How to Plan Your Perfect Gay Vineyard Wedding

Vineyards may possibly be the most perfect setting in which to tie the knot and there are several reasons for that. First of all, when it comes to the romance element, outdoor weddings win by a landslide; there is simply something in the air that makes you almost giddy with butterflies that no closed space can provide. Aside from that, you have a beautiful backdrop from every possible angle so not only will you and your guests not know where to look first and relish the beauty of the scenery, but it also creates the perfect opportunity for timeless and spectacular photos that you will cherish for a lifetime. Aside from that, when you go with a vineyard, there is absolutely no chance of having bad liquor served at your wedding because you’re at the place where the wines are made and you can handpick the bottles that you want served. Finally, as the scenery is almost sublime, there is very little need for additional decorations as the natural surroundings provide almost all the wow factor you need. Now that that’s settled, let’s see how one should go about planning this type of wedding so it truly is a day to remember.

The theme

When in a vineyard, it’s best to go with a rustic theme, simply because the surroundings call for it, and besides, rustic weddings are the new timeless ones, they allow you to play with classic and modern décor elements, which makes this theme the perfect one as both of you can have your vision implemented and it will all mesh together wonderfully. Having a personalized wedding is important  because it represents the two of you, your life and your taste, so feel free to play around. For instance, natural-colored tablecloths intertwined with burlap accent pieces such as boutonnieres, or even vase wraps, are a great way to embody that true rustic spirit. White centerpieces with plenty of greenery are an impeccable choice as they are both in harmony with the classy aspect you desire as well as the natural surroundings. When it comes to wine glasses, you have the option of going with a traditional wine glasses, or up the ante on the rustic effect and serve them in mason jars – either way, it will look impeccable. For dining, there is nothing more in sync with the colors of the vineyard than eggshell plates surrounded by matte copper utensils. For the rest of the décor, which again, doesn’t need to be over the top, you can consider having vintage lanterns and wine barrels as well as a wooden sign at the entrance with something witty written on it.

The right vineyard

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As all vineyards are truly wonderful, there is very little room for mistakes in this area. The only thing you need to take into account is the number of guests so you can choose a venue that can comfortably accommodate your needs in terms of the number of tables. Round tables are the best, so look for vineyards that feature those, for instance. Some vineyards offer indoor spaces as well, which is great to have as a backup in case it’s too cold or even rainy to have the reception outside. There are truly lovely vineyards all over the world, and when it comes to Australia, for instance, specifically couples who live in or near Melbourne, the amazing Warrandyte wineries definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.

Food, glorious food

Yes, people want to get their groove on, and let’s face it, there is no wedding party like a gay wedding party – that’s just a fact. However, before people can dance, they need some fuel in the form of delicious food. As there are different types of vineyards, those that have a restaurant and those that don’t, you need to bear the food issue in mind and do your research. In case you have your heart set on a vineyard that’s gorgeous but doesn’t feature one, hiring a great LGBT-friendly catering company from the surrounding area might be your best option. Always go for light and simple meals, as well as local delicacies. Don’t forget about a plethora of cheese options because what is wine without cheese? If you’re not a connoisseur, you can always ask the staff for help as they are professionals who will tell you which wines go best with which cheeses.

Here come the grooms

Since you’ve already outdone yourself in the decoration, food, drinks and venue selection, it’s time to impress your guests and have a perfect wedding with one final touch – your immaculate and coordinated attire. You want the color palette of your respective suits to reflect and be in harmony with the overall vineyard and décor color palette, so the best suit-color choices are definitely brown, burgundy, even the checker print if you go for a vest, and for those with the love of blue, a navy suit always fits everywhere. Now, the two of you are soulmates, but you don’t necessarily need to have the same sense of style. One of you can opt to wear only dark brown trousers with a lighter brown vest and a simple monochromatic tie, while the other one might want to make a statement in a burgundy suit. However, some level of coordination is highly desired, so choose for instance the same color of shoes – copper brown works well with everything except black suits, and perhaps coordinate your ties. That will suffice, you will look incredibly synchronized, especially when you have that same look in your eyes as you exchange your vows. We feel tears coming up so we’ll be wrapping up right here. Happy wedding day, you two!