A Whimsical Wedding at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville, Texas

Thought there were no castles in Texas? Think again! Tasha Wilcox (27 and a nurse) and Brett Bekavac (28 and a finance administrator) had their wedding at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville, Texas. “We chose to get married here for the natural beauty of the castle, and because every one of the ideas Britian (the owner and wedding coordinator) had for us were just what we had pictured for our wedding day,” the bride says. The ceremony took place under an oak tree beside the lake, where Tasha and Brett said “I do” beneath a gorgeous wedding arbor made from branches and interwoven with flowers. The arbor even included a chandelier to illuminate the couple as they lit a unity candle and became husband and wife. An element of the day that was special to the couple was having their dogs walk down the aisle with the ring bearer. The dogs dressed up for the occasion, with one wearing a heart sign that said “Here comes the bride.” At the reception inside the castle, the couple had an easel full of keys where guests could post their advice for the “keys to a happy marriage.” They also had a wedding cake, with a center tier designed in the likeness of aspen wood to match the venue decor. At the end of the night, the couple didn’t let a little rain get in their way, and had a sparkler exit, complete with fireworks. See the details captured by Photography by Gema, below.