Behind The Butter

Our Wedding 5.25.13


Finally! I am so excited to share with you an intimate look at our wedding day.

We got married on May 25th in Austin, Texas at Pecan Springs Ranch. We found the venue last Christmas when it was still under construction, but I fell in love with the owner’s vision for the place and knew it would be perfect for us. I always knew I wanted an outdoor wedding in a prairie-like setting and Pecan Springs Ranch totally fit that vision.

All these photos are courtesy of our photographer, Astrid. Astrid has been an ELR reader for years and after chatting with her briefly, I knew she would do a spectacular job shooting our wedding. I couldn’t have been happier with the way our photos turned out, plus she is a totally lovely person and a joy to work with. I highly recommend her!




The venue was actually built on an old homestead from the 1800s, and I think the most special part was the old fireplace that we got married in front of. The fireplace was part of the original home and had children’s names scratched into the brick. Just writing about it gives me shivers…it was very, very cool.



Here’s a few photos of us girls getting ready in the adorable brides house, circa 1940. Our wedding color was cornflower blue, and all my girls were matching blue sundresses that I found on clearance from BHLDN. At $60 a pop, they were a total steal and absolutely adorable!





I bought all my bridesmaids FashionABLE scarves to throw over their dress during the reception in case they got chilly. They LOVED the scarves!! They also wore Noonday earrings and Stella & Dot gold bangles.

And now for the story about my dress.


To be totally honest, the dress wasn’t the highest priority of mine. I had no desire to spend thousands on a dress I would wear for a few hours. That’s just not me. I’d rather put more money towards the food! Anyway, I found this short party dress on BHLDN and instantly knew it was a winner. It’s the “sequin stash dress” in case you’re wondering. I ordered it online, it fit like a glove and I paired it with a sparkly necklace {also from BHLDN}, a short veil, kitten heels for walking down the aisle and my fav cowboy boots for dancing later! πŸ™‚



It truly was exactly the “laid back prairie-style” look I was going for. I HIGHLY recommend short wedding dresses! It made dancing later super fun, especially since my dress had a tight pink sequin layer underneath. It was the ultimate party dress and I felt like a princess in it.

As for the flowers, I got together with a couple of my bridesmaids two days before the wedding and we made them all by hand. It saved tons of money and was really fun! I wanted everything to be bright, colorful and sort of messy. No matchy matchy bouquets here!


My amazing wedding coordinator, Christine, doubled as our florist. Seriously, if you’re getting married in Austin I can’t recommend Christine enough. She was fabulous and I don’t think we could have done it without her. In fact, I know we couldn’t have done it without her. Twenty minutes before the ceremony started, all electricity was lost at the venue and Christine held everything and everyone together perfectly. Our band and caterers ran on generators all night and hundreds of candles were lit for dinner. Right when I walked down the aisle to Adam I whispered that we got our “real prairie wedding” with no electricity and he burst out laughing. It was so us, power or not.


Here are some more ceremony photos. I can’t even tell you how special our ceremony was. It signified our union in Christ and the covenant we now share. We chose two passage of scripture, one from the old testament {ruth 1: 16-17} and one from the new testament {mark 10: 6-9}. It was also very special to have a good friend marry us!









Our gorgeous ceremony programs were custom designed by Tricia at The Memory Trunk. I can’t recommend her enough – she did a beautiful job on our programs that totally fit the rustic look we were going for.


Our moms helped us so much with decor! My mom made these mason jar vases that we hung on the ceremony end chairs. They were so bright and beautiful!

Adam’s mom made all the centerpieces for the tables. She used reclaimed wood from their property to make these wood “cookies” then she found collected all the vintage bottles we used as vases.




All other vintage decorations were provided by Pecan Springs Ranch! Christine decorated the entire place for us and it just looked fabulous with vintage typewriters, books and yard games.


One of the coolest things we did was this fun seating chart! I wrote all of our guest’s names down on doilies I bought from a craft store then pinned them up with wooden clothes pins on this wire frame to correspond with their table number. It was a big hit!


I also made this huge Eat Local Organic sign that we propped up. I painted it last winter when we were visiting Adam’s family over Christmas. His mom made the other signs!



Those little burlap wrapped thingies in the first photo are our wedding favors! Adam made e-books that we loaded on flash drives for everyone. The e-books contained a dozen different playlists synced to Spotify of our favorite songs along with photos and quotes from our favorite books.

And now let’s talk about FOOD! We used Royal Fig Catering in Austin and they were just lovely. We picked a menu of roast chicken, macaroni and cheese with brie, dates and bacon, roast heirloom carrots and brown butter cornbread. Delicious comfort food for all!

And spicy guavaritas to drink! These spicy tequila cocktails were definitely the hit of the party.


We also had old school cokes in big galvanized tubs for easy sippin’!


As for our cake, we used the extremely talented Hayley at Cecelia’s Austin. She was fabulous. We chatted on the phone because I couldn’t get in for a tasting and I told her exactly what I wanted — a very simple, yet very delicious carrot cake with no “frilly things” like pineapple, nuts or raisins. Just plain ol’ carrot cake with cream cheese frosting layers and buttercream on the top.


I’m telling you, Adam and I are STILL talking about that cake and how good it was. I’m so glad my mom snatched the top tier to take home and freeze for us to eat on our first anniversary! I highly recommend working with Hayley if you need a great wedding cake. She’s the best!!


Like our wooden cake topper? Kacia made it! That girl is mega talented.

We decided to go the band route instead of a DJ. We used The Pearl Tones and they were wonderful! Despite no electricity, our wedding was a It was awesome! I would book them again in a heartbeat. They are so insanely talented!




Here’s us and Astrid! Again, I can’t recommend her enough as a wedding photographer. She lives in DC but will travel to wherever you are!


Whew! I think that pretty much covers it. I think one of the best decisions Adam and I made was to leave the wedding at 10:30pm and head to our hotel. We drove ourselves in our maroon rental car, and right after the car door slammed and we pulled out into the dusty Texas night, we shared a brief moment of silence then looked at each other and just burst out laughing hysterically. We did it! We got married! I still can’t even believe it really happened. And man, that night goes by so fast.


I also loved that we left immediately on our honeymoon. I know some couples say they appreciated having a few days before leaving, but we loved leaving the next day as a newly married couple. We were running on pure adrenaline at that point! It was the best.

I know all brides probably say that their day was absolutely perfect, and I’m no different. It really was perfect for us…..a huge dance party out in the country with good food and all our best friends. It was so “us”, despite not having any electricity! Just simple and enjoyable. We are so thankful for all the extra help our friends and family gave us getting ready for our big day! We couldn’t have done it without them.

Here’s our vendor list! I highly recommend each and every one of them. They were wonderful to work with in every possible way.

Vendor List ~

Venue: Pecan Springs Ranch

Wedding Coordinator: Eventfully Yours’

Florist: Eventfully Yours’

Caterer: Royal Fig Catering

Vintage Rentals: c/o Pecan Springs Ranch

Photography: Astrid Photography

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Wedding Jewelry: pearl earrings from grandma, necklace from BHLDN, bracelet from Stella & Dot

Wedding Shoes: kitten heels from BHLDN, boots from Corral Vintage

Veil: Unbridaled Austin

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN

Wedding Cake: Cecelia’s Austin

Hair + Makeup: done by friends

Band: The Pearl Tones

Ceremony Programs: The Memory Trunk


And that, my friends, is the story of how I came to be Mrs. Jennifer Beaugh.

The End.




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  • Melanie
    July 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Completely gorgeous and lovely! Thanks for sharing. Made me think about how special my wedding day was 8 years ago πŸ™‚

  • Ksenija @ Health Ninja
    July 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    You are such a beautiful bride – I would have never thought that a short brides gown could look that classy. I wish you two all the best!

  • Erin
    July 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    You are absolutely beautiful and look so happy! I’m glad your wedding was everything you hoped and dreamed it would be! The pictures are fantastic and I love all the little details from the coke bottles to your friend marrying you two. So happy for you Jenna! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Beaugh!!!

  • Kelly Mitchem
    July 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Everything about this seems perfect! So happy that your day turned out so wonderful. I have never heard of that website BHLDN, I wish I had so I could have used it when I got married!

  • Allie@LiveLaughEat
    July 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna!! You are absolutely stunning. Love your dress!

  • Tieghan
    July 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Congrats Jenna!! Your wedding is basically the wedding of my dreams. Just perfect and your dress is stunning. I LOVE that you did spend a fortune on it and it did not swallow you! LOL!
    Oh and those boots? Yes!! Love those!

    Looks like one truly amazing day!

  • Margarita
    July 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Jenna, I love your wedding… The low key, no fuss, rustic, good food, dancing, and all that. But by far, my favorite is your bouquet. It is super gorgeous! So fun, happy, and classy at the same time. I love how it seems like you went out in the meadow and brought home a bunch of beautiful wild flowers. And also, you are one gorgeous bride!

  • Margarita
    July 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    P.S. what kind of flowers are those curly, viney ones?

  • Urban Wife
    July 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    This post just made me tear up. Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with us. Y’all are so blessed to have entered into the marriage covenant and it’s wonderful that you have these lovely pictures to remember it all, because yes, it all goes by way too fast. Everything about the wedding turned out beautifully as I’m sure you already know. Again, congratulations on starting this amazing journey called marriage. May God continue blessing y’all! Yay, Mrs. Beaugh.

  • Emily @ Running for Boston
    July 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Beautiful. I love all your details….and the cowgirl boots. Awesome!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Jenna this is such a beautiful post and thanks for sharing it! I know it probably took forever to upload all these pics, too – but they’re all appreciated! You looked gorgeous and I got married in a short wedding dress, too. Mine was hot pink and it made dancing later that night easy – no long dress to worry about and showed no dirt πŸ™‚ I love the photos – your photographer did an amazing job. All the behind the scenes details she captured. And I especially love the shot of you and your dad walking down the aisle. And those boots, too! πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  • Aimee
    July 15, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Congratulations Jenna! What a positively gorgeous wedding and a beautiful bride. All the best to you both.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 15, 2013 at 2:16 am

    You look absolutely stunning. Whenever I decide to get married, I’ll absolutely be the one to save $$$ on the dresses… it really isn’t practical to bust a budget on a dress when there are so many gorgeous ones out there for less! The length is such a neat idea too. Just makes it unique and it keeps it all simple! Congratulations to both of you!

  • carol
    July 15, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Beautiful !

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    July 15, 2013 at 3:42 am

    most perfect wedding ever.
    i wish i could get a better picture of the pink sparkles under your dress!!
    love it all. congratulations again jenna!

  • Chrissy
    July 15, 2013 at 3:50 am

    What a beautiful wedding! I’m loving the bright colour on your nails – what is it?

  • Tara
    July 15, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

  • Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    July 15, 2013 at 4:55 am

    How absolutely beautiful. The colors were absolutely perfect together. You will look back and cherish these forever. It never gets old looking at my wedding pictures.

  • Kelsey @aslolife
    July 15, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Congrats Jenna!!! It looked like an absolutely beautiful day!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 15, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Oh my goodness Jenna, I love it ALL! Everything from the fireplace and your cowboy boots, right down to the mason jar vases and the names on the doilies! It looks like you had an absolutely beautiful day. You are absolutely glowing in all these photos!

  • Desiree
    July 15, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. Looks like the perfect day. I also had an outdoor wedding and it was so much fun. Remember it like yesterday.

  • Poetesswug (Deb)
    July 15, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Awwwwwwww!…Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us!! ?

  • Jenn
    July 15, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Just perfect. Really, really beautiful. Congratulations πŸ™‚

  • Astrid
    July 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

    You two were amazing to work with and you are absolutely right….that carrot cake was INSANELY good! The day could not have been more beautiful and you and Adam are the best! πŸ™‚

  • liz
    July 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Lovely! I love that you left at 10:30 – was the party still going on? I love when couples have an exit, so traditional and rarely seen (at least on Long Island!!)

  • Karen
    July 15, 2013 at 6:04 am

    WOW…detail after detail was breaktaking! I love that your vision reflected your personalities so well – just perfect! (I ADORE your chic/cool/hip bridal dress! Of course, you look beyond gorgeous in it!)

  • Kacia
    July 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

    GORGEOUS. absolutely GORGEOUS.

  • Melanie
    July 15, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Amazing Jenna! Just gorgeous! All of it! Congratuations! Totally looks like a beautiful wedding I would see on Style Me Pretty when I was looking for inspiration for my own wedding! Love your style! Congrats!!

  • Danica @ It's Progression
    July 15, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Beautiful. All of it. And I just adore your dress!

  • Marissa@ohhhsolovely
    July 15, 2013 at 6:15 am

    i really love the way your wedding was styled! you are also the only other gal i’ve seen wear a short wedding dress. mine was short just like yours & i loved it! no way i would’ve been comfy in a big huge dress! beautiful pics, and glad you all had a fabulous day.

  • Melanie
    July 15, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Oh I love BHLDN!! I still look at the site even though I’m already married πŸ™‚

  • Lori
    July 15, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! So many people focus too much on the wedding and not enough on the marriage…you and Adam have your priorities straight! Congratulations and my very best to you both.

  • Julie
    July 15, 2013 at 6:20 am

    So beautiful! Got tears in my eyes reading this post. You looked absolutely radiant! Gods blessings!

  • Amanda
    July 15, 2013 at 6:47 am


  • Kathryn
    July 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I second Lori – good for you for keeping your priorities right. Everything looks beautiful. By the way, I love red nails and if I ever had a wedding, I would definitely go with red nails for it. They are classic!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    July 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

    you looked absolutely stunning!! Everything about your wedding was amazing! I love the simplicity yet elegance of everything!

  • Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot
    July 15, 2013 at 6:51 am

    WOW! So cool to see this pictures! Last time we talked, you were still planning. So glad this was such a wonderful day for the two of you. Seriously, your wedding could not have been more beautiful!!!!! I think I’ll have to pin the entire thing πŸ˜‰ So happy for you two!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 15, 2013 at 6:54 am

    WOW! What absolute perfection. Every single detail is SO charming. Somewhere Laura Ingalls Wilder beams. And you look like a bride from a magazine. Truly heartstoppingly lovely.

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    July 15, 2013 at 6:56 am

    You looked gorgeous Jenna! And the short dress with those cowboy boots is so very Texas, I love it! The mason jars with the flowers and the centerpieces were all so beautiful, great job mamas! The signs you made we’re awesome too. Looks like a beautiful day that you will cherish forever!

  • sharon
    July 15, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Finally! The post I’ve been so excited for! Thank you for sharing your incredible day. You really did look beautiful! So happy for you and wishing you all the happiness in the world!

  • Sarah K
    July 15, 2013 at 7:05 am

    What a beautiful wedding!

  • Jodi
    July 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

    where are those fab cowboy boots from?

    • jenna
      July 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Coral Vintage last year! I love the so, so much and wear them everywhere!

  • Kay
    July 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Oh, Jenna! So so beautiful! Love you, Adam, and your family so much! oxox!

  • LindseyAnn
    July 15, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I loved your mention of the moment you two drove off–my husband and I had the same moment after we left our reception. Congratulations, your wedding was beautiful and you two look so happy. πŸ™‚

  • jenna k
    July 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

    yay! thanks so much for sharing all that with us! everything was so beautiful, and i’m so glad you guys were so pleased with your day. πŸ™‚

  • Ree Battis
    July 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations! How beautiful! Makes me want to have another wedding! Since mine was LONG ago, I will have to “settle” for a really cool, country anniversary party πŸ˜‰

  • Angie
    July 15, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love those cowboy boots. And the Adam loves Jenna sign. And everything else. So glad your special day was so amazing.

  • Rachel Cooks
    July 15, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Perfect, just perfect! Congrats!!

  • emily
    July 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    So sweet! I love the pics of you and your husband together:)

  • Padma
    July 15, 2013 at 7:50 am

    THanks so much for sharing your day! I love your dress. I think its a perfect idea. I love everything about your wedding, it has such a cute and elegant charm, and everything is so you. And the wedding favors is such a perfect idea. It’s personal and a perfect memento. Congrats again!! πŸ™‚

  • jamie@ green beans & grapefruit
    July 15, 2013 at 7:59 am

    What a gorgeous day, Jenna! You look beautiful and so happy!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    July 15, 2013 at 8:08 am


  • Sallie
    July 15, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this! I LOVE your photos, your dress, your bridesmaid dresses, your flowers, your prairie style…well heck, I love it all. Thanks for sharing. It looks like it was a perfect day. And as one who also wore a short wedding dress, I agree 100% on the comfy level. It’s the only way to go! Congratulations again Jenna!

  • Robyn @thereallife_RD
    July 15, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I had chills reading this, how beautiful!
    I love that you chose a short dress and ordered it online, so simple yet so gorgeous!
    You look so happy!

  • Christina
    July 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

    It’s perfect, really, really perfect! Your happy faces make me want to cry because it’s just so beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Leslie Means
    July 15, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love LOVE those boots too!

  • Lila
    July 15, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Can you share where you found your veil? I am in desperate need of a similarly simple style for my wedding in August. Would be SO grateful!

    • jenna
      July 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Sorry I forgot to mention that! It’s from a shop in Austin called Unbridaled. Here’s the link:

  • Caroline L.
    July 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This post just made me deliriously happy! You guys pulled off such a gorgeous and beautiful wedding – love that you guys combined all of your favorite things and made the wedding very “you”! Laura Ingalls Wilder would’ve been proud πŸ™‚

  • HeatherChristo
    July 15, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Oh Jenna- you are just the most beautiful bride. Right out of a magazine. The whole night looks wonderful and incredibly charming. Warmest congratulations to you two!!

  • Joelle ( on a pink typewriter)
    July 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Love , love, love it! The food would most definitely be my priority too- sounds like it was all delicious.

    There were sequins beneath the white top layer of your dress, or did I misread that?

    • jenna
      July 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Yep! A tight pink sequin slip was underneath the white layer πŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    July 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Just lovely; love the farm setting. It looks similar to our farm 45 minutes away from here!

  • Bryony
    July 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Such a beautiful wedding and I love your dress! Thanks for sharing your special day with all of us!

  • Julianne @ LifeOffLeash
    July 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful recap, thanks for sharing! I’ve been following you for almost a year now and it’s been great to read! Happy for you both πŸ™‚

  • Elisabeth
    July 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful!!! Everything seems perfect for you & Adam. The flowers were especially gorgeous & I loved that other things were more of a priority to you than the dress (plus I loved the short one πŸ˜‰ ). That first photo says it all! Congratulations again to you & Adam.

  • Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac
    July 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

    How wonderful!!! You looked so gorgeous Jenna and you’re wedding was so beautiful!!! I don’t know that I am crafty enough to do as much as you did on your own, but you have inspired me to try!!! I absolutely love your short dress and the color of your bridesmaid dress is really fantastic. I love the way it pops!!! What a fabulous couple you and Adam make!! Congratulations again! Or should I say, Best Wishes to the Bride!! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel @ Eat Learn Discover
    July 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

    So perfect, so gorgeous! And, that last line definitely got me choked up.

  • Mary
    July 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations! You both look great!

  • Kelsea
    July 15, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This is so perfect!!! Congratulations to you both! All the best.

  • Tammy
    July 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful!!! Blessings to you both!!!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    July 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

    this wedding looks like it was perfectly YOU. and the photos are beautiful. i always tell my friends that whatever happens at your wedding, missteps and choices and wonderful things and all, it’s exactly how it was supposed to turn out. congrats again!

  • Kati
    July 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

    The picture of you on the swing is GORGEOUS!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    July 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This is such a special look at your special day! I love that your wedding ceremony, venue and decorations were so personal and different! Congrats to you and your honey!!!

  • Emily
    July 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

    What a sweet, sweet story Jenna! I loved reading about the details. You looked gorgeous!

  • Becky @ Olives n Wine
    July 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Congrats!! You looked absolutely gorgeous and perfect on your wedding day! I love the prairie theme – so simple and elegant at the same time.

  • Lauren
    July 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Really beautiful, Jenna! Thanks for sharing the photos & details. And I will be bookmarking BHLDN for some wishful thinking… πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

  • Joey
    July 15, 2013 at 11:10 am

    So incredibly beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • Kim
    July 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful Jenna! Thank you for sharing your photos and for providing me with inspiration for my own wedding…one day!!!!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    July 15, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Gorgeous! Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing a recap of your amazing day.

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker
    July 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Wow! Stunning! What a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing.

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    July 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    How absolutely beautiful! Looks like these photos came out of a bridal magazine. Congrats to you!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    July 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Yayy!! I love it! Gorgeous pictures. Congratulations to you!!

  • purelytwins
    July 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    beautiful pictures!!! love your dress and the boots!!
    just gorgeous!! loved it all πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing your magical day with us!
    and again congrats!!!

  • Kim
    July 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Yay! Congrats! I love the short dress. I wore a short dress too. I don’t know about you, but one thing I looked into when buying my dress was being able to wear it again. I didn’t spend a fortune on it, but is definitely one of the fancier things in my closet and I like knowing that I can get more use out of it on other special occasions like anniversaries!

  • Megan
    July 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing — everything looks beautiful! I’m getting married next month, and I’ve also opted for a short and relatively inexpensive dress!

  • Jennifer
    July 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    What a wonderful day. I love your dress choice.

  • Liesl @ Fitnessinthekitchen
    July 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Your day was so creative and beautiful!! You look happy, full of life, and you can tell that Adam is complete head over heels for you, and that is awesome!
    I love the picture of you on the swing, just gorgeous!

  • jones
    July 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. I also appreciate your comments about your dress. I am getting married this fall and am having an awful time finding a dress b/c I (a) don’t want to spend a thousand dollars on something I will wear for about 6 hours and (b) don’t want a strapless mermaid style dress (that is about 80% of dresses right now). I was starting to feel like something is wrong with me, but your comments (and lovely dress) reminded me that it is just one piece of a much larger event.

  • Aimee
    July 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    So gorgeous! You both look so happy & in love. Can you share a bit about how/whether you incorporated anything into your day in memory of you brother? It was something I really struggled with while planning ours– ultimately I pinned a bit of one of my brother’s dress shirts, cut in the shape of a heart, onto my crinoline as my something blue.

  • Becks
    July 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures! The swing is my fave πŸ™‚

  • DessertForTwo
    July 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Jenna! It’s so SO SO SO beautiful! Just like I imagined it would be!

    You have me wishing I wore a comfy dress now, too! But I didn’t stress over my dress either, so it worked out.

    Also: the millionth things we have in common: we have the same middle name πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    July 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Wow! Just beautiful! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  • Nichole C
    July 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding! Thank you for sharing all the details. Best wishes to you, newlyweds!

  • Megan
    July 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos! What a fabulous day!

  • Courtney
    July 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful! My wedding is Aug 10th and I”ve chosen almost identical colors to this. Makes me excited to see how it will turn out! Thank you for sharing all this. PS I ordered Noonday off your site for the girls handing out my programs πŸ™‚

  • hundredforever
    July 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Absolutely stunning. You are just beautiful!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    July 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love the centerpieces. Congratulations again, and best wishes to you and Adam!

  • Amy
    July 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    so beautiful!

  • April
    July 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Love this story (and the two of you as a couple) SO much!!! πŸ™‚

  • Amber @ Mommy's Me Time
    July 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I can just see the Lord’s love radiating between the two of you. Thanks for sharing your precious memories with us! Congratulations!

  • sarah
    July 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    the styling of everything is simply beautiful jenna – it really shines through that you chose things that you loved, rather than the expected way wedding things are “supposed” to be. thank you for sharing. but how are there no pictures of the food?!

  • Jaime
    July 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Gosh, Jenna. I have no idea where to even begin. I will say that each picture I saw was better than the last. The capture of you and your dad is just phenomenal, and I can feel the joy in every image. It was a gorgeous wedding, which doesn’t surprise me in the least, but beyond the beauty of the surroundings and the description of the cake (um, yum??) the love and friendship of the day is so, so apparent. I wish you and Adam all the best.

    BTW, hubby and I are headed to Switzerland and Italy to celebrate our tenth anniversary later this year, and I have to tell you that as soon as I read “chocolate train” and fondue, I sent a link to that post to hubby as a very.subtle.hint.

  • Kiran @
    July 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    A perfect and beautiful day!! Congrats once again you guys πŸ™‚

  • Marie E.
    July 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    This post was probably one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing your special day with everyone!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    July 16, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Absolutely lovely!

  • Coty & Mariah@QuirksandTwists
    July 16, 2013 at 6:20 am

    So lovely! What a gorgeous wedding. We loved reading your recap, very much our style!

  • Laurel
    July 16, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful wedding! Definitely YOU!!

  • Lindsay
    July 16, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Sounds like you threw together the perfect wedding! I’m wondering which of these vendors you listed (including your photographer) offered you free services in exchange for exposure on your blog. Just wanted to know so I can make an informed decision when looking at the vendors!

    • jenna
      July 16, 2013 at 9:08 am

      None of them, actually!

  • Heather Kneisler
    July 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations! What a lovely wedding!

  • judith scott
    July 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Jenna, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Everything! After meeting you, it comes as no surprise that you’d want to veer from the stuffy traditional version of a wedding that is so popular these days. I’m reminded of a comment I overheard, many years ago at a girlfriend’s wedding. An older lady said (about the bride) “She’s actually enjoying her own wedding.” Huh? Wha? Apparently you were just there to be part of a spectacle. Anyway, it’s obvious that you had a blast! For my 2nd wedding I wore a tea length sundress, and had a band, absolutely the best idea for having a good ole party…but then that groom was a good ole Texas boy, they make the best husbands :-).
    I wish you and Adam many years of great happiness.

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    July 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Yay you both look so happy!

  • Laura
    July 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Love this post Jenna, thank you for sharing with us! So so beautiful. I love your bouquet! Did you do a something old, new, borrowed, blue? Any food pics? πŸ˜‰ Wishing you & Adam continued happiness! Congratulations!

    • jenna
      July 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Yes! Something old: my mom’s garter with my grandpas pendant from WW2 sewn in. Something borrowed: my grandmas pearl earrings. Something blue: my bracelet and the blue on my cowboy boots! πŸ™‚ and no, didn’t have the camera that night so not a ton of food photos!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    July 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    So incredibly happy for you! You looked beautiful and I love all the special touches! Gah! Such a beautiful wedding πŸ™‚

  • Morgan
    July 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    This is beautiful…put tears in my eyes because of that look you give eachother…I know what it’s like to have found someone you love so unconditionally πŸ™‚ Congrats πŸ™‚

  • jessicaisbaking
    July 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    After reading your blog for the past 4 years, I am so happy for you and Adam to have found eachother and spend the rest of your lives together. Your wedding was so your personality and so beautiful. Lots of love to you both!

  • Amy Walters, A DESIGN DOCK
    July 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I feel like I’ve gotten behind on my blog reading…so I’m a little late on the draw, here. But this is absolutely beautiful, Jenna. So awesome to get a glimpse into your special day. Congrats!

  • LoriD
    July 18, 2013 at 7:13 am

    What lovely memories you have made and such a beautiful wedding!

  • erin m.
    July 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I’m a newer reader (I found you through Influence) and I just LOVED reading through this post! Your wedding looked so beautiful and fun. I love how you personalized it all to fit you and your husband. And I have never been one for a short wedding dress, but girl you rocked it!!! I totally now see their beauty & practicality πŸ™‚ Congrats!!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    July 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    So perfect! I love the dress too, especially the sequins!

  • Dawn
    July 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Such a cute dress and beautiful wedding! We ordered a 10 inch cake from the person who made our wedding cake for our First anniversary. It was delish (lemon poppyseed). No freezer burn! Good luck as you start your life together.

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  • Margaret
    July 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Jenna, you look absolutely stunning! I love everything about your wedding, and that dress! Perfect.

    Many blessing on your marriage. πŸ™‚

  • Lori
    July 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I LOVE IT!!! The short dress was very unexpected! Good choice! When I first saw the kitten heels I thought “not boots?!!”… but, alas… πŸ™‚ Everything is just gorgeous. That is exactly the style I went for with my wedding a few years ago. We got married in Guerneville, CA (we live in Phx, AZ) in a huge packyard along the Russian River, family decorated with flowers from the farmers’ market, lots of vintage touches, short dress, carrot cake in the form of cupcakes from Downtown Creamery in Healdsburg, … Anyway, LOVE your style πŸ™‚ ! Congratulations to you and thank you for sharing!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    July 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I loved reading this post. You got engaged after me, but got married about a month and a half before me, so it had been following along with your progress. The photos are great! Everything looks wonderful and low key weddings are definitely the way to go. We had so many similarities between our weddings, so that was fun to see!

    Congrats on your marriage and to a happy future! <3

  • Liz
    July 22, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Very beautiful. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

  • Pam
    July 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Gorgeous wedding. Gorgeous bride.
    So happy for you Jenna!!

  • Ashley
    August 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Man you take a break from blogs, and BAM, people get married! Royal Fig catered my wedding in Austin too, 3 years ago. They were JUST starting out, our tasting was actually in their backyard because we were literally one of their first customers. We booked them almost a full year before our wedding, which was in May. When our wedding rolled around, they were entirely booked up for the remainder of that year. They are amazing and I would recommend them to anyone – glad you loved them too! Congrats πŸ™‚

  • Makenzie Ann
    August 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Oh Jenna. I kind of want to copy your wedding. I don’t because I want to be original but dang girl I love your taste in just about everything πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ from the red nails to the short wedding dress to the bouquets of many colors…way to so your wedding your way. So happy it all went well for you πŸ™‚

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    October 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

    So I’m getting married at Pecan Springs Ranch next September and was wondering if you had any planning advice – what additional PSR accessories are great to use, any venue related issues such as with food service or bartending that you might have seen arise.

    I love the venue and we just had our engagement photos done there last weekend. It simply was made for a rustic, country wedding!

  • Caity
    May 27, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I love all of your photos!
    Where did you get the light grey suits for the men? I love the colors πŸ™‚

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    April 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

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