COTU: Brews and Brows

"It all revolves around the beer!" Dreaming of local craft beer flowing freely on your wedding day? If you are looking for a modern day, non-traditional wedding lounge, Center of the Universe Brewery located in Ashland is the wedding venue for you. A bar with fresh hops, an arcade to dance and play, and outdoor patio with your favorite late night food truck, is ready to entertain your guests.

"The meaning of “Center of the Universe” is important to the founders of COTU. With so much emphasis today on globalization and the lack of corporate stewardship, COTU wanted to be a company that truly embraces the local community. “Center of the Universe,” to COTU, is taking pride in where you live and respecting the people with whom you interact. We believe it is our responsibility to understand and appreciate how our actions affect the community that supports us.

At Center of the Universe Brewing Company it all revolves around the beer and the people who enjoy it."

I had the pleasure of working with this talented team of vendors for our wedding day photo shoot at the brewery. Engagements LLC, can help you plan your dream day, alongside Goodrich Gourmet to set your delicious table spread, and Carly Romeo Photography capturing every delicious sip, get my drift. 

We wanted our bride to be edgy, dripping with style and glam, but still casual enough to throw down some cold ones. Her makeup is bold, dramatic, smokey, and daring. An eye for taste, she rocks this MAC Carbon smoked out lid, with MAC Sketch, Saddle blending in the crease, and a pop of MAC Vanilla to highlight. "House of lashes" enhance her look, while Too Faced Melted lipstick in "Jelly Donut" is our wow-factor, smudge proof icing the cake. 

Your bridal makeup should be the least of your worries on your perfect day. With these products, they are made to last, through those many sips of delicious craft beer, kisses to the hubs, and hold up to any temp while you're dancing you're heart out in the arcade. Hitting up the late night food truck in style, no lips or lashes will budge.

Center of the Universe Brewery is a Richmond must see. Whether you like craft beer, this is a fun, cool space for your next party. We danced the night away as our bride made a swift dress change to her "reception" look. This non-traditional bride wore black, and she wore it well.  


Vendor Collaboration

Event Location: COTU

Planning: Engagements LLC

Catering: Goodrich Gourmet

Photo: Carly Romeo& Co.

MUA: Kara Waggoner Makeup Artistry

Hair:Amber Connor Beauty

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Kara Waggoner