by Amy Serrago
Tanis and Garrison met during Tanis’s senior year of high school, when Garrison was in his first year at the fire academy. They were set up on a blind date and afterwards, Tanis told her friend she thought she would marry Garrison one day. After five years together, during which their relationship grew despite a long distance stint while Tanis got her degree, Tanis and Garrison were finally ready to tie the knot! They said “I do” at Staley Mountain Ranch in Oakhurst, Texas. Tanis describes their wedding’s theme as a mix of rustic and boho, with “lots of greenery with pops of color”. The outdoor ceremony took place under a rustic wooden arbor adorned with lush florals and included a tree watering unity ritual.
Tanis was radiant in her unique trumpet cut gown with its modern lace, sheer skirting and dramatic train. She finished her look with a delicate turquoise necklace and a bold dark lip. Her bridesmaids wore flowing gowns in shades of lilac, burgundy and blush and all of the ladies carried bouquets of greenery and blue thistle. Tanis’s bouquet also featured bold florals, succulents and feathers. Garrison was handsome in his upscale cowboy look of jeans, jacket and vest, and topped it off with a silver belly hat. His groomsmen followed suit and wore classic fitted vests atop their denim.
At the reception, tables were set with white linens and gold runners and rustic Southwestern decor took center stage. Delicate florals sat in gold vases and gold votives completed the tablescapes. Strung Edison lights cast a romantic glow in the ranch’s barn and details like antlers and steer skulls could be found throughout the space. Outside, Tanis and Garrison set up a lounging teepee and at sunset, they captured some gorgeous couple’s portraits. After dinner, the newlyweds cut their Southwestern styled wedding cake before dancing the night away with their friends and family. Congratulations Tanis and Garrison!