Modern Barn Wedding | Carriage House Stable | 90 Guests

Hues of green and white elevated our rustic venue for Christina + Pietro’s modern barn wedding. Their outdoor ceremony was surrounded by large greenery hedges and ancient oak trees at our Secret Garden. The reception inside the Carriage House Stable tied everything together with garlands of greenery, chandeliers, flickering candles and sage green accents. We love when couples share an inside look into their inspiration, vision, and overall personal style for their unforgettable event. Keep scrolling to see all the classic barn details and personalized touches captured by Lindsey Vander Wal Photography. Contact us for more information regarding our Carriage House Stable weddings. Call us at 813.651.0934 or email us at

Tell us a little bit more about the deciding factors that led you to book your day with us.

We originally decided to check out Cross Creek Ranch because we saw they had an open venue tour and the pictures we saw online were beautiful. Once there, we knew it was the venue for us! We loved how beautiful the grounds were and how there were multiple ceremony sites to choose from. We also loved how easy they made the wedding planning process.

Modern Barn Wedding

What was your inspiration for your wedding style?

We really wanted to keep our wedding style simple. We wanted to do a modern take on a classic barn aesthetic that had that timeless feel to it.  

Modern Barn Wedding

How did you feel about your design meeting?

We went into our design meeting a little underprepared honestly. We had a few basic ideas of what we wanted and the design team was able to take those few ideas and bring them to life. They were so amazing with providing ideas and helping to break down the finer details that we hadn’t even thought about. We left the design meeting absolutely in love with the aesthetic.

Modern Barn Wedding

What were some of your must-haves for your wedding day?

For both of us, it was important to make sure our wedding guests were treated well and have a good time. We wanted a good size dance floor along with good music to make sure there was plenty space for everyone to dance and create memorable moments. It was also very important to both of us to have no stress on our wedding day. We wanted to be able to really enjoy the whole day with our family and friends. The photobooth was an awesome touch too!

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How did you make the day feel personal to you?

We included photos of our pets not only in the reception area but also at the bar for our custom cocktails! Another personal touch that we made sure was included in our special day was to have a special seat reserved for Pietro’s dad that had passed away suddenly a few months before the wedding. Cross Creek set up a reserved sign on a chair in the first row that included a photo of Pietro and his dad along with a white rose and they made sure that it was included in our reception as well. It was very important to us to have his dad be a part of our special day and Cross Creek did a beautiful job in executing this.

What was your inspiration behind your wedding attire?

Christina’s wedding dress came from White Magnolia Bridal. She wanted to go with a dress that was simple yet elegant. We decided to stick with the simple/classic look and wanted to make sage green our primary color. Pietro enjoyed the way the light grey suits complimented the sage green and the greenery aesthetic we had chosen for the day. The groom/groomsmen suits came from Amore Bridal Boutique. Christina had her bridesmaids select dresses from Azazie in the style that they felt the most comfortable in.  

Modern Barn Wedding

Modern Barn Wedding

Where did you go to customize your wedding stationery?

We used Truly Engaging for all of wedding stationery. They were absolutely wonderful to work with and were very accommodating when I realized I had made a mistake on my order.

What was your favorite moment of the day?

Pietro’s favorite moment was the moment right after saying ‘I do’ and getting to look at our family and friends to say “we did it!”. Christina’s favorite moment was when the doors opened up right when she was going to walk down the aisle with her dad. It was such an awesome feeling to see all of our friends and family and know that I was about to finally marry my best friend after 9 years together

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What helped inspire you as you were planning your wedding?

Looking at Pinterest really helped with some of the inspiration. But we had been to several weddings leading up to ours so we took some inspiration from those weddings and were able to apply the ideas/concepts we enjoyed to our own special day.

Anything else you would like to mention about your wedding day? 

The staff was truly amazing at Cross Creek and we can’t say enough good things about them. They were there every step of the way to help answer any questions we had. We loved that our guests were able to be inside on the dance floor or outside sitting in rocking chairs or playing corn hole. One of our favorite moments was at the end of the night when everyone was lining up for the sparkler send off and we got to be alone in the reception hall for a few moments. We were able to soak in the moment and really take it all in.

Modern Barn Wedding at Cross Creek Ranch. Florida Wedding Venue. All-Inclusive Wedding Package at the Carriage House Stable. Planning, Decor, Floral, Coordination & Venue by Cross Creek Ranch. Images by Lindsey Vander Wal Photography. Bouquet, Boutonniere by Alta Fleura. Entertainment & DJ Services by Grant Hemond & Associates. Catering by Good Food Catering. Cake by A Piece of Cake. Hair and Makeup by Destiny and Light. Transportation by Affari.

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