When it comes to weddings, the big day isn't the only celebration being planned. Along the way there's the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner.
As if it weren't hard enough to plan a wedding, most brides find themselves at least concerning themselves with an engagement party and rehearsal dinner, too.
A really great way to reduce the stress and make all these party planning processes easier is with an overarching theme. Allow your wedding to take center stage and let the motif or theme you choose to use with it, dictate the other celebrations.
One of the more popular themes are vineyard weddings, and that's exactly the theme I went for with my party.
Really, what guided planning for this theme are the vineyard wedding invitations I decided to use. Pear Tree Greetings has a wonderful selection of wedding invitations, including their elegant, yet casual Simply Vineyard one.
The vineyard wedding invitations have a grape motif, green and purple font colors, and cream background that were a huge help when mapping out the look of the wedding.
Most importantly, the invitation's elegance and subtle design really became infused in the setting itself with the addition of DIY elements and rustic vineyard embellishments.
This is a great theme for a couple getting married in wine country, has a passion for wine tasting, or simply wants to add a touch of European-chic to their day.
France and Italy are known for their wines so we wanted to add a bit of European elegance to our decor. Empty frames, vintage-inspired pieces, and Old-World china patterns are were incorporated to the tablescape, escort cards and other decorations. We used the grape colors from the vineyard wedding invitations in subtle ways, but kept the overall look neutral to mimic the background of our elegant invite.
Our sweetheart table place settings were dressed up using our vineyard invitation as a guide. Grape rimmed plates were topped with DIY wine cork escor cards holders.
Vineyard weddings are often ideal settings for intimate gatherings. With fewer guests we were able to customize the wedding with individual mini wine bottles that doubled as escort cards.
As a nod to the beautiful grape design on our vineyard wedding invitations we set up a wine and cheese display at the center of our outdoor space. Vineyard weddings would not be complete without a wine and cheese tasting, so this was just perfect!
See below for all of the beautiful and DIY ideas for vineyard weddings we put together using our elegant wedding invitation from Pear Tree as a guide!
This idea was sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings.
The new Mr. and Mrs. will feel special, yet comfortable and relaxed at this sweetheart table. Inspired by our vineyard wedding invitations, we created a look of casual elegance reminiscent of the rustic vineyards found in France and Italy. Read More
At every wedding we've ever attended there's always been a wine and cheese display. Something about wine is so sophisticated, enjoyable and familiar, which makes it the perfect symbol to inspire a wedding - after all they're all about love, family, life and a good time! Read More
Vineyard weddings tend to be smaller in size and much more intimate than hall weddings. Take advantage of the reduced guest list and do something special with your celebration. Once we got rolling with our inspiring invitation, we took it all the way to create these one-of-a-kind escort cards! Read More Read More
Wine corks make for fantastic supplies when it comes to place cards. Rather than sticking a metal prong into the top and a piece of paper to that, why not go the extra mile and create these easy, but unique wine cork place cards. Read More
Finally, a chalkboard painted wine bottle doubles as a table marker and delicious sip! Check out this crafty DIY idea to add a touch of the vineyard to every table at your party. Read More
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