Welcome to the Milagro blog! Here is where we will highlight events and news from around the winery.
Believe it or not, Christmas is only days away! This is the time when we look back and reminisce on the good times we experienced during the year. Kylie and Donovan's April nuptials are one of those celebrations from 2016 that is a highlight for the Milagro team. From the beginning, we had a connection with both them and their families that only made their day that much sweeter.
Kylie, along with her mother, sister, and bridesmaids, chose to spend the morning preparing for the day onsite in the Bridal Cottage.
Donovan also chose to get ready onsite in the Wine Cave (or as we enjoy calling it - the man cave!) with his father, groomsmen, and Kylie's stepfather.
The "First Look" always brings out pure emotion and the look of sweet surprise on Donovan's face when he sees Kylie makes for a sweet photo op.
One of our favorite photo locations is our vines, especially in front of this olive tree. The back lighting is stunning and usually a hit with photographers.
Cocktail hour was held in the Crush House for guests to enjoy following the ceremony. A yummy snack bar, complete with popcorn and chex mix atop our wood plank and barrels, was a fun twist on the typical appetizer display.
"It's been a wonderful experience working with this venue! We booked it the day we looked at it."
One way to keep guests entertained before opening the dance floor is to play "The Shoe Game". Kylie and Donovan sat back-to-back with one of each of their shoes in hand. The DJ asked questions about their relationship: Who made the first move? Who takes longer to get ready in the morning? Who is the better cook? They raise either their shoe or the other's shoe in order to answer each question. It was amusing to guests and gave them an opportunity to learn more about Kylie and Donovan.
Another fun twist was a combined father-daughter and mother-son dance. They started off with a slow dance, then with a surprise change in music, switched into a choreographed dance.
Their wedding cake, compliments of Havan A Taste, was complete with a topper from their favorite TV show, Adventure Time. And don't forget the Groom's cake! Kylie surprised Donovan with an Xbox cake made from Rice Krispies.
Cake: Havan A Taste
Bartending: First String Bartending
Catering: American Flavors Food Truck
Photography: Theresa Bridget Photography
Bride's Bouquet: Morgann Hill Designs
Photobooth: Snappy McGee Photobooth
Dress: "Marianne" by Maggie Sottero
Tux: Friar Tux Shop
Elisa and Logan are a couple full of love and laughter, and are infectious to everyone around them. These qualities were captured in their beautiful March nuptials under our ceremonial oak trees as well as their travel-themed reception.
The gentlemen relaxed in the Wine Cave, where they were able to get ready for photographs. The Cave boasts stunning stone work and serves as not only part of the reception area, but an interesting spot for the bridal party to prepare for the festivities.
The ladies had their hair and makeup done at their hotel but still enjoyed time in the Cottage before taking photographs. The Cottage is deceiving with its rustic features on the outside, having an updated look and ammenities within. It serves as an option for the bridal party to be onsite and get ready prior to the wedding beginning.
Elisa and Logan chose to do a first look before their ceremony and had a moment together before the ceremony began.
The ceremony lawn provides several options as far as backdrop. Elisa and Logan went with the popular "arch tree" and draped white linen to add a romantic touch.
Precessional: Ben Howard "Only Love"
Bridal March: Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud"
Recessional: Vance Joy "Riptide"
The guests enjoyed cocktail hour, with appetizers and an open bar, inside the Crush House. After a grand entrance featuring their full bridal party, Elisa and Logan enjoyed a reception on the Patio underneath our market lights.
Grand Entrance: Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True"
First Dance: Van Morrison "Crazy Love"
"It was truly a dream come true. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting, and it was so "us"! Megan and Melissa were WONDERFUL throughout the whole process -- from the very first walk through, through all of the back and forth emails and phone calls (with my millions of questions trying to sort out the details), to the day and night-of, they were so amazing. I will never forget how sweet they were and how they took care of business, without me having to worry about a single thing on the day of."
Photography: Gantes Co.
Catering: Miho Catering
Hair & Makeup: