Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

How many states do you know that has world class beaches, shopping, amusement parks, AND vineyards? Not too many states coming to mind, do they? Here in Florida we are lucky to have all of those, and so much more. People often forget that we have a number of great wineries here, perfect for an end of summer wedding. This week, I channeled the beauty of wineries from around the world, with shades of plum purples, to create this week’s vineyard wedding idea board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational images:

Autumn Fall Inspired Centerpiece – shared on Rock My Wedding

Vineyard Inspired Wine Bottle Centerpiece – shared on David Corey Photography

Frames Photo Booth Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

Cocktail Hour Tables of Wine Barrels – shared on Wedding Wire

Plum and Burnt Orange Ceremony Vine Covered Altar and Mandap Overlooking Vineyard – spotted on Pinterest

Tablescape of Floating Candles in Glass Bubbles Under Vines – shared by wedsource on Etsy

Wine Barrel Bar – shared by Elegant Wedding Invites

Plum Wedding Aisle Décor Flower Arrangements – shared on Ruffled

Plum and Purple Flower Wedding Bouquet – shared by Field and Florist

Vineyard Wedding Wine Pouring Ceremony – shared by Floridian Social

Need ideas for a wine themed event? Never fear! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things wine themed, check it out HERE.

Have you ever been to a wedding at a vineyard?

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End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Yes, I realize that TECHNICALLY summer isn’t over for a few more weeks. But you know what? It’s hot. It’s realllllly hot here in Florida. Low to mid-90s, high humidity, all sunshine, minimal rain. It’s brutal. So to take my mind off the heat, I thought about what I would do to make the most of this weekend, leading me into this week’s party ideas board. I was thinking how great it would be to have a beautiful patio, with nice rich shades of dark purples and plums. This fairytale patio would be the perfect setting for my end of summer, dinner party soiree.  Delicious berries would be the highlight of the menu. From cool drinks to sweet treats, a hint of berry could be found throughout the evening. Simple centerpieces near a vibrant, living wall of succulents with candlelight shimmering from hanging lanterns, would just make for a wonderful evening among friends and family. While I’m waving my magic wand to dream this up, I throw in an extra swish and flick to get a personal chef who would prepare this meal. Oh and a helpful staff that would help tidy up after!
Here’s what I had in mind for this berry hued summer dinner party:

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Be sure to see where I found each of the different elements from this week’s summer dinner soiree:

Berry and Plum Modern Outdoor Living Room Patio – shared by the Seattle Times

Plum and Purple Party Invitation Printable – created and sold by Time4TeaParties on Etsy

Purple, Plum, and Berry Food Display – spotted on Pinterest

Vertical Succulent Wall (to be used as a photo backdrop) – spotted on Tumblr

Red Wine Berry Spritzer – recipe shred by Aggie’s Kitchen

Purple Plum Submerged Wisteria Centerpieces – shared by Desiree Banka on Flickr

Blackberry Ombre Popsicles – recipe shared by Tutti Dolci, All Sweets

Purple Plum Petal Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by blkbridalbliss on Instagram

What is your favorite end of summer tradition?