Briones winery wedding photography, La Rioja, Spain - Bodegas Vivanco, Briones

 27/8/16 Amy & Carl's wedding at Bodegas Vivanco, Briones, La Rioja, Spain. Photo by James Sturcke |

Briones winery wedding photography, La Rioja, Spain

Some have amazing architecture, others a stunning setting. It’s hardly surprising that getting married in one of Rioja’s beautiful wineries has become a popular option for many couples. Wineries can not only offer a fresh, modern and relaxed setting for a celebration but also a link to a traditional industry. The fact that industry happens to be wine is, I guess, a bonus for many couples!

Wineries like Marqués de Riscal and Eguren Ugarte have long recognised this and now Bodegas Vivanco has also started to offer weddings. Vivanco, located in Briones, was one of the first places I visited when I moved to La Rioja because of its fantastic museum charting the history of wine in the region. Amy & Carl’s was the first wedding I’d shot at Vivanco and in fact was one of the first to take place there; a reporter from the local newspaper turned up to record the event!

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With its beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Cantábrica range, rows of lush vines and the ability to hold a banquet in an atmospheric ‘cathedral’ full of wine barrels, Vivanco made a great setting. It even has a charming little chapel on site.