Dogfish Head Micro Wedding Part 2 \\ Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

January 20, 2021

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Over the course of the 2019 wedding season, I saw an uptick in a new type of intimate weddings.  Micro weddings, with only 5-10 guests, allowed couples to go all-out: with decor, food, and their overall experience.  A smaller guest list meant they could really make their wedding an event filled with stunning details at a fraction of the cost associated with a traditional wedding.  Inspired by this trend and Dogfish Head Brewing, we created a micro-wedding to inspire couples to plan an entire wedding weekend all here in the humble first state of Delaware.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dogfish Head Brewing, they have made a name for themselves by doing things a bit differently than other brewing companies.  Their tagline states that they brew “Off-Centered Ales For Off-Centered People”.  All of their beers, their restaurants, and the Dogfish Inn capture that adventurous spirit.  I was originally inspired by images of the Inn and actually let the spirit of each Dogfish Head property lead the way.

Part 2 – Chesapeake & Maine Rehearsal Dinner

To highlight the intimate experience of a micro wedding, we started off our shoot at the Dogfish Inn Super Sweet.  Check out that part of the shoot on the blog here.  The second portion of the shoot was hosted at Chesapeake & Maine: Dogfish Head’s seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.  With the help of Elevee & Co. and Belovely Design, the restaurant space was transformed into an intimate cocktail style rehearsal dinner.  We chose to let the restaurant’s space shine and simply added a neutral-toned floral display down the length of the main cocktail table.  This allowed us to highlight the space’s coastal charm and delicious seafood offerings.  Our bride wore a modern BHLDN jumpsuit, beachy waves by Taylor McClean, and fresh sun-kissed makeup by Dani Gaudiosi.  Scroll to see more of this Dogfish Head micro wedding rehearsal dinner and check out Part I | Getting Ready at the Super Sweet here.

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Concept/Photography • Stacy Hart Photography@stacyhartphotography

Planning Design • Elevee & Co • @eleveeandco

Floral Design • Belovely Design • @belovely_design

Venue • Dogfish Head Properties • @dogfishinn @dogfishhead

Cinema • Hello Sweetie Studios@hellosweetie.studios

Bridal Salon • Jennifer’s Bridal@jennifersbridal

Bridal Gown & Jumpsuit Designers • BHLDN & Ti Adora Bridal & Willow By Watters@bhldn @tiadorabridal @willowbywatters

Suit • The Black Tux • @theblacktux

Wardrobe Styling • Sweet & Bitter •  @sweet.and.bitter

Wedding Rings • Heidi Lowe •  @heidilowe

Makeup • Dani Gaudiosi •  @danigaudiosimua

Hair • Taylor McClean •  @taymcartistry

Stationery x Calligraphy • Lewes Lettering Co. •  @lewesletteringco

Tabletop Rentals • Pretty Little Wedding Co. •  @prettylittleweddingco

Linens • Nuage Designs Inc. • @nuagedesignsinc

Cookies • Tiny Tudor Cookies • @tinytudorcookies

Couple/Dog • @amandamritter @scottyboom302 @pippaandpenny.bmd

Dogfish Head Micro Wedding | Intimate Wedding Ideas | Stacy Hart Photography

Did you miss Part I | Getting Ready at the Super Sweet?  Check it out now!

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