His back was turned as she walked toward the ceremony site on her father’s arm. Not for lack of anticipation, but because he had made a promise not to see her until she was standing at the end of the aisle. And as his best man gave him the nod to turn around, he simultaneously caught his first glimpse of her and lost every bit of his breath. She was radiant. And maybe it was the way the sun caught her veil as she walked the rest of the steps towards him. Or maybe it was the fact that her smile grew wider as she did. But she had never looked more beautiful to him than she did in that moment. And their love had never felt greater than it did as they made their vows that day.
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Sarah and Dave tied the knot! The two of them had a gorgeous rustic Tampa wedding day at Cross Creek Ranch, which was the perfect kick-off for our spring wedding season! Sarah wore a beautifully detailed gown completed with aaaaaaaallll the sparkly accessories (can we just talk about those SHOES?!) Likewise her bridesmaids were stunning in their blush floor length dresses. Of course, Dave and his guys were not to be outdone. They all donned navy suits before heading off to a ceremony beneath the giant oak tree. We loved that instead of sneaking some peeks as Sarah approached the ceremony, Dave waited to turn around until she was at the very end of the aisle. He had such an incredibly sweet reaction to seeing his bride. So it was awesome that Sarah was close enough to see it!
Cross Creek as always KILLED it with an endless amount of perfect details. Namely the lanterns and florals that filled the ceremony to the mismatched china and centerpieces that decorated the reception. It all came together perfectly and the sparkler exit after the party was the icing on top of an already oh-so-sweet cake.
Sarah and Dave, every bit of your wedding planning adventure (from our first Skype date to your best day ever) has been so much fun to be a part of. We couldn’t have loved your rustic Tampa wedding any more. So a million thanks for inviting us to be a part of it!
Love + Laughs,
Sarah & Ben
Credit Where Credit is Due:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe
Wedding Dress Designer: Stella York
Wedding Dress Store: Something Blue Bridal
Bride Shoe Designer: Badgley Mishka
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: Stephen Geoffrey
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Caterer: Catered by Vesh
Coordinator: Nancy Spooner from CCR
Videographer: Rad Red
Florist: Alta Fleura
Cake Design: Alessi Bakeries
DJ: Grant Hemond
Invitation Designer: Minted