Coleton Burch, Cassie Watson, and Their Sweetly Southern Celebration

It was a labor of love when Coleton Burch wed Cassie Watson: His family’s prep list included clearing a pasture, laying fresh sod, arranging hay bales, and salvaging two cedar trees for the altar cross at his family’s private Texas ranch. The two met on the property several years prior during a summer weekend party with mutual friends. “I’d wanted to get married there for years,” Coleton says. Cassie happily obliged—she’d always envisioned an outdoor Texas wedding. Their nuptials on May 4, 2019, spoke to their covenant and the Southern setting, with a wildflower cake, a pie bar, a vine-wrapped sweetheart table, the handcarved cross, and late-night mini Blizzards from the local Dairy Queen.

Be Our Guest

Cassie’s stationery suite, reception signs, and logo were created by her sister-in-law, Terésa Burch, who works for Dallas-based Color Box Design & Letterpress.

Cassie and Coleton

Eye on the Pies

Apple, cherry, chocolate, and key lime pies from For Heaven’s Cake stood in for the groom’s cake.

Cassie and Coleton

Fine Vine

Sage Fine Flowers handled all of the couple’s florals, including the flower girl’s vine-wrapped petal basket.

Cassie and Coleton

Pressed to Perfection

Lottie Fowler carefully placed edible pressed wildflowers on the beautifully simple buttercream cake, which was made by Debbie Parker with For Heaven’s Cake.

Cassie and Coleton

Cross Section

The altar cross was designed by the ranch manager, Rick Cox, and built to last. “We wanted the cross to be something we could leave up for us to remember our ceremony spot but also to use as a family for years to come,” Cassie says.

Always With Me

Cassie tucked her maternal grandmother’s handkerchief pinned with one of her earrings around her bouquet. She couldn’t attend the wedding for health reasons, so “it was very special to me,” she says.

Cassie and Coleton

Floral Footings

The couple always wanted a tent, but Lottie’s vision of greenery and lanterns transformed the property. “It was so cool to see it all together,” Cassie says.

Cassie and Coleton

Find Your Place

“The overall vibe we wanted was rustic and elegant,” Cassie says. Her vision translated to brass candlesticks paired with natural deer antlers collected by a close friend of Coleton’s.

Cassie and Coleton

Fast Facts

First dance song: Band Prophets and Outlaws sang “From the Ground Up,” originally by Dan + Shay.

Special cocktails: “The John Wayne,” a cherry-topped Crown and Coke; “Ranch Water,” with vodka, sparkling water, and lime

Honeymoon destination: Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Something blue: “I Do” was inscribed in blue on her boot soles

Number of guests: 300

 

The two met on the property several years prior during a summer weekend party with mutual friends. “I’d wanted to get married there for years,” Coleton says. Cassie happily obliged.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 2019 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

Credits

  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Private Ranch

  • Photographer

    Avery Earl Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Pronovias

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

  • Hair & Makeup

    Tease to Please Hair & Makeup

  • Groom's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Designer

    Morilee

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Retailer

    Beside the Bride

  • Groomsmen's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Flowers

    Sage Fine Flowers

  • Stationery

    Color Box Design & Letterpress; Pretty Post Calligraphy

  • Cake

    For Heaven's Cake

  • Catering

    City Kitchen; Schoen's BBQ

  • Music

    Prophets and Outlaws

  • Lighting

    Marquee Event Rentals

  • Videographer

    HMH Productions

  • Wedding Rentals

    Marquee Event Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; DFW Dance Floors; Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals; May I Serve U Event Rentals and Staffing

  • Transportation

    Charter

  • Wedding Planner/Designer

    Grit & Gold Event Co.

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