Congratulations Hilary & Brandon!

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
We don’t host many weddings here at Peaceful Bend, but when Hilary and Brandon asked us to let them get married here, we were thrilled to say yes! Brandon and Clyde’s daughter Julie became good friends in college. We’ve had a great time getting to know Brandon and Hilary over the years – Brandon even created a wonderful video of the winery for us earlier this year.

Well, this past Saturday, ‘Brilary’ as Julie has lovingly coined the couple, tied the knot in our wine garden. It was a beautiful day, and a wonderful wedding. I had a great time running around with my camera too. This is a picture-heavy post, but I just couldn’t resist sharing a few favorite shots with you all.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
There’s a shot of the wine garden all set up, as people were finding their seats just before the ceremony began. Hillary and her family created all the floral bouquets you see.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
Beautiful lush green woods set the backdrop for the breezy staging that Brandon set up.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
There were so many sweet moments to try to capture during the ceremony – this one turned out to be a favorite for me. Hilary’s sister has twin boys, and one little guy was not about to miss out on some of the fun with his mom! Plus, the bridesmaid on the right had an emotional tear in her eye.  Or maybe she just had allergies. :(

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
Many of you may remember Julie from a couple years ago when she worked for us here at Peaceful Bend. We put her right back to work for the wedding! Here she is coordinating the music during the ceremony. She looks happy to see her friends getting married.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
The bride and groom looking happy and relaxed as they walk back down the aisle.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
While Pepe let the couple have their moment, he was not about to let the rest of the wedding party upstage him! Everyone got a laugh at his antics on the aisle.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
And of course, he pulled out his ‘sit in a chair’ trick to charm the kids (and adults) during the appetizer hour.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
Instead of a large cake to have to cut up and serve after dinner, the couple opted for cupcakes with a small cake topper. So smart.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
BUSTED!!!!!!!!!!! This guy grabbed a quick cupcake during the appetizer hour while he thought no one was watching!  Ha!  I didn’t tell on him though…I kinda wanted to do the same thing.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
Lots of toasting to the happy couple during dinner.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
After dinner everyone enjoyed chatting, taking ATV rides around the property (thanks Rob and Karen!), and dancing.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
It looked so pretty after dark, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at a few night shots of the scene.

Hillary & Brandon Rice Get Married
Congratulations Hilary and Brandon! Clyde and I were so lucky to be the venue for your beautiful celebration. We hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did, and that your love continues to grow throughout all your days together.  Cheers to you!

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3 Comments

  1. Carol
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    One of the most beautiful looking couples and one of the most awesome locations making such a pretty background a for a wedding. Everything looked so beautiful. You guys did an awesome job in your planning. Congrats to you both.

  2. Grandmother Helen
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Dear Hilary and Brandon –
    Grandad and I were so very happy to be able to share this very special moment in your lives. You two made a beautiful bride and groom — your smiles say it all! Hope you always stay this happy. Your day was perfect — the setting, the weather, family and friends — it couldn’t have been a better day. Thanks for including us in your special day and moment. We love you both, and hope you will come to visit. Love always, Grandmother and Grandad

  3. Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    So gorgeous! Congratulations Hilary and Brandon!

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