Just seeing the words Texas Vineyard Wedding and your mind immediately wonders off to a place of romantic solitude, sunlight streaming down on a couple as they embrace among rows of lush green foliage and clusters of hanging grapes. It is a timeless scene, but why?
The earliest known wine production occurred in what is now the country of Georgia around 7000 BCE. I guess we naturally associate vineyards and wine with history, longevity, care, family, celebration, and love. It’s a bride’s dream to capture the magical essence that vineyards exude, not only on that special day, but with the blissful expectation to embody those symbolic qualities in a long and successful marriage with their soon to be spouse.
Vineyard weddings are trending hotter with each Texas Spring. In the first part of our Texas Wine & Wedding Series, Becker Vineyards & Lavender fields in Stonewall, Texas provides the perfect opportunity to inspire brides across the Lonestar State. The gently rolling terroir that encompasses the Becker Vineyards estate sets the stage for award winning bridal photography and wedding locations guaranteed to linger in the minds of guests for years.
“Our spring wedding season is packed with bride’s looking to take advantage of our picturesque setting. The winery grounds should be in full bloom in a couple of weeks allowing our “Wedding Tree” and lavender fields to paint the perfect backdrop for all our brides,” says Cristol Corpus, Wedding and Event Planner for Becker Vineyards.
When preparing for that special event, the bride to be always includes her bridal party in her plans. Becker Vineyards Wedding and Event Director Cristol Corpus, takes this into account when consulting with the bride, especially when helping choose the perfect Becker wines to enjoy throughout the day. “The 2012 Provencal, our dry rośe, is a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah. On the palate this wine’s bright and crisp nature gives way to fruit and floral perfection. It is an ideal selection for the springtime bride and offers a nose of strawberry, melon and citrus to calm the wedding day nerves.”
There are a number of breathtaking views around Becker Vineyards to hold the ceremony, but two of the most epic locations to exchange vows are under the sprawling branches of the Wedding Tree, and in front of the famed Becker Lavender fields. At Becker Vineyards, brides have the luxury to choose from a number of locations that best suit their overall theme when walking down the aisle.
What comes after the romantic ceremony? The celebration! Becker Vineyards has a venue to suit any party needs, be it an intimate dinner or rockin’ honeymoon send off. For the wine loving couple Becker Vineyards offers The Barrel Chai, an exclusive tasting room that allows guests private dining among the barrels for a true winery experience.
The Barrel Chai is perfect for the reception dinner where up to 40 guests can dine like royalty on two large native mesquite banquet tables and oversized chairs while surrounded by the warm flickering light of the limestone fireplace. In the summer guests can step out on to the patio and enjoy their wine surrounded by the charming Texas Hill Country landscape.
For every bride who envisions the first dance or cutting their cake while cameras flash, then Becker Vineyards has the perfect place to help those dreams become a memorable experience. The Lavender Haus is an 1800 sqft limestone reception hall with beamed vaulted ceilings, cedar walls, wrought iron chandeliers and plenty of detail to create the rustic chic event of the season. You can literally wine and dine your guests in an environment that was designed specifically for catering to family and friends.
Visit the “I Do”section of the Becker Vineyards website for full descriptions of the amazing services they offer. If Becker Vineyards is just too far for you to travel, there are still many other wineries and vineyards across Texas that host weddings and events. Visit the websites of wineries close to you by searching our Wine Region directory and find one that fits your dreams!
464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, Texas 78671
Article by Leanne Holley, Texas Wine and Trail Magazine