A Chic Green and White Wedding at Heart of the Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas

Lucy Ryan (23) and Will Presley (24) knew they would get married at the church that brought them together, Christ Chapel Bible Church, but took the op

Lucy Ryan (23) and Will Presley (24) knew they would get married at the church that brought them together, Christ Chapel Bible Church, but took the opportunity to get creative and personalize their reception at Heart of the Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas. Lucy had always dreamed of a chic outdoor wedding, so she paired green (her favorite color) with white to bring out the venue's natural colors. The celebration began with an alfresco cocktail hour, where guests enjoyed Moscow Mules in copper cups (a touch Lucy loved), followed by a reception inside a clear tent enhanced by lanterns, string lights and chandeliers. Wedding consultant Carson Castellaw from Bella Flora made the planning process easy and enjoyable as she turned Lucy and Will’s vision into a reality. She was more than just a planner: Bella Flora even brought in lush white and green flowers for the incredible flower arrangements, which ranged from the rose, lisianthus and coxcomb bouquets to the centerpieces and a dramatic floral runner for the head table. Since they celebrated outdoors in Fort Worth, Texas, Bonnell’s Restaurant created a Texas-style menu and served delicious Southern cuisine in food stations around the tent (think cheese grit tacos and guacamole-salsa tostadas). And while Lucy and Will might have gone classic with their white wedding cake and chocolate groom’s cake, the display was anything but ordinary: Each cake had its own display pavilion, complete with drapery and a gold sparkly tablecloth, and had fresh touches to complete the natural style. Sarah Kate, Photographer, captured the gorgeous details of the day, below.

Lucy’s bouquet by Bella Flora was perfect for her vision of a natural, green and white wedding. The slightly undone arrangement included spray roses, garden roses, lisianthus, astilbes and hydrangeas with pops of greenery.
Southern Fried Paper incorporated classic and creative elements into Lucy and Ryan’s invitations. The ivory rectangular invitations had rounded edges for a softer look with silver and gold script wording.
With a green and white palette for the whole wedding, Lucy chose floor-length green dresses for her bridesmaids. Each carried a green and white bouquet of roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, coxcomb and succulents.
Sparkly Gold Bridal Sandals
Green and White Bridesmaid Bouquet
Classic Black-and-White Groomsmen Tuxes
Lucy and Will said “I do” at Christ Chapel Bible Church with candles glowing in the backdrop. A large wooden cross, covered in a floral garland of green and white hydrangeas and roses, stood on a wooden table behind them.
Lucy's veil had belonged to her great-grandmother and had been passed through her family for generations, so it was very meaningful for her to wear.
White Modern Lounge Furniture
White and Green Reception Tables
Lucy and Will wanted their guests to mix and mingle, so they set up food stations around the tent. Bonnell’s Restaurant, renowned for fine Texas cuisine, brought in amazing selections, like guacamole and salsa tostadas.
Clear-Tented Outdoor Reception in Fort Worth, Texas
Lucy and Will’s reception took place under a clear tent illuminated by string lights, lanterns and chandeliers. To maintain the natural element of their outdoor venue, Heart of the Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, they used farmhouse tables and a mix of neutral-and-green-patterned tablecloths inside and outside the tent.
Large Green and White Floral Centerpiece
Bella Flora created a bold white and green floral head table runner to channel Lucy and Will’s natural wedding theme. Hanging crystal chandeliers with cascading greenery added to the elegance.
Lucy and Will wanted to go classic for her wedding cake, so they went for a five-tier textured white buttercream white cake. It had her new monogram and scattered white and green flowers. The sparkly gold cake table surrounded by white drapery created a dramatic display.
Will’s chocolate groom’s cake had two tiers covered in textured chocolate buttercream frosting. Chocolate shavings and succulents around each tier channeled the natural wedding style.
Ruffled Mermaid-Style Wedding Dress
White Buttercream Wedding Cake Cutting
Strapless Mermaid-Style Wedding Dress