Mike and Terri love all things wine tasting, so it was only natural that they would include a wine ceremony in their wedding!

I shared some ideas with them, and they did a little research on their own to come up with this unique way of celebrating the blending of their two lives into one.

Wine Blending Ceremony

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Two small carafes, one containing some red wine and the other containing some white wine, and a larger empty “Marriage Carafe.”

 

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Pouring from their individual carafes, Mike and Terri mixed the wine in the larger carafe – creating a rosé blend.

 

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“In this carafe are the fruits of Creation, Mankind and Mother Earth. The years of our lives are like a cup of wine that is poured out for the sake of labor, honor and love. Mike and Terri, many days you will sit at the same table and eat and drink together. Many are the experiences you will share.

“As with a glass of wine, one of you may find it sweet, the other perhaps dry or somehow different. Let the wine you share today serve as a reminder that although you may perceive things very differently, being right is never more important than being happy.

“With this space that you give each other, always putting your commitment to love and honor one another first, your lives together will grow deeper, richer and greatly satisfying, like a rare and fine wine.”

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Mike and Terri, this ceremony represents your two individual lives, combined like the two wines into one single life. The drinking of the combined wine signifies the commitment you now make to live your lives as one family. May you remember with joy this day of commitment, which you have sealed with drinking of the new wine joining your lives as one.”

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Two lives blended together – and now they’re Newlyweds!

 

Team of Wedding Professionals

Venue: Vizcaya Sacramento, coordinator Lauren Bergenholtz

Photographer: Jessica Roman

DJ / Lighting / Photo booth: SJ’s Disc Jockey – Joe Kalamaras

Flowers: Flourish Wedding Flowers and Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: All Dolled Up

Cake: Above and Beyond Cakes