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Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht's Jewel Toned Fall Wedding

When Brian and Cheyann planed their fall wedding at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, they decided to include jewel tones in their decor and wedding party attire for brilliant pops of color against the season's natural tones.

By Reese Radmacher

Jan 2020

Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht on their wedding day
Photo by Andrew Edwards PhotographyBrian and Cheyann included jewel tones in their decor. Brian’s navy suit and even his boutonniere matched the day’s color scheme.

Some say the strongest relationships are ones that blossom from friendships. Well that couldn’t be more true for Brian Horton and Cheyann Weinacht. Both were involved in Greek life at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma—a small school with approximately 3,000 undergrads. At the time, they were just acquaintances. It wasn’t until after college that the real magic began.

As if by fate, both of them accepted jobs in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas, along with many others from their alma mater. The pair developed a solid friendship and flirted for about two years before Brian decided it was time to send a subtle yet life-changing message. “One time we were out with friends, and I think Brian had had enough of my back and forth flirting,” Cheyann says. “He wasn’t paying me any attention, and I remember feeling really upset by that.”

The rest is history. Cheyann asked to speak with him that night, and they shared with each other their goals in both life and relationships, along with values of importance to them, and their friendship became a relationship. Two years later, the couple got engaged on Christmas Eve on Brian’s family farm in Bolivar.

“We’re very alike in that our No. 1 priority in our life is our faith,” Cheyann says. “We have that as a solid foundation that we both are really committed to growing.” The emphasis placed on their faith can be noted in their ceremony which they wrote themselves along with help from their pastor. The morning of the big day, Cheyann woke up early, went for a run, prayed and spent some quiet time reflecting on what was to come. The remainder of the day went flawlessly and ended with the newlyweds waving goodbye to their guests from an old truck that served as their get-away car.

Cheyann Weinacht and her bridesmaids on her wedding day

Cheyann’s bridesmaids included high school friends, a work friend and a few of her sorority sisters from Delta Gamma

Brian Horton and his groomsmen on his wedding day

Brian’s groomsmen included his brother and best man, a close friend he grew up with and fraternity brothers from Pi Kappa Alpha.

Photos by Andrew Edwards Photography
Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht on their wedding day
Photo by Andrew Edwards PhotographyCheyann and Brian were joined by 200 family members and friends on a beautiful fall day to commemorate their love for each other.
Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht on their wedding day

The pair exchanged vows they wrote themselves with the help of their pastor.

Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht on their wedding day

The couple held their ceremony outdoors at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch in Branson.

Photos by Andrew Edwards Photography
Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht's wedding invitations
Photo by Andrew Edwards PhotographyThe invitations were made through Minted. The couple stuck with a fun and lively floral theme that corresponded well with the overall aesthetic of the wedding.
Details from Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht's wedding

The ceremony and reception were both held at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch in Branson. Entertainment was provided by Diamond Empire Band, and Simply Delicious catered the event.

Bride Cheyann Weinacht on her wedding day

Cheyann found her dress in Texas and paired it with her grandmother’s opal ring.

Cheyann Weinacht's wedding ring in her fall colored wedding flowers

Brian got Cheyann’s ring from Intercontinental Jewelers and Cheyann got his from Reiner’s Fine Jewelry—both based out of Houston, Texas.

Photos by Andrew Edwards Photography
Cheyann Weinacht with her bridesmaids on her wedding day
Photo by Andrew Edwards PhotographyCheyann and her bridesmaids kicked off the day early with breakfast and mimosas.
Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht cutting their wedding cake

This simple tiered cake wrapped in a seemingly endless vine of greenery was made at Sugar Leaf Bakery in Branson.

Brian Horton & Cheyann Weinacht on their wedding day

The big day went on without a flaw. Cheyann summed it up as a huge party that was filled with so much joy.

Photos by Andrew Edwards Photography

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