A Pastoral, Outdoor Wedding at Picosa Ranch in Floresville, Texas

Set on the estate of a former Texas governor, Talia Mills (25 and a financial adviser) and Todd Cox (25 and a division order analyst) were married under a century-old oak tree in a rustic outdoor ceremony. “There was a sense of wanting to keep the whole wedding casual yet elegant—one that reflected our personality individually and as husband and wife,” Caroline says. The design aesthetic was selected to go with the natural landscape, from the navy and neutral color scheme and white flowers to the antique furnishings. An antique door created an entrance for the processional, while guests were seated in antique church pews. The high school sweethearts were married by their hometown pastor. Talia fell in love with the first dress she tried on, a floor-length Monique Lhullier sheath. Navy Christian Louboutin pumps accented the look and coordinated with the floor-length navy gowns worn by her bridesmaids. The groomsmen wore gray suits with brown cowboy boots and different ties given to them by Todd to match their personalities. After the intimate ceremony, guests were caravanned a mile down the road for the reception at Picosa Ranch in Floresville, Texas. Tables were lined with burlap with wooden chairs. The menu featured comfort food at its finest, with dishes like macaroni and cheese, fried quail and tenderloin. The band played into the night until the couple made their grand exit in a 1962 Rolls-Royce as their loved ones held sparklers. —Caroline Eubanks