Posts Tagged ‘ranch weddings’

Jan
21
Kirsty + Matthew: Intimate Pastel Ranch Wedding in Hawaii by Rachel Robertson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Rachel Robertson Photography; Venue: Sunset Ranch; Planner: Finishing Touch; Flowers: Flowergirls Hawaii

Kirsty and Matthew were married at Sunset Ranch in Haleiwa, Hawaii. The bride looked radiant in an all-lace fitted gown with cap sleeves and a beaded sash. Her hair was donned in a classic updo and she carried a bright bouquet of ranunculus, peonies, garden roses, and dusty miller. The intimate ceremony took place beneath a large tree, and guests watched the pair exchange vows in white folding chairs adorned with pastel ribbons. A reception followed outside, where guests sat at a long wooden table featuring a lace table runner and floral centerpieces. Each place setting was dressed with white linen napkins, black and white menu cards, personalized favor boxes, and a fresh bloom! Guests indulged in a two-tier cake with ruffled fondant icing and light pink peonies. See the full board here.

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Jan
19
Alexa + Matt: Shabby Chic Ranch Wedding in Utah by Gideon Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Gideon Photography; Gown: Intuzuri from The Brides’ Shop; Bridesmaid Dresses: The Brides’ Shop and Dillard’s; Venue: Private Residence

Alexa and Matt were married at the bride’s family ranch in Kanab, Utah on November 8. “I was really worried about having our wedding on a November day because I wanted our ceremony to be held outside, but the day couldn’t have been more perfect,” Alexa said. “The weather was beautiful.” The bride looked radiant in a lace and tulle A-line ballgown and a curly low updo. She carried a bouquet of blush, peach, and deep purple roses, accented with pearls, lace, and a deer antler, because of her husband’s love for hunting. Her ‘maids opted for mix-and-match dresses in shades of pale pink and mauve. The groom and his men wore shades of gray suits, and the groom wore an orange bow tie while the others wore dark neck ties. The pair exchanged vows in front of the fireplace mantel, which was dressed with flowers, photo frames, candelabras, and antlers. “I really wanted a wedding that represented both Matt and I,” Alexa said of her planning process. A reception followed in the ranch’s spacious living room. Guests sat at round tables in gold chiavari chairs adorned with pink sashes. “We balanced the rustic look of the deer antlers by using lace, satin, and gorgeous pearls to keep the look looking elegant and romantic,” Alexa said of the centerpieces. Guests enjoyed homemade soup and cornbread, and a three-tier fondant cake featuring mini bride and groom figurines as the topper. Alexa’s advice for engaged couples? “The most important expense for your wedding is the photographer. If you have a small budget, splurge on your photographer. The only thing you take with you after that day are you photos.” See the full board here.

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Nov
19
Melissa + Todd: Mint and Blush Spring Rustic Ranch Wedding by Julius Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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Photos: Julius PhotographyVenue: Cherry Creek Lodge;Gown: David’s BridalHair and Makeup: Kim Macchiaroli at KLM Artistry; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Flowers: Rose Garden FloralShoes: Saba’s Western Wear; Favors: Julia Baker Confections; Band: Junction 87Cake: The Sweet Shoppe;  Planners: Holly Dickrell and Susan Jacobson

Melissa and Todd were married at Cherry Creek Ranch in Young, Ariz. on April 26. Melissa looked radiant in a v-neck gown with a ruffled back and romantic bow. She wore her hair in a side swept curly ponytail and carried a bouquet of blush roses, succulents, and Queen Anne’s lace. The groom looked handsome in a tan three-piece suit with a mint tie and a feather boutonniere. The pair tied the knot in front of just 50 guests in a barn on Cherry Creek Ranch. “We decided to get married there after doing one of their cattle drives and eating some of the most delicious prime rib we’d ever had,” Melissa said. Guests sat in white folding chairs as the pair exchanged vows in front of a hay wall and a rustic arch made of antlers, gauze, and flowers. The ceremony featured an adorable ring bearer in a khaki suit and a flower girl in a pink tulle dress.  The newlyweds rode off into the sunset on horses after they’d tied the knot. “At first, I thought jumping on a horse was a crazy thing to do in a wedding dress,” Melissa said. “But we were getting married on a ranch in the middle of nowhere and riding off into the sunset is how you say ‘and they lived happily ever after’ in the wild west.”A reception followed at the lodge where guests sat at long banquet tables decorated with white linens, antlers, and boxed floral centerpieces. A game of “I Spy” was placed at each setting for friends and family to play during the reception. They feasted on stuffed chicken and prime rib for dinner, then danced to music from an Arizona country band. A mini-cake and cupcakes sat on a rustic tree slice display adorned with antlers and roses, which the guests enjoyed for dessert. Melissa has three simple rules for couples doing their wedding planning. “Don’t overdo it, don’t sweat the small stuff, and know when to hire a professional.” See the full board here.

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Sep
24
Krisztina + Adam: Orange and Blue Shabby Chic Rustic Ranch Wedding by Claire Pacelli Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos:  Claire Pacelli Photography; Venue: Skyline Ranch; Wedding Coordinator: Kristy Rapp Events; Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo; Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Albino at Beaute Speciale; Cake: Custom Cakes by Kim; Wedding Planner: Gloria Tokics (Bride’s Sister)

Krisztina and Adam were married at Skyline Ranch in Groveland, Fla. on May 26. The bride wore a strapless gown with ruching and embellishment, and wore her hair in a curly side-swept ponytail adorned with orange and white flowers. The groom wore gray dress pants and a matching vest, ditching the jacket for a more casual look. Guests were greeted at the ceremony by a rustic welcome table, as well as a vintage gift table featuring a suitcase and decorative bunting. Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple asked guests to leave their fingerprint on a drawing of a tree. The path to the ceremony had wooden signs with quotes painted on them. The programs were kept in embroidered burlap covers, which were made by the bride and her sister. “The inspiration behind the wedding was a molding of Adam’s and my unique personalities,” Krisztina explained. “I had recently became interested in antiques. I loved finding old items and refurbishing them into something new. This carried over to my ideas for planning the wedding. While on the other hand my husband loves the forest/woods.” After tying the knot in front of 160 family members and friends, guests made their way to the reception. Games such as corn hole and checkers were available to play. Guests were escorted to their tables by plantable seed keys that the bride and maid-of-honor crafted themselves. The tables were decorated with burlap runners and floral glass jar centerpieces atop wood slices.  Krisztina and Adam’s wedding was a family project of sorts. “There was not a single item present that a family member did not help create,” Krisztina said. “It makes it more special that the whole family helped create the special day rather than buying all the decorations, clothes, etc.” The couple also offered a candy buffet to those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The bride and groom left their reception in the most romantic way, under a line of sparklers! Krisztina’s tip for couples planning their wedding? “Mold the wedding to create a way to show your guests that this day is about two unique people joining to become one.” What a great approach! See the full board here.

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