westgate river ranch wedding: brittany + winston

And I will take, you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong.
‘Til the day my life is through
This I promise you . . .

There couldn’t have been a more fitting song for their first dance that day. Not because the message was so sweet, and not because it made all of us thirty somethings in the room harken back to the good ol’ days of Nsync on the radio. But because it was so perfectly them. It was a genuine message, delivered in an unconventional way. It was fun yet romantic, silly but sweet, and everything about that is the two of them together. And without a doubt, it will most definitely be their marriage. So as they held each other close that night, stared into each other’s eyes, and oh so loudly belted out the final key change, you couldn’t help but be excited for the amazing adventure their marriage would be. Full of love, full of surprises, and most of all, full of laughter . . . .

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Brittany and Winston are married! There was so much about this day that we adored, from the unique venue to the stunning decor to the beautifully glowy light. But most noteworthy was the gorgeous (inside and out!) couple at the center of it all.  More than all of this, these two are just so wonderfully eccentric to boot (as evidenced by Winston’s shirtless horseback ceremony entrance, the ring BEARS and the perfectly matched vows the two of them shared). Words won’t ever be able to share just how fun their Westgate River Ranch wedding was, but we’re hoping the pictures speak for themselves, and let you experience at least a little of this epic party.

Also, Brittany rocked the most jaw-dropping gown, that had a plunging neckline and a level of tulle fit for only the princessiest of princesses (which she TOTALLY was as she arrived by horse-drawn carriage to the ceremony). From the moment we arrived I couldn’t stop gushing about how stunning she looked.  When Winston first got to lay eyes on his bride it was obvious he felt the same ; )

After their custom ceremony beneath the grandest of trees, the two of them explored the Westgate property for portraits, including a stop for pics with the most amazing vintage truck. From the florals (still day-dreaming about those giant white protea in her bouquet) to the setting, to the myriad of fun touches infused throughout the day, this wedding was one for the books. And if you follow us on Instagram, you know it was even more dear to our hearts because it was the last wedding for SBP before we relocate to New Zealand for a bit (SO much more about that to come soon!)

Brittany + Win, we just adored this day with you guys at Westgate River Ranch and can’t thank you enough for inviting us to be a part of it! Hope you love every one of these as much as we loved taking them 🙂

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben


Brides strapless wedding gown hangs on the front porch at Westgate River Ranch A wedding invitation to a Westgate River Ranch wedding and a bride's vow book with her engagement ring Emerald green wedding heels atop the brides wedding gown A brides vintage engagement ring sitting atop her vow book Bridal details including diamond earrings and her full floral bouquet Bride getting her finishing touches of makeup applied before the ceremony Bride and her Bridesmaids holding balloons in their silk robes on the porch of the Westgate Ranch Resort Bride holding a large bunch of white balloons outside of her suite before her Florida wedding Maid of Honor helping her sister into her wedding gown before the wedding ceremony Bride photographed in black and white getting helped into her wedding dress Bride putting her earrings in and hugging her friend on the front porch Bridal portrait of Bride holding her bouquetBride looking at her gift from the groom and holding her veil Stunning portrait of the Bride holding her floral boutique Black and white photo of a bride walking with her Bridesmaids following behind holding their flowers Bridal portrait of Bride holding her large bouquet Bride and her Bridesmaids posing in a line under the Florida palm trees Portrait of a Bride and her Bridesmaids posing before the wedding ceremony Bride walking in green grass while holding her dress Grooms details such as his brown leather shoes and stopwatch from his grandfather Groom putting his vest on in classic black and white Groom putting on his necktie in front of some large greenery Groom and his Best Man getting ready before the wedding ceremony Groom opening a card from his Bride to be before the wedding ceremony Groom and his Groomsmen pose for a traditional portrait in rural Florida Groom portraits and detail of the boutonnière The wedding ceremony venue under an ancient oak tree in rural FloridaA large wooden cross handmade by the groom and two boys dressed as ring "Bear"-ers Shirtless Groom riding in on a horse to his wedding at Westgate River Ranch Groomsmen laugh at the surprise of the groom arriving on horseback while wearing no shirt Bride and her Dad arrive to the ceremony in horse drawn carriage Groom begins to tear up during the vows of his Bride Black and white images of the wedding ceremony Bride laughing at her Groom during his hilarious vows Far away picture of the entire wedding party up at the altar during the wedding ceremony Bride and Groom share a passionate kiss on the horse drawn carriage Formal Bridal Portrait of the entire wedding party under the oaks of the Ranch Bride and Groom pose for portraits with an antique green truck and a picture of the florals leaning against the truck Bride and Groom share a kiss on the hood of the antique truck Black and white image of the bride and groom sharing a loving smile and embrace Stunning black and white photo of the bride and groom smiling right before they kiss Amazing photo of a bride and groom kissing as the sunset glows bright around them by Sarah and Ben Photography Bridal portrait of the married couple with the golden hour sunlight filling the background Groom guides Bride around the Ranch by her hand in Black and White Bride and Groom pose in front of some stylised teepee's located at the Westgate River Ranch Cocktail hour takes place under an amazing white canopy Table seating charts are decorated with hand-painted dinosaur figurines A seating area during the reception with vintage furniture The gift table of honey sticks and a vintage typewriter with a thank you note The reception space at the Westgate River Ranch barn complete with twinkle lights and chandeliers The formal settings at the reception included hunter green linens Bride and Groom enter under a canopy of glitter thrown by their guests Bride and Groom share their first dance as their Bridal Party looks on Bride and Groom sharing a first dance under a chandelier at Westgate River Resort The wedding cake table on a wagon wheel and the Groom dancing with his Mother The Bride and Groom laughing during the speeches from their wedding party The wedding bands photographed on the Brides floral bouquet The Bride and Groom being lifted up during their wedding reception in chairs The dance party during the reception of the wedding as people throw their hands up in the air The Bride and Groom hugging on the dance floor surrounded by their friends and family Bride and Groom exit their wedding under sparklers held by their friends and family


Credit Where Credit is Due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Westgate River Ranch and Rodeo

Hair: Laura Reynolds Hair and Makeup Artistry

Makeup: Kate Blake Artistry

Wedding Dress Designer: Martina Liana

Wedding Dress Store: One and Only Bridal

Bride Shoe Designer Jessica Simpson, Converse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: David’s Bridal

Caterer: Westgate River Ranch and Rodeo

Coordinator: Tammy Straub

Videographer: Aren Vogel

Florist: Lesley Tweed

Cake Design: Naked Cake

DJ: John W. Mitchell

Invitation Designer: Minted


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *