florida rustic barn wedding: hilary & jeb

It was a long walk that day, as she made her way beneath the arch of the trees on her father’s arm. The cherry blossoms hung overhead and she couldn’t help but smile as she passed the faces of the people that meant the most to her. This was the fairy tale she had always wished for. It was a long walk that day. But to her, it went by in the blink of an eye. Because just as they say, “time flies when you’re having fun,” it moves even faster when you’re in love. And if there’s one thing the two of them have in abundance, it’s love.

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Hilary and Jeb are married, and oh what a wedding this was friends! After their adorable beachy engagement session (ya know, the one where they cuddled and laughed so much it made our hearts BURST?!) we were so incredibly excited for their wedding day, and our expectations were more than exceeded! Every bit of the venue at Florida Rustic Barn weddings was a dream, but we were most obsessed with the outdoor chapel that literally felt like something out of a Disney movie. It just couldn’t have been more romantic.

After putting on the most beautifully fitted gown and a cathedral length veil, Hilary walked out to meet Jeb beneath the canopy of trees for a first look that (in true to this energetic duo’s fashion) ended up with her jumping into his arms. We loved how much of this day felt about them, and how much of it they chose to spend together by doing a first look. From Hilary’s storybook entrance to the ceremony through the wooden doors, to the way Jeb looked at her literally all day long, every bit of this day felt like a fairy tale.

Hilary and Jeb, we’ve had so much fun with you both from the very start and couldn’t have loved your wedding day any more! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it.

Love + Laughs,

Sarah & Ben

Wedding dress hanging in the doors of the rustic barn in Plant City, FL Wedding dress with custom hanger and close up of pearl earrings Bride's wedding bouquet in a rustic forest setting surrounded by her veil The wedding ring and the bride's flats against the wedding veil Bride and her bridesmaids in their matching pajamas by Sarah & Ben Photography Bridesmaids helping the bride into her wedding dress Bride being zipped into her dress by a bridesmaid inside a barn door Bride putting her jewelry on with braided hair by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom adjusting his bowtie as he gets ready for his wedding by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom sitting among the many carriage wheels and farming supplies in the reception barn Groom seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom pose under a tunnel of large trees and a pathway Bride and groom kissing under the forest canopy and a classic pose by the groom Bride and Groom laugh during portraits by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride laughing at her groom as he smiles back at her under an arch of oak trees in Florida by Sarah & Ben Photography Bridal portraits amongst the trees by Sarah & Ben Photography Bride and Groom standing in the aisle of their ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding portraits of the bride and groom seen through a door that opens toward the ceremony Bride and Groom smiling while they kiss as the wind blows the veil around them The bride's rose filled bouquet against her wedding dress by Sarah & Ben Photography Amazing Bride and Groom portrait with the veil blowing under the towering oak trees by Sarah & Ben Photography Groom with his groomsmen in a tunnel of the old oak trees Groom's boutonniere of white roses and his groomsmen posed for a classic groomsmen photo The Bride and her Bridesmaids smiling in the rustic forests of Plant City, FL The wedding Bridal Party walking through the woods towards the ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography The Bride and her Bridesmaids in front of a large wooden door Bride laughing during portraits in front of a large rustic door leading to the ceremony by Sarah & Ben Photography Wedding sign for guests  and ceremony details of crystals and candles hanging in a floral arch The amazing tree lined ceremony space at the florida rustic barn wedding venue in Plant City, FL by Sarah & Ben Photography


Credit Where Credit is Due:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Prairie Glenn Barn

Hair & Makeup: Destiny and Light 

Wedding Dress Designer: WTOO 

Wedding Dress Store: The White Magnolia

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: David’s Bridal

Caterer: Catering by the Family

Videographer: Movie Magic Productions

DJ or Band: Celebrations of Tampa Bay


  1. Nancy Lee Holub says:

    Gorgeous photos……memorializing such a happy time! Hilary and Jeb are so photogenic….a handsome and definitely fun couple. That wedding dress was a knockout. Wedding “arbor” effect was lovely and ethereal.
    Everything was PERFECT…the ceremony, the venue, the food, the party, the people……including the happy couple!
    Delighted for/with them…..and all the great new
    family members merging so joyfully together was
    very special!

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