Timeless Greenery and Ivory, Rustic-Chic Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm

St. Pete Bridal Show | The Birchwood | Sunday, September 8, 2019Ashley and Randy’s magical outdoor Dade City wedding came to life in a Georgia-inspired setting. The Clearwater couple’s celebration perfectly embodied sweet country charm, as the bride wore a chic yet modern lace dress, while her groom wore blue-jeans and boots, reflecting their personalities for a laid-back wedding.

“I wanted country, but elegant⁠, sort of a country-chic ambiance,” the bride shared. “I love color, but I didn’t want to look back and have regrets in ten years for doing something that was trendy. We stuck with a more traditional feel and added lots and lots of greenery with white florals.”

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With the ceremony being an important aspect of their special day, the bride and groom made sure to get everything just right. From the golden rays of sun shining through the moss-covered oak trees to the groom’s grandfather’s Ford truck that the couple restored, Ashley and Randy left no detail untouched.

“The ceremony itself meant a lot to us. I spent hours working on the ceremony script because I really wanted it to show us and have it resonate with our guests,” the bride gushed. “Looking back, it was all such a blur! We watch our video, look at our pictures, and just smile because of all the little details that went into making it a bittersweet memory we’ll never forget.”

The Marry Me Tampa Bay team has known Ashley for many years through the wedding vendor community and knew that her wedding day line-up would be filled with the best wedding pros Tampa Bay had to offer. As a wedding planner herself, of course, she hired her planning colleagues to nail her rustic-chic vision.

“Being in the industry for almost four years, I’ve seen a lot. Luckily for me, I’ve learned a lot too. When it came to planning our wedding, I knew that having someone there to ensure the day ran smoothly, and stress-free was a #1 priority for us,” the bride shared. “Hiring Parties a la Carte was a no brainer. From start to finish, they were on top of every little detail.”

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A vision of organic and simple florals came to mind when Ashley began planning her bouquet and reception decor. Greenery and ivory florals took center stage, as Tampa Bay wedding florist, Bruce Wayne Florals, executed the bride’s dream.

“I wanted the overall reception to match our personalities and the venue,” Ashley explained. “After meeting with John and Bruce, we knew it was meant to be! They knew exactly what I was picturing, and what I wanted! My bouquet looked EXACTLY like my inspiration picture. Bruce Wayne Florals made my Pinterest board come to life, even better, actually!”

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Searching for draping and napkins, to complete the look of her reception, Ashley turned to Gabro Event Services and Over The Top Rental Linens.

“Although my venue provided almost everything, there were still a few things I knew that I needed,” the bride shared. “I wanted to do some draping in the entryway but didn’t want it to feel too heavy. I instantly thought of Gabro Events and their sheer white draping. As for the napkins, Katie with Over The Top was so helpful with helping me pick the perfect napkin!”

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Reminiscing on all of the moments that made their day unforgettable, the couple will forever remember a sweet surprise that they held out on sharing with family until the ceremony.

“Randy and I restored his grandfather’s old Ford truck for me to ride up to the ceremony in. We did this without his dad knowing as we wanted it to be a surprise to him,” the bride gushed. “When I rounded the corner of the barn and saw all the guests, I clinched my dad’s hand and closed my eyes. I wanted to remember this feeling forever. I also needed to stop crying!”

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Sweetheart Neckline Lace Off the Shoulder Fitted Wtoo by Watters Wedding Dress

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Matching Grey Robes

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Florida Bride Beauty Portrait with Natural Makeup and Updo in Lace Fitted Open Back Off the Shoulder Lace Wtoo by Watters Wedding Dress

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Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Off the Shoulder Wtoo by Watters Fitted Wedding Dress, Groom in Plaid Brown Suit and Blue Tie with Jeans

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Off the Shoulder Wtoo by Watters Fitted Wedding Dress, Groom in Plaid Brown Suit and Blue Tie

Intimate Florida Bride and Groom First Look Hug Wedding Portrait

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Kissing Outside White and Metal Barn Doors, Bride Holding Greenery and White, Ivory Floral Bouquet | Rustic Wedding Venue Covington Farm

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
I wanted country, but elegant⁠, sort of a country-chic ambiance. I love color, but I didn’t want to look back and have regrets in ten years for doing something that was trendy. We stuck with a more traditional feel and added lots and lots of greenery with white florals.

Florida Bride and Groom Kissing Wedding Portrait Outside White Farmhouse Barn | Tampa Bay Rustic Wedding Venue Covington Farms

Florida Bride and Groom Kissing Wedding Portrait Outside White Farmhouse Barn | Tampa Bay Rustic Wedding Venue Covington Farms

Tampa Bay Bride Holding Organic Classic White, Ivory, Greenery Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals

Classic Florida Bride Beauty Wedding Portrait in Wtoo Watters Lace Fitted Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress Holding Organic Greenery and White, Ivory Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals

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What were your colors?
The only color in the wedding was the bridesmaid dresses. I picked four colors that I liked, and let them decide which one they liked the best and which would flatter them.

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What did you look for in a wedding planner?
Being in the industry for almost four years, I’ve seen a lot. Luckily for me, I’ve learned a lot too. When it came to planning our wedding, I knew what having someone there to ensure the day ran smoothly and stress-free was a #1 priority for us.

I want to learn more about planning from Parties A La Carte.

Book with confidence. Parties A La Carte is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

Hiring Parties a la Carte was a no brainer. From start to finish, they were on top of every little detail.

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Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging Vows Under Spanish Moss Trees During Sunset | Tampa Bay Rustic Wedding Venue Covington Farms

The Proposal:
While on vacation skiing in Colorado, we took a break from the slopes and went snowmobiling. Randy had never been, so I was excited for us to experience it together. Little did I know that once we reached the top, he had a plan of his own for me. There he was on one knee with a 360-degree view of nothing but snow-capped mountains. I didn’t have any idea and was so taken back that it took me a good hour just to stop the happy tears from flowing. It was so perfect!

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Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Inside Blue Ford Truck Wedding Portrait

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What did you look for in a wedding rental company?
Although my venue provided almost everything, there were still a few things I knew I needed. Like napkins and draping.

I want to learn more about rentals from Over the Top Rental Linens

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I wanted to do some draping in the entryway but didn’t want it to feel too heavy. I instantly thought of Gabro Event Services and their sheer white draping. As for the napkins, Katie with Over The Top Rental Linens was so helpful with helping me pick the perfect napkin.

I want to learn more about decor and draping from Gabro Event Services

Book with confidence. Gabro Event Services is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding pro. Powered by ConvertKit

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What was your floral inspiration?
Simple and organic! I wanted the overall reception to match our personalities and the venue.

I want to learn more about flowers and decor from Bruce Wayne Florals

Book with confidence. Bruce Wayne Florals is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding vendor. Powered by ConvertKit

After meeting with John and Bruce, we knew it was meant to be! They knew exactly what I was picturing, and what I wanted! My bouquet looked EXACTLY like my inspiration picture. Bruce Wayne Florals made my Pinterest board come to life, even better, actually!

Rustic Country Chic Wedding Reception Decor, Long Wooden Feasting Table with White Table Runner, Greenery Garland, Gold Candlesticks, Tall Gold Stand with Ivory, White, and Greenery Floral Arrangement Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La Carte | Over the Top Rental Linens

Rustic Country Chic Wedding Reception Decor, Purple Uplighting, Long Wooden Feasting Table with White Table Runner, Greenery Garland, Gold Candlesticks, Tall Gold Stand with Ivory, White, and Greenery Floral Arrangement Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Luxury Wedding Planner Parties A'La Carte | Over the Top Rental Linens

Classic White One Tier Wedding Cake with Real Ivory Roses Cake Topper on Rustic Wooden Cake Stand | Tampa Wedding Rental Linens and Napkins by Over the Top Rental Linens

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Intimate Romantic Bride and Groom Kissing Portrait with Candle Lit Decor and Hurricane Vases

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Take the time to figure out what you want! Your wedding should be a representation of you.

Venue: Covington Farm
Photographer: Corey Conroy Photography
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Planner: Parties a La Carte *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Florist: Bruce Wayne Florals *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering
Draping: Gabro Event Services *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Napkins: Over the Top Linens *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Band: Matt Winter Band
Officiant: Dave Watkins (Friend)
Invitations: DIY
Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe
Photobooth: Bash Booths




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