When rustic chic meets crazy gorgeous details in a drop-dead gorgeous Ceres Park Ranch wedding, it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. Especially when that gorgeous wedding happens to be chock-full of lush (+ vibrant) blooms from the always-awesome Verbena and features a duo that is sooo adorable, it puts a smile on your face a mile wide. It’s what we call the perfect start to the work week and you can see it all captured by Cory Ryan right here in the full gallery.
From Cory Ryan Photography… Liv & Matt have been together for 10 years. 10 years! So you can bet everyone has been waiting in anticipation of this day for a while! This was quite literally one of those perfect wedding days, where the couple is SO in love, and surrounded by the sweetest and kindest friends and family one could ever hope for. And I’ll fess up, seeing how Liv and Matt look at each other made me tear up a time or two while editing these photos…
Liv’s adorable dog escorted her mom down the aisle, and the couple exchanged rings with all their nieces and nephews on stage with them. It was an emotional ceremony, performed by Matt’s brother. Verbena Floral hung gorgeous vases of flowers from the pavilion rafters, which glowed in the diffused back light . The kids (and a few awesome adults) got crazy with the hula hoops while the sun set in the Hill Country woods. Liv’s brother Glen surprised her with custom lighting all around the property and white twinkle lights under the pavilion, creating a major wow factor! The main dinner course was served on site in the farmhouse pizza ovens – and Liv & Matt even got a quick lesson on pizza making as well!
Matt, guitarist for LI’L CAPT’N TRAVIS, got up on stage more than once to play some songs with iterations of that band and many more. He even played a version of “I’m Your Puppet” dedicated especially to Liv, while transferring his guitar to Gary Newcombe with some killer dance moves mid-song and hopping off the stage to finish dancing to the song with his new bride. Sigh! His brother also played guitar on a song with him, and two younger nephews played a sweet version of the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood.” But main band Grand Champeen really brought the rock to the party with some awesome covers and originals! Right in the middle of the rock and dance party, Liv dove off the stage and crowd surfed across the dance floor – PRICELESS!!!
Photography: Cory Ryan Photography | Floral Design: Verbena | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Wedding Cake: Hey Cupcake | Ceremony Venue: Ceres Park Ranch | Reception Venue: Ceres Park Ranch | Catering: STANLEY’S FARMHOUSE PIZZA | Catering: Pink Avocado | Lighting: Element Systems | Audio Production: Minor Productions | Mariachi Band: Mariachi Relampago | Reception Band: Grand Champeen | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother