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