James & Elizabeth | Rustic Wedding at Peacock River Ranch | Gatesville, Texas

 Bride and groom exchange vows during their rustic wedding ceremony at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

We’re so excited to share the first 2018 wedding here on the blog! This past weekend we joined James & Elizabeth for their beautiful and perfectly-them wedding day at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas. You may remember these two J&M Sweethearts from their romantic engagement session by the river. Do you remember how James proposed to Elizabeth back on New Year’s while they were fishing together, one of their favorite things to do? We kept the important theme of the Bosque River in their love story, photographing their engagement portraits at Brazos Park East. And just as their engagement session told the story of their engagement, their wedding day pulled together all the things that defined them as a couple and perfectly told the story of them.

There were the soft, romantic touches of the lace on Elizabeth’s dress, and the bridesmaids’ turquoise dresses too. But paired with the lace were the cowboy boots that highlighted their love for the country and how one of their favorite things to do is go two-stepping together. The romance and the country continued to blend together well in the burlap and lace table runners, the twine and lace in the invitations, and the baby’s breath and sunflowers in the centerpieces. Even Peacock River Ranch, with its expansive views of green pastures marked by a wooden fence line, kept the romance of the country in the guest’s mind as they watched James & Elizabeth become husband and wife.

Their wedding details also pointed to the importance of relationships in their life. Elizabeth glued a penny in her boot, dated 1988, the year she & James were born. On her bouquet, she pinned treasured items to stand for her “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” as well as remember her late father. James’ mother made all the floral arrangements, including Elizabeth’s bouquet. Elizabeth’s friends, Erik and Stella Johnson from Cuppiecakes in McGregor, made the cake and cupcakes for the reception. Most of the gorgeous hand-lettered signs were made by Morgan Johnson with Watercrest Mill, while the remaining signs and invitations were done by Elizabeth, her soon-to-be mother-in-law, or her dear friend, Brandi. With the help of friends and family, these Sweethearts planned the perfect rustic wedding, full of romantic details and sentimental elements.

But James & Elizabeth’s love story wasn’t only in the details. It was in the face of every person at their wedding. Family and friends came from all over the country to celebrate the love of these two Sweethearts. This love was felt throughout the day during so many touching moments - when Elizabeth and her dad were teary-eyed when they first saw one another, when Elizabeth smiled through happy tears at her first look with James, when they both laughed and cried a little while exchanging their vows, and when Elizabeth’s sister began crying during her toast and then laughing through her tears. And after dancing the night away, James & Elizabeth were showered with the bright lights of sparklers held high by friends and family, ready to walk into their next adventure.

 Turquoise, sunflower, burlap and lace wedding details at a rustic wedding ceremony at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Reception details at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Wedding rings tied in knot of twine lace wedding dress
 Sunflowers and baby's breath centerpieces at rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride glued a penny in her boot on her wedding day - rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Wedding ring and invitation details at a rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Flower girl and ring bearers wearing their ring security shirts - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride's mother buttons up her wedding gown and adjusts her veil - Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride's first look with her dad - Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Father of the bride kisses her cheek at their first look - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bridesmaids in turquoise lace dresses and cowboy boots -Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride walks up to groom during their first look 
 Groom sees bride for the first time at their wedding - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom embrace in a green pasture at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Bride in a lace wedding dress holds her groom in his cowboy hat - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Groomsmen in jeans and tan vests and bridesmaids in turquoise dresses and boots - Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride in lace wedding gown poses in green pasture on her wedding day - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Bride and bridesmaids pose along wooden fence - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Dad walks his daughter down the aisle at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Bride and groom kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony at Peacock River Ranch Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Unique guest book idea at wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Cake and cupcake display at wedding reception - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Bride and groom share a first dance during their reception at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Father dances with his daughter on her wedding day - Peacock River Ranch - Gatesville TX - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Rustic wedding at Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com
 Wedding ring casts a heart-shaped shadow in Bible - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Sunset portraits with the bride and groom - Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Groom kisses his bride with sunset behind them at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Bride's parents dance at Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Reception at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas - Jason & Melaina Photography
 Bride and groom hold one another surrounded by sparklers - Jason & Melaina Photography - www.jasonandmelaina.com

Dear James & Elizabeth,

Your wedding day was magical and so full of love! We pray the love you felt that day is a firm foundation for your marriage to grow on. And as you return to life at home with your pups and your normal routine, we hope you remember the joy and love of this day every time you look back at your pictures.

Love, J&M

 Groom dips bride and kisses her during their sparkler exit - Peacock River Ranch - Jason & Melaina Photography

Venue | Peacock River Ranch

Planner | Brandi Lott

Rentals | Priceless Moments Photo booth

Officiant | Rev. Scott Kerschner

Videographer | 4 Rivers Videography

Florist | Crystal Klepper, mother of the groom

Baker | Cuppiecakes

Ceremony Musicians | Grazioso String Quartet

DJ | Hannemann-Thomas Productions

Caterer | Bare Bone's BBQ

Hair | Amy Lynn, Hair Artist

Make up | Elizabeth Tindell

Signage | Morgan Johnson with Watercrest Mill

Transportation | Legacy Limousines of Waco


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