Gretchen & Kyle | Private Ranch Wedding

When two outdoor seeking people fall head over bootheels in love, you know they are bound for a wedding adventure. And that’s precisely what wedding guests got for Gretchen & Kyle’s wedding weekend… a crazy beautiful wedding adventure. While the couple lives in Cali, they knew immediately they would be Texas bound for their wedding festivities since the family of the bride has an incredible family ranch to host the affair. It all started with glamping tents set for the bridal party, shooting clay for the groom & groomsmen and ATV excursions over the vast 1000+ acres of the family Woodson ranch. This celebration is chock full of southern charm and detail. A little back story and important detail of our very sweet and beautiful bride… Gretchen is Type 1 diabetic and has so articulately crafted a following as an influencer and promoter for those touched by Type 1. She uses her platform for both playful love and life but also open and honest dialogue about her struggles and how she has overcome them continuing to inspire those in her same circles. She has truly touched our team with her light within and love for those around here. What an honor to give Gretch the wedding of her dreams. 🙂 

Friday night before the big day, our team crafted the most romantic rehearsal dinner. With a barn light up, hay bales surrounding over sized fire pits and a real chuckwagon outdoor chef, the guests experienced first hand how a cowboy makes sour dough biscuits from scratch while cattle roam free nearby. It was casual night of toasting by the fire, bellowing laughter and eating under the Texas night sky.
The big day had arrived and shuttles picked up the wedding guests in Mule Alley outside Hotel Drover. Another node to the west, a preview of what guests can expect for the rest of the day. With it’s roughly bricked alleys and elevated western vibe, out of state guests enjoyed spots like the Side Saddle Saloon for a spirit the night before. Our couple thought after each decision with the upmost intent.
As guests loaded up and headed to the ranch, our design team was underway to create the production. Our overall design was a modern mix to western living. It’s a juxtaposition of textures like rattan in chargers and chandeliers with modern and monochromatic floral in white. I wanted the mood to coexist with the nature surrounding. Gretchen & Kyle are youthful and currently live in Cali so I also wanted to marry that West Coast vibe with Texas landscape.
Upon arriving to the ranch, guests were transported by hay bale tractors down to the ceremony site which was one of the couple’s favorite spots on the stretch of land. It was a small landing with a cliff and overlook to a pond below. Along the hay bale ride everyone was given a little Texas small batch Tequila to taste. The ceremony kept simple with a blooming aisle of babies breathe and long stem white floral.
After the ceremony, guests head to the cocktail hour where longhorns are waiting for selfies and little burros are packed with beers for grabs.
Then dinner and dancing in a clear top tent under the stars. BUT we can’t forget our two most favorite details of the night. Our assigned seating was comprised of custom bandanas with the ranch brand.. one for each guest. To make it even more personal, a chain stitcher there onsite to personalize each. (a little nod to the bride’s own business of hand stitching her merch – check her out @TYPEoneTYPEhappy)
Topped with an awesome show of fireworks and live painter, each moment was crafted with love.


 Planning + Design –GRIT & GOLD | Floral – Olive Grove | Invitations – Pretty Post | Venue – Family Ranch |  MUA – Jones Beauty Co | Rentals – Marquee & BBJ LaTavola | Catering – City Kitchen | Video – Alabaster Films | Cake – Back Home Bakery | Fireworks – Pyrotex | Live Painter – Make Art All Day | Longhorn – Lonesome Longhorn | Beer Burros – Big City Farm | Band – Aaron McDonnell & the Neon Eagles



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