Stephanie and Doug tied the knot at The Barn at Cranford Hollow. The bride is a beer aficionado whose whole career revolves around beer tastings. Stephanie wanted her guests to have a unique experience that not every wedding would have. When she told me her plan for the reception, I could not wait to photograph this special moment for their guests. For cocktail hour, Tap Truck South Nash came out and served beer on tap out of a vintage car. With several different pairings of hoppy ales and IPA’s, this could not have been a better surprise.

Throughout all of the portraits, you can just feel the emotion from both Stephanie and Doug. They both just radiated so much love for each other.

What stood out the most to me about this wedding was that family was so important to both the bride and the groom. At one point during the wedding, Stephanie told me that she was overjoyed that her grandparents could make it to the wedding. She had planned a special anniversary dance to celebrate their love and marriage. Being 90 and 91 years old, they were celebrating 70 years of marriage that month. As they took to the dance floor, there was not a dry eye in the room.

Stephanie wanted to surprise her guests with something that they might not have experienced at a wedding before. Because she is “The Beer Girl” it was so important to use this aspect in her wedding. Here a little bit of what she said about it:

As a craft beer enthusiast, the Tap Truck was certainly a highlight for me. We were lucky enough to have friends bring a keg all the way from Buffalo, NY and another all the way from Yorktown, VA so we could each have our hometowns represented. In addition, I worked with some of the local breweries to get really unique options on our menu. A Strawberry Peanut Butter & Jelly sour from Southern Grist turned out to be a big hit!

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September 1, 2023