A little bit of DIY + a little bit of professional direction = A super fun night full of laughter and dancing that ended with confetti! #CheerstotheWeirsWhoLovetoDrinkBeers
Brittany and I were high school friends and we both moved to San Diego after graduation. It was Halloween of 2007 and a couple of us were dressed and ready for a house party hosted by the UCSD Board Club. No one knew the bunny and the pilot would hit it off but by the end of the night, numbers were exchanged and a date was scheduled. For their first date, they met at the restaurant I was working at during that time and I got to secretly watch over them to make sure the guy wasn’t a creeper. He turned out to be pretty cool and the couple began dating. Brian was studying at UC Santa Cruz and Brittany was working through nursing school in San Diego. They both worked hard, traveling often, to make the long distance relationship work. Once Brian finished school, the couple moved in together along with Brittany’s baby pup Lily.
The years passed quickly as these two traveled, explored and discovered good beer together. Their families met and it was more and more evident that they were going to be together for the long haul. Finally, they decided it was time to tie the knot and make their bond official by having a celebration with their friends and family. From there, wedding planning commenced!
Both B & B were pretty simple when it came down to their wedding vision. The most important detail: beer. Beer was always an important aspect of the couple’s relationship and they wanted to showcase that at their wedding. The couple had access to a community clubhouse in Chula Vista and they knew this was where they wanted to party their with her loved ones. I was working for a big rental company in San Diego at the time and was able to consult, supply and direct the set up from ceremony to reception.
We used one set of basic chairs upstairs for the ceremony and did a nicer, more elegant look downstairs. The tabletop decor consisted of gold painted beer bottles that the couple collected over time with single, lavender rose stems in each one. The linens were a basic white with lavender table runners. As another cute touch, instead of table numbers, the tables were named after their favorite breweries like Belching Beaver and Stone Brewing, Co. To top it off, Brittany had custom coasters made and had “love” key chains from Etsy as keepsakes for the guests! (I still have mine)
The taco cart was a hit and the beers were flowing out of the kegs all night. The DJ kept the party pumped and even kicked off his shoes to do the Cupid Shuffle with the crowd! The guests enjoyed the Pixster Photobooth outside while everyone danced wildly inside the clubhouse. We ran out of drinking water but that was an easy fix after a quick run to the store. Everything came to a close but for Brittany and Brian, there was one more surprise…confetti wands. The music went up, the confetti flew, and this beautiful night ended with a bang!
CONTRIBUTORS & VENDORS
Venue | The Woods Clubhouse | Chula Vista, CA
Tabletop & General Rentals | Raphael’s Party Rentals | @RaphaelsPartyRentals