This Themed Wedding Is Perfect For An Oktoberfest-Loving Couple

10/20/2013 02:07 pm ET

Today we're celebrating Oktoberfest with fun and creative wedding ideas straight from the brewery. Skip the traditional wine and top shelf cocktails in favor of a happier hour with local beer, custom brewed ales and refreshing hops. And what pairs perfectly with these grown-up lagers? Gourmet bar food and gastropub-worthy grub! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate this iconic German festival, with a laid-back and charming wedding twist.

A fun chalkboard sign lets your guests know what's on tap. Photo by: tangerine tree photography on tangerine tree photography via

Kait and Adam Esession - 0196 Here's a fun way to get the conversation flowing at your rehearsal dinner or engagement party: a local beer tasting spread. Photo by: Liz and Ryan on Bayside Bride via

cocktail-snacks-wedding-12 Set up trays of gourmet nuts and pretzels to go along with your custom brews. Photo by: Kate Headley on Snippet and Ink via

Florida Orange Choose a culinary theme and pair your beer accordingly. Photo by: ShipraPanosian Photography on Grey Likes Weddings via We love these custom-made labels for each type of brew. Photo by: Abbey Hepner Photography on Every Last Detail via

Eclectic DIY wedding 52 Collect pint glasses or DIY your own for a personalized touch. Photo by: Kristin LaVoie Photography on Every Last Detail via

German Stein Toast Wedding Invitations by Casey Fr... Set the tone for your laid back fete with pretty themed stationery. German Stein Toast Wedding Invitations by Casey Fr... From Minted via

Rustic Rootbeer Wedding Inspiration_021 Don't forget your littlest guests. Set up a root beer float station for the kids and kids at heart. Photo by: Amber French Photography on Every Last Detail via

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