When rustic meets romance at the oh-so-darling Vista West Ranch, it’s like the prettiest thing you’ll ever see.  Especially when there is an adorable duo like this behind the day.  Because these two cuties put together a shindig that would make any wedding lover weak in the knees, complete with vibrant blooms from Petal Pushers and one fab detail after another that just screams personality.  Half Orange Photography captured every last moment perfectly, including the world’s most beautiful ceremony.  See it all here.

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From the Bride… It is all too easy these days for a bride-to-be to get overwhelmed with how fabulous all the wedding ideas on Pinterest and wedding inspiration blogs are. So during our wedding planning, I would have to remind myself that we don’t have to include everything I see into our wedding. Mark and I were planning our wedding during our final semester of grad school at Texas A&M while also studying and sitting for the CPA exam. Because of this, we knew we couldn’t take on too many DIY crafts or decorations for the big day. Instead, we looked for a venue that wouldn’t need very much decorating. We had been to Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs for a few other weddings, and we knew it would be perfect for our special day! Just for fun, we wanted to make things complicated and have our ceremony and reception in the barn, which isn’t necessarily common at VWR – summer in Texas was our main concern! Stacey, owner of VWR and Petal Pushers, exceeded anything I could have imagined for how beautiful the alter decoration turned out – it was so perfect!

We wanted our wedding to be romantic, casual, intimate, and full of love – and it was! We loved how the burlap, lace and gorgeous flowers gave our wedding and reception a rustic yet romantic feel. Our ceremony was so special with lots of tears (of joy of course) and very personal by having my uncle, who both Mark and I are very close to, officiate our wedding. During the planning process, it was so fun for Mark and I to work together on deciding things that would both make us both happy and would be true to who we are. Our wedding included some quirky aspects (first dance as husband and wife to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the Zelda shield groom’s cake that made our wedding more about our personalities and not just something from a website that someone else thought of).

So my advice for brides-to-be is to not get overwhelmed with all of the creativity that’s out there. Instead, focus on what will work for you and your fiancé (as far as budget, style, workload, etc.) so that your day will reflect and celebrate the love that you two share!

Wedding Photography: Half Orange Photography / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas / Floral Design: Petal Pushers / Catering: Beth Watson of Our Lady of the Lunch (ourladyofthelunch@gmail.com) / Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes by Lori / Wedding Invitations + Program Design: The Paper Place / DJ: Mike Jarvis / Wedding Dress: Wtoo via Signature Bridal Salon / Makeup: Adore Makeup Boutique + Salon

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