cross creek wedding day: mandi + tom

They stood back to back, fingers interlaced, excited for the moment that was to come within the next hour. This quiet moment before the one when would finally be married. And as they both stared straight, so as not to get a glimpse of the other, they each smiled a smile so big the other could feel it’s warmth . . . . . . .

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Mandi and Tom tied the knot! The two of them said their I-do’s in an outdoor ceremony decorated with florals and white lanterns before their family and friends. After their first kiss, the newlyweds spent some time exploring the grounds of Cross Creek Ranch (where we absolutely NEVER tire of shooting!) before an awesome party of a reception in the barn. Guests had fun with activities like s’more making and horseshoes after dancing, and at the end of the night had fun sending the couple off with a picture perfect sparkler exit! It’s always our favorite way to end a Cross Creek wedding day after the last dance.

We absolutely adore Mandi and Tom and their easy going personalities, and ever since their engagement session have been so stoked for their big day to get here! Well let us just say, nothing about this day disappointed! Firstly, the bridesmaids wore blush dresses with a sparkly overlay which flowed perfectly with all the soft greens of the venue. And Mandi looked so incredibly stunning in a fitted dress with loose sleeves. Her entire look (including the most Disney princess-esque hair EVER) was so stunning and perfectly “her” including the customized Chucks she surprised Tom with.

Mandi + Tom, thank you SO much for such a fun day! We have loved every bit of time we’ve gotten to spend with you guys throughout the wedding process, and couldn’t love your Cross Creek wedding day any more!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben


Wedding invitation against a soft pink background by Sarah & Ben PhotographyThe brides earrings and custom converse sneakersThe Bride's engagement ring sits atop a blush tulleThe Wedding Dress hangs in the gardens of Cross Creek RanchA unique floral bouquet of dark purple flowers wrapped in ribbonBride getting helped into her wedding dress by her Mom and BridesmaidA bride holding her Mom's hand before her Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayThe Bride stands in front of a mirror smiling at her BridesmaidGroom adjusting his buttons on his sleeve preparing for his Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayGroom looks off as he adjusts his neck tie in front of a large greenery archThe Groom and his Groomsmen pose under the large trees on the Cross Creek Ranch propertyThe Groom and his Groomsmen in a formal black and white portraitThe Groom poses against a simple fence before his Cross Creek Ranch Wedding day in Rural, FLBride and Groom stand back to back on the lawn of the Cross Creek RanchThe Bride poses for a formal portrait under a natural arch while holding her floral bouquetPhoto of a bride holding her flowers and the back of her wedding day hairstyle with babies breath throughout her hairFormal portrait of the Bride holding her floral bouquet under some old Oak treesThe Bride and her Bridesmaids pose holding their own floral bouquetsThe wedding ceremony details including a mason jar filled with flowers and some barn doors leading to the aisleThe Bride and her Father walk toward the ceremony during the Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayThe Bride and her Dad walking the Aisle during Her Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayBlack and White photos of the Bride hugging her Dad and standing at the altar with her GroomWide shot of a Cross Creek Ranch wedding day from the back of the aisle under the old oak treeBride laughs during the vows between her and her GroomThe first kiss as Husband and Wife on their Cross Creek Ranch Wedding dayBride and Groom walk towards their wedding reception after saying their I do's under the oak tree at Cross Creek RanchThe Groom checks out his new Bride's custom converse sneakersBride and Groom share a smooch as they walk to their Wedding ReceptionThe newlyweds share an intimate smile and kiss surrounded by trees in rural Tampa, FLPortrait of the Bride and Groom with lights blurred in the backgroundBride and Groom stand on the bridge over a small creek surrounded by green trees and an old barnGroom holds his Bride close as he looks into the camera and she looks down at her flowersBride and Groom take some time to swing on a tree swing and a close up of the wedding rings on her fingers as she holds the ropeThe Bride sitting on a swing in her wedding dress and her flowers at Cross Creek RanchBride and groom share a kiss on a path to their reception after their Cross Creek Ranch Wedding ceremonyReception details of the Cross Creek Ranch Wedding reception such as a sign for the times of events and a floral arrangement on the bridgeThe barn where the reception will be held with custom monogram of the Bride and Grooms initialsChalkboard sign and small table flower arrangements scattered around the Cross Creek Ranch receptionThe welcome table at the entrance of the barn with a large floral arrangement and candlesTable numbers and silverware sits on a table in the reception of a Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayThe reception space at Cross Creek Ranch always stuns with the light and attention to detailsThe head table decorated with a banner and large floral arrangement in front of twinkle lightsBride and Groom share a first dance under all the twinkle lights during the reception of their Cross Creek Ranch wedding dayBride and Groom dance to their first song as Husband and Wife by Sarah and Ben PhotographyThe Maid of Honor and the Best Man give speeches during the receptionBride and Groom laugh during toasts given by members of the wedding partyThe father daughter dance under the twinkle lights in the barn at Cross Creek RanchMother-Son dance in timeless black and whiteFather of the Bride and his wife dance under the lights during a Cross Creek Ranch wedding daySmore's set up by the bon fire and the Bride and Groom roasting marshmallowsChild runs across the dance floor during a Cross Creek Ranch reception partyThe wedding cake and topper featuring a silhouette of the Bride and Groom and their dogBride and Groom exit their Cross Creek Ranch wedding day under a line of Sparklers held by friends and family



Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Hair: Eryka Rivera, Melissa Bischoff

Makeup: Elizabeth Thomas Makeup Artistry, Melissa Bischoff

Wedding Dress Store: The Perfect Dress

Bride Shoe Designer: Converse

Groom’s Apparel: Mens Wearhouse

Groomsmen Apparel: Mens Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Donna Morgan

Caterer: Hungry Harry’s BBQ

Coordinator: Nancy Spooner

Florist: Alta Fleura

Cake Design: Alessi Bakery

DJ: Grant Hemond

Invitation Designer: Vista Print


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