We just loved, loved, loved working with Brianna and Tyler! Their engagement session was a blast, and we could barely wait until the wedding to reveal her gorgeous bridal portraits.  Their rustic wedding style was reflected in so many unique elements from the exquisitely colorful wildflower and succulent bouquets from Petal Pushers to Tyler’s camo vest and tie.  They truly could not have found a more perfect venue for their wedding than Vista West Ranch, which Brianna tells me she found on Pinterest!  Can you believe how gorgeous Brianna looked?  Rhea and her team at Adore Makeup Boutique and Salon always do an amazing job.   What a pleasure it was to work with Kimberley from Coordinate This who kept everything running smoothly without a hitch.  These two were high school sweethearts just like the two of us which made it so touching to watch them tie the knot.  What would be the perfect entree to serve at a rustic wedding like this?  Chicken fried steak from Captain Red’s, Brianna’s favorite restaurant, of course!  That was followed up by two fabulous cakes from Sweet Treets Bakery.  Can you tell what Tyler’s favorite sports team is?  After these epic sunset portraits, the party really got started with some help from Tristan at Complete Music.  Brianna and Tyler, we wish you many years of happiness together!

venue: Vista West Ranch // coordinator: Coordinate This // caterer: Captain Red’s // florist: Petal Pushers // hair and makeup: Adore Makeup Boutique and Salon // dress: David’s Bridal // dj: Complete Music // videographer: 2nd Generation Wedding Films

Bride and groom at sunset at Vista West Ranch
Bride and groom kiss at sunset at Vista West Ranch
Happy bride and groom at Vista West Ranch

Gorgeous rustic wedding pictures at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous rustic wedding pictures at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous rustic wedding pictures at Vista West Ranch
Bride and bridesmaids in cowboy boots at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bridesmaids bouquets by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Bride and bridesmaids at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bride with bouquet by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch

Gorgeous bridesmaid bouquet by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bride with bouquet by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bride with bouquet by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Groom in camo at Vista West Ranch

Groom in camo vest at Vista West Ranch

Groom and groomsmen at Vista West Ranch
Groom and groomsmen at Vista West Ranch

Wedding party picture at Vista West Ranch

Wedding party picture at Vista West Ranch
Table top setting with bouquet from Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Wedding cake by Sweet Treets Bakery with floral cake topper from Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Dolphins football team groom's cake by Sweet Treets Bakery at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bridal bouquet by Petal Pushers at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous wedding dress from David's Bridal at Vista West Ranch
Pale pink bridal shoes in bridal room at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bride in bridal room at Vista West Ranch
Happy bridesmaid in bridal room at Vista West Ranch
Corset lace up wedding gown from David's Bridal in the bridal room at Vista West Ranch
Gorgeous bride in bridal room at Vista West Ranch

Wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch
Wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch

Adorable ringbearers at Vista West Ranch
Wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch
Wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch
Happy bride and groom walk out at end of wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch
Bridesmaid and groomsman walk out at end of wedding ceremony at Vista West Ranch
Bride and groom's first dance during wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bride and groom pray during wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Maid of honor toast at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Toasts at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Toasts at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bride and groom kiss at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bridesmaids wait for bouquet toss at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bouquet toss at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Groom removes the garter at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Groom throws the garter at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Boys catch the garter at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Guests dance at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Guests dance at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bride dances at wedding reception at Vista West Ranch
Bride and groom wedding exit at Vista West Ranch

This wedding was a dream: two of the sweetest people, one of our favorite wedding venues,  and beautiful weather!  Add in a romantic portrait session on the UT campus, and you have a perfect wedding. Heather and Josh tied the knot at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion this July.  We felt so blessed to be a party of their day.  There were so many sweet moments like Heather and Josh praying around the door of the bride’s room, the shy little flower girl telling Heather a secret, and Heather looking at her dad just before they walked down the aisle.  We definitely can’t forget all the groomsmen trying to watch the World Cup game on the big screen at the sports bar across the street by looking out the window.  In the middle of the ceremony, a great wind arose and rustled through the trees.  It was as if God Himself came to bless their marriage.  After all the family formal portraits, the couple arranged for a friend to drive us all to the UT campus for an extended romantic portrait session of the bride and groom.  So cool!  We wish every couple planned this into their wedding day schedule.  Then we were whisked back to the reception to where the guests dined on Pappa’s Catering and danced to the tunes of Greenbelt DJ.  Heather looked simply flawless all night long thanks to Texas Dela Rosa who did her makeup and her cousin, Cynthia, who did her hair.  We loved the special touches that Fancy Florals and Kayla Knight Cakes put into the flowers and cake.  Boy did that burnt orange pop!  We wish Heather and Josh many years of watching Longhorn games together!

Wedding of happy couple at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Happy bride and groom at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom kissing at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom at the UT tower

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Orange and Green bouquet by Fancy Florals at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Wedding party at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Bride and bridesmaids at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Groom and groomsmen at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Groom at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

UT Longhorn garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Burnt orange shoes for the bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bridal jewelry at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Texas Dela Rosa does makeup on bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Texas Dela Rosa does makeup on bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride adjusts hair at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride looks in mirror at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride puts on garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom holds wedding rings at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groomsman looks out window at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Portrait of groom in window light at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom praying and holding hands around the door at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Flowergirl whispering in bride's ear at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Adorable flowergirl at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad look at each other at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Adorable ringbearer at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Flowergirls about to walk down the aisle at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad walk down the asile at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad walk down the asile at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom sees bride for the first time at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Wedding ceremony at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom kiss at end of wedding ceremony at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom walk down the aisle at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom walk into the ballroom at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Blue, orange, and white wedding cake by Kayla Knight Cakes at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dances with the ringbearer at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Dancing wedding guests at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Dancing wedding guests at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dancing with wedding guests to Greenbelt DJ at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Guest catches bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom takes garter off bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Guest catches garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

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Wedding guests dance to Greenbelt DJ at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Wedding guests dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and wedding guests dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

UT Longhorns fight song at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dances with grandfather  at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom at reception at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom sparkler sendoff at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion