Courtnie and Jake's wedding was so much fun! Courtnie has such a sweet personality and Jake, although quite the character, is one of the nicest, most genuine guys you will meet. We hadn't had the opportunity to meet with Courtnie and Jake before their wedding and this was our first time visiting Rustic Ranch. So, we were excited about all the things we got to do for the first time on Courtnie and Jake's wedding day!
When we arrived at Rustic Ranch, I got out of the car and was greeted by a shirtless man standing on the porch of a small cabin. "Hey! Did you bring the beer?" he yelled. I laughed and said no. I told him I brought the photographer and DJ. He didn't seem as excited about that. :-) I went over and introduced myself. As it turns out, this was Jake. We both had a good laugh.
Elena and I got to work and were quickly impressed with all the beautiful details and decor for Courtnie and Jake's wedding. Rustic Ranch is a really, really cool place. There are several old buildings on the property for brides and grooms to get ready in. The reception hall is a really cool collection of dance hall and bar room. And, the setting...huge trees, hills...it was beautiful! The weather was just perfect and Courtnie and Jake set up a bunch of tables and chairs outside under the old oak trees. Everything looked perfect!
Before long, Courtnie arrived and the girls started getting ready. Courtnie was such a joy to spend time with. She always had a smile on her face. She was so nice and kind to us all day long. Once she was in her dress, we got started with pictures. As it turned out, taking pictures of Courtnie was super easy. She is a beautiful young lady and her sweet personality comes out in the pictures. We finished up with bridesmaids and groomsmen pictures and then it was time for the ceremony. There aren't many serious moments when Jake is around. Held under a beautiful oak, Courtnie and Jake's ceremony was full of fun and laughter. It was a great ceremony! After the ceremony, we spent a few minutes taking family pictures and then we got to spend some time with Courtnie and Jake. Rustic Ranch has so many great places for pictures. We loved taking pictures of Courtnie and Jake!
We finished up with all of the official stuff and then it was time to party! Dinner was so good! The speeches were funny. The cake was great. Tim with Austin Classic DJ kept people dancing all night. Our photo booth was there and was busy from the time it opened. Courtnie and Jake's wedding was beautiful and fun...the perfect combination!
Thank you, Courtnie and Jake, for being so kind and so fun! We wish you and your new family many, many years of love, happiness, and laughter!