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Erin and Steven’s rustic Tampa Bay wedding featured an outdoor ceremony under towering Spanish moss trees, followed by a glamorous barn reception.

“We wanted our wedding to have a soft, whimsical feel with a bit of glam, from the flowers and the lanterns that hung from the trees, to the gorgeous luscious green chandeliers,” the bride beamed. “My husband was 100% part the wedding planning process, down to the colors and flowers. We chose purple, greens and gold. Steven knew it would look great against the greenery of the outdoor ceremony.”

The Tampa bride and groom searched for an open air wedding venue that would complement their rustic, glam theme.

“We both wanted an outdoor venue that had the WOW factor,” Erin explained. “Cross Creek Ranch was perfect for this vision. We knew they would take care of every detail, which in return would allow us to actually enjoy our wedding without the stress of planning. The staff was extremely accommodating, helpful and wanted nothing more than to make sure everything was exactly how we envisioned it for our day.”

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When it came to hiring a Tampa Bay wedding photographer, the pair focused on personality and artistic talent.

“We wanted someone with experience, along with someone we would feel comfortable with,” the bride said. “Caroline & Evan Photography were the perfect match! They made us feel comfortable and confident when they were shooting and made sure to get to know us on a personal level, which made the photo taking a breeze. They also definitely have a keen eye for amazing shots!”

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Looking back, one of the bride’s most memorable moments occurred just after she and Steven said their “I dos.”

“The time after the ceremony, just my husband and I, definitely gave us time to enjoy and remember this day,” Erin reminisced. “Any bride will tell you that the day flies by, which it true, so just getting to enjoy the little moments definitely made it memorable.”

Bride and Groom Wedding Band Ring Portrait | Rose Gold and Diamond Wedding Band | Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Rounded Neckline Beaded Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves and Satin Skirt | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Beaded Rounded Neckline Ivory Wedding Dress and Purple Sweetheart Neckline Bridesmaid Gown with Purple, Pink and Ivory Roses Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Light Grey Wedding Suit with Purple Tie and Boutonniere | Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Rustic Wedding Chalkboard Welcome Sign on White Post | Rustic Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Outdoor Purple and Green Wedding Ceremony Aisle Decorations with White Resin Folding Chairs | Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Rustic Glam Wedding Ceremony Wooden Arch with Ivory Roses, Green and Purple Hydrangeas and Cascading Pearls | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony under Spanish Moss Tree at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Bride Walking Down The Aisle Wedding Portrait | Tampa Rustic Wedding Ceremony Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Photography by Caroline and Evan Photography

The Proposal:
Steven proposed on a trip to California on Pismo Beach. He set up a camera and everything to capture the moment!

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony under Spanish Moss Tree at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

How would you describe your theme? 
We wanted our wedding to have a soft, whimsical feel with a bit of glam, from the flowers and the lanterns that hung from the trees, to the gorgeous luscious green chandeliers.

What were your colors?
My husband was 100% part the wedding planning process, down to the colors and flowers. We chose purple, greens and gold, which honestly, Steven picked out. He knew it would look great against the greenery of the outdoor ceremony. He has always had a knack for coordinating.

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait Under Spanish Oak | Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
We wanted someone with experience, along with someone we would feel comfortable with.

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Caroline & Evan Photography were the perfect match! They made us feel comfortable and confident when they were shooting and made sure to get to know us on a personal level, which made the photo taking a breeze. They also definitely have a keen eye for amazing shots!

Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait Under Spanish Oak | Natural Light Tampa Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Outdoor Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Mix and Match Purple Bridesmaid Dresses with Ivory Cap Sleeve Rounded Neckline Wedding Dress and Purple, Pink and Ivory Wedding Bouquet | Caroline and Evan Photography

Rustic Glam Barn Wedding Reception at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch with Custom Monogram and Cascading Overhead Floral Arrangement | Rustic Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Rustic Wedding Favor Personalized Beer Pint Glasses | Tampa Fl Wedding Photographer Caroline and Evan Photography

Rustic Glam Barn Wedding Reception at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Rustic Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

White Lantern Wedding Centerpieces with Gold Chargers on Purple Linens with White Resin Folding Chairs and Hanging Greenery Centerpiece Suspended from Ceiling | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch

 

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We both wanted an outdoor venue that had the WOW factor.

Contact Cross Creek Ranch

Cross Creek Ranch was perfect for this vision. We knew they would take care of every detail, which in return would allow us to actually enjoy our wedding without the stress of planning. The staff was extremely accommodating, helpful and wanted nothing more than to make sure everything was exactly how we envisioned it for our day. They do a great job of not duplicating any wedding. Every tiny detail that was put into place, such as the greenery covered chandeliers, made our wedding unique. Cross Creek Ranch made sure all our guests had an enjoyable time. We have gotten nothing but compliments since.

White Lanterns and Floral Centerpieces on Purple Linens Wedding Reception Table Décor | Rustic Garden Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Rustic Barn Wedding Reception with Purple, Ivory and Green Centerpieces and Hanging Greenery Centerpiece Suspended from Ceiling | Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch

Rustic Glam Ivory Candles On Ivory Mantle with Cascading Greenery and Pipe and Drape with Twinkle Lights at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch

Bride and Groom Rustic Glam Sweetheart Table with Gold Sequin Linen and Purple and Ivory Centerpieces and Vintage Chairs at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch

Rustic Glam Wedding Reception with Purple, Green and Ivory Centerpieces with Satin Napkins on Gold Sequin Specialty Linen at Tampa Wedding Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Glamorous Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Rustic Cupcake Wedding Dessert Table on Sequin Specialty Linen | Wedding Cupcake Table Ideas and Inspiration | Wedding Cupcakes by Alessi Bakery in Tampa FL | Photography by Caroline and Evan Photography

What was your inspiration for your wedding cake?
Steven and I wanted something simple and elegant, but also something that met everyone’s sweet tooth.

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Alessi Bakery did an impeccable job with all of the pastries and sweets we ordered for our wedding. From the mini tiramisu to the flawless wedding cake, every person at our wedding found something to hit the spot. It was such a pleasure to work with their team and taste everything they offered without any pressure. It was even better that Alessi’s allowed us to bring along our mothers to enjoy the tasting process, as well. They loved it!

Rustic White Round Wedding Cake With Purple Fondant Flowers On A Wooden Slice and Wine/Beer Glass Cake Topper | Tampa Wedding Cake Baker Alessi Bakery| Photography by Caroline and Evan Photography

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Day Portrait at Tampa Wedding Reception Venue Cross Creek Ranch | Rustic Barn Wedding Ideas and Inspiration | Photograph by Caroline and Evan PhotographyWhat advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t settle for anything but what you envision. The majority of wedding professionals want to make sure your day is perfect, and that can be done on any budget. Do you research, and you will find exactly what you are looking for, but don’t rush into anything.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Photographer: Caroline & Evan Photography *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Florist: Alta Fleura
Caterer: Catered by VESH
Cake: Alessi Bakery *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Officiant: Sean Bush (friend of the family)
Invitations: VistaPrint
Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: CC’s Bridal Boutique
Hair: Kandice ShaRhea
Makeup: Epik Beauty




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