Classy, sophisticated, elegant, perfection, and honestly, I could go on! I love Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville and it was such a pleasure photographing Itay and Lian’s wedding there. This adorable couple and their families were simply a joy to work with. For today’s post I wanted to focus on all of the great things this venue has to offer. As a wedding photographer, having the right location is very important. Often, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding day’s style. I met with Lian and Itay before their wedding at Novelty Hill and we discussed all of the details of the wedding day plus toured the facility. These meetings really help my clients remember all of the things they want to tell me about the wedding and I am then prepared to do my best work. From the moment I walked in to this wedding venue I knew it was going to be perfect for my clients! The concrete walls give it a very modern look, while the wood paneling is inviting and natural, creating a beautiful juxtaposition. This winery is a perfect wedding location and to prove it I’ve compiled a list of reasons (and photographs) to help convince brides to consider this location for their upcoming weddings.
- A food and wine lover’s paradise. If you have ever instagramed your entree’ you’ll love Novelty Hill. I have been photographing weddings for 17 years and never have I complemented a chef until working at Novelty Hill Januik Winery. That’s not to say that all wedding food is bad ( a good percentage is) or that I’m extra picky (well I probably am) but this was above and beyond. In fact the food was so amazing, and the service so well executed that before I even had a chance to photograph any of the various entree’s, everyone had already finished a good portion of their meal! Luckily for you. the venue is open for tastings daily from 11-5 so you can enjoy their lovely atmosphere, a glass of well crafted wine, and a perfectly crafted meal.
- Something beautiful around every corner. Not only is every inch of this venue photo worthy, but they allow access to areas you can’t always get to in other wineries. Including the cask room. These lovely barrels are stored at a very specific temperature and carefully monitored. Luckily for us, we were given access so Itay and Lian could share a glass of wine and a few laughs in this lovely setting.
- Thoughtful lighting. Now this maybe something that only a wedding photographer thinks of, but I loved the lighting at Novelty hill. At night the venue came alive with strings of lights throughout the trees and up-lights making the red fence glow passionately. These little thoughtful details made photographing at night a real treat. But that’s not all, even in early evening’s glow the main courtyard was expertly lit for the ceremony. The candles filling the fountain and the soft shade provided by the tall concrete walls made guest and the wedding party alike comfortable during July’s heat.
My thanks to the staff, the families of the bride and groom, and especially Itay and Lain for the honor of participating in such a lovely wedding! And to brides looking for the perfect spot for your wedding, I strongly encourage you check out Novelty Hill Januik Winery, and call me so we can make lovely wedding memories for you as well.