Courtney + Kaleb // Ronin Cooking Wedding in College Station
Jan 1, 2018 | By: Mary Pena Photography
Courtney and Kaleb's wedding had some phenomenal and fun details that I'm so excited to share! We started the day at their reception venue; Ronin Cooking in Bryan, Texas. I got to snap away while the ladies decorated. Long, rustic farmhouse tables were dotted with fresh blooms and mismatched antique bottles and jars. Wood accents in the form of decorative signs, pinecones and slices of tree trunk brought the surrounding forest into the barn. Read those last 2 sentences again, and you can imagine how much fun I had choosing items to use in images to showcase the bride's details!
The Bride and Groom are Star Wars fans, and I absolutely love how their wedding cake turned out. It was half his, half hers. From the front, it looked like a normal bride's cake. From the side, you realize there is a party going on in the back. That party was a Star Wars groom's cake with some really fun and romantic details.
The ceremony was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas. While we were busy inside watching them tie the knot, Texas threw us a curveball and brought on the chill and drizzle. By the time we arrived back at Ronin Cooking Farm for sunset pictures, there was no sun to be seen behind the overcast clouds. Luckily for us, the Ronin barn venue is tucked inside a forest that they have charmingly decorated with twinkle lights. I don't know about you, but I will trade twinkle lights for sun! We spent a few chilly minutes getting Bride and Groom portraits, and then it was time to hit the party.
If a wedding reception can be fun and cozy at the same time, Kaleb and Courtney pulled it off. Guests were treated to an endless supply of sliders, stone fired pizza, and a popcorn bar. Those who dared to step out into the cold found a DIY S'Mores station. Those not brave enough could help themselves to the hot chocolate bar in the barn.
The wooden dance floor was alive all evening long, with everything from a pair of Aggie Wranglers spinning at dizzying speeds to a Grandma who wasn't afraid to "Wobble Baby". Everyone ate and danced until it was time to send the happy couple off through a tunnel of sparklers and glow necklaces.