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6 Considerations When Planning Your Winery Wedding Photography

Winery weddings are a truly magical experience, one you’ll surely want to capture properly to help you cherish the memories forever. You want the photography to be worthy of your special day, and there are a few tips we’d like to offer to help you make the most of it. Avensole Winery is known to be a premier winery wedding venue in Temecula. We’d love to meet with you and provide a tour for those interested in planning a wedding at Avensole.

Plan ahead with your photographer

There are so many important moments throughout the day, it makes sense to have a plan in place. Your photographer should know when the major events will be and where they need to be to ensure nothing is missed. If it’s a bigger wedding, you may want to consider a pair of photographers so they can capture everything. These are essential considerations when it comes to any wedding photography.

P.S. – there is so much to plan and consider for a winery wedding. We published a blog post that outlines a few tips for planning a Temecula Winery Wedding. It might be helpful for you!

Make the most of the scenery

We know this well as an award-winning Temecula winery – they tend to be found in stunning locations. Use that to your advantage and spend as much time outside as possible. This way, your photographer can capture the beauty of your surroundings more easily. There’s also likely to be an outdoor dining area, such as Avensole Winery’s sublime restaurant terrace.

Lose yourself amongst the vines

The vineyards offer the perfect framing for wedding and engagement photography, with lush grapevines and the symmetry of the rows proving almost as photogenic as the couple themselves. They’re great for posed photography, but you can also take a stroll through the vines and have your photographer follow to capture some candid moments that show the true essence of your love.

Embrace the sunset and the golden hour

Take it from those who are lucky enough to enjoy them on a regular basis – there’s nothing quite like a winery sunset. When discussing plans with your photographer, let them know that you want to use this special time correctly. You can plan an event for this time, such as the cutting of the cake or your first dance, or simply ensure you and your beloved have time set aside to capture some spectacular candid images during the sunset and golden hour.

Double up for your engagement shoot

You already found the perfect spot, so why complicate things? Wineries and vineyards make for a fantastic setting to showcase your upcoming nuptials or engagement. Most wineries have an expansive property that may give you the chance to do an engagement photoshoot on part of the property that is completely different from where your wedding ceremony and photography will take place. Having your engagement photography at a winery is a great way to tease and build excitement for your winery wedding. You can also consider shooting your engagement photos at a completely different time of year than your wedding to provide a different ambiance.

Consider different seasons

Summer may be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a winery wedding, but many lovebirds opt instead for different seasons. Winter, spring, and fall can be equally as enchanting and provide incredible opportunities for winery wedding photography, so don’t limit yourself and consider all your options.

If you’re yet to plan your own special day, reach out to Avensole Winery and let’s make your dream winery wedding a reality. We can also offer plenty more guidance when it comes to winery wedding photography.

Wedding at Avensole Winery in Temecula.

5 Tips for Planning a Temecula Winery Wedding

A winery wedding is a truly magical experience. You couldn’t ask for a better setting to celebrate your love, and venues can often tick all the boxes when it comes to the big decisions and keeping stress levels low. So once you’ve decided on a winery wedding, what comes next? Here are some tips to keep in mind when planning your special day at a renowned Temecula wedding venue.

Look for Photogenic Locations

Wineries are typically situated in beautiful places, but of course some outshine others. You want to choose a location that will provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photos and wow your guests. Wedding photos are a key part of your day as they stay with you for a lifetime. Check out our blog post on tips to help you plan wedding photography at a winery. Consider your options and do your research to find somewhere that is right for you. Temecula winery weddings are a great choice given the area’s Mediterranean climate and beautiful year-round weather.

Curate the Wine and Food Pairings

Collaborate with the winery and your catering chef to curate a wine selection that pairs well with your chosen menu. Great food and wine makes all the difference at a winery wedding. Avensole Winery is built on the values of exquisite food, wine, and live music so this is certainly something we have expertise in and would love to work with you on.

Thoughtful Decor & Styling

Consider the winery’s aesthetic and how it aligns with the vision of your wedding decor. Incorporate elements that complement the natural beauty of the winery while personalizing the space to reflect your wedding theme. Another creative idea for a winery wedding is to incorporate our favourite libation into the décor and theme itself. You can use bottles to hold flowers or lights, corks as place card stands, and wine is an excellent option if you’re considering wedding gifts as a token of appreciation to your guests.

Consider the Guest Experience

Part of making your wedding day memorable for your guests is to ensure a comfortable guest experience. While deciding on a winery wedding venue, review the location to ensure there is adequate shade if the event is outdoors, space for entertainment, and seating arrangements. In some cases you may want to provide signage throughout the winery grounds for your guests. 

Connect with the Winery’s Wedding Team

Your wedding day is a busy one, and there is an endless supply of small details and coordination that need to be done to have it run smoothly. When meeting with winery wedding venues, you’ll want to make sure you connect and develop a relationship with your point of contact on the venue’s wedding team. This is an important relationship and contact for you so be sure to spend time finding the right fit. They must be able to create a memorable, hassle-free day for you and your guests, so it’s once again worth taking your time and doing your research.

And there’s one more thing to remember…

Reach out to Avensole Winery

For Temecula wedding venues, Avensole Winery offers one of the most picturesque settings you could ask for and the exquisite hospitality you deserve on the best day of your life. We’re fully equipped to make your wedding an unforgettable and stress-free experience, so reach out today and let’s start planning your dream Temecula winery wedding.