Scarlett Steakley and her mother, Pam Bouche, toured Old Glory Ranch in December of 2011. Scarlett knew immediately that it was the perfect venue for her wedding – but time was short.
Scarlett and Shane exiting Chapel Hall at Old Glory Ranch just after their “I do’s”
Her then fiance, US Army Captain Shane Mercer, was scheduled to be transferred to Hawaii for his next tour and he didn’t want to go there alone. He wanted his beautiful bride to join him.
A date of February 18th, 2012 was set and the wheels were in motion. Contract secured, vendors contacted, and – well… let’s just say tons to be done in a span of less than 2 months. While planning a wedding is stressful enough on its own, add two military moves from different areas – on military time – not your own, invitations to send out, tastings, dress fittings, bridesmaids dresses to secure, tuxedo rentals, flowers to choose, tenting in case of inclement weather, transportation, lodging, etc., etc.
While the planning stage was fast and furious, the outcome couldn’t have been better. Even the weather cooperated the day of with rains easing up shortly before the ceremony and staying at bay for the remainder of the evening.
This was to be a day to remember…and that mission was accomplished.
Tons of flowers adorned nearly every corner of the interior and exterior of Chapel Hall. A full-blown fireworks show capped off a perfect night as the couple left through a tunnel of sparklers with guests cheering them on.
Wishing this special couple a wonderful and full life together.
Carey Millington – BASH Events
Decotah’s Dream Team
Don Strange Catering
Cakes by Cathy Young
Sauce the Band
Musical Discovery Chamber Players
Hill Country Premier Lodging
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