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Jessica & Ruben: An Intimate Rustic Chic Celebration

After a long distance romance between California and Texas, Jessica and Ruben married near Austin where Ruben’s family has deep roots. They imagined a natural, timeless and rustic setting for their celebration and chose the Vista West Ranch nestled in Texas Hill country just outside the city–a ranch that offered overnight accommodations for out-of-town guests. “I wanted a rustic wedding, and had envisioned a big fun gathering of close family and friends,” Jessica said. “I wanted people to feel comfortable and at home.”

An outdoor ceremony took place on the lawn overlooking the rolling hills–they exchanged vows underneath an altar decorated with baby’s breath with Jessica’s brother-in-law officiating. The rustic chic venue with weathered wood, aged tin, stained concrete floors and willow sphere lighting set the scene for gorgeous photos by Anna Smith Photography and an intimate reception with fifty guests filled with prayers, best wishes and so much love.

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The Wedding Makers
Photography: Anna Smith Photography | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Desserts: The Cupcake Bar | Event Planner: Coordinate This | Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini | Hair Stylist: Jeni Hoover | Makeup Artist: Maris Malone Calderon; Floral Designer: Elegant Bee | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Pastor Nathan Sloan | DJ: Complete Music Video Photo | Rentals: Petal Pushers | Caterer: Catering by Mopsie | Cake: D Pasteles Cake Shop

Rustic-inspired registry picks: Rachael Ray’s Cucina Collection at JCPenney
Bring rustic-modern textures and patterns into your home with Rachael Ray® Cucina at JCPenney. The earthy shades and natural materials in this artisan-style collection work beautifully together for a look that is subdued, yet still colorful. The stoneware pieces have a subtle handcrafted texture with a rustic look and feel. Mix and match with the Rachael Ray Cream Scroll pattern for more serving options. Shown here: Rachael Ray Cucina 16-pc. Dinnerware Set in Lavender with Rachael Ray Gold Scroll Cream Assorted 10-pc. Serving SetRegister at JCPenney.

Shown here: Rachael Ray Cucina 3-pc. Baker Set in Lavender; 10-pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set; 2-pc. Stoneware Cruet Set4-pc. Dipping Cup SetRegister at JCPenney.

Shown here: Rachael Ray Cucina 12-piece Cookware Set4 1/4-qt. Casserole Dish, EVVO Dispenser and Rectangular Baker in Cranberry Red. Register at JCPenney.

Add Rachael Ray dinnerware, cookware and bakeware to your registry at JCPenney.


Image(s): Wedding by Anna Smith Photography; venue exterior and willow sphere lighting courtesy of Vista West Ranch.