How to Create a Beautiful Vineyard Wedding
Imagine the warmth embodied by the first sip of an earthy pinot noir, the gentle clink of toasting glasses filled with bubbling champagne, the cool refreshment of a crisp glass of rosé on a warm day, a quiet walk amongst rows of lush vines filled with plump grapes ready for harvest – did you just sigh?
Vineyards can inspire so many pleasurable and unforgettable feelings, there is no more extraordinary place to host your wedding day, a day that will inspire the best feelings in you, than a vineyard.
The natural beauty of any vineyard is the idyllic canvas for a picture-perfect wedding filled to the brim with elegance, character and romance. We have chosen our three favorite design concepts to help you create the gorgeous vineyard wedding of your dreams and have outlined them below.
Provincial Pinot Gris
There is no better way to channel the French countryside than by hosting your own vineyard soirée. If you’re having trouble capturing the French countryside at harvest in your mind’s eye, draw inspiration and a bit of history from this fantastic experience at a winery in France.
A pale blue and white or ivory color palate with accents of eucalyptus green or dusty rose are perfect complements to the leafy vines that will surround you. Consider the use of garden-style seating and tables draped in light, airy linens topped with loosely arranged but ornately detailed floral designs.
Don’t hesitate to bring chic comfort to the outdoors with the addition of seating areas dispersed throughout your reception. You can do this by using tastefully colored settees and chaise lounges to create intimacy for guests while staying true to French design. Soft cheese and charcuterie stations throughout the venue, like at this vineyard wedding, will pair perfectly with a full-bodied Bordeaux for a provincial party to remember.
What better way to create the perfect décor concept than to use the beauty that surrounds you as your framework? Consider accenting the splendor already provided by nature with unpretentious wooden elements, such as farmhouse style tables and chairs, worn planters overflowing with colorful flowers and wine barrels serving as highboy tables for hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour.
When employing a rustic design concept, color choices are abundant! A seasonally appropriate light or bright color palate will temper the rougher edges of rustic design – especially when accented with Chantilly lace, linen or broderie anglaise fabric. Consider using lanterns, antique chandeliers and even plentiful candles for soft yet abundant lighting that will add a picturesque elegance to your Napa inspired nuptials.
The sophisticated feel of the modern vineyard wedding is woven into the small details of the décor and design. A black and white color palate will lend a feeling of formality and the addition of a slight pop of color such as hot pink, gold or even icy blue will add flawless balance.
Consider the use of ghost chairs for your ceremony seating for a truly modern feel. Clean lines should be used when designing place cards, menus, and even your wedding cake to keep the look of the reception cohesive and chic.
If you’re inspired to add a bit of glamour, draping tables in mixed metallics or shimmering, fitted fabrics will add the perfect amount of vivacity. The grandeur provided by nature will be the ultimate accessory to this contemporary design – just don’t forget the champagne to toast a long, happy life together.
Whether you’re channeling a rustic château or Burgundy, France by design, a vineyard wedding will always be in style. From the rolling hills of Napa Valley to the salty coast of the East, and even deep within the evergreen forests of the Midwest, the perfect vineyard can be found just about anywhere, giving you a magnificent backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.
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