Lovely Krum Bridal Shoot by Brandi McComb Photography

POSTED IN Bridals, Fort Worth, Inspiration

This lovely Krum bridal shoot was submitted by Brandi McComb Photography. I love looking at styled wedding shoots. They are a great opportunity to see the imagination of several vendors who can let their imaginations run wild. While many styled shoots have a specific design theme, this one has more of a focus on the venue Hawthorn Hills Ranch. Choosing a venue is hard for anyone – seeing photos of a bride in the space you are looking at is extremely helpful even if your style is completely different than the style in the photos. Standouts in this styled shoot that aren’t focused on the venue include a white wedding cake ringed with fresh rosemary and a modern blue cake. Check out more photos from this bridal shoot in the gallery.
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From Brandi McComb PhotographyI love styled shoots! I love even more to work with numerous creative and talented vendors to bring my vision to life. Each year I do many styled shoots and I try to keep each of them different and unique. I reach out to only the top vendors in the industry that I know will do a fantastic job. I first decide on my theme, then what my color palette will be and work from there.

On this particular shoot I already knew it would take place at the new gorgeous venue Hawthorn Hills Ranch. I then reached out to models, hair and makeup, décor, floral, cake, and the dress shop. We literally had only days to pull it off and I could not have been more thrilled with the outcome. We wanted to show future brides this venue with the idea in mind of how a wedding ceremony and reception might look but with our special touch.

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Photography ~ Brandi McComb Photography | Beauty ~ Chroma Beauty | Design and Decor ~ Eleven Embers | Floral Designer ~ Gathered Floral Design | Venue ~ Hawthorn Hills Ranch | Cake Designer ~ Kara’s Bake Shoppe | Misc. ~ Once Upon A Bride Productions | Bridal Shop ~ Providence Place Bridal Boutique | Event Planner ~ Sprinkle My Wedding | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Vibrant Jonestown Wedding by Hyde Park Photography

POSTED IN Hill Country, Real Weddings

This vibrant Jonestown wedding sent in by Hyde Park Photography is full of life. The wedding took place at the truly stunning venue, Villa Antonia overlooking Texas Hill Country. The dynamic colors found throughout this wedding add a dash of uniqueness as well as reveal the personality of the bride and groom. Magenta colored shoes for the bride and a navy blue jacket for the groom combined with various shades of grey and mauve for the bridesmaid and groomsmen all work together while letting each individual have their own look. The bride’s bouquet has a terrific variety of flowers and greenery and there’s more greenery to be found in this wedding with the adorable succulent wedding favors and patterns on the reception china. Check out more photos from this wedding in the gallery.
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Photography ~ Hyde Park Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Villa Antonia | Floral Designer ~ Blackbird Floral | Cake Designer ~ Coco Paloma Desserts | DJ ~ Look No Further Entertainment | Dresses ~ BHLDN | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

7 Questions with Vintage Oaks Ranch

POSTED IN Planning, Tips & Tools, Waco

Vintage Oaks Ranch was kind enough to sit down with us and answer a few questions about their stunning venue. Nestled just northwest of Waco, this wedding venue is the perfect mix of rustic and elegance. I could go on about this amazing venue, but I will let the people who know it best, the owners, tell you why you would be crazy not to book it for your wedding or special event!

Vintage Oaks Ranch - Exterior

1. Describe your venue (e.g., location, capacity, overall style, etc.).

Our venue is nestled in a 3 acre grove of oak trees on a 130 acre working ranch in Axtell, Texas. The ranch is home to cattle, livestock and wildlife and is bordered by a winding creek that provides additional privacy. There are multiple ponds as well as a large lake with a dock that provides a picturesque photo opportunity right from the venue. Our capacity is 150. (We are well out of town but are only a 15 minute drive from Waco/Baylor/Magnolia).

Our barn is brand new; however, it was built with the charm and character of a 100 year old building. Our interior walls are adorned with vintage doors and unique architectural pieces. The bridal suite walls are clad with the wood from an old bunkhouse from Oklahoma while the Groom’s Quarters is a hodgepodge of wood and metal from a local farm that was slated for demolition. We also have various features such as an old grain silo that sits on our large granite patio that is complete with string lights and oak tree canopy.

2. Does your venue offer both ceremony & reception spaces?

Yes, we offer both outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception spaces as well as a bridal suite and groom’s quarters for the big day prep.

Vintage Oaks Ranch - Ceremony Set Up

3. What special features does your venue have that make it stand out from other similarly situated venues?

We are a family run venue that can offer everything from the facility and decor to photography and catering. Our package includes the use of our large collection of vintage, rustic and shabby chic items. This also includes decor and floral planning and execution. We love to take the stress of planning off of our couples by offering multiple services from each specialized member of our family. We also provide wood top farm tables, choice of wood or white garden chairs and a huge selection of vintage furniture and decor on site.

4. If your venue offers outdoor space, what do you offer as a backup plan in case of inclement weather?

The backup plan for bad weather is an indoor ceremony on our enclosed porch with ample natural light or a ceremony in our main reception space with a turnover after the ceremony into the reception. We always handle the backup plan 100% so there is no stress on the couple or guests.

Vintage Oaks Ranch - Reception Set Up

5. How can couples utilize your venue spaces to get the maximum use out of it?

Using a combination of the indoor and outdoor spaces is what makes VOR shine! The large outdoor patio is large enough to accommodate the entire reception for al fresco dining or just to be used for outdoor games and lounge areas. The outdoor ceremony site is one of a kind and surrounded with an oak tree canopy.

6. Does your venue offer any other wedding day services (e.g., dj/music, catering, alcohol, wedding coordinator, etc.)

Besides the included event planning and event styling, we do offer catering. As mentioned above we also have family in the business offering photography and cakes/sweets.

Vintage Oaks Ranch - Indoor reception set up

7. How have you have seen couples utilize your venue to create different décor elements or themes for their weddings?

We love to help our couples plan and execute the best theme to tell their story. We have planned and hosted everything from rustic chic to boho, eclectic, vintage and even slightly modern and funky!

Vintage Oaks Ranch - Bride and groom