A Wild Onion Ranch Wedding in Austin, Texas

Letting their lush venue take center stage, Celeste and Dan outfitted their ranch nuptials in a neutral color palette with organic splashes of turquoi

Letting their lush venue take center stage, Celeste and Dan outfitted their ranch nuptials in a neutral color palette with organic splashes of turquoise and brown. Mexican-inspired details added some spice.

Though the forecast called for precipitation on the day of the celebration, it didn't rain a drop and the reception went off without a hitch beneath a clear-top tent on the grounds of The Wild Onion Ranch.
“We found the perfect venue in The Wild Onion—Texas ranch meets Mexican hacienda with rustic décor and beautiful landscaping,” Celeste says.
Rustic moss and succulent wreaths hung from the backs of the bride and groom's chairs at the reception.
Toward the end of the night, Celeste shed her gown in favor of a short getaway dress, which she paired with turquoise earrings. “It was fun to change into something totally different from my wedding gown,” she says. 
Guests' names and table assignments were written with white ink on glossy green leaves.
With a 50-percent chance of rain forecasted for the day of their outdoor wedding, Celeste and Dan decided to initiate plan B and rent a tent. “But leave it to crazy Texas weather—it didn’t rain a drop!” Celeste says. “I have to admit though, decked out in sparkly lights, rustic chandeliers and votives, the clear tent looked simply gorgeous. Now I can’t imagine our wedding any other way!”
Everyone loved the margarita bar, where bartenders served up lime blood orange, pomegranate and mango margaritas. The bar was decorated with fresh fruits, flowers and whimsical signage.
The cake was classic white, but each tier had a different filling, including strawberries and cream, dulce de leche and vanilla. It was decorated with large sugar magnolias on the tiers.
Papel picado, brought in from Mexico City by a relative, make a lovely addition to the decor in the dance hall.
Turquoise is Celeste's favorite color, so it was only natural that the color popped up now and then in the reception decor.
The couple had a margarita bar during cocktail hour, and guests sipped their drinks from colorful vintage glasses.
A local designer created the programs, and incorporated a design that was also used on the menus and signage. She created a look that went with the invitation and style, and she did an amazing job, Celeste says.
A rustic wreath, made of succulents, white roses and lots of greenery, hung on one of the doors at The Wild Onion Ranch.
Celeste carried a textured bunch of white garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas, succulents, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus.
“I loved our invitations,” Celeste recalls. “I knew from the start I didn’t want traditional invites, and when I found Avie Designs and her amazing laser-cut stationery, I couldn’t look at anything else. They are like little pieces of art!”
All of the bridesmaids wore the same Amsale dress, but the maid of honor stood apart in a slightly darker shade of green.
Napkins and menu cards rested on rattan chargers, which were placed on long wooden reception tables. Tan and white table runners and low centerpieces filled with hydrangeas, roses and flat-leaf eucalyptus allowed plenty of room for conversation to flow.
The thoughtfully designed programs sat on a table topped with green and white tablecloth at the entrance to the ceremony area.
Uniquely flavored margaritas, like blood orange and jalapeno-lime, were served up at the margarita bar during the cocktail hour and reception.
Instead of table numbers, Celeste and Dan had names of destinations where they had traveled together.
All of the wedding paperwork, including the table name cards and menus, had a coordinated design element that mimicked the papel picado look from the invitations.
Two long head tables were covered in tan and white damask table runners with low centerpieces and white pillar candles.