Ft Worth Weddings | Brendan + Alyssa at Whiskey Ranch
My best friend and her husband met when we were in high school (their first kiss was in driveway) and at the time I thought they were crazy. No one ACTUALLY marries their high school sweetheart. But this month they will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary and over 20 years together. While that might not be the norm, it’s definitely one for the storybooks
Brendan and Alyssa have a similar story….but since it’s THEIR story, I felt it was best told by them.
Brendan and I met 10 years ago the day we got married. We were high school sweethearts, went through college and all life events growing up. We laugh all the time, one of our good friends still to this day, texted us both on our first “date” and said ‘you guys are gonna get married’. We looked at each other like he was crazy, now look at us now. You really just never know. Shortly after Brendan graduated from TCU, we got our very first fur baby Cooper who is a golden retriever, so Brendan had the idea of us going to go get professional pictures done for a Christmas card along the trinity river in Fort Worth, little did I know he really set that up for his proposal to ask me to be his wife. I was shocked! Of course I said YES!
We enjoyed our engagement time together as long as we could before we started planning our dream wedding. Two years later we started looking at venus. After looking at just a couple R&R Whiskey Ranch has both of our hearts. It felt like us. Super elegant, but still had just the right amount of a Texas feel to it. Not to mention, TX has been one of our favorite cocktail drinks for ever. It’s like it was meant to be! I met Kendra – our wedding photographer at the Modern Art Museum bridal show, and immediate fell in love with her work. I hired her that night. We schedule our engagement session and had such a great time with Kendra. I knew we had found our perfect photographer.
Check out their full Engagement Session HERE
Ten months later it was October 6, 2018. OUR WEDDING DAY! I don’t think it could’ve been a more beautiful day. The weather was PERFECT, the florist had done such a incredible job, my dad built out wedding arch and donut wall with his bare hands. It was so nice to finally see it all done up and ready. The golf course was absolutely stunning with a view of downtown Fort Worth for our guest to look at past us as well. The reception room was just a walk a away along with the cocktail room for cocktail hour which was a plus to have while the wedding party and family took pictures. They didn’t feel like they had to wait. Meanwhile, after the pictures were done. Brendan and I got to have just a couple minutes to ourselves before we walked out and got announced as Mr. & Mrs. Wagner in what the venue called the library. Which was a beautiful little room where they have tons of antique bottles of whiskey from 100 years ago in glass cases and a crystal chandelier, with a Texas twist of calf hair chairs and a wooden table.
By the time we walked out and had our first dance, and had our toast and cutting the cake it was my favorite time to DANCE! The dance floor fit everyone perfectly! With so much going on, my photographer got just the right pictures to capture this night and I will forever cherish them. Everyone was amazed with the venue and commented that this is by far one of the weddings they have ever been too! Which made me think ALL MY HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF! Yay! I recommend the R&R Whiskey Ranch to anyone for a wedding or even just a reception space. They also are able to have events or just a spot to go hang out at during the week. Go check it out!
Thank you Alyssa and Brandan for choosing me to capture your special day. It truly was a GORGEOUS day and I am SO happy for both of you. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Special thank you to:
R&R Whiskey Ranch – Venue
Tina at Floral Support – Florist
Los Vaqueros – Catering
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