A Creative Wedding on an Exotic Ranch: Bre + Bryant

bride and groom in a field

Bre + Bryant are a super creative couple and really wanted their wedding to reflect that. Bre is also a wedding photographer, so great photography was a must for their day! Everything at their wedding was pulled together by their talented friends. The amazing venue – an exotic breeding property in Alabama with lots of animals roaming around the day of the wedding! – belonged to the grandfather of one of their groomsmen. The food was catered by friends just starting their catering business and was a huge hit with everyone. The stationery, signs, video, and even fire dancer were all friends of theirs. Bre + Bryant are pretty lucky to have such creative friends and are super thankful for everyone that helped pull off their wedding and made it that much even more meaningful. Thanks so much to Laura Leslie for the gorgeous photos and congrats to Bre + Bryant!

bride and groom in a field

succulent boutonniere

soft bouquet

bride

bride in a field

I would say the elk calling out during the wedding, hehe. Sometimes ceremonies can be so serious and it really helped lighten the mood which is more our style. Not to mention all the wild animals roaming the property freely. Such as buffalo, elk and watusi.

bridesmaids in boots

organic boutonniere

bridal hair accessory

haybail ceremony

Processional: The Morning Benders ~ Excuses (and my wedding party sang the acapella when I walked down the isle)

Recessional: Grizzley Bear ~ Two Weeks

First Dance: The Flaming Lips ~ Do You Realize

seed confetti ceremony exit

outdoor ceremony

watering plant ceremony

ceremony exit

rustic bridal party

groom wearing suspenders

bride and groom on beach cruiser

honeymoon suite tent

The groomsmen made us a teepee they called our honeymoon suite, inside it had a bed with roses and champagne, it was really special. I also loved that most of our guest camped around us for the wedding. 

honeymoon suite tent

groom riding bike

hay bale initials

flower game

Love that they had a Maypole! How fun!!

flower game

flower game

homemade pies

My mom spent months making wine glass chandeliers for our guest to take as gifts. It really meant so much to me that she came up with this idea and did such a stunning job. They really looked magical twinkling in the trees.

first dance

robot dance party

low light chandelier bride and groom

I see too many brides try to make others happy. It is really much more fulfilling to have your own personal touch on your wedding day then to letting someone like your mother or venue take over. Make it about you two and no one else, you can do whatever you want, I think couples forget that.

wedding artists + more details:
photography: Laura Leslie with Laura Leslie Photography // venue: Legacy Ranch in Pine Apple, AL // hairpieces + garter: Emily Rose on Etsy // wedding dress: Brides by Demetrios found in Atlanta, GA // shawls and glass bottles: made by mother of the bride // shoes: zappos // bridesmaid dresses: a mixture of ModCloth+ bhldn // hair + makeup: Jessica Thompson // groomsmen outfits: MrBurch // catering: Zero to Fire // music: Friday on My Mind // videographers: Ali Clark and Justin Gaar // paper goods: Keith Rein at Paper Thin Designs // signs: by Kristy Biddle with Basically Board // fire + sword dancer: Brittney Blades

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing Bryant & Bre’s day!

  2. wow! what a super duper wedding! details to die for : )

  3. Thanks so much for featuring our special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It truly was magical. We also had an incredible save the date video made by Justin Gaar and Ali Clark http://vimeo.com/24936288 It beautifully captures the magic of our love.

    Thank you Laura and Green Wedding Shoes and everyone that helped make this day come true!

    -Bre Saxon

  4. Amazing! I love the Flower Game and the Pecan Pie best.

  5. Great work…. Laura does such and amazing job!!

  6. Absolutely awesome

  7. Wow, this wedding is so pretty! I love the maypole and how creative the little touches are.

  8. what an absolutely gorgeous wedding! Laura, you shot it beautifully.

  9. What a sweet wedding. These photos are amazing!

  10. Beautiful wedding and images! I love how personal each detail was to the couple.

  11. what a fun and gorgeous wedding! love all the unique details. great job laura!!

  12. Love the rice throwing pictures! They are all adorable :) What a cool wedding and great pictures!

  13. That beautiful light is wrapped around such a beautiful couple! These images are stunning.

  14. This is just beautiful! Such great work!!

  15. Love the vibe of this wedding, amazing details beautifully captured.

  16. so intimate and unique – incredibly lovely photographs!

  17. These pictures are amazing!! This wedding is so cute I love all the little details!!

  18. WOW oh WoW! I am a HUGE Laura Leslie Fan and I am just smitten over her style and talent! What a cool wedding! You can tell from the images that it was very intimate and that even last detail was important to the bride and groom. Oh…to go back and have Laura photograph my wedding! :)

  19. I can’t believe how much I love this wedding! It looks like it was such a special and unique day – and I am always amazed by the dreamy photography of Laura Leslie! Fantastic.

  20. Wow, pretty wedding, love these pictures!

  21. Absolutely love the DIY wine bottle chandeliers. Bre – do you or your mom have instructions on how they were made?

  22. What a cool wedding!!! You really captured the moments well.

  23. SJ ~ my mom dipped brown twine yarn in acetone and wrapped it twice around the bottom of the large wine bottle then set it on fire and right when the fire went out she dunked it in ice water and it would crack completely off. Then she just had a chain drop inside it and wrapped around a baby food jar which held a tea light.

    Maybe I’ll do a diy photo project showing all the steps :)

    Also thank you everyone for all the kind words! It really was a special day and I’m glad the details didn’t go unnoticed.

  24. Beautiful! I absolutely love the details.

  25. love this!! beautiful details and amazing photography. great way to share the story!

  26. *LOVE* these images. such a unique wedding, with the family’s touch on everything!

  27. original, creative, fun …captures the heart.

  28. I love the color and subtle texture of the bride’s bouquet! Beautifully done!

  29. Laura has such an eye and makes her images so dreamy! Beautiful imagery! Fantastic job Laura!

  30. Laura literally blows me away with every wedding she shoots…..and Bre & Bryant’s wedding was designed with such detail…….there are no words….beautiful!

  31. So cute! Love it! Is the flower balancing on top of the pole in lieu of a bouquet toss?

  32. Love those animal masks in the dance pics. Where’d they come from?

  33. I was there!!! This is one of my favorite websites for party planning and one day guess what…a wedding that I attended. I am a friend of the bride’s mom. Bree did a beautiful job designing her special time!!! It was the best time I ever had at a wedding too mainly because they were so relaxed!

  34. This is such a beautiful wedding. I love all the DIY creative touches by family members and the way they’ve used light. Stunning!

  35. Great decorations! Especially the bulls head.

  36. What a wonderful concept for a wedding. I wish I could talk my son and his girl into this type of wedding. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing the beautiful images.

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