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Ashleigh and Phil's Craft Beer Themed Wedding

Ashleigh & PhilOctober 17, 2015


Ashleigh and Phil tied the knot at Rodes Farm in Nellysford, Virginia on a beautiful October day.  Prior to the ceremony, the ladies got ready together in the Manor House while the gentlemen visited together in the Guest House.  Ashleigh wore an elegant mermaid gown for the ceremony and a floral dress for the reception, while her bridesmaids wore dresses that they had picked out themselves in Ashleigh’s color scheme.  Judy Hayward of On Location Bridal did hair and make up for the ladies.

Featuring a craft beer theme, the couple served a variety of beers at their ceremony which guests enjoyed while Ashleigh and Phil shared personal vows and a Unity Beer ceremony.  They had an ordained friend perform the ceremony and one of Ashleigh’s bridesmaids did a reading.  Both of these personal touches made the ceremony very unique and moving.


Ashleigh and Phil created a celebratory and relaxed environment filled with humor, friendship, and heartfelt storytelling which carried throughout their special day.


The reception took place in a charming, rustic barn filled with strands of lights, craft beer inspired décor and elegant floral arrangements from Blue Ridge Floral.  After the opening toast by the bride’s father, Guests ordered dinner from two food trucks: South Fork and Blue Ridge Pizza and enjoyed warm donuts and fresh coffee from Carpe Donut. Being the coldest night of the season so far did not stop Ashleigh and Phil and their guests from tearing it up on the dance floor to the E3 Band right up until the reception ended.  The couple even moved a table to make a bigger dance floor as more and more guests joined in.


The newlyweds made a romantic exit from the reception through a line of sparklers and cheering loved ones.  As many of the guests stayed on site, the celebration carried on well into the night.


Vendors Venue - Rodes Farm Catering - Blue Ridge Pizza & South Fork Bartender - Blue Ridge Pizza Desserts - Carpe Donut & Favorite Cakes Photographer - Rick Martin Photography Wedding Planner - Barb Wired LLC Flowers and decor - Blue Ridge Floral DJ - Paul McDaniel, C-ville Ceremony Sound Band - E3 Band Officiant - Joshua Helton Printing - Whimsey Designs Event Rentals - MS Events Hair & Make up - Judy Hayward, On Location Bridal Lodging - Rodes Farm, Acorn Inn, Wintergreen, Holiday Inn Rain Plan - Virginia Tent Rental