So in love with the fun and laid back feel of this rustic-chic, barn wedding, at Indian Springs Ranch. Joanne knew she wanted a unique location and an enjoyable time for their guests. She had seen photos from a friend that attended an event at the venue and made sure to find out where that was. When she visited, she was certain that an Indian Springs Ranch wedding was a perfect choice. From the bride:
“Our venue is actually a working ranch; everything is DIY there. I am a country girl at heart. I have lived here for 25 years, I feel all weddings are in country clubs or on the strip. I wanted something a bit out of the box, more relaxed and something that fit us. Steve’s brother is a GM of a top golf course in town, while we could have gotten a KILLER deal there… It wasn’t us. I turned it down and went with this.”
Joanne & Steven met through mutual friends playing on an Adult Kickball League. They were both with other people at the time, but their love for Chicago sports and beer brought them together.
The proposal took place in Mexico for her best friend’s wedding. It was planned, but Steven kinda did away with his plans and did it on a whim one night near a Taco Shop!
Let’s get to the wedding. The girls got ready at Palms Place with a nice selection of beer, while the guys got ready at Steven’s brother’s house. The girls all wore cowboy boots, and high-low dresses. Joanne’s boots displayed the American flag, matching Steven’s socks. Steven showcased a light gray suit and the groomsmen white shirts and suspenders. Once everyone was ready, we headed to Indian Springs, which is about 45minutes from Las Vegas.
Planning and design for this rustic-chic wedding were all done by Joanne. The space was set-up with the help of family and friends. No detail was overlooked. It was incredible to look around and see such green and shaded location with centenarian trees not far from Vegas.
For the vow exchange, Joanne selected the grassy area by the Cypress trees. The groomsmen arrived at the site in the back of a 1956 Ford Dumptruck. The ceremony was celebrated by a close friend, that had just the right words to make everyone want to laugh and cry at the same time. The ranch owners, who are kind and friendly, brought one of the horses out for photos near sunset.
Lawn games were set-up in the orchard area for guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour, including cornhole, tic-tac-toe and ring toss. And just a few feet away, you could roast your marshmallow by the fire-pit or just sit fireside.
The reception took place outdoors, covered by bistro lights. The event fell warm and intimate with long, banquet-style tables, flower displays in mason jars, gas lamps, custom glasses, all in light pinks, rose-gold, gold, and whites. The love for beer was displayed with custom koozies for the whole bridal party and guests. The dance floor was inside the barn, and it was also filled with bistro lights.
I could keep going on and on about all the lovely details in this wedding. Joanne was easily one of the most laid-back brides we have encountered, and she carries a big smile with her at all times. And the best of all, they keep each other smiling. Way to go guys! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your day with us.
Planning & Design: Joanne
Ceremony & Reception: Indian Springs Ranch Nevada
Caterer: Poppa Naps
Baker: Retro Bakery
Florist: Flora Couture
Hair & Makeup Artist: Jessica Griebling
Officiant: Friend (John)
Bartender: Roger Perry
Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals
Invitation and Paper: Vista Print
Dress: Justin Alexander
Shoes: Dan Post