Elegant Rustic Burgundy Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm
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Elegant Rustic Burgundy Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm

Alexandra and Jacob's rustic Dade City wedding featured a combination of romantic lace details and flora mixed with natural elements such as farm tables, cross-back chairs, and cascading greenery.

“We incorporated our personalities by having the rustic theme for my husband and still having the elegant flair and putting a little bit of fashion spice with it for me! We chose this particular theme because I thought it went best with the beautiful barn, and both my husband and I are Southern-raised!” Alexandra beamed. “Our colors were burgundy, light pink, baby blue, and dark blue; they all seemed to complement each other really well. My bridesmaids' dresses were burgundy, and my maid of honor's dress was baby pink. The guys wore a blue suit with jeans. Overall it just fit the theme really well and looked beautiful!”

The Plant City couple envisioned an outdoor ceremony and barn reception, and immediately upon seeing their venue they knew it was the perfect location for their big day.

“After seeing our venue for the first time we weren’t able to stop thinking about it, and that is when we knew it was our venue! We chose Covington Farm because as soon as we stepped foot onto the property we were blown away! Everything is so beautiful and every little detail you could think of is in the venue!” the bride raved. “Jacob and I could see us getting married there and didn’t have to think twice about it! The service at the venue was amazing; Barbara and her team made sure everything went smoothly and nothing was forgotten.”

Alexandra added her own personal touches, including stationery pieces at the place settings as well as an interactive experience for their youngest guests.

“The wedding was unique because I incorporated little details that weren't easily noticed. I made my own menus for the guests, and I had a coloring table for younger children,” the bride detailed. “I believe everyone’s wedding is unique because it is about them and their spouse!”

Hiring the right hair and makeup artist team meant finding a skilled company that would enhance the bridal party's beauty while also being a fun group to spend time with while getting ready the morning of the wedding.

“For the beauty team, I was looking for a group of women who would not only help me feel my best but also provide that experience for my bridesmaids and my family. I wanted a group of women who would jam out to music with us super early, and I found just that in Adore Bridal,” Alexandra gushed. “They did an amazing job with my engagement photos. I felt most comfortable with them and knew that they were the team of ladies I wanted with me on my special day! They were absolutely amazing, from the makeup and hair to having fun with us, everything was so special! They were the best glam squad ever! 

Looking back, Alexandra and Jacob attributed the most unforgettable part of the celebration to the special dances they shared with their parents surrounded by friends and family.

“The most memorable moment was probably the daughter/father and son/mother dance,” the bride recalled. “It was such a special moment for the both of us that we won’t forget.”

Silver Diamond Engagement Ring and Silver Diamond Earrings in Red Velvet Engagement Ring Box | Floral Rustic Inspired Wedding Invitations
Silver Diamond Engagement Ring and Silver Diamond Earrings in Red Velvet Engagement Ring Box | Floral Rustic Inspired Wedding Invitations
Burgundy and Blush Mix and Match Floor Length Bridesmaids Dresses On the Hanger Wedding Portrait
White Peep Toe Wedding Heels with Rhinestones
Illusion Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Jeweled Belt on Hanger Wedding Portrait
Illusion Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress with Jeweled Belt on Hanger Wedding Portrait
Bride Getting Ready and Reading a Letter From the Groom Portrait
Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup Tampa
Bride First Look with Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait
Bride in Illusion Long Sleeve All Lace Wedding Dress Getting Ready with Bridesmaids in Blush and Burgundy Wedding Portrait

What did you look for in a wedding hair and makeup team?

For the beauty team, I was looking for a group of women who would not only help me feel my best but also provide that experience for my bridesmaids and my family. I wanted a group of women who would jam out to music with us super early, and I found just that in Adore Bridal.

They did an amazing job with my engagement photos. I felt most comfortable with them and knew that they were the team of ladies I wanted with me on my special day! 

Adore was absolutely amazing, from the makeup and hair to having fun with us everything was so special! They were the best glam squad ever! 

Bride and Groom Before the Wedding Hand Holding Portrait | Tampa Bay Adore Bridal Wedding Hair and Makeup

The Proposal:
Jacob proposed by telling me we were doing family pictures with both of our families. When we arrived “late,” we saw our families lined up taking pictures together. Little did I know when we were walking up to get into the picture that when I turned around I would see Jacob on one knee. It was such a special moment for not only us but for both of our families. 

Rustic Wine Wedding Barrels Farm Wedding Ceremony | Covington Farm
White Blush and Red Roses with Greenery Rustic Wedding Ceremony Arch
Rustic Wine Wedding Barrels Farm Wedding Ceremony | Covington Farm
White Blush and Red Roses with Greenery Rustic Wedding Ceremony Arch

What was your wedding inspiration?

We incorporated our personalities by having the rustic theme for my husband and still having the elegant flair and putting a little bit of fashion spice with it for me! I thought it went best with the beautiful barn. and both my husband and I are Southern-raised! 

What were your colors?

Burgundy, light pink, baby blue, and dark blue. They all seemed to complement each other really well. My bridesmaids' dresses were burgundy, and my maid of honor's dress was baby pink. The guys wore a blue suit with jeans. Overall it just fit the theme really well and looked beautiful! 

Burgundy and Blush Mix and Match Floor Length Bridesmaids Dresses
Wooden Cross Wedding Ceremony Décor
Bride and Groom Intimate Religious Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom First Kiss Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Tampa Venue the Covington Farm
Bride and Groom Intimate Forehead Touch Wedding Portrait | Tampa Venue the Covington Farm

“We chose Covington Farm because as soon as we stepped foot onto the property we were blown away! After seeing our venue for the first time we weren’t able to stop thinking about it, and that is when we knew it was our venue! Everything is so beautiful and every little detail you could think of is in the venue! The service at the venue was amazing; Barbara and her team made sure everything went smoothly and nothing was forgotten.”

-The Bride

Bride with Smokey Eye and Soft Curls with Beaded Head Piece | Lace Illusion Long Sleeve Boho Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Bride Something Old Locket Portrait Idea
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait by a Lake | Rustic Tampa Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Burgundy and Blush Mix and Match Floor Length Bridesmaids Dresses with Blush White and Burgundy Rose Bouquets with Greenery | Covington Farm

“I was looking for a group of women who would not only help me feel my best but also provide that experience for my bridesmaids and my family. I wanted a group of women who would jam out to music with us super early, and I found just that in Adore Bridal. They were absolutely amazing, from the makeup and hair to having fun with us, everything was so special! They were the best glam squad ever!” 

-The Bride

Burgundy and Blush Mix and Match Floor Length Bridesmaids Dresses with Blush White and Burgundy Rose Bouquets with Greenery
Bride with Groomsmen Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Venue Covington Farm

Where did you go for your bachelorette party?
Orlando! We wanted to stay somewhere local because the party was close to the wedding. Orlando was a lot of fun; we went to Volcano Bay and spent the day there! We were always doing something fun; Orlando has a lot to offer! 

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Jacob and I spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica! We chose this location because it is somewhere we’ve both never been before, and it was warm! We had so much fun, exploring, zip-lining, riding horses, and just relaxing! We highly recommended going to Costa Rica on your honeymoon! 

Bride and Groom Veil Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Bridal Hair and Makeup Adore Bridal
Custom Wedding Cookies as Guest Thank You Present
Micky and Minnie Mouse Ears | Disney Wedding Ideas
Rustic Wedding Reception with Greenery Tablescapes and Gold Tall Floral Centerpieces with Pink Roses and Greenery | Rustic Wedding with Gold Accents Tampa Bay Covington Farm
Rustic Wedding Reception with Greenery Tablescapes and Gold Tall Floral Centerpieces with Pink Roses and Greenery | Rustic Wedding with Gold Accents Tampa Bay Covington Farm

What did you look for in a wedding venue?

After seeing our venue for the first time we weren’t able to stop thinking about it, and that is when we knew it was our venue! We chose Covington Farm because as soon as we stepped foot onto the property we were blown away! Everything is so beautiful and every little detail you could think of is in the venue!

Jacob and I could see us getting married there and didn’t have to think twice about it! The service at the venue was amazing; Barbara and her team made sure everything went smoothly and nothing was forgotten. 

Rustic Wedding Reception with Greenery Tablescapes and Gold Tall Floral Centerpieces with Pink Roses and Greenery | Rustic Wedding with Gold Accents Tampa Bay Covington Farm
Tall Gold Floral Rustic Wedding Centerpieces
Wooden Table Number with White Lettering Rustic Wedding Décor
Wooden Place Cards and Menus on White Places and Gold Chargers with Gold Flatware Wedding Tablescape
Wooden Place Cards and Menus on White Places and Gold Chargers with Gold Flatware Wedding Tablescape
Blush and Red with Greenery Rustic Wedding Tablescape Wedding Reception

Which vendors exceeded your expectation?
All of my vendors really exceeded my expectations and made my special day a dream come true, but our photographer blew me away! She and her husband are the absolute dream team when it comes to photography and videography. My husband and I love every individual photo and the video is absolutely amazing! 

Bride and Groom First Dance in Rustic Wedding Reception Portrait | Covington Farm
Beautiful Bride and Cowboy Groom Sparkler Exit Wedding Portrait

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the moments you have during your wedding day and as your prepping for your special day. Everything goes by so quickly, especially the big day, so make sure to have an amazing photographer and videographer to capture it so when you want to relive it you can through pictures and video. 

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