Fredericksburg Wedding : Melissa and Harlan

October 4, 2013

Classy diamond wedding rings from a Hill Country wedding are pictured in this detail shot. Here a cactus wreath hangs on a rustic wooden door in the chic Country Cottages. A makeup artist touches up a brides wedding makeup for her ranch wedding. An ivory hair ornament and lacy wedding dress wait for the bride in a Boot Ranch wedding. The bride and her bridesmaids, dressed in elegant wedding gowns, get ready in the Country Cottages. The elegant bride was married in an upscale wedding at Boot Ranch. The bride and bridesmaids pose for a picture by one of Austin's top wedding photographers in a ranch wedding. One of Austin's top wedding photographers captured elegant details of a chandelier and wedding bouquet. The groom and groomsmen stroll to the Members Lodge. The groom and groomsmen pose next to the vineyard at a Hill Country wedding. This Boot Ranch wedding was photographed by one of Austin's top wedding photographers. The bride and her family take a moment in the Clubhouse Village. The bride's party waited in anticipation in the Country Cottages. This was a beautiful ranch wedding in the Texas Hill Country. Maggie Gillespie Designs helped to manage the event. The bride and the father of the bride walk up the aisle in the Members Lodge. The bride and groom said their vows in a beautiful ranch wedding. The bride and groom stand in front of the wedding officiant at Boot Ranch. One of Austin's top wedding photographers captured joyful moments of the Hill Country wedding. The bride and groom had a poignant moment after the wedding. They were married in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The bride and groom take some special time for themselves at Boot Ranch. The bride's wedding bouquet matched her elegant wedding gown. The bride and groom were married at Fredericksburg's Country Cottages. The wedding party looks on the first dance at the reception in the Members Lodge. Bride and groom dance the first dance in the Clubhouse Village. A happy flower girl watches the dance floor at the wedding reception. Fun moments were had by all at the Boot Ranch wedding reception. A bridesmaid dances at the wedding reception. One of the groomsmen dances at the reception in the Members Lodge. The bride dances at her Country Cottages wedding. The wedding reception was organized and managed by Maggie Gillespie Designs. The bride laughs at the groom as he speaks in the Clubhouse Village. The bride and groom sing karaoke at their wedding reception in Boot Ranch. The bride and groom and the wedding party held up sparklers at the end of the night. The bride and groom kiss at their Hill Country ranch wedding on top of a flashy red sports car. The bride and groom kiss in the empty dance floor at the Country Cottages.

Melissa and Harlan were the first couple married at the Country Inn & Cottages venue in Fredericksburg. She is a 4th grade teacher who grew up in Houston, and he is a land and ranch real estate broker who grew up in Dallas. They met at a dinner one with mutual friends one night, and, as they said, “the rest is history.” Harlan proposed in a gorgeous chapel sitting on a bluff overlooking the Brazos River.

Melissa wanted a shabby country chic style wedding with a little bit of vintage thrown in. She had her mother’s wedding veil wrapped around her wedding bouquet. We love weddings that have special people involved throughout the day. Melissa and Harlan’s officiant was the best man’s dad, and the singer for the ceremony was a groomsman at the wedding.

The best part? Harlan sang the song for the father-daughter dance. Sweet 😉


A special thanks to all the vendors:

Event Coordinators and Design: Maggie Gillespie Designs

Catering: Delicious Details

Venue: Country Inn & Cottages

Flowers: Maggie Gillespie Designs

Hair: Beauty Mark Agency

Makeup: Beauty Mark Agency

Cake: Sophie’s Bakery

Band: Matchmaker Band

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Boot Ranch

And a huge thanks to my good friend and very talented photographer Matt Johnson for second shooting for me on this wedding! Thanks Matt, your work is always so beautiful!