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OGR’s New “Antique Truck”

An Antique Truck as Something Old?

 

 

Old Glory Ranch’s latest “Antique Truck” addition allows us to continue the bridal tradition of something old and something new. Our 1954 International Harvester R112 purchased originally by a farmer living outside St Louis was once a farm truck. I am quite sure it did not have an inkling of what the future might bring. It has now become a treasured vehicle at our Texas Hill Country venue, Old Glory Ranch, in Wimberley

 

Interesting facts about our Antique Truck:

  • Bryce Engelhart purchased the truck in December 1985 for $3600.
  • In the first four years, Bryce drove the truck 100,000 miles around the United States.
  • It visited Steamboat Springs, Las Vegas, California, and all over Texas as well as the Midwest.
  • The truck has attracted a lot of attention and has been well photographed and has even received a few movie offers.
  • Bryce purchased tires for the truck in 1990 for $95 each and they lasted for 27 years.  They had to finally be replaced in 2017 for $265 each.
  • The truck was once maroon and at one time lay in pieces before becoming transformed into today’s version.
  • Many adventures and memories made before Bryce finally made Wimberley his home in 1994.

 

The truck then became a popular departure vehicle for our newlyweds at Old Glory Ranch and as even helped a bride reach her ceremony at the Wedding Deck.

 

 

 

 

 

One of our most beautiful and popular departures involve the Antique Truck and gerbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce recently retired to begin a new chapter in his life. He deemed Old Glory Ranch as a worthy place to leave his antique truck. We are so glad that he did so it can continue send our Old Glory Ranch couples off to their own unique adventures. We warmly welcome our new addition and look forward to all the new memories we will make together.

 

 

 

 

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Outstanding Texas Hill Country Venues

“Outstanding Texas Hill Country Venue”

We’re taking a walk down memory lane with Lisa on Location, a Hill Country Wedding Photographer, who posted an awesome article on her blog about Old Glory Ranch. We love that she started her Outstanding Texas Hill Country venues with Old Glory Ranch! We’ll call it our TBT “Throw Back Thursday” blog!

3/11/11 – Lisa had this to say about Old Glory Ranch:

“When you get right down to it, Central Texas is fortunate to have some of the best wedding venues anywhere. It’s an embarrassment of riches, to be honest. As a Central Texas wedding photographer based in New Braunfels, Lisa has been blessed to photograph weddings all over. From historic Fredericksburg in the Hill Country, to San Antonio’s famed River Walk to the sunny shores of Lake Travis–and she loves every minute of it!

Brides and grooms ask her about potential wedding venues more often these days.  So she decided to begin spotlighting some of the outstanding Texas Hill Country wedding venue locations and what each venue offers. We are starting with the indoor and outdoor options at Old Glory Ranch in Wimberley.  Old Glory Ranch is  located just south of Dripping Springs,  as the Wedding Capital of Texas.

The Chapel

The first thing that hits you when you emerge from the wooded drive onto this hill country ranch is the gorgeous, honey-golden chapel, which may be used for ceremonies and receptions. The exterior is smooth-cut cedar planking, and the result is a magical combination of rustic charm and elegant dignity. I’m serious folks, when the sun shines down, the chapel literally glows.

It is exceptionally roomy inside, too. The wood surfaces are all polished smooth, and rows of windows on either side of the chapel fill the space with a warm glow. Any wedding photographer will tell you this is some of the absolute best light to shoot in–it gives everyone healthy, attractive skin tones and adds a rich warmth to all the photos.

The Patio

There’s a lovely covered back patio area for receptions surrounded by magnificent oak trees.  For a more formal dinner. the chapel hall can be converted to that in short order as well (a neat trick if the weather doesn’t cooperate!) Stained glass and detailed painting on the interior beams complete the picture, with old-world, Germanic charm.

Owner Suzanne McCord (who just became a grandmother this week–Congratulations, Suzanne!) contains more than 2,000 acres on the grounds which she’d developed impressively. The Gatehouse Pavilion is an outdoor venue suitable for smaller gatherings.

Outdoor Sites

What’s most impressive, however, is the two miles of riverfront access along the Blanco. Here McCord has built two fantastic outdoor wedding venues. The wooden Wedding Deck is bordered by a large grassy lawn suitable for up to 500 guests. The smaller Stone Landing is the second, which can accommodate smaller gatherings of 75 or less.

Both outdoor venues are literally right on top of the Blanco River, surrounded by spectacular old-growth Montezuma Cypress. For lovers of outdoor weddings, it doesn’t get any better than this for your big day.

Staff

Suzanne works with Liz Danna, general manager, and Gina McClure, the marketing and artistic director. Any one of them will do you right.

So if you’re looking for a genuine Texas Hill Country wedding venue or event center, give the fine folks at Old Glory Ranch a call.  Inquire about their wedding packages and request a tour. Better yet, give Lisa a call first, so you’re guaranteed great wedding photography.”

See the blog here: Lisa on Location

Old Glory Ranch highly recommends Lisa as one of our preferred photographers for your special day.

Weddings in Houston features Old Glory Ranch event

Weddings in Houston features Old Glory Ranch Real Wedding

First and foremost, it is always a honor to host a wedding at Old Glory Ranch. To have a Real Wedding featured in the Weddings in Houston Magazine is the icing on the cake.  Therefore, the Texas Hill Country wedding of Sarah Fabian & Logan Prewett in the July/August issue of Weddings in Houston Magazine made us feel doubly blessed.

“We are very pleased with the publishing of Sarah & Logan’s wedding.  It is an excellent representation of an Old Glory Ranch wedding,” said Suzanne McCord, OGR owner.

All love stories have a beginning, and Sarah and Logan are no exception.  They met at a Houston middle school as classmates.  After that, they attended separate high schools.  Not to worry though, they reconnected in college and the rest is history.

Sarah & Logan have many family and friends. In fact, over 300 guests attended the wedding.

The couple looked for a venue where they could celebrate with all of their guests in a private setting surrounded by natural splendor. Old Glory Ranch was a perfect decision.  We loved hosting their special day.

“The theme for our wedding was ‘shabby chic’ and rustic,” explains Sarah. It was a picture perfect fall wedding.   Beautiful flowers” , “delicious food” and  “mismatched vintage china” added to its charm.  Best of all, Sarah adds, was enjoying the evening with our family and friends.”

Vendors for the memorable evening included:

Venue, Floral, Decor & Wedding Coordinator: Old Glory Ranch

Photographer: Anthology Photography

Videographer: X Horn Productions

Bridal Carriage: Decotah’s Dream Team Carriage Co.

Buses: Transportation Consultants

Reception Band: Blind Date

Guest Gifts: Tiny Pies

Bridal & Groom Cakes: Simon Lee

Catering: Gourmet Gals

China Rental: JenMarie Vintage Rentals

Special Effects: Starlight Fireworks & FX

Invitations: Bering’s

Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher from Weddings by Debbie

Registry: Bering’s

Honeymoon: Bahamas

Please join us in wishing this very special couple years of joy of happiness.  To learn more, go to   Weddings in Houston magazine , on pages 170 thru 172.