A Romantic Ranch Wedding at Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas

Michelle Pinson (27 and a professor) and Derik Pearson (24 and a farmer) brought their Spirit Ranch farm wedding to life in Lubbock, Texas, thanks to an organic color scheme paired with brass accents. “I knew I wanted to have an outdoor wedding, and I loved all the old trees and the creek running through the site—a rarity in west Texas,” Michelle says of the scenic ranch venue. “It was the kind of setting I had always dreamed about.” Tucked in a patch of trees overlooking a creek, Michelle and Derik exchanged vows under a whitewashed wood arch adorned with white blooms and verdant garlands of greenery. “I loved the shaded area and how the sun would peek through the trees,” Michelle says. “It was a very romantic site.” Michelle kept the ceremony decor simple, letting the natural beauty of the ranch shine. Vintage brass candlesticks, crocheted tablecloths, bistro lights and an ornate chandler lent a sense of sophistication to the alfresco nuptials. “I wanted the feel of our wedding to be a touch vintage and a touch rustic,” Michelle says. “I wanted the items we used to look like they were family heirlooms or found along the way. —Marissa Hermanson