Planning a Winery Wedding: What You Need to Know
Are you looking for a unique way to tie the knot? How about attending a venue that is sure to capture the hearts and minds of your family and friends? Well, holding your wedding at a vineyard may be the answer for you!
Wineries are fast becoming one of the hotspots to have a wedding ceremony. From the luxurious setting in nature to the romantic smells and tastes of fine wine, more and more people are choosing a winery to celebrate their love. Yet, there are several things you should consider when selecting a winery to have your wedding:
Styles Appropriate for a Winery Wedding
While you have the freedom to choose whatever design elements you want at your wedding, the winery setting lends itself to rustic or vintage wedding styles. Incorporating traditional elements into your wedding and creating an old-fashioned feel to your ceremony will blend nicely with the natural surroundings found at a winery.
Plan for a Fabulous Photo Session
Although no wedding is complete without a photo session with the couple and the wedding party, holding your wedding at a venue like a winery will allow you to really shine when it comes to photographing your big day. Make sure you find a reputable photographer, one that has a comprehensive portfolio and can demonstrate the ability to take outdoor photography to the next level. Ensure your photographer incorporates the natural surroundings such as the vineyards and any scenic areas at the location.
Don’t Let the Fun End at Night
Make sure outdoor lighting is available to keep the party going after the sun goes down. Check with your caterer to create a romantic atmosphere with multiple lighting elements available to the party-goers. This will encourage your guests to enjoy themselves longer and create a dramatic night experience with the right lighting selections.
Keep an Eye on the Sky and the Ground
Since you’re having an outdoor wedding, the weather is key to having a great day. Schedule the date during a month when the weather is typically nice; not too hot, and not too cold. Look out for rain as well and plan accordingly. Finally, high-heels and dress shoes are designed to navigate natural terrain. Make sure you consider this and bring an extra pair of shoes if you plan to walk for photos or simply enjoy all the natural beauty the winery has to offer.
Holding your wedding at a winery will create memories that can last a lifetime. With property planning and attention to detail, you and your guests will be able to enjoy everything a winery has to offer.
Jonathan Edwards Winery is a premier vineyard in CT for bridal showers and weddings. With a storied history and enchanting surroundings, we are considered one of the leading Hartford wineries for events of all kinds. For more information or to book your wedding, contact us today!