Vicki Schmidtka & Matthew Gentz : September 13, 2014
Vicki and Matt share a fondness of stout beer, so it made perfect sense to incorporate a brewery reception into their wedding. Married in Madison, Wisconsin and captured by Appleby Photography, the couple let their family and friends take part in their love of beer. From the craft beer on tap to Vicki and Matt’s favorite drinking song, “Roll out the Barrel,” guests knew they were there to have a good time. And, of course, the couple honeymooned in Germany for Oktoberfest.
“When planning our wedding, Matt and I had 3 goals: make sure that everyone had fun, eat good food, and drink good beer. I think it’s fair to say we accomplished all three.
Neither one of us are stuffy ballroom types, so we were looking for a relaxed atmosphere for our reception. We’re both beer nerds, and met at a beer bar. So, when I found out there was a new brewery opening in Verona that would have an event space, it was a natural choice.
Besides hosting our reception at a brewery, we incorporated our love of beer in small ways, too – hops in the bouquet and boutonnieres, coasters as placecards, beer boot toasting glasses, wheat and barley centerpieces, and a beer crate card box. We also included our favorite beer festival food – bacon on a stick, which proved to be a huge hit with our guests.
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. It was filled with love, laughter, good friends and family, and great food. And beer.”
Photography — Appleby Photography (http://www.applebyphoto.com)
Flowers – DIY bouquets with Costco flowers
Invitations, paper and signs– All on Paper (https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-On-Paper/149783441720585)
Reception Music – Tim Synold – ACA Entertainment (http://www.acaentertainment.com/Section/Artists/DJs/Tim.html)
Ceremony venue – Warner Park Community Recreation Center (http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/WPCRC/)
Reception venue – Wisconsin Brewing Company (http://www.wisconsinbrewingcompany.com)
Bridal Gown – Vera’s Bridals (http://www.verasbridals.com/)
Hair and Makeup – Glo Salon (http://glosalon.org)
Catering – Smokin’ Cantina (https://www.facebook.com/smokincantina)
Cake and Cupcakes – Hy-Vee (http://www.hyvee.com)