A few miles down the road from Abilene, Texas lies a tiny town called Buffalo Gap, home to Perini Ranch Steakhouse. While most know Perini's as a staple of Texas cuisine, the stately trees and shaded grounds also serve as a beautiful wedding venue for those looking for a rustic, intimate setting. Abbie and Josh got married here on a gorgeous summer evening and you will swoon looking through the images captured by eePhotography!
TB&B: What made you choose Perini's for your wedding day?
Abbie: It was always a date spot for us and it's also where our families always meet up to eat when they visit!
TB&B: Describe your wedding day style and tell us about the inspiration behind it.
Abbie: Bohemian...western...eclectic. I found my bridesmaid dresses on Etsy - a lady designed them in all different styles using vintage silk and lace. I'm not a uniform/everyone look the same type of girl, so she helped me create a variety of dresses to fit the personality and style of each of my girls. My husband is a country boy from Memphis, Texas, so we definitely had to throw some boots and buckles in the mix, which I love! I found church pews on Craigslist for FREE and my amazing in-laws went and picked all of them up for me and delivered them to the wedding site. The wedding doors (for the ceremony backdrop) were made by some family friends, and my mom and mother-in-law had a huge part in decorating the site. My husband and all of his friends cut and lacquered all 250 wooden chargers for the tables. Honestly, almost all of the wedding decor was DIY!
TB&B: What were a few of the most special moments from your ceremony?
Abbie: Well, for starters, my father-in-law officiated the wedding ceremony, so that was pretty special. Also, he and my mother-in-law planned a surprise for us! They played the song "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz and gave the whole wedding party butterflies to release. My mother-in-law later told me they did this because the song defines our love story and she knew I loved butterflies. So they just wanted to do a little something extra and unexpected (that's the way they are)! We wrote our own vows and placed them on a window for guests to read. They're now on a wall in our bedroom!
TB&B: Speaking of love stories, give us the nutshell version of yours.
Abbie: Whew. This is really a long story! So, in a nutshell, my husband, persistent as he is, had heard through friends about this girl who he had seen in pictures and decided that he was going to make it his goal to hunt me down one weekend and find me while visiting Abilene during our college days. He succeeded, we dated for a year in college, but separated so he could focus on his career. I remained best friends with his sister and 6 years later, life found us in a place where we were ready to get back together. The rest is history!
Beautiful venue, beautiful couple, beautiful story. A big thank you to Erin of eePhotography (based in DFW) for sharing these images with us.
(tables & chairs) + antique stores, Canton trade days, DIY