Milagro Farms, Forreston, TX
I was raised in an entrepreneurial family and we engaged in a variety of exchanges: restaurants, antiques, imports, and lighting. I left the family businesses years ago and I have been working with international ministries. These recent ventures have included rather interesting doses of marketing and event planning. My work experience is all over the place. My fragmented career life has most recently come together to form a picture fit for a kaleidoscope: We moved to a farm; we opened a wedding venue.
Now my life consists of hosting weddings, working with brides (and mamas and grooms and
more family members than anyone should have, let alone include in their wedding planning), growing peach trees, and cooking for our small Bed and Breakfast. And as if I had nothing else to do, I also cater some of the large weddings held in our farm barn.
The name of this new and wildly exhausting adventure is Milagro Farms, a peach farm, wedding venue, and Bed and Breakfast set on a twenty-seven acre tract of primo land in the wooded vistas that border the cotton country of central Texas. My husband Steve and I are resident farmers along with our partners, my brother Scott and his wife Deborah. We work nonstop and when I put this old body to bed, I’m sore, exhausted, and surprisingly satisfied.
It’s good to work hard. I sleep better than I have in years.
Milagro Farms opened its doors less than seven months ago and to date we have hosted nine events and have twenty-two weddings scheduled within the next year. This little project has turned out to be a big deal and in the process of the whole of it, I’ve learned a lot about planning weddings, lowering bridal anxieties, cooking for hundreds, and correctly parking cars in a pasture – which is a skill worthy of an honorable title and award should someone out there care enough to host a car-parking competition.
Through this blog, I’ll share some of my new-found insider weddings tips and also extraordinary stories from our barn brides. And, there will be tidbits from my kitchen, too, where at the end of the day we gather, recap, learn from one another and sip splendid wine.
Farm and fashion. Who knew they went so well together?
Check in often. I promise you’ll laugh, cry, and be astounded by the things people do in the sacred moments of life.
And always leave a comment so we can converse about the miraculous of pulling off farm events in ball gowns.
May your blessings be as abundant as our peaches,
Milagro Farms, 543 Lumkins Rd, Forreston, TX 76041.