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Winery and Vineyard Wedding Ideas

If you’re blessed to be living in fertile wine-growing regions such as California and Australia, you would want to exploit Dionysus’ green earth on your wedding day. A winery is your excuse to indulge your inner wine god while exchanging vows. But if you’re not really a wine connoisseur and just want to drink in the peerless outdoor scenery, a vineyard wedding is for you.

 Winery and Vineyard Wedding Ideas
Here are some ideas for throwing a wedding so great that people will hear it from the grapevine, so to speak.
Venue and music. For that Pinterest-worthy wedding album, go for a vineyard. Many vineyards are set on undulating land, such that you can choose to hold your wedding on top of a hill, with commanding vistas of grapevines and the clear blue sky. You can choose to wed in summer when the leaves are emerald, or autumn, when everything is golden. Too often, many vineyards are located adjacent to a winery, so you can hold your wedding in both. The ceremony can take place at golden hour in the vineyard, and the wedding party can then move to the comfort of the winery’s function room or restaurant. If the guest list is low, you can opt to hold the wedding in a wine cellar.If the vineyard doesn’t have a winery, then a tent set up just for the occasion would be best. You should also set up one if only to anticipate inclement weather. Festoon the venue with strings of lanterns.Also, it wouldn’t be a proper vineyard wedding without a live wedding band performing Men at Work’s “Land Down Under” or Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Californication.”
Decor and table setting. As for decoration, choose a colour scheme that brings out purples, magentas, and deep wine colours. Wine boxes can double as flower holders.Go on theme with discarded wine bottle corks. You may walk along an aisle adorned with corks placed in jars, side by side with fake grapes. If you have enough of them, corks can also be used to make monograms of your initials. For the groom’s men, it would make sense to wear cork boutonnieres with the suits. Also, what could be more apt than sending out invites on corkboard? Your imagination is the limit.
You can even use corks as name placeholders. Also, scrap the candelabras for empty clear champagne bottles with candles burning inside them. Have an expert cut the bottlenecks to fit the candles.
Instead of numbers, designate tables with wine names, e.g. sauvignon blanc, merlot, pinot noir, etc.

 Winery and Vineyard Wedding Ideas

The wine. Cocktail hour is probably the most important part of a vineyard or winery wedding. After all, this is your chance to show off the produce of the venue. Coordinate with the winemaker on the appropriate wines for the occasion. Serve the wine with cheese, crackers and fruits. For those who can’t drink alcoholic beverages, prepare a non-alcoholic fruit punch.But since this won’t be just another wine-tasting day, make sure your wines reflect the salience of the affair. Personalise the labelling on the wine bottles. Perhaps you can have a photo of you as a couple on the bottles. Or your names inscribed on the label. Plan the details with the winemaker.Customising the bottles would be an even more imperative option if you intend to give the wine as wedding souvenirs. If you can’t afford giving out wine to your guests, then hand out empty bottles instead, with customised labels. Wine-themed wedding gifts are also impressive.It won’t make sense if you don’t serve wine with the dinner. Know that winemakers are always willing to give a discount for bulk orders. Set up a cigar bar for guests who would like a smoke with their bourbon. Also have guests sign atop an empty wine barrel. Winery and Vineyard Wedding Ideas

365 days later. You would want a keepsake for yourselves after the wedding too, and nothing is a better showcase of a good marriage than wine that has aged well. Keep a wine from the day of the affair and make sure not to open it until a year after your nuptials have passed. Celebrate your first wedding anniversary by popping the cork.Also, consider a ceremonial wine-crating on your wedding day. Nail a small crate shut with a full wine bottle and letters of you to each other inside. Open this box on your 30th wedding anniversary.

 Winery and Vineyard Wedding Ideas