Hip Hip Hooray for The Nichols! They always rock our socks off with their gorgeous photography and their latest and greatest creation straight from a family farm in Texas is beyond brilliant. In fact, it's downright charming. If you are a fan of horses and wildflowers and all around pretty, you might want to take a seat. There were so many awesome details, we couldn't leave any out. But you all don't mind, do you? And guess what, there is A TON more where these came from in the gallery.
Why stop there?? There's so much more of this pretty country wedding we're dying to share. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous film from Vanessa McKellar...
From the Bride:
I always knew that I wanted our friends and family to feel like they were part of the wedding, not just guests but participants, but I never could have predicted how important they would all become. The afternoon before our wedding day, mid-way through a pre-wedding yoga session, a 30% chance of rain materialized into one of the loudest, intimidating Texas thunderstorms I remember. Of course, we all hoped that the rain would let up and allow us to hold the wedding ceremony outside on the banks of the Brazos River, as we had planned.
a few of our favorite moments:
...when the sun finally broke through the clouds!
...my mother giving me my father's wedding ring as something borrowed. My cousin, who created all the amazing flowers, tied it onto my bouquet so that my father could walk down the aisle with us in spirit.
...walking into the barn that my friends and family had magically transformed into a party barn to the fanfare of the mariachi band and....the howling of our friend's dog!
....watching our friend battle the stubborn pinata
...realizing that not only had my friend baked an amazing wedding cake for us but had topped it off with action figures from the toys in the pinata!
...and, of course, our ceremony. Our mothers walked us down the aisle and we had a moment in the ceremony where we gave each other's mother (our new mothers) a flower and an embroidered hankie. And I loved our vows where we shared why we chose one another, what we love about the other, our promises to each other and our hopes for our future. All of this surrounded by little paper birds on which our wedding guests had penned their wishes or advice - our flock of winged messages.
...we closed out the night of dancing with a bonfire and s'mores.
I had the most fun of any wedding I've ever been to! I'm allowed to say that, right? If everything had gone as planned it would have been a nice wedding, but the rain and the love and hard work of our friends and family made it into a beautiful testament of love and friendship. Definitely my favorite wedding!
Photography: The Nichols / Venue: Cielito Ranch / Coordinator: Aimee Capra with Clink Events / Videography: Vanessa McKellar Productions / DJ: Groove Labs / Catering: Pappa’s / Ceremony Musicians: Divisi Strings / Mariachis: Mariachi Viajeros of America