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

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

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

Our Musical Choices

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

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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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