Personalized Wine Barrel Wedding Card Holder

Customized with your very own wedding details, a personalized wine barrel wedding card holder is a unique and special way to collect cards from guests at a vineyard or wine-themed wedding. This popular item measures 15 x 10 x 10 inches and the cross bar barrel stand is included. Best of all, this personalized barrel is a real showstopper of a keepsake. You’ll enjoy displaying it in your home as a momento of your special day for years to come.

Having a vineyard wedding or wine-themed party? Check out our wide selection of wine party and vineyard wedding accessories and decorations to find everything you need to create a fabulous event!

Personalized Wine Barrel Wedding Card Holder perfect for a vineyard wedding from Wine Country Occasions
Personalized wine barrel wedding card holder – perfect for a vineyard or wine-themed event!

Woodland Romance Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Our latest wedding inspiration board is part-fairy tale, part-rustic chic and all the stuff that dreams are made of. There’s an otherworldly charm to a wedding in the woods, a place that is simultaneously earthy and ethereal. Yellow accents add warmth and cheer. We love the way smooth white details, like a ribbon cake and table linens, contrast with the pleasing patterns and textures of wood grain.

Wood Grain Heart Rustic Wedding Invitations Inspiration Board Wine Country Occasions

Clockwise from top left: Wood Grain Heart Rustic Wedding Invitations from Wine Country Occasions; flower via Brock & Co. Events; tree via Krystle Akin; Rustic Real-Wood Place Card & Photo Holder from Wine Country Occasions; glasses via; and, cake from Sweete Bakes

DIY Rustic Wedding Favor: Rosemary Salt

Rosemary salt is a delicious and easy DIY wedding favor, especially for a vineyard, rustic or garden wedding. Your guests will appreciate this versatile herb blend which is a perfect match for lamb, chicken or potatoes. For an added homemade touch, use rosemary grown in your own garden.

Start with attractive glass favor containers, like the adorable mini glass bottles pictured below. Combine high quality sea salt with coarsely chopped rosemary leaves (separated from the stem). Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes or until the rosemary leaves are dried. Allow the mixture to cool. At this point, you can either blend the mixture in a food processor or keep it in its coarse state. Place in an airtight container until you’re ready to assemble your favors.

DIY Rustic Wedding Favor Rosemary Salt with favor tag 1 from Wine Country Occasions

Wine-Themed & Rustic Favor Tags

Make these gifts your own with favor tags that coordinate with your wedding stationery. Many of our garden, rustic and wine wedding invitation designs can easily be customized to create your own logo incorporating your wedding information and personalized messages, like the horseshoe-themed favor tags pictured here. Using twine to attach the tags adds to the rustic feel of these pretty and practical favors.

DIY Rustic Wedding Favor Rosemary Salt with favor tag 2 from Wine Country Occasions

For more outdoor wedding favors and ideas, check out our website where you’ll find everything you need to create your dream winery, rustic or garden wedding.

New Jersey Vineyard Weddings

Many consider New Jersey the diner capital of the world, but the garden state serves up much more than Coke and fries. A varietal of whites and reds have made splashes within the international wine industry. During the 2012 “Judgment of Princeton” blind tasting competition, many New Jersey wines ranked higher than wines from France. With soil and climate conditions similar to France’s Bordeaux region, this is just the beginning for New Jersey’s growing wine industry.

Of the 40 wineries throughout New Jersey, at least 22 welcome weddings and private events. Each of these wineries reflects a unique look and feel, from North Jersey’s Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms to South Jersey’s Renault Winery.

Tomasello Winery by Mazzeo Studio - Wine Country Occasions,
Tomasello Winery wedding ceremony pergola. Photo by Mazzeo Studio

Imagine an outdoor tented wedding on a 250-acre farm and vineyard. Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms offers plenty of room to run, dance and party. The cozy Vintner’s Room accommodates up to 48 guests. A variety of events including Barefoot Grape Stomping Parties, Murder Mystery Dinners and Family Fun Days offer additional activities for out-of-town guests.

Courtesy of Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms Wine Country Occasions
Courtesy of Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms

Located in Central Jersey, Unionville Vineyards’ historic loft tasting room overlooks the Winery Floor. The inviting stone-walled Cave Room’s wine barrel tables and wooden stools appeals to the vintage bride and groom. An open lawn behind the 1858 Mansion is a beautiful site for larger outdoor

wedding ceremonies and tented receptions.

Tomasello Winery by Mazzeo Studios - Wine Country Occasions
Tomasello Winery photographed by Mazzeo Studio

Tomasello Winery’s French country-styled crystal chandeliers, marble floors, outdoor cobblestone courtyard and gazebo create a picturesque setting for any wedding. The Vintner Reserve’s award-winning cuisine makes catering a breeze, and the views are unforgettable.

Founded in 1864, South Jersey’s Renault Winery is one of the oldest operating wineries in the nation. A combination of intimate banquet rooms and grand ball rooms offer a variety of options for a small or large reception. With a hotel and 18-hole golf course on site, Renault Winery is a popular destination venue. Guests can relax at the winery, play a round of golf or swim in the hotel pool.

These wineries are only a few of the gorgeous wedding venues in the garden state, where you can expect a charming ambience and superb wines on your special day.

~Written by May Durkovic, editor of Winery Weddings Magazine

Mother’s Day Special: Wine Bottle Stoppers

Flowers and candy are nice. But, this year, why not treat your mom to something she will enjoy for many years to come? These handsome wine bottle stoppers make great gifts anytime of year. But, with designs to suit any style and taste – from sophisticated and elegant to glamorous and even quirky – you are sure to find several your mom will enjoy owning. Purchase four of these lovelies (in one order)from our Wine-Related Gifts section before May 11, 2014 and receive 10% off your order. These are handy little items, so you may want to pick up a few to give as hostess gifts throughout the year – and one for yourself too!

Wine Bottle Stopper Gifts from Wine Country Occasions www,
Decorative bottle stoppers make great gifts for the wine-lovers in your life

Champagne & Gold Winery Wedding Inspiration

Isn’t it romantic? Enhancing the warm glow of a vineyard setting, champagne and gold are a lovely match for a winery wedding. Shimmery bridesmaid dresses universally flatter. Gilded details add richness and royalty to wedding reception tables. Invitations in gold celebrate the sunlight that illuminates the grapevines and makes them grow. The only thing more radiant than the look of this wedding, is the bride.

Gold and Champagne Vineyard Wedding Inspiration with grapes and vines from Wine Country Occasions

Clockwise from Top Left: Wine Country Romance Wedding Invitations in champagne & gold from Wine Country Occasions; bride & bridesmaids via eLLe Photography; tablescape via Michael & Anna Costa Photography; Wine Cork Place Card Holders from Wine Country Occasions; bouquet via Uschi & Kay: and, cake from Cake Art Studio


Wine Themed Favors & Wedding Decor

Play with vineyard imagery, like vines, grapes, corks and barrels to create a gorgeous wedding design. Include wine-related decor and favors that your guests will love taking home as a way to continue the celebration. Use the suggestions below to make your dream vineyard wedding a reality:

Wine-Themed Bottle Stopper & Opener Favors

wine wedding favors bottle stoppers, bottle openers and place card holders with cork. Wine Country Occasions,
Wine wedding favors

Wine-themed bottle stoppers and bottle openers make great wine wedding favors.

The stainless steel grape design pictured here has a surprisingly substantial feel. Cork-themed bottle openers, frames and utensils – like a cheese-spreader – are charming and useful. Wine-themed place card holders do double-duty as favors and take-home photo holders.

DIY Wedding Favors

DIY Vineyard Rustic or Garden Wedding Favor herbs in French Country Style Decorative Pitcher. - Wine Country Occasions,
DIY vineyard or rustic wedding favor

Another way to create memorable favors is to go the Do-It-Yourself route. DIY favors like cookies & candies can be placed in treat bags or box containers. Personalize containers and other DIY favors – like herbs in a mini pitcher (pictured) – with custom labels and favor tags in a vineyard or rustic design. Stencils and stamps can also be used to add a wine theme to DIY favors.

Personalized Wine Bottles

The opportunity to create personalized wine bottles is reason enough to have a vineyard wedding! They make ideal favors, table decor – or both. Create custom wine labels printed with a thank you message, a meaningful poem, the reception menu – anything you like! Coordinate the stationery design with your other paper goods for a unified look.

Wine-Themed Table NumbersVineyard Motif Table Signs for a wine country, rustic or vineyard wedding. - Wine Country Occasions,

Adorned with cascading greenery and fruit, wine bottle table numbers look classic and elegant.

Burlap wine bags with table numbers in stylish lettering bring a rustic feel to your tablescape. Vine-decorated stationery looks sophisticated in sign holders shaped like corks, barrels or tree trunks. Make a statement with a dramatic wine bottle candelabra that will add both charm and a warm glow to your tables.

Guest Book Alternatives

Inventive guest book ideas abound!

Wine Barrel Chalkboard Cork Cage guestbook idea for vineyard wedding. - Wine Country Occasions,
Wine cork cage wedding guest book alternative

A wine-themed or rustic guest book is one way to go. A decorative wooden box where guests slip well-wishing messages inside is another good choice. Find specific wine-themed guest book alternatives such as a “message in a bottle” kit or signature posters with vineyard designs. Wine cork cages make truly unique guest book alternatives. Just have your guests sign corks and place them inside!

These are just a few of the many options you have to use favors and decoration to make your vineyard wedding your own. Feel free to suggest others in the comments below.


Wedding Beer Koozies

Celebrate your wedding in beer-loving style with these wedding beer koozies, which make great gifts for your bridesmaids, groomsmen and bachelorette party guests.

The neoprene beer bottle sleeves pictured below feature soft, flexible bodies, non-skid rubber bottoms, and handy front ring-pull zippers. Measuring 4.25 x 7.5 inches, these wedding-themed koozies are made to fit most bottles of beer, soft drinks and juices and will keep your beverages frosty cold. For additional designs, check out Wine Country Occasions’ other beer-related items and wedding themed wine gifts.

Bridal Party or Bachelorette Party Gifts Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve from Wine Country Occasions
Wedding beer koozies make great bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts

Pictured above: Bride’s Brew Crew Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve, Wedding Brew Crew Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve, Hers Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve and His Neoprene Beer Bottle Sleeve

Rustic Wedding Colors: Crimson, Orange & Olive Green

An autumn vineyard scene inspired our latest rustic wedding color palette: crimson, orange and olive green. This color combination brings out the earthy warmth of a rustic or vineyard setting and are an especially good match for a fall wedding. Our rustic wedding invitations, including the rooster design below, come in a variety of colors and can be dressed up with layering cards, envelope liners and pocket folders to add dimension and additional colors.

Rustic Wedding Colors with rooster invitation for a farm, barn, country, western or ranch wedding from Wine Country Occasions
Rustic wedding color palette: crimson, orange and olive green


DIY Garden Bridal Shower Favor: Himalayan Sea Salt

Not only is pink Himalayan sea salt good for you, it also makes a great favor for a garden bridal shower or wedding, especially when presented in an attractive glass jar with a cork stopper. These favor containers can be ordered in bulk and filled with whatever goodies you think your guests might enjoy. Personalize such outdoor wedding favors with labels or favor tags that coordinate with the rest of your stationery. The pretty pink hydrangea flower design featured below is part of our garden wedding invitations collection, a gorgeous array of designs featuring flowers, lemons, trees and other outdoor themes.

DIY Garden or Rustic Wedding Favor Idea Himalayan Sea Salt - Wine Country Occasions,
DIY garden or rustic bridal shower or wedding favor idea: Himalayan sea salt