It's National Beer Day! Also known as "every day" in Oregon. Seriously, beer is kind of a big deal here Northwest, so it isn't a surprise that you can find delicious craft beer paired with just about everything here.
In Portland, you can drink beer and pedal a bar-shaped bike from brewery to brewery with 12 of your closest friends. In Salem, you can find your center and a delicious ale at a yoga and beer class. So it's only natural that we Oregonians would turn to our beloved breweries when it's time to get hitched!
McMenamins owns and operates an eclectic mix of breweries, pubs, hotels, music venues and more, and have saved several gorgeous historic properties along the way. Many of these properties have event space for weddings of all shapes and sizes. They offer full onsite catering, featuring their handcrafted spirits, wines and, of course, beer!
We have been so lucky as to capture many special moments at several McMenamins locations, and National Beer Day seemed like a great day to share some of our favorites with you.
Brodie and Kimberly had a super fun and super HOT wedding day! They celebrated their outdoor wedding on an evening when temps neared TRIPLE digits. These Oregonians didn't sweat though...and neither did we! Ok, so maybe our little photographer bodies did actually physically produce sweat given all the running around we were doing to capture this day, but we certainly didn't "sweat," as photographing these two was piece of wedding cake. Speaking of wedding cake - they didn't have one! Guests enjoyed the couple's favorite doughnuts for dessert.
Their rustic and sweet wedding outside the Octagonal Barn at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse combined a traditional ceremony with whimsical personal touches - such as a reading from The Velveteen Rabbit. We do believe this was the tallest wedding party we've ever photographed, as the shortest groomsman was 6 feet tall! The bride was glowing and the groom couldn't stop beaming. It was a night to remember...did we mention it was HOT?!