A vineyard is a beautiful place to hold a wedding, and it can be the perfect choice of venue for the right couple. Not only will your guests get the chance to revel in the beauty of the scenery, but it will also make for breathtaking wedding photographs. A portrait of the happy newlywed couple on a hilltop overlooking the colorful valley will be the perfect photo for your wedding album. Having such a naturally stunning venue, you can easily add your personal touch with the right décor, creating the wedding of your dreams. So, here are some tips to help you plan a perfect vineyard wedding:
Choosing the venue
One of the biggest aspects of planning a wedding is deciding on the perfect venue that is able to fulfill all of your demands and wishes. Housed among a picturesque 20-acre estate, Olivigna winery is the ideal place to celebrate your special day. Their distinguished restaurant can accommodate up to 120 guests, both indoors and on a beautiful covered terrace. As experienced wedding hosts and remarkable winemakers, they are sure to make your dream of a vineyard wedding a reality.
There is no better way to embody the ambiance of wine country than by choosing rustic decorations for your vineyard wedding reception. Opting for natural-colored tablecloths, burlap accent pieces and vintage metals is a great way to capture the rustic countryside spirit. Shades of light greens and blues, creams and natural wood tones are the best color options to incorporate into the furniture and the centerpieces. Painted mason jars and candles wrapped in twine can also be a wonderful addition to the table décor. Vintage lanterns, wine barrels and distressed wooden tables make the most charming accent pieces that truly tie the whole country-vibe décor together.
The wonderful thing about choosing a vineyard as a wedding venue is that the color tones of the setting are earthy, natural, and very easy to compliment. Having this in mind, you have the complete creative freedom to decide on floral arrangements that are perfectly suited for you. While sunflowers, lavenders and pink or cream roses are the most popular choices, you can feel free to incorporate all of your favorite flowers into a beautiful floral design.
If the winery of your choice does not have a restaurant, then hiring a catering company from the surrounding area might be your best option. Opt for simple, light meals, local delicacies and varieties of cheeses that go perfectly with the wine selection. Consult the winery staff and ask them if they have any recommendations for wines that pair well with each of your chosen courses, in order to construct the perfect wedding menu.
Just because your wedding is held at a winery, does not necessarily mean that the only alcoholic beverage option should be wine. You can also offer a selection of craft beers and interesting cocktails to your guests, if their drink of choice is not from the vine. Of course, you must consult the winery first to make sure they have the necessary permits to serve other alcoholic drinks, as a wine license and a liquor license are two very different things.
Sometimes a rustic venue means that the floors are rustic too, so aside from posing for photos in the soil near the vines, you may also walk on wooden, pebbled or dirt floors. Of course, you will have a dress code that fits your wedding aesthetic, but it is important to communicate to your guests what they should anticipate from a vineyard venue so they can dress accordingly. They may want to rule out stilettos which easily sink into the ground, or long dresses that may be dirtied by the vineyard soil.