Oak Knoll Ranch in Springtown captured the vintage, rustic & country feel that Marsha & Kevin were searching for. Marsha says “this place was elegant, rustic, vintage, & a piece of history.” But it was the story of why it was built they loved the most. The star in the entry was the icing on the cake!
Rustic chic, vintage, with a bit of baseball thrown in for good measure. That was the theme of the day. A Rose in Bloom of Fort Worth handled the red, white & blue flowers, as well as day of coordinating. Marsha told us that even with their crazy, demanding family & friends, the folks at A Rose in Bloom managed to pull off amazing decorations, flowers, and kept the night rolling in the right direction, saying “they were amazing at catering to our vision!”
The bride found her dress at Circle Park Bridal in Addison. It was a Madeline Gardner design, fitting nicely into the rustic, vintage theme. Marsha elected to wear boots from Black Star Boots of Fort Worth. After all, you can’t have a rustic Texas themed wedding & not wear boots!
The necklace she wore was given to her by her mother’s stepmother, it had been in the family for almost 100 years!! The bracelet was a gift from Kevin, who found it at a local antique shop. The earrings were borrowed from Marsha’s aunt on her father’s side.
Hair & makeup was done by Halo Hair Salon in Fort Worth, and they did a super job!
Bridesmaids wore lace dresses from David’s Bridal, along with their boots. While the groomsmen wore jeans, vest & button up shirts from Men’s Wearhouse, with boots. Marsha & Kevin told us that each & every one of the wedding party was family, either by blood, or friendship. They were chosen because the couple wanted to celebrate the close ties & family values they cherish.
In keeping with the rustic, vintage & country theme, the ceremony was held outside on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Oak Knoll Ranch. While July in Texas can be hot, the party that followed was hotter!! It all started with a very special, one of a kind wedding favor for all the guests! Since Marsha & Kevin like to cook, they came up with the idea of Soup in a Mason jar, and called it “Shotts’ Texas Two Step”! Wanting to share a little bit of them, the added the recipe to the back of the program, and so far, nothing but rave reviews!!
The wedding cake was from Creative Cakes by Monica. Each layer had it’s own flavor, wrapped in butter cream frosting, with burlap, lace & ribbon on 2 layers, and red & blue stars on the other 2 layers.
Invitations were created by Scrappy Seahorse Designs, & they did a wonderful job of adjusting to their style. The couple created the programs, baseball ticket seating assignments, and the tags for the wedding favors.
Mr Sean Greeley of DJ Hefty Entertainment made sure there was plenty of the right music for all to enjoy! From before the ceremony, all the way through the evening, he helped to move the crowd, and did an amazing job.
Food was provided by Smokin’ Good BBQ out of Hurst, TX. There was brisket, sausage, chicken, pulled pork, and all the fixin’s! Marsha says it’s some of the best potato salad she’s ever had! They chose it because most of the family was from outside of Texas, and they wanted to provide a true Texas Country BBQ. The couple says that Jaime is a great friend to them, and they knew he & Walter would go above & beyond to help make their day one of the greatest.
When we asked Marsha & Kevin what the most memorable moment of the day was, they responded by saying “being able to enjoy OUR DAY with some of our closest family & friends. We all put a lot of love into each other, our family & friends, as well as our big day, and to see it all come together under one roof was the most amazing sight! We enjoyed every minute!”
So then it was off to San Antonio & Fredericksburg for a mini get-a-way, and to absorb more Texas history. But before they left, they told us
“Everyone that helped bring Our day together we consider Family! Whether we’ve known them for 10 years or 6 months, we will always be there for those that are there for us!”
I have to say the journey we took with Marsha & Kevin was one of the best we’ve had! I truly believe we’ve made friends for life! Congrats!