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    A Custom Design Love Story

    As things progress here at The Cedars Ranch, we are getting to that fun point in our new venue creation of installing fittings, fixtures and hardware. On this theme, we have a love story to share with you this week ... However, it may not be what you would imagine!   Read More...

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    Turning Into A Masterpiece

    It has been a few weeks since we updated you on our construction progress here at The Cedars Ranch ... so here we go! Here are some of the building crew working on our great hall ceiling a few weeks ago. It is being white-washed to match the rest of the sleek modern design of our new gorgeous structure ... “This venue is coming along very nicely.   Read More...

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    Signs Of Great Things To Come

    You know we're getting close to opening, when the new road signs for The Cedars Ranch have been put in place! With our opening planned for March 2019, construction of our main venue building, the great hall, is moving along nicely. Here's where we are at right now ...We're loving the modern architectural design of our great hall, and are so impressed with how it is all coming together. When this 2,700 square foot building is completed, it will feature a gorgeous wooden dance flo...  Read More...

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    Inner & Outer Transformations

    Our new wedding and event venue great hall continues to progress and transform. For the past few weeks there has been transformations occurring on both the inside and outside of our new structure. Aiming for a modern and airy interior finish, our design team have been carrying out some color tests inside our great hall, painting the wooden beams in shades of white.As the painting continues, the outside is being prepped to receive our new "shou-sugi-ban" wood which will form the outer “skin”...  Read More...

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    The Story of Place: HA Architecture

    We have to say, it is incredibly rewarding to see your client's dreams begin to literally take shape and even more touching to share those moments with them on site... We are HA Architecture and though it is often said form may follow function we also believe form follows fiction. In this case, this is a story about collaboration, dreaming big and believing we all seem to be a verb.PHOTOS: Art Barn + Garden Folie at The Cedars Ranch (left) and Site Development in studio (right)The story of p...  Read More...

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    We Are What We Create: Acre Architects

    SHAPING CULTURAL IDENTITY – OPERATING ON THE FRINGEArchitecture can convey stories. In the end architecture is something that rethinks the way we see ourselves and the way we live our lives. At their philosophical core, The Acre believes – WE ARE WHAT WE CREATE – and the beginnings of The Cedars Ranch is a testament to the values of a team that espouses this way of living.Building practice in a Canadian province with only 11 Architects under the age of 40, is a testament to the...  Read More...

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    Placemaking In Progress

    For the past few weeks our architects have been busy choosing materials, textures and color finishes for the exterior of the great hall, event bar and plaza. Here's how it is all coming together ... Great HallThe team at HA Architecture have been experimenting with wood finishes for the exterior of the great hall. Check out this gorgeous "shou-sugi-ban" wood sample below, by Delta Millworks, Austin."Delta Millworks began burning wood in 2007, and we were instantly enthral...  Read More...

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    More Than Just A Great Hall!

    Construction progress on our new venue "great hall" continues this week. You can begin to see that our great hall is more than just a great hall! The construction crew have been building out the area adjacent to the large open hall space, to the south / south east of the building (left in the photo below).   Read More...

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    Venue Now & After

    This week we thought it would be fun to share some current construction shots of our wedding and events venue here at The Cedars Ranch, and compare them to the "after" images created by our architect team. Now & After: Inside the Great HallThanks to Jamie Crawley, HA Architecture for this black and white photo of the dance of light and shade within our great hall, before the roof is finished. Compare this to a dance of a different kind, once our gorgeous great hall is completed by the e...  Read More...

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    Sparks, Trusses & Epic Roof Moments

    Sparks are flying here at The Cedars Ranch! Don't worry - they are all good sparks! The bolts we needed for our great hall trusses were so long we couldn’t buy them, so instead our amazing steel team are making them!   Read More...

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    Great Hall & Event Bar Transformations

    Construction is moving forward at a steady pace here at The Cedars Ranch, the past few weeks. Grady Burnette Builders are doing a great job bringing the vision to life.  Remember those roof trusses we saw being made a few weeks ago for the great hall?   Read More...

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    Classic Construction at The Cedars Ranch

    Great hall construction continues this week at The Cedars Ranch, this time in sophisticated black and white! Check out these classic shots taken by our local architect Jamie Crawley, with HA Architecture.We shared with you previously about the fabrication of the roof trusses. This week the trusses were lifted and moved in order to prepare them for painting.   Read More...

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    Great Hall Progress

    It’s been all about the “trusses” this week, here at The Cedars Ranch!!The trusses are the framework of wood and steel that will support the roof of our venue’s great hall. Viewing an architectural rendering of our completed great hall here below, you can see the triangular truss structures supporting the high lofty roof. The style of these trusses help create this open and expansive feel within our great hall - one of the signature features of our modern great hall architecture. Seeing as ...  Read More...

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    Foundation From Sunrise to Sunset

    This week was a big week for The Cedars Ranch, as the foundation was poured for our new gorgeous dance hall! It's sunrise over The Cedars Ranch, and the activity is about to start ... Everyone's busy as the concrete is being poured ...The workers polish the newly poured concrete to ensure a smooth and even surface ...Such a big part of the story of The Cedars Ranch is its Canadian "roots". Not only because Marilyn is from Canada, but our amazing architects that have helped create this ...  Read More...

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    Cedars Focus Group

    Even though we are still in the early stages of our dance hall construction and site development, this is the time when we need to pin down key structural and design decisions such as where we need electricity outlets, what are our lighting requirements, and certain traffic flow considerations throughout the site. To this aim, our local project architect Jamie Crawley of HA Architecture convened a meeting here at The Cedars Ranch this week with some key wedding professionals, to help us make the...  Read More...

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    CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED!!!

    IT HAS BEGUN!! Yes, in all caps because we are that EXCITED!!! The construction of The Cedars Ranch event center has commenced!   Read More...

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    Dance Hall Reveal & Beautiful Butterflies!

    We’ve got another exciting reveal for you this week!! Our local architects, HA Architecture have been working on producing a rendering for the inside of our dance hall. Here’s Jamie mid creative process …Here is the newest dance hall design …We love seeing these spaces come to life!   Read More...

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    And The Winner Is ...

    A huge THANK YOU to everyone who shared their ad image preferences with us this week! It has been so much fun to see you all cast your votes and read your comments, whether on facebook or via email. We loved hearing from everyone.So the votes have been counted!   Read More...

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    Wedding Style Shoot Exposé part 2

    Welcome back to part 2 of our 3-part wedding style shoot exposé. A big thank you again to Sydney from Olive and Belle events and Dreamy Elk Photography, as well as all our other wonderful style shoot wedding vendors!This week our gorgeous wedding style shoot photos take an adventurous and bohemian turn!The Photo Bus came to join the party! This bright and shiny red VW van functions as a hip and trendy photo booth for weddings.   Read More...

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    Wedding Style Shoot Exposé part 1

    Our official wedding style shoot photos are back! And they are AMAZING!! There are so many gorgeous images to show you and awesome wedding vendors to mention, that we’ll need 3 blog posts to share everything with you!   Read More...

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    Style Shoot Sneak Peek!

    What a fun blogpost we have to share with you this week! The Cedars Ranch hosted its first wedding style shoot last Thursday! A huge thank you to Sydney Campbell of Olive and Belle and the many incredible wedding vendors and models who made it all happen.   Read More...

  • Flying over The Cedars Ranch

    As promised, here's our latest aerial video of The Cedars Ranch showing our construction and landscaping progress so far. Our maintenance and garden shed looks so good! We think it definitely makes our tractors look sexy! What a difference a year makes!   Read More...

  • Tractor Temple & Fairy Flitting!

    It’s 2017! Happy New Year to everyone, from The Cedars Ranch team! We are very grateful that you are part of our onward adventure here at The Cedars.   Read More...

  • Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!!

    This week we share some photos from our local architect Jamie Crawley, HA Architecture. He paid us a visit at The Cedars to check out progress with the maintenance shed and garden."It's a great day for a Texas Hill Country excursion and project site visit. The Cedars Ranch is a 20 acre green wedding venue we are fortunate to be a part of with our collaborators Acre Architects of New Brunswick.   Read More...

  • Site Plans, Shed Walls & Mystery Move-Ins

    There's been a lot of exciting movement and progress at The Cedars this week. Yesterday, our local architect, Jamie from HA Architecture, dropped by with a massive roll of newly completed architectural and engineer site plans under his arm!These engineer stamped plans for The Cedars Ranch include structural plans, foundation plans, floor plans, plumping site plans, electrical site plans and much more architectural and engineering detail for our future development. They literally outline the...  Read More...

  • Decisions, Decisions

    This week we’ve been busy making decisions! This is the first time that we have been part of a building project and we are so grateful for our architectural teams!!! After meeting with Micah, our landscape architect (Coleman and Assoc), over more site plan specifics we had final choices to make with Jamie, our Austin architect (HA Architecture), over material choices for our house, the Dance Hall and the Reception Pavilion.Here’s Jamie and Micah reviewing some ideas …Some of o...  Read More...