Texas Bohemian Wedding at Longhorn River Ranch

Ryan Ray Photography

As a wedding photographer, Stephanie has seen a ton of weddings and of course wanted to plan the perfect wedding that represented her and her love, Freddy. These two Texans knew they wanted a ranch wedding and decided on a 700-acre ranch in the Hill Country. Not a traditional wedding venue, but a destination where guests could spend the weekend together and basque in all the beauty that Hill Country has to offer.

Read on to learn more about this Texas bohemian wedding at Longhorn River Ranch. All photographed by the truly talented Ryan Ray and coordinated ever so beautifully by Joyful Details.  As always see more in the full gallery here.

pink rosette wedding purse


plum pretty sugar robes

bride getting ready photos

monogram wedding florals designed by Lindy Floral

From the bride:
The most memorable moments were a culmination of happenings throughout the day…sitting in my makeup chair sipping on a mimosa while my girls looked on, putting my wedding dress on and feeling my heart flutter, watching our dream-team make our vision come together from the bedroom of the second floor, waiting to walk down the aisle in the back seat of the jaguar with my dad trying to hold back tears, feeling the palatable love during the ceremony from everyone there.

If you were to ask Freddy, he’d say he couldn’t choose either – the entire day was so surreal and amazing to us – the most special day of our lives so far. But perhaps the best moment for me was seeing Freddy’s face as I walked down the aisle to “Fix You”. He had no idea what song I walking down to – I intentionally kept it a secret and he absolutely fell apart and it was the sweetest moment of my life.

bright and colorful wedding bouquet by Lindy Floral

bridesmaid spirng wedding bouquets

All these pretty florals were designed by Lindy Floral. Bouquets of soft hued poppies, dahlias and peonies make the perfect soft, romantic and bohemian wedding bouquets. Freddy’s darling turquoise and gingham shirt and buttery lemon tie all from J. Crew.

outfit ideas for the groom from J.Crew

groomsman style with ties from A Rose is a Rose

ring bearer and flower girl ideas

vintage get away car

vintage hankies for your tears

Guests threw paper cones filled with lavender to celebrate the newlyweds, all perfectly planned out by Joyful Details. If you look below, Stephanie and Freddie used quite a few things from the Wedding Chicks’ shop and  free wedding printables section. As you can see below they used our Free Floral Heart Monogram for their wedding programs and our Bride and Groom Sign for their chair signs.

Lavender Toss

free wedding program from Wedding Chicks

From the bride:
We chose to get married under a pair of massive trees in the middle of an open field. We just loved that both trees stood side-by-side, branches intertwined. We decided to keep it simple with bottles, jars with flowers and ribbon strung from the branches. The only thing that marked our altar was a lone wine barrel that marked the center of the aisle.

We chose to get married under a pair of massive trees in the middle of an open field. We just loved that both trees stood side-by-side, branches intertwined. We decided to keep it simple with bottles, jars with flowers and ribbon strung from the branches. The only thing that marked our altar was a lone wine barrel that marked the center of the aisle.

outdoor wedding ceremony ideas


wedding ceremony ideas

religious ceremony ideas

outdoor wedding ceremony photographed by Ryan Ray Photography

From the bride:
Honestly, music was so important to us. Instead of walking down the aisle to traditional music, we chose some of our favorite tunes. My bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay, I walked down to “Fix You” by Coldplay, and our balloon release & recessional was set to “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence & the Machine. We even compiled cd’s as one of our favors.

balloon release at wedding

balloon release at wedding

balloon release at wedding

Yay! We are married.

Advice from the bride:
Advice? I think the best advice I got was from Chelsea Petaja in an email: “Soak up all you can! remember to breath and focus on the marriage when the wedding seems to be overwhelming”. Oh, and hire an amazing videographer! Everyone thinks of a photographer, and of course I think its super important as I am a wedding photographer myself, but too many people don’t think a videographer is necessary and its one of the most common regrets among newlyweds. We couldn’t be happier with our wedding movie and we look forward to watching it every year on our anniversary and showing our kids in the future!”

jam wedding favors

homemade cd's for the car ride home

Ryan Ray Photography

leaf your finger print

Wedding Chicks Printable

rustic chic table decor ideas designed by Joyful Details

protea floral arrangement

jars with thread

succulents and florals to decorate wedding cake

vintage wedding getaway car

vintage wedding getaway Jaguar from Austin Classic Limo

You simply must watch the entire video from The Cana Collective. A breathtaking and memorable wedding film that we could watch over and over.

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Photographer: Ryan Ray
Coordinator: Joyful Details
Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

Flowers: Lindy Floral
Hair & Makeup: Mindy Orsak
Cinematography: The Cana Collective
DJ: DJ Oscar B
Dress Designer: Ivy & Aster
Groom's Attire: J.Crew
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Totes, T-Shirts, Monogram for Programs, Tags, CD's & Welcome Dinner Card: The Wedding Chicks
Invitations: Red Circle Letterpress
Vintage Jaguar: Austin Classic Limo
Groomsmen Ties: A Rose is a Rose
Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio
Officiant: Mike Rinehart
Venue: Longhorn River Ranch
Cake: Central Market

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  1. I love the balloon release image! It looks amazing, I wish I has a chance to be a wedding photographer devon and photograph this sort of image!

  2. -100. Malaya says:

    Gorgeous overload! What a beautiful couple! So much romance and love coming right out of these pictures! I love the bride and groom signs on the back of their chairs; are they from The Wedding Chicks or somewhere else!? Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. -100. Ken Tan says:


  4. So amazing!Every detail is beautiful!

  5. Maylaya, thank you so much! The bride & groom signs were a free download from the printables section of Wedding Chicks! I just embellished them with a bit of scrapbook paper, twine & lace ribbon. :)

  6. -100. Amanda Hill says:

    Beautiful wedding a pictures! I love the CD’s and the strawberry jam as favors.

  7. -100. Meg b says:

    Beautiful wedding!! What song is playing on the wedding video? I loved it.

  8. -100. Ming says:

    Great wedding. Amazing ideas for others!

  9. -100. annie hankins says:

    Your wedding is stunning! I love the song in your wedding video? What is it?

  10. Hey Annie! The song in the video was written & composed by the people that shot our wedding film – The Cana Collective. They compose all of their own music for their videos! Amazing, I know! But I think you can buy all of their songs on itunes (in fact I did). Search “Drew Barefoot”. Hope this helps! :)

  11. -100. Will says:

    I love how to bride and grooms outfits compliment one another rather than compete!

  12. -100. Blush Bridal says:

    Love Love Love the colors and flowers! The couples love and personality’s are shinning bright! Simply Stunning!! http://www.LoveBLushBridal.com

  13. -100. NICOLE says:

    Can you please tell me about the song that was playing throughout your video?

  14. Actually no matter if someone doesn’t know afterward its up to
    other visitors that they will help, so here it occurs.


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