Magdalena and Miguel gathered with family and friends in Napa Valley for their gorgeous Andretti Winery wedding. Their destination wedding featured many traditions derived from their respective Czech and Mexican heritages, including a 12-piece Mariachi band that serenaded the couple for their grand entrance.
Wedding Preparation at Andretti Winery
Valentino shoes await the beautiful Magdalena, who wears a white magnolia flower in her hair. Her bouquet carries a family heirloom–a vintage timepiece–that pays homáge to her Czech roots.
After Magdalena’s veil is ironed by her bridesmaid, she puts on her gorgeous wedding gown.
Miguel and his groomsmen admire his and Magdalena’s wedding rings.
Miguel’s best man helps him with the jacket for his traditional tuxedo.
A quiet moment for Miguel before the ceremony.
Andretti Winery Ceremony
With loads of white rose petals at their feet, Magdalena and her escort make their way down the aisle at the start of the ceremony.
The kiss and then the rose-covered walk as husband and wife.
Bride and Groom Portraits at Andretti Vineyard
A gorgeous couple, perfect light and the fall colors of Napa make for an amazing portrait series.
More amazing light and colors, and lots of fun with these two wonderful people.
A Czech-Mex Wedding Reception at an Amazing Napa Valley Wedding Venue
With decor modeled after the childhood home of the winery’s cofounder, the famous racing driver Mario Andretti, the winery was a picture of old-world class. It was the perfect venue to blend Magdalena’s Czech and Miguel’s Mexican heritages.
Paying homáge to Miguel’s Mexican heritage, a 12-piece mariachi band plays as the newly married couple greets guests from the balcony.
The mariachi band brings out some amazing dancers!
As the band plays on during cocktail hour, Miguel and Magdalena share a quiet moment amidst the chaos.
The outdoor reception area of Andretti Winery features market lights strewn between centuries-old oak and fir trees.
With a bottle of fine Andretti wine on each table, Miguel and Magdalena take a step back from the bustle to soak in the evening.
Magdalena and Miguel toast their loved ones during the reception.
A simple two-tiered wedding cake and cupcakes await the guests.
Magdalena and Miguel spin their way through the first dance in the gorgeous courtyard at Andretti Winery.
In a wedding blending two distinct cultures, the couple sings a traditional Mexican wedding song with Miguel’s relatives.