjoy the lovely Video and Photos From This Exquisite Shoot

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Please see Glam Team for this Southern Vintage Style Wedding Shoot below:

Photography: Elizabeth Hayden Photography
Creative Direction: Meredith Events (Meredith Corning)
Videography: Arkansas Wedding Cinema (Jessie Swaffer Cinematography)
Invitations WeddingPaperLove
Flowers: Deidra’s Neighborhood Florist & Gifts
China: Vintage Tablescapes
Makeup: Kaitlynn Swanson
Gowns: Midsouth Wedding Gown Sales & Rentals
Models: Audrey Francine and Baylee Chantell Barden
Venue: The Abbè House Inn


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