Matt and Scott’s small Texas ranch wedding
There’s no doubt that Scott and Matt took care of all the details when it came to planning their wedding on a ranch in Texas. This wedding had tons of amazing features that were a hit with guests, from perfectly named signature cocktails to adorable signage to the most important part of the wedding – the grooms (who of course had paid attention to detail and wore complimentary suits and ties)!
From their photographer, Cory Ryan: “When you are greeted at Star Hill Ranch by a large taxidermy buffalo, you know this is going to be one awesome wedding! Alongside their best friends, Scott & Matt got ready together in the grooms cottage. I love it when couples get dressed side by side, and help each other with the finishing touches of their snappy blue suits – it just makes for such intimate and romantic photos! We wandered around the sprawling property for couple’s photos, before signing the marriage certificate surrounded by their family in the little white chapel. The ceremony took place down by the pavilion, with a mix of chairs and long wooden pews for guests. Instead of a traditional aisle down the middle, this modern couple opted for long rows and a hilarious sign saying “Sit on the grooms’ side”. The couples’ proud mothers walked them down the aisle arm-in-arm, and Matt’s uncle acted as officiant, declaring “Scott, I now declare you married to my nephew!” Guests then mingled over signature Whiskey & Pimm’s Cup cocktails while Scott & Matt rang the church bell and celebrated! Guests were treated to an extraordinarily delicious al fresco dinner by Gourmet Gals under the string lights, and stunningly creative fruit-infused floral table arrangements by friend Travis Ward. We stole the newlyweds away for a quick sunset session, and I am so glad we made it happen, because the photos are just pure magic! A live band kicked off the first dance, which then evolved into Mother-Son dances about half way through… so sweet! Silhouette artist Cindi Rose created single and double-couple silhouettes as guest favors and to be glued into a custom guest book. What an original and unique idea! Since Scott has a background in theater and lighting design, and some of the ILIOS lighting techs were ex-students of Scott’s, the reception lighting and colors were fun, punchy & plentiful! After dancing the night away, the couple exited to bubbles and the cheers of loved ones.”