A Rustic Wedding at a Family Farm in Brenham, Texas

Katy Broesche (24 and a graduate student) and Trevor Smyth (24 and a sales rep) kept their nuptials close to home by marrying at the bride’s remote family farm. “It was always my dream to get married there,” Katy says. Natural elements like muted linens and cross-back chairs played up the farm’s pastoral charm, and the couple’s flower girls tossed fragrant dried lavender during their walk down the alfresco aisle. Nestled underneath the shade of two towering pecan trees, Katy and Trevor said their vows while guests honored the family tradition of singing the hymn “How Great Thou Art.” Postceremony, guests retired to a tent for dinner and dancing under bistro lights. Table décor evoked the natural setting and included a mix of footed compotes, brown-glass bud vases, garlands, brass lanterns and Italian ceramic chargers. “I wanted our flowers to look like I walked out into the pasture and picked them myself,” Katy says.“We used the beauty of the farm and the surrounding area as our inspiration." A vintage Volkswagen bus served as a photo booth throughout the evening. Tequila-infused signature cocktails made for a memorable family-style feast, which called for smoked brisket, homemade barbecue sauce and white-cheddar mac and cheese. Rather than serve slices of cake, the couple opted for a multiflavored stacked wedding pie paired with Trevor’s favorite dessert: his wife’s famous banana pudding. “Even though I’ve lived in California for six years, I’ll never let go of my Texas roots,” Katy says. In that spirit, she slipped into bespoke boots for the party. A storm blew through just as the reception kicked off, forcing staff to quickly move all 250 guests inside, where a dance floor and bar was constructed in just five minutes. Once the rain was through, guests took in a fireworks display before Katy and Trevor exited in a red ’65 Mustang convertible.