Romantic Rustic Blush and Blue Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm
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Romantic Rustic Blush and Blue Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm

Taylor and Chris' romantic Dade City wedding inspiration shoot was a reflection of their originally planned wedding day that was rescheduled due to COVID-19. A color palette of dusty blue and blush pink popped against the natural greenery surrounding the lavish white rustic wedding venue.

“The couple had originally planned a large wedding for October, however, COVID made that an impossibility. I still wanted to make all of Taylor's wedding dreams come true, so we created her exact wedding, just in the form of a styled shoot. I am a true Southern girl, born in Florida, and a hopeless romantic, so I wanted everything to be southern, chic, and totally romantic,” Barbara, the owner of Covington Farm shared. “Taylor's favorite color is pink, and Chris' favorite color is blue, so the obvious color palette we chose was blush and dusty blue, which also happens to be a popular choice for many brides because it is just so dreamy!”

Highlighting the romantic atmosphere of the sprawling 75-acre countryside venue at Covington Farm, the picturesque haybarn was elaborately adorned with draping and shimmering blush linens. The resident horses made an appearance during the portrait session, creating picture-perfect memories for the bride and groom to reminisce on forever.

Covington Farm is a working horse farm. We have several horses on-site. I love horses, and all animals, so my very favorite part of this shoot was the amazing Percheron horse, named Belle, standing 17.2 hands tall and weighing 1,900 pounds, and so gentle and loving. I also love the inclusion of Taylor and Chris' gorgeous fur baby Tucker.  Fur babies are family too, so we love it when couples include them in the wedding,” Barbara beamed.

The bride is also Barbara's niece, so she was in good hands when it came to selecting personal touches.

“The inspiration for this shoot came from my heart. I love decorating for weddings, but when it is a favorite family member, it becomes all that much more special. I consider every single detail personally. Our mutual love of horses played an important role,” the venue owner and designer shared. “I love it when a bride includes a map and a detailed card in the invitation suite. It gives the invitees a glimpse into what the wedding day will look like. I sketched a directional map, and the artist created a fabulous hand-drawn map featuring each of our farm animals. The hand rendering of the barn on the invitation and the inside flap of the envelope was the icing on the cake. The detailed card included local accommodations, the fact that it was an outdoor ceremony, inside the reception, and that a lot of dancing would be involved!

Since fall is Taylor's favorite time of year, Barbara traveled hundreds of miles to find the perfect autumn details to include for the bride.

“I absolutely love decorating with fresh, real white pumpkins, so that love is what sets the tone for the entire shoot. I went to local farmers outside of Waynesville, North Carolina, where my husband Bud and I have a second home, to purchase white pumpkins, straight from the fields. I have bought from the same farmers every year for the past 11 years. They have all varieties, shapes, and sizes,” the venue owner revealed. “I also sketched the cake for the baker, and she made my vision a reality. If you look closely you will see little white pumpkins with gold tops hidden on the cake.”

The bride's fairytale styling included pulling her hair back with long loose curls with a diamond-studded headband reminiscent of a tiara. The subtle romantic hair and makeup complimented the fitted mermaid-style dress and pastel floral bouquet.

Just as their originally scheduled wedding had been planned, immersive elements were brought into the styled shoot to showcase the excitement that comes with glamourous touches, such as a champagne wall and custom cookies featuring a watercolor rendition of the venue. The cutest surprise element was the couple's pet dog, Tucker, who wore his finest eucalyptus leaf floral collar.

Dusty Blue Rustic Floral Barn Wedding Invitation
Dusty Blue Rustic Floral Wedding Invitation
Diamond Engagement Ring with Diamond Band and Wedding Band in Dusty Blue Velvet Box
Watercolor Map of Wedding Venue | Tampa Florida Rustic Barn Wedding Venue Covington Farm
Blush Dusty Blue and White Bridal Bouquet with Greenery
Bride Getting Ready with Bridesmaids in White Robe Wedding Portrait
Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Curled Updo with Elegant Makeup | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal
Bride Getting Ready in Backless Long Train Wedding Gown Wedding Portrait | Curled Updo with Elegant Makeup | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal
Groom Getting Ready Before the Wedding Close Up Wedding Portrait
Bride in Long Train Sweetheart Neckline Gown with Horse Rustic Wedding Portrait | Tampa Farm Wedding Covington Farms
Bride in Long Train Sweetheart Neckline Gown with Horse Rustic Wedding Portrait | Tampa Farm Wedding Covington Farms
Bride in Long Train Sweetheart Neckline Gown with Horse Rustic Wedding Portrait | Tampa Farm Wedding Covington Farms
Bride with Curled Updo and Classic Makeup with Horse Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Venue Covington Farms | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Adore Bridal

What were your favorite elements of this shoot?

Covington Farm is a working horse farm. We have several horses on-site. I love horses, and all animals, so my very favorite part of this shoot was the amazing Percheron horse, named Belle, standing 17.2 hands tall and weighing 1,900 pounds, and so gentle and loving. 

Bride in Long Train Sweetheart Neckline Gown with Horse Rustic Wedding Portrait | Tampa Farm Wedding Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Intimate Rustic Wedding Portrait with Black Horse | Rustic Wedding Venue Florida Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Intimate Kiss Under Veil Wedding Portrait
Blush Dusty Blue and White Bridal Bouquet with Greenery
Bride and Groom Intimate Rustic Wedding Portrait | Florida Rustic Wedding Ceremony Covington Farms
Rustic Wedding Venue Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits | Florida Barn Venue Covington Farms
Rustic Wedding Venue Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits | Florida Barn Venue Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Kissing with their Dog Pet Wedding Portrait | Tampa Florida Wedding Ceremony Covington Farms
Champagne Greenery Wall
Bride and Groom Kissing In Front of Champagne Greenery Wall Wedding Portrait | Tampa Reception Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Holding Hands Walking Rustic Wedding Portrait | Florida Wedding Venue Covington Farms
Barn Wedding with Blush Tablecloths and White Draping | Tampa Florida Reception Hall Covington Farms
Rustic Tablescape with Greenery and Navy Tapered Candles | Rustic Wedding Décor Covington Farms
Blush and White Floral Centerpieces with Greenery and Navy Candles
Place Setting with Pale Pink and White Charge and Gold Flatware | White Pumpkin Décor with Place Card

What was your inspiration for this shoot?

The inspiration for this shoot came from my heart.  Taylor is my great-niece, and fall happens to be our favorite time of year. The weather is normally cooler, and the sky is normally the purest dusty blue with puffy white clouds.  

I absolutely love decorating with fresh, real white pumpkins, so that love is what sets the tone for the entire shoot. I went to local farmers outside of Waynesville, North Carolina to purchase white pumpkins, straight from the fields. I have bought from the same farmers every year for the past 11 years. They have all varieties, shapes, and sizes.  

Tall Blush and White Floral Centerpieces with Greenery and Navy Candles
White Draping in Rustic Barn Wedding Reception | Tampa Florida Venue Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Above Portrait with Charcuterie Table Wedding Portrait
Charcuterie Table at Rustic Wedding
Rustic Pink and Gold Three Tier Wedding Cake with Floral Detailing
Rustic Pink and Gold Three Tier Wedding Cake with Floral Detailing
Custom Hand Detailed Cookies Wedding Dessert | Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Barn Wedding First Dance Wedding Portrait | Covington Farms
Bride and Groom Barn Wedding First Dance Wedding Portrait | Covington Farms

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