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C.C. & Andrew: An Outdoor Wedding in Pilot Point, TX

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C.C. & Andrew in Pilot Point, TX
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C.C.'s bridesmaids carried bouquets of champagne roses, hydrangeas, cream anemones, and green hypericum berries tied with cocoa brown Midori ribbon.
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Andrew's groomsmen wore boutonnieres of cream-colored hyacinth blossoms accented with green hypericum berries.
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C.C. wore her hair half-up, with the portions left down curled into soft waves. She accented her style with two crystal hairpins.
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C.C. and Andrew's guests left their well wishes in an elegant guest book embellished with a crystal brooch.
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C.C. and Andrew wed outdoors in a ceremony beside a pond at the ranch. The trees in the ceremony area were strung with ribbons in the wedding colors. "I still can't believe it was my dad's idea to do the ribbon -- I was so impressed he came up with that!" says the bride.
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During C.C. and Andrew's cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a champagne bar with a large ice carving of the couple's wedding brand, as well as frozen margaritas.
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The escort card display was one of the bride's favorite parts of the decor. The cards sat beneath a large tree with three Baccarat crystal chandeliers hanging from the branches.
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All of the centerpieces were a little different at C.C. and Andrew's reception. Some featured large candelabra, while others boasted floral arrangements spilling out of natural-looking elements, like wooden stumps or birds' nests.
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An especially dramatic piece of decor at C.C. and Andrew's reception was the Lucite platform built over the pool, which their wedding cake table sat upon. "It looked like it was floating!" says the bride.
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A calligrapher created a "wedding brand" styled after a cattle brand of a C intertwined with an A, which the couple used on many of the wedding details. The tables were named for Texas ranches, some of which shared their names with the couple's wedding guests.
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The ranch-chic theme continued with rectangular carved wood boxes filled with rustic pods, blooms, and foliage.
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C.C. and Andrew worked with their chef to come up with the perfect "upscale ranch supper" to serve to their 300 wedding guests.
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C.C. and Andrew cut into a cake covered in glittery ganache with sculpted fondant dogwood branches wrapping around it -- and glittery silver fondant butterflies perched on the branches. "It all went back to my theme of natural merged with chic," explains the bride.
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C.C. and Andrew made an especially memorable exit, taking off from their reception in a helicopter while their guests waved sparklers below.

C.C. & Andrew in Pilot Point, TX

Although C.C. and Andrew are both from Dallas, they met through a pair of New Yorkers. Andrew had been the roommate of the twin brother of C.C.'s roommate from boarding school. After getting C.C.'s info, Andrew came up with an amazing plan -- though the two had never met, Andrew would arrange for them to fly to New York together to attend their friends' birthday party. After an initial first date the day before they left, the two instantly connected and within just a few months, Andrew had moved back to Dallas. The Bride Charlotte (C.C.) Corriveau, 27, manager The Groom Andrew Alexander, 29, executive chef The Date April 21 A year later, he proposed after surprising C.C. with a romantic private dinner in Cabo San Lucas. The two soon began planning a fun-filled wedding on a ranch outside Dallas.
- Kate Wood
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