Rustic Outdoor Wedding | Carriage House Stable | 120 Guests

These days a Rustic Outdoor Wedding is far from the mason jars and burlap we once used to know. Lindsay + Drew’s forest nuptials showcases how this theme has evolved into something far more inspirational. Thoughtful personalization, the cutest golden retriever, and an abundance of dusty pink blooms are just a few gold nuggets we are in love with from today’s blog. As always, L + D gave us an inside look into their inspiration, vision, and overall personal style for their unforgettable event captured by Brittany Morgan Photography.

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

Cross Creek Ranch was actually the first and ONLY venue we toured! Upon seeing the venue in person, we immediately fell in love. We were drawn in not only by the outdoor/nature aspect but also by the caring, sincere staff. While we were already sold on the venue the minute we stepped foot on the property, a huge plus that made the decision easier was the all-inclusive aspect. This truly made our wedding day stress-free and so enjoyable!

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What was your inspiration for your wedding style?

We envisioned an outdoorsy rustic theme, so our style was really just based off our preferences. We did use Pinterest for additional ideas, as well as pictures that Creek Ranch had posted on their Instagram account.

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What was your inspiration for the colors you picked out?

As we had a January wedding, we tried to choose a color that went well with a winter vibe. We also loved the amount of greenery the venue allowed us to incorporate, so we found that our color of dusty rose went well with this!

How did you feel about your design meeting?

We really enjoyed our design meeting! While we were given a general idea of what it entailed, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. It exceeded all of our expectations and was truly a seamless process. We shared our Pinterest board with the design team, who did an amazing job at creating decor consistent with our requests.

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

A huge must-have for us was including our pup in our wedding day! We’re so grateful that Cross Creek Ranch allowed us to do that and that they recommended FairyTail Pets (who were amazing!!).

How did you make the day feel personal to you?

We made our day feel personal by adding some personalized decor. We included a wooden sign of our last name, a bar menu with specialty drinks named after our pups, and a remembrance table. We also put pictures on each of the tables at the reception, where the table number matched our age in the picture. All these little things gave it a more personal touch and made it feel more unique to us.

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

My wedding dress was from Truly Forever Bridal. I really didn’t have a specific inspiration for my dress, it was just what I felt most comfortable and confident in that I choose. Our bridesmaid’s dresses were from Azazie. They had a great variety and were very reasonably priced! We choose to have all the bridesmaids dresses the same color, but in the style of the individual’s choice, which Azazie has a wide variety to allow this to be possible. For the groomsmen, their attire was rented from Men’s Wearhouse, then we purchased their ties from Azazie so that they would perfectly match the bridesmaids dresses!

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Where did you go to customize your wedding stationery?

We were looking for cost-effective options for our stationary and ended up purchasing a digital kit on Etsy. The package included about 30 templates including invites, RSVP cards, menus, programs, etc. We then used a website called PrintsOfLove to print the stationary. We were actually very pleased with how this all turned out and we were able to customize it to our preferences, making it feel more personal.

What was your favorite moment of the day?

Just one?! We honestly loved the entire day. Cross Creek Ranch helped make it beyond perfect and we felt as if every moment was amazing. We can’t say enough about how grateful we are for everyone aiding in making our day so special!

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What helped inspire you as you were planning your wedding?

Pinterest and looking through previous pictures shared by Cross Creek Ranch (on both the website & social media) were our main inspiration for wedding planning!

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

We LOVED the coordination between everyone at the ranch. Not only between the venue staff but also between the vendors. Cross Creek made sure every aspect of the day ran smoothly and did a very impressive job at coordinating specifics with the photographer, videographer, and DJ (just to name a few!).

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Rustic Outdoor 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 Brittany Morgan Photography. Bouquet, Boutonniere by Alta Fleura. Entertainment & DJ Services by Grant Hemond & Associates. Hair and Makeup by Collective Creations. Pet Care Services by Fairytail Pet Care.

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