Julie and Matt’s hops inspired wedding paid homage to a shared passion and their very first date! With florals taking their cues from a palette of plum, magenta ruby and sky, Wedfully Yours wove a tapestry of floor to ceiling blooms with a thoughtful architectural core. Shannon Rose Events ensured the key moments of the day were spent in bliss and revelry as J+M’s story was told through stylistic vignettes including hops-etched paper goods, engraved pint glasses and a classic car with hops-infused swag! This joyful day was captured with charm and grace by Kate Pease Photography, and we can’t wait for you to see the gallery unfold below!
Like many modern couples, Julie and Matt met online. And after messaging back and forth, they decided to meet at a local brew house—a location that would prove to be quite meaningful to them. The first date nerves soon melted away, and they made plans to see each other more. Five years in to their relationship, Matt hatched up an elaborate proposal, that included pints of Julie’s favorite ice cream, views of the fountains in Sundance Square, and a stunning sapphire engagement ring.
The original plan was a wedding at a Dallas brewery, but the pandemic had other plans when the venue was no longer able to host the event. We had to consider other options. The couple’s two non-negotiables were a brewery wedding and that brewery had to be downtown so out-of-town guests could enjoy the city as a destination.
We looked at countless options, but none were able to accommodate the guest count and wedding date. That’s when we decided that Century Hall would be the best route. Although it’s not a brewery, it is in the heart of Fort Worth—just a few blocks from where they got engaged. And with some creativity, we were able to create the feeling the bride and groom were after.
Since Julie is an architect, we bonded over our love of architecture and design. She wanted to work with someone that could take her ideas and make them even better than she originally anticipated. It was an amazing and collaborative experience designing this wedding for that reason.
The look of the wedding began with beer. Specifically, hops. The bride loved the idea of a hop-infused celebration that was laid-back but still elegant. Without getting too thematic, we knew beer would be a key player. I studied hops and how beer is made, and took inspiration from there. Their monogram featured line-drawn hops, and in addition to gracing the stationery, it was also etched into beer glasses given to guests as they arrived at the reception. Since hops grows on trellises, we built a metal structure covered with the plant and other greenery, and affixed bottle openers also customized with the monogram that doubled as favors and escort cards (thanks to a die-cut hops card with guests’ names and table numbers).
Hops, in artistic variations and actuality, was layered throughout the wedding without being overdone. To brighten and soften up the industrial look of the venue, we worked with a color palette of blues, burgundies, and purples, using hints of black and wood tones to keep it modern. Julie loves orchids, so we made sure to include those in her bouquet and the reception centerpieces.
The ceremony was a celebration of color and a focal point of the day. It took place amidst an organic installation of vibrant flowers that gave guests their first taste of how the location would be transformed. At the reception, the raw space was dressed with greenery and an indoor beer garden was created—its mix of low and high cocktail tables served as an area for guests to grab a pint and mingle.
After enjoying an evening with their loved ones (sipping on their favorite beverage), the newlyweds exited amidst a sea of metallic streamers, driving off in a classic car, covered with what else? A bumper of hops!
If you consider yourself enough of a beer aficionado to have a hops inspired wedding yourself, don’t miss this woodsy bohemian wedding with a beer stein seating chart next!
Coordinator: Shannon Rose Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Century Hall
Hair: Vandy Cespedes
Makeup: Jones Beauty Co.
Photography: Kate Pease Photography
Cinema: BSR Wedding Films
DJ: Dan Quinn Entertainment
Catering: CN Catering
Florist: Wedfully Yours
Cake: Crème De La Crème
Bar Rental: Lone Star Bubbles and Brews
Rentals: POSH Couture Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linen
Valet: Advantage Valet
Exit Car: DFW Vintage Cars
Officiant: Benny Vaughn
Paper Items: Brown Fox Creative
Gown: Hayley Paige
Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty