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Hofmann Ranch Romance: Rustic Meets Elegant In Texas

Hofmann Ranch Romance: Rustic Meets Elegant In Texas

Not many couples can say that they’ve known each other since kindergarten, but Madi and Nick share a very special love story. They recently celebrated their union at Hofmann Ranch on a gorgeous sunlit day, surrounded by their cherished friends and family.  Madi shared how this day came to be:

We have been lifelong friends since kindergarten! Through the years, we had seasons of distance but always reconnected as if no time had passed at all. We have hurdled many of life’s obstacles, but God always made sure we made it through together. The time finally came when we pursued an actual relationship, and the rest is absolute history. We are the perfect balance for one another - our relationship has such a strong foundation due to our many years of friendship, and we can’t thank God enough for this blessing. 

Madi and Nick outdoors in the garden

madi and nick strolling the beautiful grounds at hofmann ranch

 

The couple shared why they felt Hofmann Ranch was the right fit for their big day:

We loved the convenience of having everything right there. We had no stress on finding a different location for the ceremony or reception. This made everything convenient and easy for setup. We also LOVED the staircase, we feel that it added such a cute and fun atmosphere for the grand entrance!

During the ceremony, the bridesmaids looked lovely in elegant neutral satin dresses, perfectly suited for the warm Texas climate. The exquisite drapery and floral arrangements by Margie Galindo seamlessly complemented the overall aesthetic. Madi emphasized that the couple took great care to blend their individual styles into every aspect of their wedding day:

I am more on the Western/rustic side, and Nick is more Modern. However, they blended perfectly together. I wore cowhide boots under my dress, and Nick and his groomsmen wore a modern suit. Additionally, Nick picked a cross from our house to hang above us at the altar, and it was the perfect spot as we knew God was who brought us together. 

Nick and Madi under their arch

Madi with her bridesmaids

Madi and Nick's first kiss

JUST MARRIED!

 

Following the heartwarming ceremony, the celebration transitioned to cocktail hour. The wedding party headed off to take photos while guests indulged in the delicious appetizers included in the Classic package: a rainbow vegetable platter with pesto hummus and a variety of domestic and imported cheese with wafers. 

After the cocktail hour, guests were ushered into the magnificent grand hall for the reception. The couple combined classic white linens with sandalwood napkins and burgundy runners to adorn the tables. In the center of the tables were vases with twinkle lights and floral arrangements for a touch of elegance. As the sun set, the neon sign behind the sweetheart table created a beautiful and romantic ambiance. Guests enjoyed their delicious buffet meal, featuring the Five Cheese Tortellini Pesto Parmesan and Carved Pit Ham with Pineapple Glaze with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. 

Hofmann Ranch - rustic reception

rustic tablescape with DIY centerpieces

Nick and Madi's sweetheart table

BEAUTIFUL RECEPTION DETAILS

 

After dinner, the couple shared their first dance as husband and wife. Madi expressed that if they had the opportunity to relive any moment from their special day, it would be their first dance:

Nick had a custom song made to play on our special day, and it was absolutely perfect. We were finally married, husband and wife, and in that moment, we both were able to fully embrace each other and take a breath of relief. 

Finally, the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived - dessert time! The couple provided a delicious tiered cake in addition to cupcakes and a chocolate fountain. Madi shared a behind-the-scenes story about how the chocolate fountain almost didn’t happen!

This chocolate fountain gave my grandma complete stress from the moment we said we wanted one. During set up, the family was prepping the chocolate and getting it warm to be able to put it in the fountain. Somehow, the crockpot got turned up on high, completely burned all of the chocolate, and went unnoticed for a period of time. I’m pretty sure, at that point, my grandma was about to throw it away 😂 From there, it was a rush to the nearest store to find chocolate and get it warmed and put into the fountain about an hour before the ceremony start time. Overall, everything worked out, and the chocolate fountain was a big hit. 

dessert table!

 
Rustic and delicious semi-naked cake
THEIR RUSTIC AND DELICIOUS CAKE

 

Another dessert-related story? Madi shared that their cupcakes taught her a valuable lesson in wedding planning:

Don’t stress the little things. For example, I made such a big deal about Nick picking our cupcake toppers. He reluctantly picked them out, saying we wouldn’t even remember what they looked like, and well, he was right 😂 I couldn’t tell you what they looked like, and we never even saw them the day of. However, I was convinced that we had to have them, that they were essential in order to have the “perfect look,” but at the end of the day, no one will remember your cupcake toppers. So don’t stress the little things, everything will come together perfectly, you just have to remember to breathe. 

Cupcakes

THE INFAMOUS CUPCAKE TOPPERS!


The night continued with an abundance of dancing, creating an energetic atmosphere that kept everyone on their feet. The couple also provided a beautiful balloon backdrop, complete with a neon sign for guests to enjoy.

Better together neon sign

THE FUN BALLOON ARCH AND NEON SIGN BACKDROP

 

They offered a valuable piece of advice for future wedding planning and vendor selection: 

Look for a venue that has vendors they work with. Hofmann Ranch made our decision so easy and took the stress away from us on having to outsource everything. We outsourced a couple of vendors, and we found an amazing florist and a vendor who creates beautiful balloon arches. Just do research and find the vendor that fits you and your style.

Congratulations, Madi and Nick! We are incredibly grateful for allowing us to make your wedding day a reality. They had one final shout-out for the wonderful team that made their day come together: 

The wedding coordinators, Brittany and Sarah, were outstanding, along with the chef, the bartender, and Eric the DJ. They were awesome through the whole process and really made our day very enjoyable and special!

If you're interested in exploring Hofmann Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings, call or text 866.966.3009 to schedule your free tour.

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VENDORS!
Photography: Austin Chase Balderas Film Productions
DJ/MC: Cutting Edge Entertainment
Florals: Margie Galindo
Balloon Arch: Griselda Ramirez

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