The Wedding Files / A Vineyard Wedding




There are few more romantic wedding locations than a rustic winery with stacks of old world charm and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. With cooler weather on the way, now is one of the loveliest times of year for an outdoor Australian wedding. It’s cool enough to have your ceremony in the late afternoon sunshine, but still warm enough to set the reception outside.

Our vision for a vineyard wedding involves burgundy and rosé hued flowers, white linens, crystal glassware, long wooden tables and dinner served at sunset.

#1 – A winery wedding will naturally (hopefully) involve wine at some point along the course of the celebrations. We love the idea of pegging each guest’s place card to the top of their wine glass.

#2 – There is something about the combination of timber and a bordeaux colour palette. It’s a truly romantic union. Serve your guests dinner as they are seated along long timber tables under festoon lights.

#3 – Just because you choose to have the ceremony outside doesn’t mean you have ditch the glamorous gown and veil. In fact, the inherent luxury of the winery setting could make the perfect backdrop to an elegant choice of dress. We are leaning towards vintage styling.

#4 – Roses, please use roses in the floral arrangements. Not everyone is a lover of these traditional blooms but alongside glasses of vino, dark red and white roses will look spectacular. For table arrangements keep the flowers low to the table to promote conversation and the clinking of glasses.

#5 – We’ve canvassed this already but to reiterate, dark florals alongside lush greenery will complement the surroundings. Nothing ties the styling together like a beautiful bouquet.

#6 –  Take advantage of the natural beauty and have the ceremony overlooking the vines. Arrange rows of timber benches or antique wooden chairs for guests to sit on. A late afternoon ceremony will provide perfect lighting and allows for a smooth transition into the reception celebrations.

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