An Elevated Wedding Day with Country Charm at Cielo Farms

Real Wedding
Laura & Mark's Malibu wedding incorporated their shared love of music alongside unique details.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


California Wedding Day Fall/Winter 2023

Music was at the heart of country lovers Laura Phillips and Mark Milz’s vineyard wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu. With two musicians playing live, a silent disco party and a performance by the groom’s father, this intimate gathering had a soundtrack all its own. The couple exchanged vows in a classic ceremony with a few unique touches that reflected their personalities. The bride, a devoted Britney Spears fan, walked down the aisle to the pop hit “That’s Where You Take Me,” performed live by a keyboardist. Alongside her, floating gardenias in glass planters lined the aisle for a unique water feature. Laura donned a Netta BenShabu lace gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a built-in corset for a timelessly chic look. In a sentimental gesture, she wore a vintage hummingbird brooch that once belonged to her late grandmother. The groom kept it cool in a white Tom Ford suit, throwing on a matching cowboy hat later in the night to display his Southern roots. The couple agreed on a simple design, with all-white florals and minimal dark greenery seamlessly blending with Cielo Farms’ landscape. The reception tables were a glamorous Western dream, featuring gold chairs with black velvet backs and cushions, and emerald green details. Crystal chandeliers suspended from the trees imbued the Malibu Hills setting with a high-class country charm. The couple honored their furry friends, Max and Brandy, by naming their curated cocktails after them. The celebration carried on into the night, with friends and family lighting sparklers on the dance floor to send Laura and Mark off on their honeymoon.

City State:

Malibu, CA


Santa Monica / Malibu







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