By Kathryn Paden
Walking along the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Johnny and Katie stopped to sit on a bench that sat off to the side atop a peninsula. Katie noticed her mom with her camera, which was not unusual as her mom is a journalism teacher and is always taking photos of the family. As they sat down Johnny asked Katie if she knew where they were, she said “a bench, duh”, as she said this Johnny began to get down on one knee. The next thing Katie heard from Johnny was “No, this is Marriage island”, as she realized what was happening, she began crying.
The couple chose to get married at their family-friends’ ranch, Rain Creek Ranch in Brady, Texas. They visit every year for Thanksgiving and knew it was the perfect place to begin their new journey together. As guests arrived, they were prompted to “pick a seat, not a side” where blue and black western blankets covered hay seating. Katie walked down the aisle in a stunning red custom gown from Renegade Bridal. Her veil was made from her first communion veil, which was made from her mother’s wedding veil. The couple celebrated with family and friends as the Texas night shone with stars.
“I really enjoyed having a small ceremony out of town with close family and friends and then a larger reception back in Houston a month later! It really let us enjoy both days and prolong the celebration. It was definitely hard work– it was essentially planning TWO weddings, but it was perfect for us!”
LBL Event Rentals – Floral and Linens
Peerless – Chairs
Stage Directions – Lighting and Audio Visual
Cake – Cakes by Gina
Gown – Custom from Renegade Bridal