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An Elegant Ranch Wedding at Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, Texas

Catherine Schreiner (28 and sales director of BuddyLove showroom) and William Brand Daves (33 and with Barnard Insurance Group) met through mutual fri

Catherine Schreiner (28 and sales director of BuddyLove showroom) and William Brand Daves (33 and with Barnard Insurance Group) met through mutual friends that had been trying to set them up for two years before they actually met. They knew from the beginning of their relationship that they were perfect for each other, and a year and a half later, Brand planned a romantic proposal at Crested Butte on New Years Eve. The couple had their wedding on the grounds of the bride's family ranch in Kerrville, Texas. The Schreiner family has been a large part of the history of Kerrville since the 1800s, so it was important for the bride Catherine to show her wedding guests that this history was not only to be acknowledged but to bless her commitment and her future with her husband Brand. "The ranch is who I am," says Catherine. "I wanted the ceremony to be at my grandfather's house where I spent many wonderful memories as a little girl, and Brand is an outdoorsman, so we knew that an outdoor, Hill Country wedding was right for us." The color palette was an elegant soft white and charcoal gray accented with shades of plum and berry. The ceremony took place at Catherine's grandfather's house on a lawn overlooking sweeping views of the Texas countryside. At the reception, the couple's family and friends could pose for fun photos with two of the Y.O. Ranch longhorns. From silks and cowhides to roses and antlers, the wedding was an elegant mixture of rustic textures and themes.

The bride wore a clean and modern mermaid style tulle dress with removable tulle straps. For the reception, Catherine added a silk belt with whimsical tulle flowers.
"I knew deep in my heart that the only place I could be married was at my family's ranch," says the bride. The groom is an outdoorsman and the couple knew that an outdoor, Hill Country wedding was right for them.
Soft Blended Ivory Bridal Bouquet for Ranch Wedding
Brand proposed to Catherine on New Years Eve in front of the illuminated sign at Crested Butte and the couple's families.
The Y.O. Ranch, which has been in the bride's family for five generations, is high on a hilltop with sweeping views of the countryside. It is a mix of western, Mexican and Hill Country flair.
Schreiner's Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, Texas
Mermaid Style Wedding Dress with Removable Tulle Cap Sleeves
Brand wore a custom traditional black tuxedo and custom black cowboy boots. The boutonnieres were succulents with plum-wrapped stems.
Elegant White Mermaid Style Wedding Dress at Y.O. Ranch
The bridesmaids wore soft slate one shoulder floor length chiffon gowns with plum-colored drop earrings from the bride to complete the elegant look.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of plum dahlias, amnesia roses, raspberry spray roses and succulents.
First Look at Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, Texas
"I wanted the wedding ceremony to be at my grandfather's house where I spent many wonderful memories as a little girl," says Catherine. The Y.O. Ranch has been in Catherine's family for five generations, so the land and the longhorn cattle are very special to her.
Purple Smoke Bengaline Linen Head Table with Antlers
Purple Smoke Bengaline Linens with Mahogany Chiavari Chairs
First Dance at Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, Texas
The couple had a beautiful four tier cake with a cascade of fondant petals down one side. Since the groom does not like cake, the couple also had a pie table with pies from Koffee Kup Family Restaurant in Hico.
White Confetti Exit from Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, Texas