Andrea + Chris {Married}

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//Words by   Andrea + Chris We met on a hot summer's day at high school band camp...ah, so romantic!

In high school we both played saxophone in band so consequently we were around each other a lot. It did not take much time before we were sitting next to each other at every football game and soon enough became best friends.  After high school, we both came to Austin to attend The University of Texas and immediately fell in love with this weird city. Austin has become home for us and we are so excited to start our marriage in the best city in the world.


I love Texas and I love vintage decor! I had a huge list of venues I wanted to check out in the central Texas area and after visiting Vista West Ranch with Chris, we knew immediately that it was where we wanted to get married.

My grandma was always a huge collector of antiques and even owned her own antique store in Amarillo, Texas. My whole life I have been inspired by her love of old and beautiful things and even have become a bit of a collector myself. All my centerpieces included either vintage books or glass from our combined collections. My grandma passed away in January and it was so sad she could not physically be there to witness our marriage, but it was so special to still have a part of her there with us on our wedding day.

Chris and I got engaged during my last year of nursing school. It was always crazy trying to find time to plan in the midst of clinicals, papers, and studying. Wedding planning almost became therapeutic for me because it distracted me from the stress of school. I had so much fun planting all the succulents used in the centerpieces and collecting all the different vintage pieces.

Taking communion together was so special for us because it was a moment we could have alone together in the middle of the ceremony where everything feels so overwhelming and emotional.

I had so much fun dancing during our reception with all our friends and family. We danced to the point that my hair started falling down and my bustle came out of my dress! It was definitely a party to remember.

Catering - Hoover's Cooking | Wedding Cake - Sugar Mama's Bakeshop | Pies - Upper Crust Bakery | Florist - Petal Pushers | Videography - Steven Vanderworp | Musicians - Joel and Amanda Graves | Day of Coordinator - Jaime Dydalewicz - Coordinate This | DJ - Complete Music | Bridal Hair - Kristin Michael

Domenique + Scott {Married}

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\\Words by Domenique + Scott  

Tell us your story...

Scott and I met through mutual friends our freshman year of college and started dating our sophomore year.  


Three Points Ranch was one of the first venues we found online and we knew right away we had to visit. We researched other venues, but Three Points Ranch was always in the back of our mind. The day we finally saw Three Points Ranch, we knew it was the one. The scenery is absoultely beautiful. Sally's done such an awesome job at decorating that all we added was flowers and some small personal touches. The options of two ceremony locations is amazing, and both are gorgeous! The airstream trailers in the reception site are decorated wonderfully and provide a great place for wedding parties to get ready in and for guest to lounge around in. We wanted a fun atmosphere for our friends and family, and Three Points Ranch provided the perfect ambiance.

What was your favorite part in the wedding planning process?

Seeing everything that was picked out through out the wedding planning process come together on the day of our wedding. It was like seeing all the pieces of a puzzle come together.

What was the favorite moment of your day? 

It rained all day day Friday and Saturday morning. Hours before the ceremony the rain stopped. As I walked down the aisle to "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beetles, the sun broke from the clouds. It was the perfect way to start the ceremony and beautiful evening.

We loved spending the day with our closest friends and family and dancing the night away. Our wedding day couldn't have gone any better!

Make-up & Hair - Erica Gray | Flowers - Linda Manifold (Breathtaking Blooms) | Rentals - Outback Rentals | Food - Pok-e-Jo's BBQ | Bar set up - Wildwood Catering | DJ - Jeff (Spacecraft Entertainment) | Officiant - Scott Payne | Day-of coordinator - Lindsay Smith | Cakes - Grandma Pat | Dress - David's Bridal | Flower hair clip & matching belt - RomanticARTlife on | Alterations - Sew Chic | Jewlery - Kendra Scott | Boots - Old Gringo

Liz + Nick

  //Words by Liz + Nick


Tell us your story...

Nick and I met at {my parent's} ranch on June 12, 2009. My mom, Sherri Moffa, was throwing an engagement party for my cousin Ryan and her fiancee Griff. Ryan and Griff brought along a few of their closest friends for the weekend, Nick being one of them. After spending the weekend getting to know each other, Nick asked me for my email address, and the rest is history!

We chose the venue because that is where Nick and I met and got engaged. There was a lot of sentimental value attached to the ranch, and having it any where else just wouldn't have felt right! 

...everything just kept falling into place. At a time like this in life, it's really amazing to see how much people who love you will do for you. I'm very grateful to all my friends and family for their extensive amount of help and their efforts put forth to make it all possible. The wedding was beyond my expectations, and I could not be any more happy with the way everything turned out.

One afternoon, Nick and I kidnapped his cousin, Wyatt and asked him to please help us to decide what Nick should wear to the wedding! On our way to a potential clothing store, I showed Wyatt a photo of me in my dress. He proceeded to tell Nick, he thinks he should wear something dressy, like a three piece suit. Nick responds, " Well, I have a three piece suit...and it was my Dad's.....and it's blue." Perfect! So we turn the car around and head back home. We took the suit to Jan at The Clothing Hospital, and she worked her magic...!

After getting engaged, my mom asked me if I would want to wear her dress for my wedding. I said yes of course! We took the dress to The Clothing Hospital in Austin, Texas for a little altering. We decided to take the sleeves off the dress to bring it up to date, and make it more suitable for an outdoor May wedding in the Texas heat. 

...we decided the wedding colors should be ivory and brown, and at Nick's request, "a manly color" - so blue you have it.

With a vintage dress, a LOVE for old things, and plenty of inspiration found on Pinterest, my cousins and I set out to do some antique shopping. Here we found several suitable centerpiece items. A couple visits to Hobby Lobby and Michaels, and many hours later, attempting to group the random items, the centerpieces (no two alike) were finally complete! 

My family and friends joined me one week in March for craft time! Here we pulled together our DIY Pinterest inspired details and made them reality. Everything from program fans, to antique dictionary paper bird seed send-off cones, to fabric wrapped hoola-hoops came to life.  

My favorite part of the wedding planning process was working with my mom of course! I have so much appreciation for her help and all her hard work. I am very lucky she is so good at throwing a party!

Nick and I are 11 years apart! ...So were his parents, AND his great-grandparents!  Nick and I did not have a traditional wedding party. Instead, we asked our siblings to stand next to us. I asked my brother, David, to be my best man, and Nick asked his sister, Loann, to be his matron of honor.

My favorite party of the day? What a tough question. Besides marrying the love of my life, my favorite part of the day was listening to the Best Man and Matron of Honor (our siblings) give their speeches. Both were moving and humorous, and sent tears rolling down my cheeks. We are so lucky to have family who care so much. 

Other highlights include:

Dancing with my dad to Kevin Fowler's "Daddies and Daughters".

Watching two of my girlfriends, Sepi and Maureen, DIVE ON THE GROUND for my bouquet. 

Having such an amazing officiant, my cousin, give such a touching, beautiful and memorable ceremony. It was perfect. 

Getting ready with all my ladies, and having them all BALLING as I put my dress on. 

And seeing all the people who I love, all in one place.


Coordinator: In Her Shoes - Lindsay Blackwell | Caterer: Austin Catering - Tiffany | Florist: Brenda Abbott Floral Design - Brenda made the bouquets, boutonnieres and a few floral arrangements. The centerpieces and most other arrangements were put together by Liz's lovely lady crew, comprised of talented friends and family. | DJ: Texas Pro DJs - DJ Miles | Bride's Cake: Liz's longest friend, Miss Maureen Hobby | Groom's Cake: Amazing Cakes of Austin - Yvette | Videographer: Liz's cousin, Miss Ellen Bruxvoort | Photo Booth: Lasting Images - William  | Rentals: Premiere Party Central | Officiant: Liz's cousin, Mr. Larry Monzingo - who became ordained in order to marry Nick and Liz | Hair: Pearl Hair & Make-up Studio - Sam Denby | Make-up: Pearl Hair & Make-up Studio - Maris | Portable Potty Trailer: First Class Rentals | Popcorn Machine: Whim Event Rentals | Dress and Suit Alterations: The Clothing Hospital - Jan

Lyndee + Caleb

//Words by Lyndee + Caleb Tell us your story...

It really was one of those when you least expect it stories...

My company was opening a new location and as a marketer I had to help plan out merchandising/advertising for the walls. The day we visited the branch to plan out what was going to go where, Caleb was overseeing the punch list as the Project Manager for the company who was building our new branch.

We eye flirted for about an hour...and right when I was about to leave he finally came out to introduce himself. Sadly enough he didn't ask for my phone number, BUT it could have been because he was distracted by his friend yelling "Oooooooo Caleb's in love!!!" across the parking lot as I was just about to leave.

So there I was driving away thinking, "wow, that was WAY too good to be true." Awkwardly enough I contacted the project manager for my company and asked if he'd known anything about the guy in the Red Sox cap...Caleb. Nicely enough he did not think I was weird for asking and did a little recon for me. Turns out Caleb's brother also worked for the company and was told if I showed back up that he was to immediately call Caleb so he could come up and ask for my phone number. Longer story short...his brother ended up giving me Caleb's number and I had to make the first move...eek! But I did, and we're been inseparable ever since. The best part is neither one of us had to go back to the branch after that one specific day. I like to think it was kismet. 

Almost 2 years later - to the day he front of that same branch. There's a story to go with that too, but none the less it was perfect!

We love the hill country! When we first starting dating there was nothing more we liked to do than just drive through the hill country enjoying the scenery. Whether we were taking our dogs for a swim, antiquing, visiting our favorite B&B in Comfort, TX or just driving aimlessly it was the perfect way to spend time together. Vista West Ranch is located in the heart of the hill county and provided that perfectly rustic natural charm we had envisioned for our big day.

I (Lyndee) am a florist and I have a deep love for flowers. And, through the "dating years" Caleb was suckered, er, kind enough to help me on occasions...a man after my own heart! Point is we'd seen a lot of different styles, color combos, etc. We decided to take it back to the simplicity of a garden. We wanted beautiful touches of flowers to be presented as if you had just picked them out of your garden. The Vista West Ranch venue helped us turn our reception into an evening rustic tea party set for 200. 

The food, of course, was one of Caleb's and my dad’s favorite part. After looking at many menu options we decided the food should be just as rustically charming as the venue. So we had what we called our southern comfort menu full of melt in your mouth pot-roast, chicken fried chicken with white gravy and cheddar biscuits, fried okra, greens beans and a crowd favorite the mashed potato bar AND macaroni and cheese bar. To top off the night we had a buffet of sweet treats including key lime cake, a tower of strawberry shortcake, carrot cake and homemade banana pudding made by mama Grooms.

I could go on, but overall the wedding was simply amazing. Many many many thanks go out to our family and the superstars Cheryl and Shea of Yellow Umbrella Events for making our day so unforgettable.


...One of my favorite underlying tributes was to the furry family members in our lives...our puppies. My neighbor growing up is quite the baker and graciously created over 200 custom puppy cookies which paid tribute to two of our furry family members that had passed away earlier that year. The cookie was tied with a note explaining a donation was made to Austin Pets Alive in their honor.

And, turns out after some discussion with our caterer we found out he was also a dog lover to the extreme and if his absolutely delicious food wasn't enough to seal the deal this made him a perfect fit for us!  We also incorporated the most random colorful metal pup we found along the way at the base of the stairs leading to the Overlook Lounge. It was almost as if he was greeting you as you made your way upstairs as if you were coming home. So even though we weren't able to have our furry friend's with us on our wedding day they were absolutely there in spirit!

What was your favorite part of your day? 

Both of Us - The unbelievable amount of love that was present on our wedding day. Between the two us, between us and our families, between us and our was truly overwhelming and that will be what we hold most dearly as we reminisce in the years to ahead. 

Both of Us - Having our dream team of friend's as our wedding parties. It was amazing to spend that morning of the wedding day with some of the people you've made the absolute best memories with.

What were some of your favorite parts of planning your wedding?

Lyndee - Working so closely with my mom. She is AMAZING!! I believe she could rival Martha Stewart in a craft-off...and I say that loving Martha Stewart. I hope I grow up to be like her mom that is. 

Caleb - The food and cake tasting. Yum.

Both of Us - The support and contributions given from our friends and families along the way. They are all SO amazing; we are so very blessed.


Wedding Planner: Yellow Umbrella Events & Design | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Catering: Southern's Fine Dining | Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery | Rentals: Premiere Party Central | DJ: Complete Music Video Photo | Florals: LisaLyn Designs | Make up/Hair: The Beauty Jar | Ceremony Shoes: BHDLN | Bridesmaids: Various | Groom/Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse | Transportation:  Transportation Consultants