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Organic Texas Ranch Wedding

From a modern iron chuppa to a Mariachi cocktail hour performance and sparkler grand entrance, we’re thrilled to share with you Brenda & Aaron’s organic Texas ranch wedding. With magnolia-inspired florals and a ceremony space her dad built, this one takes private property wedding to the next level. We adore the “ring” exchange and the way they incorporated their heritages into decor and traditions – and don’t even get us started on the craft cocktails. Nature inspired hues of hunter, forest, and ivory – and a greenery filled reception tent come together to create a stunning backdrop for this all-night-long celebration… and I just can’t get enough.

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Already “paper married” – Brenda & Aaron opted for a cheeky Ring Pop exchange at their official wedding ceremony.

Rich forest green bridesmaid dresses played well with the natural loose bouquets which featured a variety of white blooms and the bride’s requested magnolia leaves.

This multicultural couple incorporated small touches from both of their heritages throughout the day. From the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass at the ceremony and Scottish thistle in the floral for the groom to a Mariachi cocktail hour and papel picado decor for the bride.

When an issue with their reschedule pivoted the celebration to the bride’s family ranch, dad stepped up to create a wedding venue for his daughter. This included a ceremony platform in the pasture, a statement bar patio for cocktail hour, and a restroom building. While most of our private property couples opt for less permanent structures, our best advice for those who want to take this dad’s route – start early and create a hard stop one month before the wedding to reduce stress and give yourself wiggle room in case a project is larger than anticipated.

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Pro-Tip: On private property, your rental company can come set-up the tent in advance of the wedding weekend saving you weekend set-up fees and providing a covering for the ground in case of rain.

The couple chose a mixture of round and rectangular tables to add dimension in the space. Adding tall arrangements, greenery on the tent poles, and the greenery “chandelier” all built dimension further by guiding the eye up through the space.

Psst… the bride & groom, both ceramists and owners of Studio Luto, made the white vases used on their headtable and a few select guest tables.

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I had to make an entire section dedicated to drinks because Brenda & Aaron’s bar was a moment! Instead of signature cocktails, the couple offered a variety of craft cocktails in unique glassware for guests to enjoy.

The bar became a true entertainment source with edible flower ice cubes, a smoke gun, and – of course – the dance floor shots cart.

Pro-Tip: We love to help our couples throw incredible parties for their guests to let loose and celebrate, but we also want to ensure everyone gets home safely. The best way to do this is to offer transportation from your reception venue to the room block hotel.

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Our team plans memorable, stylish destination weddings that are as fun as they are beautiful. If you’re looking for a planning partner to work closely with you to develop a weekend plan from welcome dinner to farewell brunch, schedule a connection call to share your vision with our team!

Vendor Credits

Beauty: Adorne Artistry

Catering: T&M Catering

Entertainment: Drywater Band

Florist: F. Dellit Designs

Officiant: We Do I Dos

Photo Booth: The Photo Shoppe

Photography: The Silhouette Studio

Rentals (Tent, Tables, Etc.): Aztec Events & Tents

Rentals (Linens): House of Hough

Rentals (Restrooms): Lonestar Fancy Flush

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