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Welcome 2014! Top Wedding Trends

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

We hope you have recovered from the endless parade of holiday goodies and parties and are ready to move onto all of the goodness that 2014 will bring. One of our favorite aspects of our job is making ourselves aware of upcoming wedding trends so we can share them with all of you. Here are our top predictions for 2014 wedding trends and they are FABULOUS!  

#1- Refined Woodland- Thanks to the influences of The Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, Refined Woodland will be very popular in 2014. Some of the elements of this design will include pine trees, ferns, fur, earthy colors, flower crowns, wood grains, long flowing dresses, and whimsical elements. Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas’s celebrity wedding that took place in Big Sur will be the driving force of the design elements.  Check out some of the amazing photos from their wedding, along with some inspiration photos.  

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Here are some additional inspiration photos:

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How can you incorporate some of these trends here at Wiens Family Cellars?

  • Bring in potted pine trees and ferns for your ceremony décor.
  • Use cut wood for cake stands, table centerpieces, and auxiliary table décor.
  • Use fur table runners or fur seat covers.
  • Use wood grain and/or fern prints on invites, menus, table numbers, cake, and save the date cards.

 

#2- Grand Opulence- While The Great Gatsby was a major influence for 2013, it will remain somewhat in 2014 but with less 1920’s influence and more towards general Grand Opulence. Elements will include intricate grand china, detailed stationary, ball room wedding dresses, metallic cakes, and formal attire.

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What can you do to bring these elements to your Wiens Family Cellars wedding?

  • Choose satin linens in gold.
  • Upgrade our china to pattern or gold-rimmed china.
  • Enforce the theme in your stationery from invites to menus.
  • Add metallic frosting to your cake.

 

#3- Pop Art- This fun and funky trend is one of our favorites. Elements will include Pop Art graphics, primary bold colors, cartoon strip characters, and life-size infographics.  

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How can you have a Pop Art wedding here at Wiens Family Cellars?

  • Use primary colors in your linens, flowers, and stationary.
  • Have a graphics company “cartoonize” you and your groom.
  • Purchase funky colored and shaped decor.

 

#4- Geometric Greatness- We love the Chevron trend of 2013 and this trend will definitely feed off of it. Think Chevron on steroids. Elements will include geometric shapes (including chevron, diamond, square, rectangular, and triangle), fun colors, and anything funky.  

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Want to have Geometric Greatness at your Wiens Family Cellars wedding?

  • Don’t’ buy any décor unless it is a fun color or funky shape.
  • Hang colored paper diamonds above the dance floor.
  • Purchase diamond-shaped favor boxes.
  • Use funky flowers such as yellow Billy Balls or red Pin Cushions in your bouquet.

 

  We can’t wait to see these trends in 2014 and are here to help you make them a reality! Happy New Years and cheers to a great 2014!

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Marina & Andrew’s Romantic Candlelight Wedding

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Congratulations Marina & Andrew!

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Happily Ever After Starts Here!

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Congratulations Kelly & Jason!!

 

Ceremony: Vineyard View

Cocktail Hour: Vineyard View

Reception: Event Pavilion

 Florist: RSVP Flowers and Events

DJ- Steve Tanner Productions

Photography- Hulse Photography

Cakes- Cakes to Celebrate

Officiant: Mike McNeff

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Holly & Colin’s Autumn Colored Spectacular Wedding!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Congratulations Holly & Colin!

Ceremony: Vineyard View

Cocktail Hour: Barrel Room

Reception: Event Pavilion

 Florist: MFG

DJ- On the Go Pro

Photography- Dove Weddings Photography

Cakes- Cakes to Celebrate

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Timeless and Elegant November Wedding!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Congratulations Shawna & Andrew!

Ceremony: Vineyard View

Cocktail Hour: Barrel Room

Reception: Event Pavilion

Florist: RSVP Flowers and Events

DJ- Becks Entertainment

Photography- Wayne & Angela Photography

Cakes- Cakes to Celebrate

Officiant- John Steele

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Classy, Clean, and Fun Harvest Wedding!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Congratulations Kyndra & David!

Ceremony- Mountain View Arbor

Cocktail Hour- Barrel Room

Reception: Event Pavilion

Florist: RSVP Flowers and Events

DJ- Sterling Productions

Photography- Art Taylor Photography

Cakes- Nothing Bundt Cakes

Officiant- Frank Meola

Photobooth- Genuine Photobooth

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Beautiful October Wedding!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Congratulations Megan & Anthony!

Wedding Date: 10-26-13

Wedding Venue: Ceremony in Vineyard View, Appetizer Hour in the Cellar Room, & Reception in the Event Pavilion

Photographer: Photo Quest

Bakery: Cakes to Celebrate              

Floral Design: RSVP Events

Officiant: Keith Brown- Family Friend

DJ: Premier Events Group

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Couple used Instagram to capture guest photos!

 

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Beautiful cake from Cakes to Celebrate.

 

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Event Pavilion Reception

Event Pavilion Reception

 

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“Every time I see a sunset my heart skips a beat.”~ Unknown

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Wine country sunsets are truly a spectacular backdrop to our already gorgeous venue.  Depending on the time of year, romantic colors of red, orange, purple, and yellow light up the sky and vineyards and create a perfect opportunity for ceremony lighting and/or photo lighting. Make sure to visit the website below to see what time sunset is on your wedding day, and plan with your photographer to capture it.

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Barrels of Fun!

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Need some inspiration on ways to use our wine barrels for your décor? Check out these great ideas!

Glass Top Cake Barrel:

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Ceremony Décor:

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Rustic Dessert Table:

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Barrel Stave Passed Appetizers:

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Wine Unity Ceremony:

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What will the vines look like during my wedding?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

One of the most asked questions we get from brides that are looking to book Wiens Family Cellars for their wedding is what is happening in the vineyard certain times of the year and what the weather is like. We have broken down each season below and added information and photos to help visualize the vineyard and weather during each season. We hope this helps!

 Spring (March-May)

 Vineyard:

The grape starts its growing season in the spring. We are signaled by the “pushing” of a bud break by the bleeding of the vine. When the vine is cut, sweet tasting water containing a low concentration of organic acids, hormones, and sugars “bleed” from the vine. Shortly after, the first bud will break through starting bud break. The first bud break is usually around the 3rd week of March and the vines grow very quickly (up to 1” per day). Usually the first grape flowers will bud around the end of April and fruit set will start close to the end of May.

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Grape Flower Buds

Weather:

The average rainfall totals are around 3” of rain from March to May with March being the wettest of the three months. The average temperature is a high of 70-80 degrees and a low of 40-50 degrees.  

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Angie Smith Photography

 Summer (June-August)

 Vineyard:

During the summer, the grapes are still growing and will enter the stage of Veraison. Veraison is the start of the ripening process. The grapes will turn from small hard green to red/black or yellow/green depending on the variety. This color changing is due to the chlorophyll in the berry skin being replaced by anthocyanin (red wine grapes) and carotenoids (white wine grapes). The grapes will start to soften and grow dramatically as they accumulate glucose and fructose and acid levels begin to fall.

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Veraison

 Weather:

The average rainfall totals are around .25” of rain from June-August. This is the driest and hottest time of year. The average temperature is a high of 90-100 degrees and a low of 55-65 degrees. If you are planning an outdoor evening reception, this is the time to do it!

Full Grown Vines

Full Grown Vines

 Fall (September-November)

 Vineyard:

Fall is the busiest season for us in the vineyard. It is when the grapes are harvested and crush starts. Usually harvest starts in September but can be earlier or later depending on different factors such as ripeness, weather, mildew, and diseases.

Once the grapes are harvested, the vines start to store carbohydrates in their roots and trunks for next year. Once the carbohydrate levels are high enough, the leaves will turn from green to orange/yellow.

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Turning Vines

Weather:

The average rainfall totals are just around 1” for all three months with the wettest month being November. The average temperatures vary between a high of 75 degrees to 90 degrees and a low of 45 degrees to 55 degrees.

 Winter (December-February)

 Vineyard:

 Following the first frost, the vines will lose their leaves and enter the dormancy stage.

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Weather:

The average rainfall totals are just around 3” of rain for all three months. The average high is right around 68 degrees and the low is just above freezing.

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