Sweet ‘n’ Natural Rustic Wedding in the Texas Hill Country

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Ashley and Chris both grew up in small-town Texas where destiny brought them together via one particular athletic event: high school pole vaulting!! Chris immediately fell for Ashley and, after a bit of hard-to-get on her part, it wasn’t long before they were deep in teenage love. When it came time for these high school sweethearts to tie the knot, Ashley imagined an organic event, deep in the heart of…you guessed it!

The Texas Hill Country was our inspiration. I have always enjoyed taking family trips there, so there was no better place to experience the biggest day of our lives than at a place that makes us feel at home. I love things that are organic and real, and Montesino Ranch was that for me.

Awake Photography was on hand to capture the sweet photos below!

botanical invitation

How perfect is this invitation set by Minted? Loving all the natural elements with the marble + olive branches!

leather booties

Yeah, we’re totally diggin’ these lace-up heals from Free People.

bridesmaids in robes

Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

Ashley wore a gorgeous long-sleeved gown from Hayley Paige!

pink bridesmaids

Love the soft colors + subtle shine from the bridesmaids! They wore perfectly mismatched dresses from BHLDN and Lulus.

wedding pup

boho flower girls

Cuties!!

gray suit groomsmen

Chris’ sleek + classy suit is from Suit Supply Houston.

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

My favorite memory was the time spent with my dad alone just before the ceremony. Hearing his encouragement as he saw the excitement and the nervousness in my eyes, his calming presence stuck with me. It made walking down the aisle that much more emotional, knowing the man at the end of the aisle had big shoes to fill, yet having no doubt that he was the one for me.

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Yay!!

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

olive oil favors

Cute puns…always a fav! And what a great idea for wedding favors!

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Noticing all the BEAUTIFUL florals from C + A’s day?! They were crafted by The Bloom Bar, who’s overflowing centerpieces look super pretty next to tabletop rentals from  Loot Vintage Rentals!

naked drip cake

YUM this rustic cake by Root Cellar Bakery looks so good!

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Chris + Ashley snuck away for a few dreamy photos on the property!

Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't have a huge guest list! I loved, loved, loved that I was able to enjoy each guest and still relax with my husband and the people who mattered most to me. Take every second in because the day passes by in a flash!

Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Such a perfect day! Hugs from GWS and congrats on your sweet marriage, C + A!

photography: Awake Photography // venue name: Montesino Ranch , Needville, Texas, USA // event design: Bride - Ashley of To Live To Love Photography // planning: Kelly Ray Weddings // florals: The Bloom Bar // wedding dress: Hayley Paige // bride's shoes: Free People // bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN and Lulus // groom attire: Suit Supply Houston and Taft // videography: Max and Molly Films // paper goods: Minted // catering: Root Cellar Co // cake: Root Cellar Bakery // tabletop rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals // music: The Drugstore Gypsies // officiant: Richard Logan CEO and Founder of Attack Poverty

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