Real Weddings

Old, New, Borrowed Or Blue, Who Cares This Wedding Has Beer


You've heard of two peas in a pod, well this next cute real-life couple are two hops in an IPA. With close family connections to the Sierra Nevada brewery, you can say spirits were definitely high and the whole night was "hop"ing! 

Keep scrolling to find some fabulous wedding photos and a whole post-ceremony shoot in the hop fields. Find every last detail captured by AVH Photography in the full gallery below too. 

cute bridal party photo idea

wedding ringwedding accessories

insulated mug groomsmen favors

wedding stylebride and her mother all ready for a weddingbridesmaids in soft lavender dresses

pink and thistle wedding bouquet

The Couple

Theses two Paradice, CA natives are a couple of the sweetest individuals you will ever meet. They are best friends and have so much fun together, their connection is a real wedding dream.

The Groom: Brian is a videographer and has high filmmaking expectations (obviously) and he hired my friend Jordan at World Love Weddings. My fiance (and second shooter) has a bromance with Jordan (and now Brian), so the 3 of us had a blast covering Haley and Brian's day. At the end of the evening, they were literally running through hop fields with their vendor team - it was incredible.

The Bride: Haley's mom has been the event coordinator at the Sierra Nevada since it's humble beginnings. They no longer allow weddings there - so Haley told me "Get as many photos as you want because this is never happening again" 

wedding welcome sign

groom and his groomsmen

groom in gray jacket and black pantslantern lined wedding aisleoutdoor wedding ceremony

cute little flower girls and ring bearers

teary eyed groomwedding kiss

just married

The Wedding

The Ceremony: This took place at a beautiful location called "The Island" It's surrounded by the Chico Creek - hence the name. It's a little gem of a spot.

The Reception: The banquet hall of the Big Room at Sierra Nevada was so warm and cozy - you could feel the energy and the love. At sunset, we got to tour the hop fields for photos and the end result is magic.
Back at the party, Sierra Nevada beer was flowing, they busted out glow sticks (meant for the pool randomly) at the end so we had some fun with different flash techniques like rear curtain sync.

wedding photos in a hop field

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wedding transportationwedding tour of the hop fields

brewery wedding

cheers to the newlywedswedding seating assignment display

custom wedding sugar cookie favors

wedding flowerssilver wedding place settingmr and mrs wedding seat signs

glow stick wedding dance

flower accented wedding cake

The Budget

Photographer: $3000
Flowers: $2500
BHLDN Dress: On sale black Friday! $800
Venue NA (No more weddings at this brewery) EST. 5k
Videographer: 4k

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PhotographersAVH Photography@avh_photography
Bridal BoutiquesCambray Rose@cambrayroseflorist
Cakes & CateringSierra Nevada Big Room
Upper Crust Bakery
Hair, Makeup & BeautyAlyssa Hurlbert
Annie Mink
Shaylee Glaziner Beauty
Lighting, Entertainment & Photo BoothNorCal productions
VenuesThe Island at Neighborhood Church
Wedding FilmsWorld Love Weddings@worldloveweddings