cross creek ranch wedding: christina + mark

It was a day over a decade in the making. She put on the most romantic of white gowns, and climbed into the carriage to go meet her groom. It was finally time for their ceremony. And as the doors of the chapel swung open and their eyes locked for the first time that day, just like they had so many moments of so many days  that came before this one, it was obvious to everyone in the room. Their’s was a love that would endure, just as it had for all the years that had brought them here . . . . . .

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Christina and Mark are married! The two of them had a gorgeous wedding day at the always stunning Cross Creek Ranch, that included a chapel ceremony and an outdoor reception in the stable. The ceremony included so many fun traditions, from a rose exchange to the binding of their hands, and the couple allowed everyone in the room to cheer and stomp their feet throughout. It was such a fun and lively celebration of their love! Their two adorable kiddos were included in the day as the flower girl and ring bearer, and even helped their parents get ready.

Christina wore a romantic lace-detailed dress (complete which sleeves which are ALWAYS our favorite!) and sported a pair of boots with sweet floral details. We loved the invitation suite which was a handmade scroll, and included dried flowers and a cinnamon stick that gave it the most amazing smell, and how many beautifully feminine details like this one filled the day. From start to finish, this was definitely a day worth waiting for.

Chris and Mark, thank you both for entrusting us with capturing this day. We loved getting to spend the day with your family and are so excited for you both!

Cowboy boots, pearls and pressed flowers on a wedding invitationCowboy boots and pearls on the train of the wedding dressWedding rings on pressed flowersBridal garter and pearl earrings on a navy bridesmaid dressWedding Dress and boots on a trellis Boots and Bouquet on a swingBride and her daughter in black and white play on the bed.Bride getting ready with her bridemaidsBride's daughter helps her put on her bootsBlack and white image of a bride looking in the mirror.Groom getting ready for his wedding by buttoning his vest by some jasmineGroom and his groomsmen outside of an antique barnClassic and timeless image of a bride on her wedding day in black and whiteBride holding her bouquet under a greenery covered trellis and a closeup picture of her engagement ringBride and her bouquetBride and her Bridesmaids holding colorful bouquetsFloral bouquets for the wedding partyBride and her daughter all dressed in whiteCeremony Details including a dresser with signsCeremony arch at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, FloridaCeremony details including a couch for guests and floral aisle runnerFloral Arch in the open air chapel at Cross Creek RanchBridesmaids bouquet and seating sign at the ceremonyThe flower girl in cowboy boots and ring bearer walking down the aisleThe ring bearer in a bow tieBride and groom at the alter and a rose used during the ceremonyThe ceremony seen through the doors of the chapel at Cross Creek RanchBride and groom at the alter in timeless black and whiteBride and groom share a moment of laughter during their ceremonyBride and groom exchange ringsBride and groom share a kiss in a horse drawn carriageThe Bridal Party in front of the chapelBridal party in classic black and whiteGolden hour and these two newlyweds share a quiet moment on their wedding dayThe bride and groom kiss during their rustic wedding receptionA light-filled moment between the bride and groomThe reception space in the barn and some seating for guestsRustic wedding details during the reception with floral centerpieces.Rustic wedding details including a lantern and purple napkin with lace ringReception details in barn at Cross Creek RanchFloral filled barrel on lace covered table and picture frame on barn wallSweetheart table details with crystal champagne glassesSweetheart table at Cross Creek Ranch in the barn reception spaceBride and Groom and the engraved wedding cake forksBride and groom are welcomed into their reception spaceFirst dance among the string lights in the barn at this rustic wedding receptionBride and groom laugh during their first dance amongst the string lightsBride and groom walking amongst the trees at Cross Creek RanchSmiling bride and her proud groom on their wedding dayA bride and groom laugh while embracing amongst the treesBridal party with their fun superhero socks on the wedding dayBride and groom kissing at Cross Creek RanchBride and groom under the twinkle lights at nightThe sweet treats from the wedding day including the cake and chocolate covered strawberries.Farewell send-off with sparklers

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben


Photography: Sarah & Ben

Bride’s Boots: Lucchese Boots

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Florist: Alta Fleura

Cake: Alessi Bakeries

Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Videography: Movie Magic Productions

Food: Catering by Vesh

Carriage: Downtown Horse and Carriage


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