Rawhide Ranch Nashville Indiana Barn Mint Pink and Gray Wedding
Bride and Groom’s Q&A:
When we started planning our wedding, Phil and I had agreed from the get go that we wanted it to be a celebration above everything else. We threw tradition out the window and decided to do everything our way. We chose the Rawhide Ranch in Nashville, Indiana because it offered the opportunity for so many our guests to stay onsite for the weekend while giving the out of towners a chance to see the side of Indiana that I’ve always loved – the Hoosier hospitality, the beautiful fall trees, and our southern rolling hills. Once we had the venue booked, everything else fell in to place. We went with a rustic vintage decor to suit the ranch setting made up of a collection of my parents’ vintage books and Ball jars.
Since Phil and I both have a passion for music we decided to forgo the traditional DJ and create playlists for each of the key moments throughout the day. To help our guests get in the spirit of our down-home, laid back wedding, we chose one of our favorite songs, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin as the song my Dad and I walked down the aisle to. Being that friends have played such an important role in who we are, we asked our friend Albert to conduct our in a ceremony under an arbor painted in flowers. We receited our vows we had written for one another as our niece and nephew (one of the Flower Girls and the Ring Bearer) traded candy back and forth (a bribe from their Grandmother to behave during the cereremony).
We couldn’t have asked for better weather throughout the day. As we posed for pictures in the fall afternoon glow, our guests sampled candied bacon and chicken and waffles on the patio during the cocktail hour. Afterwards, the guests moved into the barn for dinner and a few toasts from our wedding party and parents before the celebration really began. Our first dance as Husband and Wife was to Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic. From there the night was a blur of drinks with friends, heart felt setiments, late night delivery from the local Pizza King, and lots and LOTS of dancing!
The day and weekend was everything and anything we could have every hoped for – the perfect Wedding Celebration!
Favorite moments: We have tried, but we can’t seem to narrow it down. The day, the weekend, was everything we had dreamed! All of them were our favorites!
Funniest moment: Phil’s brother’s speech. Matt knows how to work a crowd and he didn’t disappoint when he gave his toast as best man.
First dance: Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
Father daughter dance: Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
Bride’s Dress: Designer: Enzoani / Shop: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s shoes: Seychelles | Bride’s jewelry: local flea market | Bridesmaid dresses: DressbLee on Etsy | Bridesmaid jewelry: Francesca’s | Groom’s/Groomsmen’s suits: Designer: Alta Moda / Shop: Men’s Warehouse | Flowergirl dresses: Made by bride/bride’s sister| Ring bearer tie & suspenders: Bebecha on Etsy | Florals: Gina at Claudia’s Flora Bunda | Invitations: Minted | Food: Lemley’s Catering | Wedding & Reception site: the Rawhide Ranch | Wedding cake: Heartsville Sweets | Cake topper: the Glittered Barn on etsy | Hair & Makeup: Leslie White hair & makeup
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