A Fall Wedding at Willow Creek Ranch in Cleburne, Texas

California native Jessica Novotny (27 and a director of business development) had always dreamed of getting married outside. And after moving to Texas

California native Jessica Novotny (27 and a director of business development) had always dreamed of getting married outside. And after moving to Texas to be with John Kane (30 and an environmental engineer), she acclimated with the laid-back Texas way and fell in love with the idea of a ranch wedding at Willow Creek Ranch in Cleburne, Texas. From there, she went all out, creating a true ranch celebration complete with tons of Texas flavor: a biscuit truck, a pie station, vintage typewriters and a grand sparkler-filled exit. Jessica's vision for the day—a rustic, Texas ranch wedding with a luxurious twist—meant featuring antique and handcrafted items. "Although I had Marcy Blum and Todd Fiscus helping me, I wanted to add in elements of John and me," Jessica says. "I wanted my guests to look at things and say, 'I bet Jess made that.' " Inspired by her November wedding date, Jessica chose a deep oxblood color similar to Marsala (Pantone color of 2015) for her primary hue. She accented it with hints of gold, ivory and peach, so it really popped. "Todd [Fiscus of Todd Events] and I are good friends, but this was the first chance we'd ever had to collaborate on an event," says planner Marcy Blum, who knows the bride's family well. "His flowers were extraordinary and took the barn from rustic to enchanted."

'Best Day Ever' Calligraphy Sign
Lush florals in a claw-foot bathtub made for an unexpected ceremony arrangement.
Champagne-Colored Joanna August Bridesmaid Dresses
Deep oxblood blooms popped in Jessica's bouquet of ranunculus, peonies, dusty miller and ferns, along with a piece of lace from her grandmother's wedding dress.
Gold foil invitations, with a mix of whimsical and formal type, set the tone for Jessica and John's rustic meets luxe wedding at Willow Creek Ranch in Cleburne, Texas.
The groom tucked three ombre feathers in his vest pocket in lieu of a traditional pocket square or boutonniere.
A mix of pink astilbes, roses, hydrangeas and peonies in a woven basket served as decor.
Guests were encouraged to take a handkerchief during the ceremony for the "happy tears" moments.
Rustic Texas Ranch Wedding at Willow Creek Ranch
Outdoor Ranch Wedding Ceremony
Tulle Flower Girl Dress With Full Skirt
"Todd [Fiscus of Todd Events] and I are good friends, but this was the first chance we'd ever had to collaborate on an event together," says planner Marcy Blum, who knows the bride's family well. "His flowers were extraordinary and took the barn from rustic to enchanted."
Champagne Joanna August Bridesmaid Dress
Inspired by her November wedding date, Jessica chose a deep oxblood color similar to Marsala (Pantone color of 2015) for her primary hue. She accented it with hints of gold, ivory and peach, so it really popped.
Lace linens and beaded gold chargers amped up the barn reception with a bit of glam.
A hanging installation of greenery and Edison bulbs illuminated the cake.
Rustic Fall Wedding Tablescape
Bride and Groom Ribbon and Flower Chair Decor
Jessica's vision for the day—a rustic, Texas ranch wedding with a luxurious twist—meant featuring antique and handcrafted items. "Although I had Marcy Blum and Todd Fiscus helping me, I wanted to add in elements of John and me," Jessica says. "I wanted my guests to look at things and say, 'I bet Jess made that.' "