Greenery and Twinkling Lights Dazzle at Sentimental Texas Ranch Wedding

The bride and groom pose in the Texas wildflowers for their sentimental ranch wedding in Brenham, TX.
Photo: Lizzie Christine Allen | CVB: Visit Brenham

Louisiana native Darby and Texas boy Riley likely wouldn’t have met if Riley hadn’t decided to go to Louisiana State University at the last minute. But thanks to that fateful choice bringing the couple together in Baton Rouge, these Southern sweethearts just said “I do” with a sentimental Texas wedding, on their family ranch in Brenham, Texas.

Five wonderful years passed before Riley got down on one knee during a romantic, snow-capped mountain proposal in Colorado. The bride says, “Breckenridge will always hold a special place in our hearts!”

Darby and Riley wed on March 25, 2023, surrounded by generations-old oak trees and blankets of bluebonnets in full bloom.The groom showcased his handiwork by stringing up greenery and twinkling lights to transform the horse arena into a reception venue, where the newlyweds danced well into the evening.

The bride says, “The biggest highlight was getting married on sentimental family land where we now get to build a home and raise a family.”

Congratulations, Darby & Riley!

Continue scrolling to see all the romantic details from Darby and Riley’s sentimental wedding.

The bride and groom's wedding bands sit in a felt box in front of a colorful wall.

The mother of the bride zips the bride into her beaded wedding gown.

The bride's bridesmaids and flower girls react to seeing the bride outside in her wedding gown.

The bride and her bridesmaids walk holding hands outside at their Texas ranch wedding in Brenham, Texas.

A silver colored rosary wraps around the bride's wedding bouquet of white roses.

The groomsmen celebrate by holding the groom up on their shoulders for his wedding day.

A wooden cross with white roses and greenery is placed under an oak tree for the outdoor wedding ceremony.

White roses and blue flowers detail the aisle at the outdoor wedding ceremony.

The bride pulls up to her wedding ceremony in a vintage black car.

The groom smiles as his bride walks down the aisle at their outdoor wedding ceremony on a family Texas ranch.

The bride smiles as she holds hands with the groom on the alter at their outdoor wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom exchange vows under an oak tree on their family land in Brenham, Texas for a sentimental Texas ranch wedding.

The bride and groom kiss at the end of the aisle after their wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom hold hands as they celebrate with their wedding party outside.

The bride poses in an open field of orange and blue wildflowers on family land in Brenham, Texas.

The bride and groom look into each others eyes and smile at their sentimental Texas ranch wedding.

The bride and groom share a kiss in an open field of blue and orange wildflowers.

A mirror with writing is placed at the front of the reception venue with the bride and groom's family and wedding party's names.

Blush napkins, gold silverware and plates, white roses, blue flowers and candles decorate the reception tables.

Greenery and small white florals hang from the chandeliers at the bride and groom's wedding reception.

Chandeliers with greenery hang over the reception tables at the Brenham ranch wedding.

The groom's cake is shaped into a pot decorated with crawfish, potatoes, onions and the LSU logo.

The bride and groom dance at their wedding reception as friends and family gather around to watch.

“Greenery and Twinkling Lights Dazzle at Sentimental Texas Ranch Wedding” Spotlight WiH Partners – CVB: Visit Brenham

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