I am still dreaming of this beautiful winery wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards that I shot a couple of months back. Both serious wine lovers, Alexis and Phil planned their summer wedding at this gorgeous vineyard in the Columbia River Gorge and they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location. Keep reading to learn more about their special day and see my top three reasons to plan a winery wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards.
Alexis and Phil’s winery wedding day was so incredibly stunning! It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with everything they planned!
The crew started the day getting ready off-site and arrived at Gorge Crest Vineyards for their final touches. Instead of doing a first look, Alexis and Phil wanted to save that moment for the aisle. We started the day with separate photos of them with their respective wedding parties and immediate families. I always recommend this timeline to couples opting to forgo their first look as it’s a great way to save photo time during cocktail hour.
In the afternoon, Alexis and Phil held their wedding ceremony which so beautifully captured their love for each other. The couple exchanged handwritten vows, and rings and even did a broom jumping ceremony!
After their ceremony, we took some more group photos followed by couple’s photos with insane views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding vineyards. The whole time we couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing over how gorgeous the views here were!
Since we had already taken a majority of our photos earlier in the day, the couple got to join their cocktail hour for a bit before doing an epic grand entrance into their reception. After dinner and toasts, Alexis and Phil had their first dance. While on the dance floor, it started to drizzle. We took advantage of the moment and went outside to finish their couple photos before the downpour began. Despite being a little bit misty, the rain didn’t stop these two from having a great time exploring the flower gardens around the venue. They wrapped up the evening with some ice cream from the cutest mobile ice cream shop and a cake cutting.
This Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding was so beautiful and I absolutely loved getting to be a part of Alexis and Phil’s special day!
For more winery wedding inspiration, check out this Ponzi Vineyards wedding!
When it comes to breathtaking settings, delicious wine, and unforgettable experiences, I can’t think of a better location than Gorge Crest Vineyards. Nestled in the heart of PNW wine country, this winery wedding venue offers a unique and charming backdrop for your special day. Here are three reasons you might want to consider planning a winery wedding at this stunning venue:
Imagine saying ‘I Do’ surrounded by rolling vineyards and views of Mount Hood in the backdrop! Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you plan a Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding. Located in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge, this winery wedding venue provides a backdrop surrounded by some of Oregon’s (and Washington’s) best views. Whether you choose an outdoor ceremony with nature’s beauty as your backdrop or an indoor celebration with large windows framing the landscape, the beautiful scenery at Gorge Crest Vineyards is sure to wow your guests and give your wedding the touch of nature that you’re looking for.
If you only need ONE reason to get married at this beautiful venue, this is it! As a winery, Gorge Crest Vineyards is renowned for its exceptional wine. What better place to celebrate your love than at a venue that produces world-class wines? There are so many fun ways to incorporate wine into your wedding day. From treating your guests to a wine-tasting experience to hand-selecting your favorite wines to have flowing throughout the evening, the options are endless. And, the venue’s knowledgeable staff will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way.
One of my favorite things about Gorge Crest Vineyards is that they offer a variety of unique and versatile event spaces that can be tailored to your preferences. Whether you envision an intimate gathering in the cozy Barrel Room, a grand celebration in the elegant Vineyard Pavilion, or a romantic ceremony under the open sky with the gorge as your backdrop, this venue is extremely versatile allowing you to create the wedding of your dreams.
Photographer: Taylor Denton Photography
Venue: Gorge Crest Vineyards
Florist: Isaflora Design Co
Catering: Cheryl’s on 12th
Ice Cream: The Mobile Scoop Shop
Rentals: Arden Event Collective
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