Whether you have a large wedding, small gathering, or our elope like we did, choosing great wine for your wedding can be an exciting part of your planning.
When we got married, we were living in Los Angeles and eloped to Santa Barbara. We hired a car service to take us from our apartment to the Santa Barbara court house lawn. This very beautiful treat allowed both of us to enjoy our wedding wine and champagne all the way from the beginning of the day to the end of the night. Matt used to work in the wine business and he lovingly chose our nuptial nuances.
Wines for our Wedding
We enjoyed wines from Lo-Fi, (of which we are wine club members), champagne from Billecart-Salmon and our toasting champagne was a Vieille Franc Brut, a gift from our beautiful friend and photographer, Sophia.
- Lo-Fi Cab Franc
- Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc
- Bille-Cart Salmon Champagne
- Vieille Franc Brut
Getting the party started
Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc
To get the party started, we chose the 2019 Petillant Naturel Lo-Fi Chenin Blanc from the Tres Hermanas. Something new for us, it was gorgeous to enjoy while we relaxed in the limo and delighted in the mountain and ocean views as our driver, Eddie, of Crown Limousine LA took excellent care of us.
Wine for the wedding toast
Lo-Fi Cab Franc
Our ceremony with our wine officiant, Dani, included a moment where we sipped wine to commemorate the past, present and future. For this special section, we chose a 2019 Lo-Fi Cabernet France from the Coquelicot Vineyard. This wine makes us very happy and was incredibly satisfying to sip as it is bright, lively and fruity … just like our love.
Vieille Franc Brut
One of our witnesses was a lovely friend who lived locally near Santa Barbara. A newly married woman herself (two years in at the time), Ms Sophia surprised us with a champagne toast with something she and her husband enjoyed during their nuptials. (And glasses!) The Champagne Vieille Franc Brut by Charles de Cazanove was extraordinarily satisfying to taste while the Santa Barbara sun wrapped its warming arms around all of us and the two other wedding parties that were also tying the knot that day.
Wine for the couple
This was the piece-de-resistance. We drank this Brut Rose celebratory champagne on the way back home as the setting sun congratulated us on a job well done! As Matt says, “It’s perfect for an early afternoon, post-wedding toast and enjoyment.” This wine is distributed by Chambers & Chambers which we found to be quite fitting.