cross creek ranch wedding: pam + kevin

He has the kind of smile that not only lights up his face, but any others around him. It’s big and contagious and seems to shed a light onto anything it touches. And she, the girl who brings out the warmest of these smiles, has a soft sweetness about her. It’s gentle and kind and shines out her eyes in the most genuine of ways.

And that day, as the lanterns swayed in the wind, they stood hand in hand. She brought out his brightest of smiles and he made her eyes shine in the way they do just for him, and they vowed to make a life filled with the light and warmth that they so easily brought out in each other . . . .

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Pam and Kevin are married! We always love getting to go back to Cross Creek Ranch, where somehow only the most magical wedding days seem to take place. And this one was absolutely no different. There was a soft breeze in the air as well as the loveliest golden light as the two of them shared their first look on the front lawn of the ranch. And after, there was not a cloud in the sky as they said their vows beneath the giant oak. From start to finish there was an ease about the day, both in how naturally these two love each other and how smoothly every bit of it went. After, when we got to the finale of the night and had to hug the two of them at the end of their sparkler tunnel, we were genuinely sad it was all over.

Pam wore a stunning dress, with an open back and beading we had never seen before. And if you heard the crazy story about how quickly it came into her life you absolutely wouldn’t believe how perfectly it fit her! She looked radiant, and watching Kevin see her for the first time at their first look was so incredibly sweet. It was the perfect moment, filled with both laughter and tears, and those same tears and laughter followed them into their ceremony later that afternoon.

In addition to the heartfelt feel of the day, it was stunning as well. Florals in the mixed color palette of pink, navy and chianti were found in every bit of the details including the asymmetrical altar at the ceremony and later the reception centerpieces. In a word, it was just perfection.

Pam and Kevin, from our very first chat we have loved getting to be along for your wed-venture, and we can’t wait to see all the good things to come for you two in this next chapter! Thank you again for the sweetest of gifts, we are just so thankful to know you both! Thank you for having us at your Cross Creek Ranch wedding, we hope you love these snaps as much as we do!

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben


The wedding dress hangs in the Bridal Suite next to a full floral bouquet Wedding invitations surrounded by the Bride's jewellery and the wedding bands by Sarah and Ben Photo The Bride's shoes and her diamond earrings on a tufted chair in the Bridal suite The wedding rings in front of a patterned background from the wedding invitation by Sarah and Ben Photography Bride being buttoned up into her wedding dress before her cross creek ranch wedding day Bride hugs her family member before the wedding ceremony in Rural Tampa, FL Bride puts her shoes on while in her wedding dress surrounded by white tulle Groom adjusts his necktie and shoe laces in two photos before his wedding ceremony at cross creek ranch Groom leans against the barn on the Cross Creek Ranch property Groom and his groomsmen in a candid moment before his Cross Creek Ranch wedding day Groom laughs as he sees his Bride for the first time in Rural Tampa, FLBride and Groom share a genuine moment of joy before the big day at Cross Creek Ranch Bride and Groom portrait under the oak trees in Seffner, FL Bride and Groom pose for formal portraits with Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and her Groom in a classic wedding portrait before their Cross Creek Ranch wedding day Bride looks at her veil as the Groom sneeks a glance at her Bridal portrait under the moss covered trees and close up of the bridal bouquet Brie and Groom kiss under the mossy trees on the Cross Creek Ranch property before their wedding The Wedding Party on the cobblestone street enar their wedding ceremony on the Cross Creek Ranch grounds Ceremony signs for the wedding and a light up sign that says "Love" Lanterns hang in the branches of the Oak trees above the wedding ceremony by Sarah & ben Photography The wedding ceremony under the oak tree on the Cross Creek Ranch property The groom and his groomsmen wait for the Bride to arrive to the wedding ceremony The Bride and her Dad walk down the aisle on her Cross Creek Ranch wedding day Groom shares a laugh with the Bride and her Dad during their wedding ceremony by Sarah and Ben Photography Black and white image of a Groom looking at his Bride during their wedding ceremony wipe away a tear The wedding arch made of rough wood and drapery and the bridesmaids dresses in different shades of colors The Bride and Groom finish their wedding vows under the oak tree at the Cross Creek Ranch Bride and Groom pour sand into a vase during their ceremony and photo of a bridesmaids floral bouquet First kiss under their wedding arch by Sarah and Ben Photography Bride and her Bridesmaids pose under the wedding arch while holding their florals Solo portrait of the Bride holding her wedding bouquet under an oak tree and her wedding arch The groom kisses his bride as her veil wraps around them by Sarah & ben Photo Bride and Groom smiling under the ancient oak trees of Cross Creek Ranch near the enchanted forest Bride and Groom lean their heads together as they walk arm in arm by Sarah and Ben Photo Groom dips his Bride for a kiss after their Cross Creek Ranch wedding Quiet moment as the Bride and Groom pose for a formal portrait on their wedding day Bride and Groom portrait on their wedding day during golden hour A chalkboard sign showing the times for the wedding activities and a red potted plant The Barn on the Cross Creek Ranch property with the Bride and Groom's initials and a heart The reception barn at Cross Creek Ranch on the wedding day filled with lights and flowers The Bride and Groom's head table under a large chandelier and string lights by Sarah and Ben Photo The head table during the reception and a dinner menu tucked into the pink napkin Table number and plate charger under the string lights during the Cross Creek Ranch reception The dessert table in the barn of Cross Creek Ranch filled with sweets and cake in all sizes The welcome tale inside the barn at Cross Creek Ranch filled with engagement photos by Sarah and Ben Bride and Groom enter their Cross Creek Ranch reception to shouts and cheers from their family and friends Bride and Groom dance their first dance inside the barn at Cross Creek Ranch in Seffner, FL Classic black and white image of a bride and groom dancing during their wedding reception Father and daughter share a laugh during their dance during the wedding reception Groom laughs with his Mom during the reception of his wedding Bride and Groom laugh during speeches from the Best Man and Maid of Honor Groom and his Bride kiss next to the light up "Love" sign by Sarah and Ben Photography at Cross Creek Ranch Wedding favors for the guests to take as they leave the wedding Kissing couple under a sky of sparklers held by their friends and family on the cobblestone street of Cross Creek Ranch

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Photography: Sarah & Ben

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Hair: Jennifer Meyers

Makeup: Rachel Trinh

Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Wedding Dress Store: CC’s Bridal Boutique

Bride Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka

Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: Jos A. Bank

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: David’s Bridal

Caterer: Vesh

Florist: Alta Fleura

Cake Design: Alessi Bakery

DJ: Grant Hemond and associates

Invitation Designer: Minted


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