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cross creek ranch wedding: haley + jimmy

Weddings

Mar 11, 2020

The room was empty, but the lights still sparkled above them. The remnants of the energy from the party that had just ended lingered in the room, but now it was just the two of them. And the official last dance of the night. They held each other close. Smiling big and singing loudly, and feeling every bit of joy that had filled the day. And as he twirled her one last time, they both laughed at how perfectly her dress spun around her. Like it was something from a storybook. It was a moment so very fitting, because every minute of they day they had just lived was nothing short of a fairytale. . . . . .

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Haley and Jimmy tied the knot! And before we even start to recount the magic that was their Cross Creek Ranch wedding, can we just say how much this day filled our hearts? From the genuine way these two love each other, to the way they adore their pups, to the overwhelming sweetness of everyone who surrounded them on their big day – we just couldn’t have felt luckier to be a part of it.

Haley wore a stunning off-the-shoulder gown that was legitimately fit for a princess. And after a laughter filled first look with Jimmy the two of them had a second first look (or should we say FURst look ; ) with their dogs Hamilton and Sophie! And these two were also decked out in their wedding day best. We had so much fun including them in Haley + Jimmy’s portraits. And then, as a warm breeze drifted through the open air chapel, the vows were spoken and the newlyweds were announced!

The reception was nothing short of an epic party! It had a  packed dance floor from start to finish and SO much amazing energy. The toasts were both funny and heartfelt, and one even included a reference to Angelica’s speech from Hamilton (which totally made both of us tear up – #theaternerds). At the end of the night, after guests had gone to line up for the sparkler exit, the new Mr. & Mrs. shared a final last dance in their empty reception space. It was basically straight out of a movie and couldn’t have been any more perfect!

Haley and Jimmy, we just adore you two and were so honored to be the ones to document this honest-to-goodness PERFECT day.

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

 

The Bride's engagement ring inside a blush ms box The Bride gets her finishing touches of her makeup done in the cottage of Cross Creek Ranch The Bride and her Bridesmaids share a big hug before her Cross Creek Ranch wedding The Bride and her Bridesmaids pose in their robes before getting ready for the wedding The Bride getting into her Wedding dress with the help of her Mom Detail shot f the lacework on the bride's dress and an image of her bridesmaid helping her into her shoes The Bridesmaids react to seeing their friend in her wedding dress for the first time The Bride reads her love letter from her Groom in the Bridal suite at Cross Creek Ranch Portrait of the Bride on her wedding day at Cross Creek Ranch The Groom putting the finishing touches on his blue suit and a picture of the white flower boutonniere The Groom reads a letter from his Bride before their wedding day The Bride and Groom share a sweet moment seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day Groom smiles from ear to ear as he sees his Bride for the first time in the forest of Cross Creek Ranch The Bride looks at the camera as the Groom admires her Portraits of the Bride and Groom in the enchanted forest of Cross Creek Ranch near Tampa, FL Bride and Groom share a kiss under some oak trees in Seffner, FL Bride and Groom pose with their dogs on their wedding day by Sarah and Ben Photography Bride and groom walking to their wedding ceremony between the large ferns on the Cross Creek Ranch property Bride and Groom kiss under the oak trees before their Cross Creek Ranch wedding Solo portrait of the Groom sitting on a bench and a sign pointing guests to the chapelThe wedding chapel at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome sign custom made from watercolor paint of the Bride and Groom's dogs Wedding ceremony details including a large wooden arch and cross as well as large floral decorThe Bride and her Dad coming through the chapel doors The Bride and her Dad smile as they walk down the aisle inside the chapel at Cross Creek Ranch The Bride and Groom stand under the wedding arch during their Cross Creek Ranch Wedding ceremony Bride and Groom share a laugh during their vows by Sarah and Ben Photography A wide shot of the entire wedding ceremony showing the entire wedding party standing at the altar Bride and Groom kiss for the first time as Man and Wife A portrait of the Bride standing up at the altar holding her floral bouquet The Groom and his Groomsmen standing on the porch of the chapel at Cross Creek Ranch in navy blue suits The Bride and her Bridesmaids pose on the porch with her dog after the wedding ceremony The entire wedding party poses for a formal portrait on the grounds of Cross Creek Ranch The Bride and Groom pose with their dogs for a family portrait by Sarah and Ben Photography The Bride and Groom look a their dogs in timeless black and white photography The Bride and her Bridesmaids pose holding their wedding bouquets The Bride looks back as they walk to their wedding reception in the barn at Cross Creek Ranch The Flower girl and the ring bearer smile at each other and a french bulldog looks into the camera while wearing a necktie The Bride and Groom walk to their wedding reception under the warm Florida sun The Bride and Groom pose for a formal photo and a close up of the Brides bouquet with locket Timeless black and white portrait of the Bride and Groom Bride and Groom smile at each other as the bridal veil blows in the wind Groom whispers into his Bride's ear as she smiles The Bride and Groom kiss as she holds her flowers and the veil blows in the wind Bride and Groom touch their noses together as they smile Bride and Groom walk along the brick street towards their wedding reception at Cross Creek Ranch Large floral bouquet on the rail of the bridgeThe reception venue at Cross Creek Ranch covered in string lights The head table for the Bride and Groom and the table setting for each guest Welcome table greets guests with large florals, photos of the family and a large wooden sign Cross Creek Ranch reception details including chandeliers and string lights The wedding cake and small desserts inside the barn at Cross Creek Ranch A large floral arrangement and table number under the string lights of the wedding reception The wedding cake topper made of wire with the couples name inside a heart Bride and Groom make an entrance into their wedding reception Bride and Groom kiss during their first dance as friends and family watch The Bride and her Father dance under the string lights of Cross Creek Ranch's reception barn Groom and his Mother dance during his wedding at Cross Creek Ranch Wedding gifts of candles and dog treats set out during the reception Bride and Groom share a quiet last dance together under the twinkle lights Bride and Groom kiss one last time during their wedding reception by Sarah and Ben Photography Bride and Groom exit their Cross Creek Ranch wedding day under a sky of sparklers held by friends and family Sparklers held high and a kiss under the sparklers

 

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi

Wedding Dress Designer: Stella York

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Bridal Tampa

Bride Shoe Designer: David’s Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: J. Ferrar

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Azazie

Caterer: Catered by Vesh

Videographer: Rad Red Creative

Florist: Alta Fleura

Cake Design: Alessi

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Invitation Designer: Shine

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  1. Phyllis Morley says:

    We were so honored to be a witness to your beautiful day. We had so much fun and everything was perfect. We love you both always, xoxo

  2. Sandra Oquinn says:

    Beautiful and Special day!

  3. Sandra Oquinn says:

    It was a Beautiful and Special Day. Thanks for including me in your celebration. Love you

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