Wine Country Wedding with Copper Cup Favors

July 20, 2016
chalkboard for outdoor vinyard wedding ceremony
From the moment Alyssa & Eric began planning their wedding, the integration of copper, lavender, and fine wine emerged as the foundation upon which all else was built.

Knowing that copper and lavender would play prominent roles in their wedding day, Alyssa and Eric set out to find a venue that would not only showcase these elements beautifully, but also provide guests with world class wine.  Upon touring Brander Vineyard in Santa Ynez, Alyssa and Eric felt it the perfect setting to begin their forever together.

Copper Cup Favors

We continue to see copper increasing in popularity as a main metal for wedding decor. Copper also happens to be the foundation of Alyssa and Eric’s business – Copper Mug Co. Specializing in drink-ware, Alyssa and Eric provided each guest with a stemless copper cup favor for wine, each engraved with a custom logo (combined family crest) designed by the groom himself. Additionally, the bride and groom handcrafted hammered copper chargers, copper cupcake trays to tie in the dessert bar, and incorporated hints of copper throughout signage and the bar to carry the theme through all elements of the evening.

Decor Choices

In order to complement the strong presence of copper, Alyssa chose to keep floral arrangements to a minimum so as not to compete with the boldness of this metal. With a strong affinity for lavender, this delicate flower emerged as a perfect counterpoint.

Sprigs of locally sourced lavender were made into small arrangements and placed in mismatched apothecary vessels that were sprinkled among mercury glass votives on each table. Lavender was further incorporated into the bridal bouquet, placed upon the wedding cake, and lay adorning the bar.

Bride posing in a floor length veil holding a bridal bouquet with rustic flair
bride walking towards groom in Brander Vineyards  bride and groom kisisng in Brander Vineyards captured by Kaitie Brainerd Photography
bride and groom first kiss in Brander Vineyards captured by Kaitie Brainerd Photography
bride walking down the aisle with father with her veil blowing in the wind
Outdoor wedding at Brander Vineyards
Bride and groom kissing in vineyard captured by Kaitie Brainerd Photography
Bride and groom table at Brander Vinyard wedding reception  
Outdoor wedding reception at Brander Vineyards with lavender, lace and copper touches 1
Wedding reception with lavender and copper mugs and lace table runner

Buy similar stemless Copper Cup wine glasses as a wedding favor from Amazon  Copper Cup Stemless Wine Glasses

Outdoor wedding with lace table runner and copper chargers
Copper cups for wedding reception favors
Wood direction sign for outoor rustic wedding
2 tier lightly iced wedding cake created by Your Cake Baker
mini vanilla cupcakes for Brander Vineyards wedding reception
Bride and groom cutting cake captured by Kaitie Brainerd Photography

Copper cup rows for wedding favors

Vendor List

Venue: Brander Vineyards
Wedding Planning + Design: Smith & Murphy Events and Design House
Photographer:  Kaitie Brainerd Photography
Ceremony Violinist: Gulia Gurevich
Band: Eva B. Ross
Caterer: HEAT Culinary
Wedding Cake: Your Cake Baker
Furniture Rentals: Sweet Beginnings Vintage Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Elite Events
Stylist: Blair Levinthal

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  1. Very nice write up on Alissa and Eric brander winery wedding

  2. Lovely, beautiful setting, adorable couple. Photos are stunning!

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