Pink and Mint Green Rustic Lakeland Wedding | Rocking H Ranch

Lakeland Wedding | Rocking H Ranch Wedding

Rosamaria and Virgilio focused on a beautiful outdoor setting and authentic Spanish cuisine for their Lakeland wedding.

“We chose Lakeland because we have decided to have our wedding on a ranch,” the bride explained. “It was important to us to use our own vendors and to make our wedding unforgettable.”

The Oldsmar couple hosted their outdoor wedding at rustic Lakeland venue Rocking H Ranch.

“We fell in love the minute we walked. Rocking H Ranch is a paradise. It is the most amazing venue we had visited. It is rustic, elegant and the staff is really amazing,” Rosamaria gushed. “The best part is that we used our own vendors and musicians.”

The bride incorporated her Peruvian heritage through the food and entertainment.

“Viscaya Restaurant’s performance of making a paella in front of everyone, while a Spanish guitar musician played in the background made our wedding unique,” the bride shared. “After dinner, we played traditional Peruvian music.”

Looking back, one of Rosamaria’s most memorable moments came during the wedding reception.

“During the first dance, Virgilio surprised me with my favorite song from a Peruvian singer. I started crying,” the bride reminisced.

Getting Ready Portrait: Ivory, Lace Bridal Wedding Gown Hanging on Staircase | Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Getting Ready Portrait: Ivoery Cream, Silk Peep Toe Wedding Shoes with Rhinestone, Crystal Detail and Wedding Rings

Getting Ready Portrait: Lace Garter with Mint Green and White Flower Applique

Florida Bride and Bridesmaids, Outdoor Wedding Portraits in Lace Wedding Dress with Long Train and Mint Green Bridesmaids Dresses

White and Pink Wedding Ceremony Flowers | Rustic Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor, Rustic Wedding Ceremony at Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Everything. It was important to us to use our own vendors and to make our wedding unforgettable.

Rocking H Ranch is a paradise. We fell in love the minute we walked. It is the most amazing venue we had visited in the entire area of Lakeland. It is rustic, elegant and the staff is really amazing. The owner, Angela, is a real angel and knows all about weddings. She goes the extra mile. The best part is that we used our own vendors and musicians.

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor, Rustic Wedding Ceremony Recessional at Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Rustic Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

The Proposal:
Virgilio planned a family reunion; all my family and close friends came to his house. It was around Easter, so all the kids were hunting eggs, and he had the best idea to hide my ring inside of an Easter egg. My nephew handed me an egg, and there it was, my beautiful emerald ring.

Florida Bride and Groom, Rustic Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Vintage Car at Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Florida Bride and Groom Poolside Bridge Wedding Portrait at Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Florida Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait on Swing | Rustic Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table Decor with White Wooden Table with White and Pink Flowers and Initials | Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch

How would you describe your theme?
Vintage. It was perfect with the venue. Virgilio and I loved the idea of having long Italian tables, decorated with wine boxes and floral arrangements centerpieces.

What were your colors?
Soft pink and mint went perfect with the burlap decoration.

Outdoor, Rustic Lakeland Wedding Reception Table Decor with Wooden Vase and White and Pink Floral Centerpieces in Wooden Box and Candlelight

Outrdoor Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Five Tiered White Wedding Cake, Cupcakes, and Macaroons

Five Tiered White Classic Round Wedding Cake with Bride and Groom Name

Florida Bride and Groom First Dance | Outdoor Wedding Reception at Lakeland Wedding Venue Rocking H Ranch



What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Choose your wedding venue carefully, and budget to have a massage a week before. If everything does not come out the way you want, relax. Your guests will not notice!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rocking H Ranch
Photographer/Videographer: Demarco Films
Planner: Let’s Make it Extraordinary
Florist: Acuarela Events
Caterer: Vizcaya Restaurante
Rentals: Spectacular Brides
Cake: Gourmet
DJ: Xclusive Deejays
Officiant: Ricardo Correa
Dress: Emelina’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Platinum Zipper
Hair and Makeup: Lili’s Weddings


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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