May 21, 2018
Love is brewing at this garden wedding full of unique elements, DIY projects by the bride, and homemade pickles. I joined Emily and Jesse in Asheville, NC for their engagement session where we visited Green Man Brewery, keeping their love of beer a focal point of their love story.
Emily and Jesse met while working at Starbucks. After three years of dating, he proposed by recreating several of their first dates. The pair bonded over a love of beer and have matching hops tattoos. Uniquely, the couple had a custom pickle bar provided by good friend Zarah Newton of The War Mouth. “We love pickles, and Zarah is Columbia’s official pickle person.” Guests were able to snack on these before dinner was ready. There was also had a wide variety of craft beer and Let Love Brew koozies to match.
Split into two parts; the Graden is perfect for a ceremony & reception. The ceremony location consisted of towering palm trees we simply decorated the aisles with white flowers. The reception was decorated with white tables & chairs, covered in cream linens, topped with beer growlers holding barley and flowers for centerpieces. Jesse and Emily both love games and made sure to include games throughout, tic tac toe and corn hole for example. Everything was covered with twinkle lights for a lovely garden party.
“We each had a best man. They each prepared a toast for the reception. These were so wonderful to hear. We truly felt loved by our best men/friends at this moment.”
“Let people help! Though it may seem like people are “butting in”- it will be so much easier for you if you delegate a specific task to them to be responsible for (by no means should you give them the most important task!). People love having something to do that they know will help you.”
I hope you enjoy all of the little details and moments in these Seibels House and Garden wedding photos, and that Jesse and Emily’s love of beer and each other is evident.
Venue: Seibels House and Gardens
Groom’s Details: Dazi
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Tables/Chairs/linens: Something Borrowed
Catering: Hudson’s Classic Catering
Pickle Bar: Zarah Newton from The War Mouth
Invitation: Ali Loncar
Hair & Makeup: Amy from Metropolis Salon
Koozies: Image Ink
Bouquet & Florals: Mother of the Bride
Centerpieces & decorations: Crafted by the Bride
Second Shooter: Jessica Hunt Photography