Pastel Rustic, Vintage Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

Pastel Rustic, Vintage Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

Laydelis and Trevor’s rustic, vintage Cross Creek Ranch wedding featured gorgeous lilac flowers, chalkboards, burlap and a stunning outdoor barn wedding reception.

“As individuals and a couple, we are very different than everyone else, and we wanted our wedding to encompass that,” the Jacksonville bride shared. “We wanted a venue that brought out both of Trevor’s and mine’s differences and similarities. When we walked onto the Cross Creek Ranch property we knew we had found it; the perfect blend of what Trevor and I are together.”

The couple cherished their rustic Tampa Bay wedding ceremony at the venue’s Carriage House Stable Chapel, from the natural lighting to the custom wedding vows.

“My absolute favorite was the way the sun was shining in through the plantation shutters and landing on Trevor’s face when they opened the doors, and it was time to walk down the aisle,” Laydelis gushed. “Our vows were written by us for each other, and you could really tell that we each put a lot of thought into them. Our guests didn’t know we were writing our own vows, and when they heard our officiant say that we had written them, everyone kind of gasped and went extremely silent. That was pretty perfect.”

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Melissa Sweet Lace Wedding Dress

Bride Cowboy Boots Wedding Shoes

Pastel Pink and Purple Wedding Bouquet

Melissa Sweet Lace Wedding Dress | Rustic Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

Bride and Groom First Look on Wedding Day | Stacy Paul Photography

Bride and Groom First Look on Wedding Day | Stacy Paul Photography

Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Stacy Paul Photography

Rustic Groomsmen with Suspenders Holding Wedding Bouquets

Rustic Groomsmen with Suspenders | Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dress for Rustic Wedding

Unplugged Wedding Chalkboard Sign | Sunflower & Burlap Wedding Ceremony Decor

Groom Carrying Flower Girl Down the Aisle on Wedding Day

What made your wedding unique?
Trevor, I and our 1-month-old daughter at the time. It was us that made it unique, the fact that we got engaged, set our wedding date, decided on our venue and then got pregnant. We got lucky that our daughter came a little earlier than her due date, and we had time to make sure we got everything done before our wedding. I know people get married because they love each other, but Trevor and I are different; it’s something beyond love and you can see that just by looking at us.

Rustic Cross Creek Ranch Bride Walking Down the Wedding Aisle

Rustic, Cross Creek Ranch Chapel Wedding Ceremony

What was the most memorable moment?
Our vows were pretty memorable. They were written by us for each other, and you could really tell that we each put a lot of thought into them. Our guests didn’t know we were writing our own vows, and when they heard our officiant say that we had written them, everyone kind of gasped and went extremely silent. That was pretty perfect.

What was the deciding factors for the venue you chose?
The deciding factor for our venue was that it had to be “us.” As individuals and a couple, we are very different than everyone else and we wanted our wedding to encompass that. We wanted a venue that brought out both of Trevor’s and mine’s differences and similarities.

When we walked onto the Cross Creek Ranch property we knew we had found it. Trevor is from Connecticut and I’m from Miami, basically two worlds part, but at Cross Creek our worlds collided to make the perfect blend of what Trevor and I are together.

Cross Creek Ranch was the perfect place because it included everything we wanted in one place! Once we stepped into the chapel and saw the plantain shutters, we realized that getting married in the chapel was what we wanted to do. The breeze that was coming in was perfect too. It was exactly what I had pictured and all I wanted to do was run down the aisle to Trevor.

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Rustic, Cross Creek Ranch Chapel Wedding Ceremony | Bride and Groom First Kiss

Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Stacy Paul Photography

The Proposal:
We were on a cruise to the lovely Bahamas and on our first night before dinner, Trevor insisted on taking photos on the rear of the ship. I was hungry and agitated and was not having this running around. Finally, we decided on a spot and had someone take our photo.

Snap. First photo is great.

“Wait I have another pose,” Trevor says as he goes down on one knee. I could not believe what was going on and was so surprised! I hardly heard a word he said and kept shoving him. Finally, I realized he needed and answer and said “Yes, a million times yes!”

Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Stacy Paul Photography

Vintage Record Player Wedding Favors

Record Player Thank You Card

Rustic Chalkboard Wedding Selfie Sign

Outdoor Rustic Cross Creek Ranch Barn Wedding Reception Venue

Vintage Wedding China with Green Napkins

Sunflower Wedding Centerpieces with Lace and Burlap Runner

How would you describe your theme?
Our theme was rustic vintage. We loved the idea of an old barn, farm or stable as our wedding location and had originally planned for an outdoor ceremony.

What were your colors?
Our color scheme ranged from hunter green to lilac, white and blue. We threw in some sunflower yellow because that’s my favorite flower and they remind me of Trevor.

Sunflower Wedding Centerpieces on Tree Wood with Lace and Burlap Runner

Rustic Wedding Cake Dessert Table

Rustic Wedding Cake | No Icing Wedding Cake

I Do | Me Too Wedding Silverware Forks

Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait First Dance | Stacy Paul Photography

Wedding Sparkler Exit

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Make sure that your wedding is you and your fiancee. Don’t add things to your wedding that you think would look nice, but aren’t really things that describe you or your partner.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch
Photographer: Stacy Paul Photography
Florist: Alta Fleura
Caterer: Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Q
Cake: Alessi Bakeries
DJ: Cross Creek Ranch
Officiant: Christina Bourban
Dress: Melissa Sweet

We are proud to have Cross Creek Ranch as a Marry Me Tampa Bay sponsor!

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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