Bride and groom stand in front of brewing equipment during thier wedding at the Beartown Brewery

BEARTOWN TAP & BREWERY WEDDING

Claire and Ralph run a lovely micropub The Blues Dawg so naturally they got married in a working brewery The Beartown Tap & Brewery. I really love it when couples aren’t afraid of expressing their personalities and go for more alternative weddings.

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The shop front of the beartown tap pub with two people outside talking

The Beartown Tap


A delightful 200 year old pub Serving the freshest cask ales directly from their brewery across the road.

A HALLOWEEN STYLED PI$$ UP IN A BREWERY. HELL YEAH!

I love heavy industry and lurking around in derelict buildings. When Ralph contacted me and said they wanted to get married in a live brewery. I could not belive I would be photographing their wedding in a fully functioning brewery.

Halloween was the obvious date as it’s Claire’s favourite time of year with the beautiful autumn colours. The ceremony took place in the garden of the Beartown Tap which had been lovingly decorated with autumnal DIY décor by their friends. Claire wore a beautiful black Aurora Burealis Chotronette dress and custom Metallica Converse trainers.

Their humanist ceremony was a real tearjerker full of laughter, and was led by their best friends with emotional and personalised readings. They shared a whiskey (after Claire downed the first one) from the traditional Scottish Quaich as they exchanged their vows and handmade rings.

bride and groom celebrate with arms in the air just getting married at Beartown Tap pub in congleton

The reception took place across the road at the Beartown Brewery with all its authentic industrial goodness, I love an unusual venue, especially when it means so much to the couple. The crew at Beartown are amazing and gave me free rein, I couldn’t have been more in my element.

The weather was so bad they even let us do the sparkler exit inside – Legends ! Everyone returned to the pub for more delicious beer, speeches and wood-fired pizza, Ralph did a knee slide during the first dance to Paramore’s “last hope”. Every tiny detail of this wedding was totally epic and reflected Claire and Ralph’s carefree, fun loving personality! This was their second wedding having, had a micro wedding to celebrate with family a few days earlier, you can read more about it here.

I am forever grateful to have such awesome couples who have so many cool ideas for their weddings and totally embrace my style and approach!

– cLAIRE+Ralph

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