For decades now, America’s appreciation for wine has been steadily on the rise. In 2013, the United States became the greatest consumer of wine in the world! While it used to be that the ultimate in U.S. vineyards could be found primarily in California and the Pacific Northwest, today, vineyards and wineries can be found in abundance in every state of the union!
The bridal industry has certainly been influenced by this epic growth in consumerism. Vineyard and winery weddings are now well-established as fabulously popular destinations for discerning brides and grooms looking for a venue that conveys romance and symbolizes important values and beliefs across many cultures and faiths.
Fields of exquisite, fruit-bearing vines, rustic barns, elegant estate homes and elaborate gardens set the stage for the wedding experience of a lifetime serving as a backdrop for themes from vintage romantic to sleek and elegant and even gothic! Growers who have entered into the wedding arena are showcasing their tasty vintages with gourmet gastronomic experiences that leave wedding parties and their guests utterly captivated by the “total” experience.
A vineyard wedding offers the opportunity not only to delve into luscious taste sensations but to be transported with rich, opulent colors found in Mother Nature’s bounty! Imagine incorporating merlot, burgundy, crimson, plum, champagne, chocolate and even ebony in your color palette! Not only will the attire and venue be a feast for the eyes but will provide for the depth and distinction of lush color that makes for incredible photography!
The thematic concepts are endless. Wine tastings and pairings are obviously a must, along with perhaps a fruit and cheese or champagne and chocolate course. Lovely vine scrolled accents and grape motifs can be woven throughout including invitations, reception accessories, tablescapes and favors.
No matter where you exchange your vineyard wedding vows, whether it’s an iconic California destination, North Carolina or even Alaska, rest assured there will be no shortage of ideas to help make your dream day full of memories that will last a lifetime! Allow us to share a bit of inspiration for a gorgeous vineyard wedding! For more ideas, visit us at Advantage Bridal!