cross creek ranch wedding: amanda + ryan

Every step she took toward him seemed to fill his eyes up more. Suddenly, the moment was here, when the girl whose hand he had held for all of the years before this one would entwine her fingers with his and promise to entwine their forevers too. And on a sunny December day, they did just that. And from that moment forward every step they’d take would  be together . . . . 

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Amanda + Ryan are married! Amanda wore the most amazing Hayley Paige gown, which had layers of blush and blue tulle, and a stunning open criss-cross back. From the sparkly Keds she sported beneath her dress to her bold purple lip her entire bridal look was so fun, and so perfectly her. It was such a breath-taking moment when the doors of the chapel opened and she was standing there, and Ryan’s eyes filling with tears as she walked the aisle toward him was just about the sweetest thing ever!

Weddings at Cross Creek Ranch are always so perfectly detailed, and this one was most definitely no exception! From the favors (which Amanda’s grandma MADE) to the sweet memory tree that beautifully fit the season, to the color palette every bit of this day was not only suited to the couple at the center of it all but also to the time of year. And the ending was just as sweet as the rest of the day, with the newlyweds departing through of tunnel of sparklers (but not before stopping in the middle for one last wedding day smooch ; )

Amanda + Ryan, thank you so much for such a wonderful day! We loved every minute of it and couldn’t have felt luckier to spend it by your side’s. Hope the snowy honeymoon was absolutely amazing!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben


Hayley Paige Wedding Dress hanging on trellis Wedding invitation suite with bridal details such as Kate Spade shoes Wedding invitation and Kate Spade shoes in greenery Bridal Earrings on a leaf The Wedding Ring in a ceramic pot with lace Wedding dress on a trellis and the schedule of the wedding day in frames on a tree Wedding invitation suite with brides garter and ring box Bride looking through a book the groom gave her as a gift Black and White images of the bride putting her jewelry on and her mom kissing her on the cheek Mother and Daughter on the wedding day smiling at each other Bride holding her bouquet in her Hayley Paige Gown and close up of a bridesmaids flowers Bride with her Bridesmaids in Merlot gowns in a rustic environment Black and White of the bride with a strong lip color smiling towards her bouquet Black and White image of the Bride and the Bridesmaids laughing by Sarah & ben Bride in a flowing Hayley Paige Gown in a rustic setting Groom and his Best Man helping him put his suit jacket on. Custom leather suspenders Classic portrait of the Groom and his Groomsmen Groom buttoning his jacket and a timeless portrait among the greenery of the trees Black and White of a Groom and his Groomsmen walking toward the ceremony site The open air chapel at Cross Creek Ranch with wedding arch through the front door Floral details of the wedding arch by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom wiping his tears away from his eyes during the wedding ceremony while seeing his bride for the first time Wide angle shot of the open air chapel during the wedding ceremony Picture of the bridesmaids bouquets lined up and the first kiss as Husband and Wife Bride and Groom on the porch of their chapel with the flowing Hayley Paige Gown on full display Full bridal party on the front porch of the open air chapel in Seffner ,Fl by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom in black and white sharing a quiet moment together after their ceremony Bride and Groom after their wedding ceremony on the steps of the chapel along with a photo of the Bride's Bouquet The veil blows up in a timeless black and white image of the bride and groom Bride and Groom on a pathway to the reception stopping for a moment to embrace Bokeh fills the background as the Bride and Groom laugh A kissing Bride and Groom surrounded by the cathedral veil Close-up makeup details of the Bride Bride frolicking in the forest with her Hayley Paige Wedding Dress Bride and Groom in a rustic ranch setting Closed barn with Bride and Groom's Initials over the door Rustic wedding reception decor featuring chandeliers and hand knit snowflake ornamentsFloral centerpieces in small wooden crates surrounded by string lights in a barn Sweetheart table under modern crystal chandelier and lamp centerpieces Table centerpieces of flowers and lanterns surrounded by string lights in a rustic barn setting Wedding gifts used to decorate the christmas theme of the reception including hand-knit snowflake gifts First dance between Bride and Groom in Black and White First Dance between Bride and Groom in a rustic barn with string lights First dance between Bride and Groom Macro shots of the Wedding Rings against the wedding invitations Father and Daughter dance during the reception surrounded by string lights everywhere Father daughter dance in a rustic barn covered in string lights Mother and Son dance in a rustic barn with string lights The bare wedding cake with rustic elements and window panes Bride having a genuine moment on the dance floor with her guests Singing along to the music during the reception with their guests circling them on the dance floor Sparkler exit by Sarah & Ben Photography



Credit where Credit is Due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Wedding Dress Designer: Hayley Paige

Bride Shoe Designer: Kate Spade

Caterer: Catered by Vesh

Florist: Alta Fleura

Cake Design: Alessi Bakeries

Violinist – Hope Paolotto

DJ: Grant Hemond



  1. Marlene Neill says:

    Amazing, beautiful, fantastic. Sorry I missed it Amanda was beautiful as always.

  2. Donna & Gene Ullrich says:

    Stunning. What a beautiful portfolio to share of your special day. May God bless you as a couple.

  3. Martin says:

    Simple and beautiful.

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