Rustic Elegant Wedding | Carriage House Stable | 100 Guests

Dana and Tyler immersed their guests in the elements of a Rustic Elegant Wedding. They chose a bold color palette of deep red, blue and pops of blush to enhance the beauty of this spring day. Among the lush greenery of the Enchanted Forest, they were surrounded by their favorite people, in this celebration of love. As always, D + T gave us an inside look into their inspiration, vision, and overall personal style for their unforgettable event captured by Lifelong Photography Studio.

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

The whimsical aesthetic was what drew me to the venue. Then once we toured the venue and I stepped foot on property, I knew it was “the one”. The venue was, as I told my mother after our tour, magical. 

What was your inspiration for your wedding style?

I knew I wanted to feel like a princess on our wedding day. I wanted magical, elegant and a fairy tale feeling.

What was your inspiration for the colors you picked out?

From being a little girl, I knew I wanted light/dusty pink in my color scheme. Then once I looked on Pinterest, I loved how the burgundy and pink pallet looked together. I just built off that.

How did you feel about your design meeting?

The design meeting was amazing. I thought I’d be overwhelmed, but I was far from it. The lead designer truly loved what she does, and it shows. We were relaxed and felt very at ease the entire appointment. It was easy to make choices and everything went so smoothly.

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

Some must haves for our wedding day was capturing the first look, having a picture of my dad around my bouquet, and having our DJ give a birthday shout out/ toast to my dad. 

How did you make the day feel personal to you?

The staff truly made Tyler and I feel as if we were royalty. They made us the top priority and catered to our every need. That staff alone is what made us feel like it was “all about us”. Seeing our design creations all laid out was beautiful and perfectly unique. 

What was your inspiration behind your wedding attire? What about your wedding party attire?

 Personally, I wanted to show off my assets, but in a classy way. I tried on many dresses before I found the perfect sparkle at Bearer of the Bling Bridal. Tyler chose what color he wanted to wear and had his groomsmen wear the same suit, but with a different color tie. I designed their boutonnieres so that Tyler’s was different from everyone else’s.

I knew I did not want my bridesmaids all in the same style dress and I wanted them all to be unique and choose their own. I just picked the color and had them each pick a dress from Lulus online. My flower girl wore dusty pink/ mauve and it was the perfect combination against my white dress and the other girls in burgundy. 

Where did you go to customize your wedding stationary?

We used Zazzle for all of our stationary. We ordered our save the dates, wedding invites, and thank you cards afterwards. They always had coupon discounts and a multitude of design options to choose from. 

What was your favorite moment of the day?

My favorite moment of the day…. it’s so hard to narrow it down. One memory that stands out is when I was walking down the aisle in my special wedding edition Christian Louboutins and my heel got stuck in the wood. I kept going and didn’t stop and my heel was stuck dead center of the isle between two planks of wood. The entire guest audience bust out laughing and I did also. My little sister-in-law (who is 6) said to my mom “Wow, she’s like Cinderella”. My other favorite moment was when the DJ announced happy birthday/ the memorial dance for my dad and everyone stood up and danced. Not one chair was filled, every single person stood and joined me on the dance floor to celebrate. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire day, but these two moments bring me extra joy knowing it was unique and special just for our day.  

What helped inspire you as you were planning your Rustic Elegant Wedding?

Pinterest was my go-to during wedding planning. I would scroll all through their site for new ideas and cute design inspo.

Anything else you would like to mention about your day?

Overall, I cannot say enough good things about Cross Creek Ranch. My wedding day was truly everything I have ever dreamed of and I cannot thank them enough for making it come true. The entire process, from our initial tour, to design meeting, to rehearsal, to guiding us through our entire wedding day, was a breeze and an experience I will cherish forever.

Rustic 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. Image by Lifelong Photography Studios Bouquets and Boutonnieres by Alta Fleura. Entertainment & DJ Services by Grant Hemond & Associates. Hair and Makeup by Brides by Kelly Anne. Cake and Desserts by Alessi Bakeries. Catering by Good Food.

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