Rustic Weddings

Nicole and Eric - A Rustic Barn Wedding in Parrish

Nicole and Eric - A Rustic Barn Wedding in Parrish

Eric and Nicole had no idea fate was pulling them together, living at the same apartment complex in Tallahassee and attending countless FSU games, but never meeting until mutual friends introduced them at Beef 'O Brady's (watching an FSU game of course!) In true Seminoles fashion, Eric proposed at the Unconquered statue at Florida State University. The garnet and gold color scheme was an obvious choice for the couple, but pops of eggplant were also incorporated throughout to bring an element of Springtime to their March nuptials.

Katie and Adam - A Southern Summer Wedding at the Farm

Katie and Adam - A Southern Summer Wedding at the Farm

What better color combo for a summertime wedding than Strawberry and Lemon?!  This bride and groom had a Southern summer vision for their wedding day with accents of wine barrels, mason jars, watering cans, and stacks of books to represent the bride’s love of reading and career as a teacher. Guests even found their custom escort card bookmarks elegantly placed in between the pages of some of the couple’s favorite novels!  With a nod to the fruity color combo, a self-serve Arnold Palmer station offered guests refreshing lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and southern sweet tea. A tower of assorted cupcakes satisfied everyone’s sweet tooth before sending off the bride and groom as through a sea of fluttering pom poms showing off their University of Florida and Michigan State pride!

Buffy and Dave - A Naturalistic Love Nest Wedding

Buffy and Dave - A Naturalistic Love Nest Wedding

Lovebirds Buffy and Dave’s intimate wedding was full of romantic, rustic details. The newlyweds exchanges nuptials at The Lange Farm accompanied only by their two children. Light tones of misty pink, ivory, and gold were reflected throughout the flowers and linens. The couple chose a “Naturalistic Love Nest” style, tying in vintage furnishings and décor, glowing candles, and lovebird accents like feathers, nests, and metal birdcages. After the newlyweds sealed their vows with a kiss (with an adorable look of awe from their daughter and amusing grimace from their son), they shared a special first dance under the canopy of Oak trees. Delicate miniature bird nests tucked into branches created the seating chart, and the reclaimed wood dining table was lavishly decorated with a Spanish moss runner, pedestal bird cages, terrariums of flora, and an abundance of candles. Place settings of layered chargers and vintage china were topped with organza napkins in metal finch napkin rings.  The new family enjoyed a light meal of delicious hors d’oeuvres, and the children filled printed kraft bags at the trail mix bar before partaking in the dessert display – a vintage hutch featuring butterscotch-nest topped cupcakes displayed in teacups and vintage china stands, and a wedding cake adorned with a suspended birdcage ornament topper.

Jackie and Christie - A Gourmet Garden Wedding

Jackie and Christie - A Gourmet Garden Wedding

Under the shady canopy of Great Oaks at the Tampa Garden Club, Jackie and Christie exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends. The couple shared a love for great food and wine, and wanted a garden setting with both rustic and chic elements.  Since their top priority was guest experience, we set out to make sure their friends and family enjoyed amazing food and drinks, unique personal details, and great music for dancing!  With a color scheme of dove grey accented by cerulean blue and sage green, the wedding party sported coordinating tea-length dresses and suits.  Bouquets incorporated herbs and even ornamental kale, and the bride carried an heirloom photo of her grandmother tucked into her bouquet.  Mahogany chiavari chairs and an aisle lined with lanterns and potted herbs led to a trio of salvaged vintage doors adorned with eucalyptus branches to create a stunning backdrop for the ceremony, which concluded with a unique unity wine presentation. During the cocktail hour, a Farmer’s Market-inspired cart offered a mouthwatering array of fresh fruits and vegetables, and guests enjoyed a DIY Mimosa Station and sampling of local beers from Cigar City Brewery.  Reception tables were decorated with a collection of silver candelabras and lanterns along with more potted herbs, along with bottles of infused olive oils for guests to share during the meal, and table numbers made entirely of wine corks.  Live action food stations tempted guests with potato leek soup and artisan breads, shrimp and grits with assorted hot sauces (a nod to bride Christie's collection), and fresh made crepes filled with chicken, goat cheese, and roasted vegetables.  A tower of cupcakes topped with a small wedding cake featured clothespin doll toppers reflecting the couple’s likeness.  Before departing, a wheelbarrow filled with wheatgrass and seed packets offered guests keepsakes to plant at home and continue to “let love grow.”  At the end of the evening, firefighter bride Christie surprised her betrothed Jackie with a fire truck sendoff!

Lissette and Dan - A Shabby Chic Seaglass-Hued Wedding

Lissette and Dan - A Shabby Chic Seaglass-Hued Wedding

Lissette and Dan exchanged sacred vows in a traditional ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church before their breezy Spring reception at the Davis Island Garden Club.  In this waterfront outdoor setting, the bridal party's tiffany blue chiffon dresses beautifully accented the soft and delicate cream colored roses and tulips.  Centerpieces featured assorted ceramic pitchers filled with alternating white flowers, while candle filled mason jars paired with bistro lighting brought warmth to the natural setting.  Guests signed a special bottle of champagne as a unique guestbook alternative, which the couple would later enjoy on their anniversary.  Among so many friends and family, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities of the day, so this gorgeous bride and groom enjoyed a few intimate moments together at their sweetheart table set in the secluded gazebo before the party kicked off. For a sweet treat, guests enjoyed pedestals filled with cupcakes from Wright's deli, the couple's favorite local bakery.