Susannah and Nick’s Texas wedding at Rambling Rose Ranch was unique and fun. And absolutely perfect!
Their Love Story
“We had a romance of the times! We met on OKCupid and were a 99% match. Pretty soon after meeting, we used to joke that we should write OKCupid a ‘thank you’ letter.
Our first date was at a tapas restaurant – we closed it down, and ended up kissing under a streetlight in the snow. After all the dating and emotional drama of our 20’s, it finally felt like coming home and finding peace.”
She Said Yes!
“We decided we were each other’s person a long time ago. Despite the raging pandemic, Nick secretly flew to New Hampshire (where I am from) while I was there visiting my mother. I was under the impression that he was visiting his cousin and had no clue he was in town. He purchased a beautiful and unique ring from a family friend, and flew back to North Carolina.
Nick knows I have a Christmas heart – so he proposed on Christmas morning. It was simple, intimate, and real – just what I wanted.”
Susannah never really cared about a formal wedding. But something changed when they moved from Boston to North Carolina. They “started their wonderful, rich, and happy life there. And because of the pandemic, it became important to formally commit to one another, surrounded by their loved ones.”
Having connections in and a love for Austin, wanted When they heard about and saw photos of Rambling Rose Ranch, they knew it was the venue for them.
And now the day is finally here and it couldn’t have been more perfect!
How beautiful and fun is Susannah’s untraditional green Tadashi Shoji gown?
And I am kind of obsessed with Rambling Rose Ranch’s new bridal suite!! It is the absolute best place for the ladies to get ready.
Susannah and Nick’s wedding ceremony was made personal by having Susannah’s twin brother greeting their guests and their good friend officiating the ceremony itself. And a song was created and played by another good friend for the bride for when she walked down the aisle.
As part of the ceremony, they incorporated the Quaich ritual. “It comes from the Scottish Highlands and islands as an offering drink in wedding ceremonies. The quaich’s unique handles symbolize the trust and friendship between fellow drinkers.
It represents the cup of life, and the act of sharing is a symbol of the life you will share together.”
I love these two’s sense of humor! Nervous and excited Susannah ended up chugging and finishing the contents of the Quaich after allowing Nick to have his sip.
Formal and Couple’s Photos
Rambling Rose Ranch Reception
Susannah’s twin brother had the pleasure of introducing the newly married couple:
Wedding toasts were full of emotion. There wasn’t one dry eye in the crowd, but it was such a great mix of laughter, happy tears, and everything in between.
The bride serenaded her husband in a song in which her sister played along. Following that, both her sister and Nick’s father played and sang songs to the happy couple. Needless to say, both sides of the family are very talented musicians!
The newlyweds first dance as husband and wife:
Followed by games of ping pong and a lot more dancing!
What an amazing celebration of two beautiful souls.
Wedding Venue: Rambling Rose Ranch ♥ Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji ♥ Hair and Makeup Artist: All Dolled Up ATX ♥ Photographer: Sweet Memories Photography ♥ Floral Company: Wild Bunches ♥ Catering: Urban Cowboy ♥ Band: Prodigy Music Group ♥ Wedding Cake: Robert Mayberry