Jessica and Josh - A Rustic Chic Farm Wedding

Jessica and Josh wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the simpler things in life; Southern food, cowboy boots, their Christian roots, and close friends and family. The bride wanted to combine rustic elements like wood barrels, burlap, and mason jars, with elegant touches like pearls, lace, and garden roses. The soft pastel color scheme was reflected from the chiffon and lace gowns to the soft romantic flora. The bride arrived at the outdoor ceremony under a Great Oak tree via horse and carriage, and the aisle was lined with wood planks etched with Bible verses. The couple also participated in a unity cross ceremony where they assembled a cross together signifying the outer structure of the groom sheltering his bride, and the bolts of their faith binding them together. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a display of Baseball snack favorites as a nod to the couple's first date to a Tampa Bay Ray's game (the bride is a huge baseball fan!) Guest names and table assignments were printed on lace trimmed cards displayed on wood 'cookies'. Inside the Garden House, tables were topped with vintage lace doilies that belonged to the bride's grandmother, and accented pastel napkins. Soft pastel flowers accented with strands of pearls were combined with candles for a romantic look.  A small and simple wedding cake was displayed with various cupcakes tucked inside wooden crates, which included fun Southern flavors like Peach Pie, Root Beer Float, and Strawberry Shortcake. And to reflect the importance of family, heirloom wedding photos were displayed for guests to enjoy. Guests were sent home with favors of home-made apple butter jars!

                    The couple shared a sweet moment alone on a shady tree swing beneath a towering Oak

             Lace-wrapped mason jars featured strands of pearls dripping from clusters of hydrangea and roses

                             The ceremony took place under the towering branches of a mature Great Oak tree

                                         The aisle was lined with cut wood slabs with handwritten Bible verses

                                                     The bride arrived to the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage

                          The bride and groom partook in a unity cross ceremony, symbolizing their marriage

             Bridesmaids wore lace and chiffon gowns in shades of soft pink, and gentlemen wore grey suits

                As a nod to the couple's first date, a vintage-style concession stand offered baseball snack favorites

                         Lace-trimmed escort cards looked oh so adorable displayed on miniature cut wood slabs

   Centerpieces featured more strands of pearls cascading down from the abundent pastel roses and hydrangea

                   Wooden crates, vintage frames, and an ornate cake stand created the perfect cupcake display

                                      The bride used her grandmother's apple butter recipe for these sweet favors

                                                                                           Love is sweet!

Venue:  The Lange Farm

Photography:  Life Long Studios

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering

Florist:  Arlene Floral Designer

Entertainment:  Jonathan Cortez; JAC Of All Trades

Videography:  Randall Productions

Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio

Cupcakes:  Sugardarlings Cones and Cupcakes