winery wedding (reader request)

This custom wedding inspiration board was created for Lauren, who is getting married next fall at a winery near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

Winery Wedding

Lauren wrote and said that she was a huge fan of this sunset inspired wedding inspiration board and said that it was really close to the look that she wanted for her own wedding. However, she needs something a little less rustic and a little more upscale for the winery venue she has picked out (aka: no cowboy boots). She listed a bunch of inspiration boards from this site that she really liked and the most common color among them was lavender. But she also had one in there with blue!

winery wedding

From Lauren – “Your description of my color palette is exactly on point! It’s an outdoor wedding as the ceremony will be overlooking the vineyards and the reception will be held in a tent nearby. I tend to lean towards more of an upscale rustic. I’m not sure I can pull off cowboy boots, but I was quite fond of the burlap elements in the Southern Sunset board.”

With regards to Lauren’s comment on cowboy boots – my advice to brides is to NEVER wear something that you wouldn’t normally wear. If you don’t rock boots on a regular basis, then they have no place at your wedding.

Burlap details are definitely rustic. They’re about as rustic as you can get. A lovely alternative to burlap and one that brings a more upscale vibe is rough spun organic linen. It has a natural flax color, works really well for table linens, and has a beautiful rustic texture and look.

Weathered wood chairs, wine cork place cards, and yarn wrapped flatware are a few more ways to bring earthy textures into your wedding design.

Since Lauren is having a fall wedding, adding some navy blues (in the invitations and floral design) to the purple and lavender palette as well as touches of peach and pinkish corals gives an exquisite seasonality to the color scheme.

Details to adore:

ice cream cake
wine cord place card

Congratulations to Lauren on her engagement! Brides-to-be: don’t forget that you can request your own custom wedding inspiration board here & check out other reader requested inspiration boards here.


photo credits: chair and cork place card from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Eon Images // centerpiece from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Jose Villa, floral design by Joy Thigpen // yarn wrapped flatware from A Fabulous Fete // bridesmaid via Once Wed, photographed by Rylee Hitchner // hand painted save the dates from Feast Calligraphy // ice cream cake via Helena L Junggren.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. This is really pretty! Agree totally about not wearing something you wouldn’t usually wear (like cowboy boots) at your wedding. You’re never going to be comfortable!

  2. My wedding was a winery wedding so I’m loving this!

  3. Love your suggestion of using spun organic linen instead of burlap! Definitely lends a more upscale feeling but maintains a hint of rustic charm!