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There’s nothing sweeter than high school sweethearts reuniting at the altar. And few things more Southern than a ranch-inspired wedding. True story. The horses trotting in the open field during the newlyweds’ portraits look straight out of a movie, and the cozy, lantern-lit reception almost makes me love these colder months. (Almost!) T + C cut into a red velvet confection from Lorraine Lim Catering before boogying the night away. A big yee-haw to California photographer Braedon Flynn for sharing!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Ah, this was interesting, it was such a strange fabric and I loved it, but could not figure out how to style it. It had a large flower that was supposed to go under the bodice, but that I ended up sewing it right into the middle of the dress while I was wearing it! I cut out the beading and added more homemade “petals” to it, literally while wearing the dress to make sure it looked good. I was happy with the final look, which I am sure was one of a kind! At the reception we couldn’t find the loops the bustle, so we ended cutting it off with scissors! No one noticed, though!
Describe your wedding flowers: The flowers were gorgeous. We decorated our long wooden tables with flowers, lanters and candles. We used cabbage roses, crespidia, rannuculas, succulents and even some peonies! Everything was loose and romantic.
Describe your wedding cake: My cake was red velvet with fluffym sugary frosting. I LOVE frosting.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Getting the ceremony barn ready. We not only had to clean out tons of wood and old vehicles that didn’t run, but also had to get an inspector and add some structural elements, and we had to store the hay in another location for awhile, since the barn is still a working barn.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The day was set for 90% chance of rain, but it didn’t rain a drop! I really enjoyed my wedding day. I had a flip camera and was filming everything. I am so glad I had it, because it helped me remember everything. I filmed going to bed the night before, my thoughts in the morning, getting ready with my girlfriends andright before I walked down the isle. I was so glad I had it!
Did you write your own vows? It was very important to us to have traditional biblical vows, vows that recognize that men and women do have different roles in marriage.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to? Life. Playing together ☺ We are pretty ridiculous people, so we love life. We will have kids in a few years, we just want some time together first.

Written with love by Katharine
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  2. avatar Jenny reply

    Yellow flowers add a great energy and fun color to the cake. I really want to know what kind of fabric her wedding dress is made of. Thanks!

  3. avatar Kristin Nicole reply

    Love the veil

  4. avatar Jillian {Pretty Little Weddings} reply

    I think the lounge area built out of stacked hay bales is genius! Thank you for sharing such a great idea.

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  6. avatar Heather Forsythe reply

    Love the details… the veil, the flowers, the cake, but OMG… that groom??? L – O – V – E him!!!

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