Since you've heard from us last, we've been busy spreading the word far and wide about our brand new Texas Hill Country wedding venue! With the engagement season just around the corner (Thanksgiving to Valentines), we welcomed wedding and event planners and photographers to The Cedars Ranch for a special day of site tours, introducing wedding professionals from Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country to our unique new venue.
Designed and coordinated by Kimberley Bentley, with Silver Thistle Weddings + Events, our special day of site tours also included a wedding styled shoot, which made the event really dynamic and super fun!
It was a little chilly on the day, but with our gorgeous new custom-made clear wall and door panels from Austin Awning, we were able to keep everyone warm in our great hall (you can see the new panels in the photo below). It was also a great excuse to serve our guests some yummy hot apple cider!
The bride and groom's table in our great hall
Our styled shoot photographer for the day was the wonderful Amy Gawlik, Al Gawlik Photography. While we don't have the official images from our special event yet (keep an eye out for future blog posts and on our social media), we do have some behind-the-scenes pictures to share.
Meet Our Vendors!
A huge thank you to our amazing team of vendors who made this a day to remember.
Photo by Kimberley Bentley, Silver Thistle Weddings + Events
"This unique venue is unlike any other in our area due to its sustainable core values. Watching The Cedars Ranch evolve has been invigorating due to the uniqueness of its architecture and wellness concept. Bill and Marilyn's vision of modernism that is organic and natural is such a refreshing vibe and one that our company thrives on." - Kimberley Bentley, Silver Thistle Weddings + Events
A selection of photos taken by Kimberley Bentley, Silver Thistle Weddings + Events
A special thank you to our fabulous styled shoot models, Caitlin Watkins and Max Daniller-Varghese. They are super adorable newlyweds who graciously agreed to be part of our day.
Amy Gawlik in action at our outdoor wedding ceremony site
"A big thanks to all of my vendor friends especially Denise with Bee Lavish Vintage and Corynn with Kismet Flowers who always say yes to my crazy ideas, get my style and are so fun to collaborate with!!" - Kimberley Bentley, Silver Thistle Weddings + Events
Gorgeous fall themed florals from Kismet Flowers
"We had so much fun today at The Cedars Ranch. Here’s a shot of our lounge from the styled shoot. We can’t wait to see the photos from Amy Gawlik!" - Denise, Bee Lavish
Beautiful lounge from Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals
The theme of our tour and styled shoot was natural and organic, with a fun boho feel. It worked a treat!
Desserts and treats
Meet Our Guests!
We really enjoyed meeting our planner and photographer guests, and showing them around. We got so much positive feedback, with some touting The Cedars Ranch as "the hottest new venue in the hill country right now!" That definitely makes us happy to hear!
We also loved seeing our venue through their eyes. Here's some of our favorites from planners and photographers who visited and took photos during their tour.
"Congrats to The Cedars Ranch on the opening of their new venue! Eco friendly, sustainable, beautiful! Can't wait to have an event in your space! Genius idea to have a photo shoot during the open house!" - Julia Mechler, Native Roots Events
Photos by Julia Mechler, Native Roots Events
We love these images from Amy Dang, Amy Dang Photography. She captured the beautiful, serene and natural vibe of the day.
Photos by Amy Dang, Amy Dang Photography
"Thank you so much for the tour. It was so great getting to learn all about the property! Hopefully we'll get to capture a wedding there soon." - Lauren Licarione, ML Photo & Film
Photo by Lauren Licarione, ML Photo & Film
Our Yurt Winner!
All guests who attended our site tour were in with a chance of winning a 2-night stay in our luxury eco yurt at The Cedars Ranch. And the winner is ... wedding and event planner Julia Mechler, with Native Roots Events! Congratulations!!
Caitlin and Max at our event bar
Wishing you all a very happy and joyful Thanksgiving.
And if you know of anyone who gets engaged over the Thanksgiving holiday, you know to send them our way!
Until next time,
Marilyn & Bill
The Cedars Ranch: Wedding Venue & Wellness Retreat, Wimberley TX
Looking for the perfect Texas Hill Country venue for your wedding, special event, or retreat? Situated on twenty acres of meandering live oak and cedar trees just outside the charming hill country town of Wimberley, and a short 45-minute drive south of Austin, The Cedars Ranch is a stellar new contemporary eco event space and wellness destination designed for hosting weddings, special events, and corporate and wellness workshops and retreats. Reach out to us today!
Posted on Tue, November 26, 2019
by Marilyn Orr filed under