Cattle ranchers Bobby and Morgan are the definition of cowboy life. Morgan is the middle of the three daughters of J-5 Ranch in Okeechobee and it was a matter of course to have her wedding where she spent so many of her favorite moments growing up.
It’s not hard to see why she loves the ranch so much. The farmhouse, the huge event barn, the acres of pasture and old Florida oaks spanning the grounds are enough to make any country girl’s heart beat a little faster.
Morgan is the epitome of ranchy bombshell. I think I actually had to pic my jaw off the ground when I first saw that Willowby by Waters dress. That Lace! Those SLEEVES! Combined with her own signature branded red cowboy boots, silver bangles and turquoise stacked rings Morgan was breath-taking.
And then there was Bobby. Standing there at the arbor Morgan’s family made just for their wedding, crowned with a long-horn skull to honor their love of ranch life–he was the definition of the quiet, thoughtful cowboy waiting for his bride. That is, until the barn doors opened and he let out a holler that woke us all up from our little daydream! That first look will forever be my favorite moment we’ve filmed at a wedding.
The party continued at the perfectly decorated reception barn where Morgan’s style really had it’s time to shine. Jewel-toned vintage glass bottles, black candles and farm tables were a perfect compliment to Morgan’s vision. Honestly, the J-5 Ranch team along with AART Weddings really knocked it out of the park with every little detail.
Special thanks to the vendors who helped make their day perfect!
Venue | J-5 Ranch Okeechobee, FL
Photographer | Brandi Watford Photography
Planning | AART Wedding with Rachel Willems
Band | Chris MacArthur and The Florida Cracker Boys
Officiant | Clint Raulerson
Cowboy Life Poem by Clint Raulerson
Hairstylist | Christina Grant
Makeup Artist | Taylor Griffin, The Beauty Bar Soflo
Dress Designer | Willowby by Watters
Bridal Salon | Olivia Bowen Bridal
Florals | Joe Nebergall, The Farmer’s Son
Cake | Jennifer Collier, Swirls & Pearls Cakes
Caterer | Carter’s Grocery
Bar | thE pOur horSe