Strictly Texan with a touch of glamour, this fabulous Vista West Ranch fete from Heather Hawkins is Southern with a shabby chic flair. I’m talking a wedding party sporting cowboy boots and Texas Hill Country dressed up like you’ve never seen before. It’s rustic meets romance and it’s all waiting for you in the gallery!
From Heather Hawkins… I’m eager to share this sweet outdoor summer wedding with you! It had been pouring rain all Spring in Texas and the clouds held back for this outdoor ceremony, lucky for the bride Katie!
From the beautiful Bride… My husband, Dalton, and I have a very unique love story. It’s one that we love to tell over and over, even when we sometimes get caught up in life. Our wedding was an exact reflection of our story, which began in Austin TX five years ago. Originally from New Jersey and having moved to Chicago for college, an outdoor Texas wedding was not exactly what I had always dreamed of since a little girl. However, it couldn’t have been more fitting for us as a couple. I wanted to bring to life all of the many qualities that made me fall in love with Dalton for our special day. When I met him, I found myself quickly at ease with his laid-back nature, free spirit, and gentle heart. Born and raised in Texas, Dalton grew up spending a lot of time on his family’s ranch in West Texas. On our first visit to Vista West Ranch, we immediately connected with the rustic hillside beauty and intricate Texas charm that I myself have come to love. Among all qualities about Dalton that I appreciate most, much like what I loved most about Vista West, was how different he was from any other relationship I have had. He was a country boy, yet sophisticated and simple with so much character; he could be quiet at times and others full of life. It was a familiar feeling, and one I was eager to share with all our friends and family a little over a year later.
After finding our golden venue, we got even luckier with owners Joe and Stacy from Vista West Ranch, who could not have been more inviting and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. From beginning to end, the perfect day we had imagined turned out to be just that and more. Every little detail was so well thought out by our wonderful vendors, “Team Huey,” especially our Day-Of Coordinator, Jaime, from Coordinate This. There’s something so surreal and romantic about an outdoor ceremony in the middle of Texas Hill Country that speaks to you, as if we were the only ones in that moment promising our lives to each other. I could not have imagined a more meaningful spot to say our vows than under the gorgeous lace and eucalyptus-entwined trellis that Lindsay from Petal Pushers designed for us. Continuing the tone of our ceremony, our head dinner table was lined with the same fresh eucalyptus runner over a lovely vintage farm table. The room was surrounded by natural exposed wood, draped burlap curtains and hanging ball twine lights, while outside our guests enjoyed our signature cocktails and sugar cookies by the bonfire under the twinkling-lit oak trees. Needless to say, the night was our kind of “dreamy.”
Our Texas Wedding would not have been complete without our wedding party dressed in cowboy boots and a first dance to Texas Country artist, Wade Bowen. The love and support was so present in the room, and looking back we would not have changed a thing. Thanks to our amazing photographer, Heather Hawkins, we are able to enjoy looking at all our photos of the day and night reminiscing all the little moments that seem to fly by so fast. Many traveled so far to share in our special day and now we’ll forever have the once in a lifetime memories.