And now here is the second part of Heather and Tibaut’s ranch wedding, from the cocktail hour into the wee morning hours.
Cocktail hour was kicked off in a nearby grove of trees by three specialty cocktails — a Michelada for the groom, Pear-Lavender Lemonade for the bride, and a Kickin’ Mule, alongside the couple’s favorite Brooklyn and Texas beers. As the sun set into twilight, guests mingled and enjoyed the view, munching on upscale takes on Southern and Tex-Mex inspired appetizers and listening to a Texan bluegrass band.
Guests were invited into the open-air barn nearby via a candlelit path for dinner, which was served family style at five rows of 100-foot long tables. Low florals, and an abundance of candlelight complimented the rows of festoon lights that created a warm ambiance that spilled out of the barn and into the night beyond.
The couple celebrated their first dance under a canopy of twinkling lights and a clear night sky to Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” by local talent The Motts, who sent the rest of their guests two-stepping across the dance\floor with a mix of classic country music and recent renditions alike. While a fireworks display after the last song signaled the end of the reception (and guests were invited to a late night snack of coffee and donuts in to-go containers), a late night after party awaited. Guests danced late into the night, with the bridal party collapsing into a Shelter & Co-outfitted “tent city” in the wee hours of the morning.
It was a weekend that saw two families, steeped in Texas heritage, come together and enjoy the land that they love the most while celebrating Heather and Tibaut in marriage. It was a celebration that was only eclipsed by the breakfast tacos served the next morning to those in Tent City, which is, really, the only way to wake up here in Texas.
All images by The Nichols Photography.