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Classic Oaks Ranch – An amazing rustic wedding and reception venue

 

I love ranch weddings and I am so excited to see more and more beautiful ranch’s opening up their gates to brides and grooms.  Classic Oaks Ranch is a new wedding and reception venue in Mansfield, Texas and I fell in love as soon as I drove through the gates.  I was greeted by a few camels, rolling landscape with oak trees and some beautiful cattle.  The ranch is 230 acres and is a working cattle and equestrian facility.

Their ceremony spot is a natural altar between two towering Oak Trees.  Also on site is an 18,000 square foot climate controlled event barn with a stone fireplace, a bridal suite including a fully equipped salon, groom lounge, guest accommodations, and a 2,500 square foot party pavilion.  It is breathtaking and the perfect place for a rustic vintage ranch wedding.

I was thrilled to be invited by the owners of the ranch and Gold Dust Vintage to participate in a photo shoot to show off their recently renovated facility.  We were joined by Daniel Troupe of Lynn Films who captures our shenanigans on film and gives you a much better feel for the flow and vibe at Classic Oaks.  All of our vintage rentals were provided by Gold Dust Vintage, they have an fantastic array of items for rent for any event.  Twigs Floral provided all of our flowers.  My favorite bridal salon, Bliss Bridal, provided our two gowns.  Todd Bush, with Oliver’s Fine Foods, brought us some scrumptious items to complete our head table.  May I serve you provided table linens and other rentals and Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue helped style the day.  Paper products provided by Inviting Ink.

Check out Daniel’s video, you can tell we had fun & that this new wedding location is perfection!  To see it full screen go HERE.

 

Classic Oaks Ranch from Lynn Films on Vimeo.

Ashley & Chance – Wedding Photography at Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, Texas Part 2 – Romantic Portraits and Reception

After Ashley and Chance’s beautiful wedding outside at the Aristide Event Center we headed inside for a fabulous dinner catered by Oliver’s Fine Foods.  Then we headed outside underneath the stars and the “super moon” for an all night dance party with Limelight Band.  They are truly amazing so if you are looking for a band for your party or wedding I highly recommend them.

Foster Blue – Lucia Bitnar for Coordination and Design

Creme de la Creme –Cake

De Ma Fille Bridal – Wedding gown & Bridesmaids dresses

Signature Productions – Floral

Inviting Ink – Paper products

Austin Walton – Video

My Vintage Limo – Transportation

View more photos from their Dallas Fort Worth Wedding at Aristide Event Center in their slideshow:

 

Such a great looking wedding party and I loved the Just Married sign made by their planner, Lucia.

suave and stoic followed by some goofy laughing boys below.

 Loved the bridesmaids one shouldered dresses in bright pink.  All girls attire by De Ma Fille.

I love forehead kisses!

Loved the way they smiled as Ashley’s Dad welcomed the guests and said a few words before dinner.

The horn section of the band Limelight led the couple outside and onto the dance floor for their first dance as man and wife.

Love the sweetness in this photo, Chance is definitely in love with this gorgeous woman.

The were very careful about their cake mess.

Chance’s little girl holding on with a grin bigger than Texas.

Chance dancing with his daughter and niece.

Silly faces during garter removal make me giggle.

One happy girl to have caught the bouquet.

Dancing our little hearts out!!!

A quiet private moment before the big exit.

Beyond in love with this parting kiss in their vintage limo rental.

No better way to end a wedding night than completely exhausted from a day of fun, Chance’s little girl was pooped.

Ashley & Chance – Wedding photography at Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, Texas Part 1 – Preperation, Ceremony & Details

Ashley & Chance were married on May 5th at the Aristide Event Center in Mansfield, Texas.  It was a perfect day and we were so lucky to get to share it with them.  Ashley and her ladies had fun, sipped on mimosas and laughed allot as they prepared for the wedding.  Chance’s daughter joined them in the getting ready room as her Daddy prepped on the other side of the building.  The light was perfect during their outside ceremony and it was completely sweet even if we were all a tad sweaty.  🙂  Check back next week for their romantics & reception which was one high energy dance party thanks to the band Limelight.

All of the beautiful details at their wedding were pulled together by my friend Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue.  She is a fabulous wedding coordinator and designer.  Other vendors that helped make it picture perfect are:

Creme de la Creme – http://tracyautem.photographyblogsites.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=11211&action=editCake

De Ma Fille Bridal – Wedding gown & Bridesmaids dresses

Signature Productions – Floral

Inviting Ink – Paper products

Austin Walton – Video

My Vintage Limo – Transportation

One of my favorite ring shots ever, I loved that Lucia played on Chance’s name with these Monopoly themed cards that were on cocktail tables.

I loved all the details from the mis-matched vintage vessels that held the flowers, touches of lace, the cake table and the subtle nod to Cinco de Mayo with the sodas and candy from Mexico.  It was perfect.

Ashley preparing as her soon to be daughter looks on.

No little girl like having their hair done (I know I didn’t) so I just adore this photo. It captures that spirit that kids have.

Little girls and wedding dress are what dreams are made of.

Ashley opening her gift from Chance.

Becoming a bride, one of my favorite parts!

Chance helping is Father in Law with his tux.

One good looking groom.

A kiss before he walks his daughter down the aisle.

After the minister signaled for the crowd to stand Chance and his daughter look to see Ashley.

I love this image as it is truly Ashley’s first moments seeing her groom.  With windy paths so often the center aisle isn’t where the true action is.  This shot through the crowd proves it.

High fives are amazing!

Including Chance’s daughter in their ceremony was important.  Before they said their vows to one another Chance said a few words to his little girl and Ashley presented her with a bracelet.  So sweet.

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