Dallas photographer Scott Hager shared this wonderful wedding held in Marfa, Texas with us that we couldn't wait to show our brides. Here's a bit of background from the brideÂ¦
"The ranch has been in our family since 1884 - is beautiful, and such a part of my heritage - I am fifth generation. My boots were made by my Uncle Trainor who owns Rios de Mercedes boots in South Texas (photo below). It's a tradition in our family that you get cowboy boots with your new initials on them when you get married - my sister and brother designed mine, and specifically chose the color so that they could be my "something blue" on my wedding day!"
The Thursday before my wedding, our close friends the Millers hosted a ranch party for us. The Millers own a ranch just outside of Marfa, and the men are fantastic cooks. They put together a Mexican dinner, and I wore a traditional Mexican dress. On Friday, Scott shot Seth and I around Marfa, and that night we had an intimate Rehearsal Dinner for close family and friends at Mayas in Marfa, and then Second Lined to the Paisano Hotel Courtyard, where we had Maricahis play, followed by a West Texas Country Band. We danced and drank, hosted a breakfast and skeet shoot the next morning, followed by the BBQ lunch and wedding ceremony then reception.
"Our Ceremony was held at the First Christian Church in Marfa. My sister was my Maid of Honor, and got to the alter without Seth's ring! A great ice breaker when you're nervous and emotional! My brother read a prayer that my grandfather wrote, and we walked out to "Joyful, Joyful" jumped in my Dad's ranch truck (of course!) and headed to the reception."
"It was a beautiful day, and we had a fantastic time. Best of all, I got a super cute husband out of the deal. My gown is by Melissa Sweet, name is Saffron. Seth and I knew each other in college, but it wasn't until he moved to NYC for grad school that we started to date, and got engaged a little over a year later. West Texas is home to me, so we married in Marfa. The reception took place at the Capri, and we passed margaritas and dined on quail and tenderloin. We danced to the Reunion Band out of Austin, and Sarah White made our 6-tier wedding cake, which we placed in the center of a table displaying family wedding pictures, some dating back to the early 1900s. Late night we passed tequilla shots (a celebratory tradition in my family) and served picadillo burritos. Seth and I left to a second line of "When the Saints go Marching In" (he's from NOLA), and we will honeymoon in Vietnam and Cambodia."