When deciding upon a location for your wedding, the focus often falls on the pros and cons of a beach wedding vs. a garden wedding or a city wedding vs. a country wedding. Beyond these classic contenders lies the winery wedding. Falling somewhere between a garden and country wedding, it's hard to outweigh the many benefits of a winery wedding. From the romance of the Yarra Valley to the rolling hills of Tuscany, winery weddings across the globe carry a certain romantic appeal. Our friends over at Lost in Love Photography specialise in winery weddings and with their extensive worldwide experience they've given us their top 10 reasons to have a winery wedding.
1. Beautiful Scenery
A winery wedding goes hand in hand with beautiful scenery - think rolling hills, grape vines and pretty brambling gardens.
2. Relaxed Yet Elegant
Wineries provide a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere - and isn't that what every bride wants?
3. One Location
It's the perfect place to host your ceremony AND your reception with most wineries offering equally gorgeous settings for both. One location equals no rushing around in traffic and avoiding the stress of finding photo shoot locations.
4. Natural Light
Natural light is a photographer's best friend and consequently a bride's too! The beautiful grounds of a winery provide lovely natural light for photographs.
5. Personal Style
The understated elegance of most winery venues gives you the option to add your own personal style.
6. Photo Location Options
You won't be stuck for photo locations in wine country, with endless locations, textures and backdrops.
7. Wet Weather Back Up
Most wineries or private estates have an equally beautiful wet weather back up option so rain won't spell the end of your picture perfect day.
Choose a winery with accommodation to make for an easy and even more relaxed day. It gives your more time to spend with family and friends (especially if you can make a weekend of it!), less time in the car and creates a really nice flow for your pictures.
9. Nothing to Hide
A winery is generally beautiful every where you look which means there'll be no ugly features crashing your photos!
10. Good Food & Good Wine
Could there be a better reason? Wineries have a reputation for serving good food, with farm to table fare, fresh quality produce and some of the most creative chefs, while good wine is simply a given!
Lost in Love Photography Recommends...
The Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula both in Victoria, Australia, plus Italy's Tuscany, Majorca in Spain and Provincial France are among Lost in Love Photography's favourite wine regions. Closer to home, Lost in Love Photography's top winery wedding venues include Port Phillip Estate for it's incredible backdrop and grand architecture, Stones of the Yarra Valley as it's the next best thing to a Tuscan wedding and Zonzo’s with it's beautiful backdrop and super chilled out vibe.