Rustic Texas Wedding

Real Weddings, Rustic Weddings

Like vintage cars and dreamy photos? Then you will love this wedding sent by Clayton Austin! Mandy and Ben’s wedding took place outside of Austin in Texas’s gorgeous hill country. The stunning location lent itself perfectly to the rustic feel of the wedding.

From the bride, Mandy:

We were both born and raised in Texas. We live in Houston. We both enjoy the outdoors and nature. We wanted something rustic, simple, and beautiful also. That is why we chose the Texas Hill Country… not Houston.

We knew that there would not be anywhere in Houston that would fit our ideal wedding location. We also knew that there would be many guests flying in from other states, so we wanted somewhere with an airport in the vicinity. We love the areas surrounding Austin. We googled rustic weddings Texas and found the perfect location…Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs.

They were set up for an outdoor ceremony and had the rustic barn for the reception and air conditioning.

Our venue had just what we wanted, and as an extra bonus that had an awesome old car sitting in the parking lot.

Our cakes and desserts were a labor of love mostly completed by family members. They did a great job making a number of deserts that Ben and I love. His grandpamade his famous “Tennessee Stack Cake” to serve as the grooms cake. Ben’s college friend Ashley Griffith made our wedding cake. She made exactly what we asked for.

My mom’s friend Ruth did my flowers. She did amazing work and they were all so beautiful. We bought them from a wholesale store in Houston and she transported them to Austin.

Some advice from Mandy:

Just breathe. Cry if you need to and ask your fiance and others around you for help if you start to get overwhelmed. There are so many people willing to pick up some of the slack when all the different details and aspects start to get jumbled.

Wedding Vendors (Austin, TX):

Photographer: Clayton Austin / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch / Florist: Mandy’s Mother’s friend, Ruth / Caterer: Creative Creations / Cakes: Family and Friends / Band: London Calling / Hairstylist: Lucie Marie / Makeup Artist: Kaarin Boyd / Bride’s Dress: Epico by San Patrick from Weddings by Debbie / Hair piece: LoBoheme / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Maid and Matron of Honor Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Pants by Perry Ellis, Vests are vintage

  1. lydia {ever ours}

    clayton austin is a genius. love all his work and of course this wedding is no exception! :)

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  3. Shayna

    Those shoes are so beyond awesome, it’s obscene.

  4. WeddingXpert

    This is just gorgeous. I’m loving her strapless mermaid gown, it’s stunning. I also adore the homemade desserts…it adds such a southern, home-y touch :)

  5. Lauren @ Be Inspired PR

    I love that dessert table! So vintage and cute!

  6. Shawna Brinkley

    Yay! Glad to see this up. Vista West Ranch is so beautiful!

  7. Jennifer

    Oh,I love this,the colors,the pictures,the wildflowers….

  8. Dognbird

    Really beautiful colors and touches in this lovely wedding. The blue bridesmaid dresses are a wonderful pop of energy!

  9. BloomDiva at panacea

    The purple shoes are to DIE for!!! Stunning photography. Love the hair piece too Lauren @ LoBoheme!

  10. Four Winds

    These pictures have so many layers of wonderful texture, metal that looks unusually soft and lacy landscapes and table tops. Everyone involved has a talent for including exceptional details!

  11. Wrinkle in Time Photography

    Not only absolutely stunning, but so touching – look at the bridesmaids faces during the ceremony, especially the one on the right! So sweet!

  12. The Hens Nest

    Beautiful colours and proessing!

  13. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride}

    Two things I’m loving lately: The amazing weddings coming out of Texas, and the reintroduction of purple as a wedding color. I love deep purples like this; they’re so richly romantic to me!

  14. Emily Heizer Photography

    This is my favorite post ever! So beautiful!

  15. Allie

    I absolutely love this wedding! great inspiration! thanks for posting!!

  16. Brittany Loadman

    Gorgeous wedding! Where did you find the letters on the cake table.. they’re amazing

  17. Elaine

    I love the bride’s shoes are absolutely gorgeous !!!:)

  18. Brittany

    This is truly a beautiful wedding. I’ve been looking through a handful of these galleries and this one has caught my attention. Some shots are literally taking my breath away. Congratulations to a lovely couple!

  19. Holly Powell

    Where did you buy the wholesale flowers in houston?? Thanks :)

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