Whether you are a lover of wine or on the hunt for the perfect outdoor wedding venue, a vineyard wedding is a great choice. Surrounded by lush vines, stunning greenery and a rustic vibe, vineyards are one of our favourite romantic settings. Before you plan your vineyard wedding, be sure to read our top tips on how to maximise the rustic romance of your big day.
Embrace a vineyard wedding right from the start by adding a splash of greenery to your wedding invitations. You can also continue this theme on the day with similarly designed escort cards, coasters and menus. For some more invitation inspiration, click here!
Match The Merlot
A rich colour theme pairs excellently with the natural, bright green hues and rustic wood tones that are common for a vineyard wedding. Using a burgundy colour in your bouquet, floral arrangements, decorations or even bridesmaids dresses will add an extra wow factor. This colour theme is perfect for vineyards known for their red wine, with the deep colour matching their speciality.
A vineyard is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos due to their versatility. Newlyweds can be snapped amongst the vines, under the trees or by a building full of rustic charm. Talk to your wedding photographer or bring them along to your venue in advance to find all the best locations to take your photos.
Message In a Bottle
Instead of getting your guests to write in a traditional guestbook, keep on theme and use a wine bottle instead. Ask guests to place notes in labelled wine bottles to be opened on future anniversaries. For a fun little twist, get guests to write on the outside of bottles of your favourite wine so can read the messages while you enjoy a glass. Personalised wine bottles or glasses are another way to bring a little of the vineyard home with your guests.
Wine and cheese are the ultimate pairing. Incorporating this into your vineyard wedding makes sense. Cheese wheel cakes look spectacular and are perfect for those with less of a sweet tooth. Customise your cake with your favourite cheeses for a personalised experience.
Wooden crates make for fantastic table settings. They add rustic charm and are an alternative to traditional flowers. Fill these crates with your favourite blooms and include fruits like figs and grapes for an extra not to your location.
Two Become One
Unity ceremonies are popular way to symbolise the joining of two families through marriage. Tailor this tradition to your vineyard wedding by mixing two wines together at your ceremony. Not only will this represent your union, you and your partner can enjoy preparing for this by finding two wines that blend together well.
You're at a vineyard so it only makes sense to do a little bit of wine tasting while you're there. Incorporate wine tasting into your wedding celebrations by offering group wine tasting during cocktail hour. If there are wine lovers amongst your guests, they will definitely be thanking you for this one.
Thank your guests for attending by giving them mini wine bottles as wedding favours. Pick the vineyards speciality wine and complete the gift with personalised labels complete with the name and date of your wedding or a wedding related, wine pun.
This Hunter Valley wedding will have you swooning!