Rustic, Country Barn at Crescent Lake Wedding | “Mission I Do” Wedding Giveaway


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Rustic, Country Barn at Crescent Lake Wedding | “Mission I Do” Wedding Giveaway

Brittany and Jacob’s Tampa wedding day was truly a fairytale as the couple was selected as the recipient of the Old McMicky’s Farm “Mission I Do” wedding giveaway.

“In appreciation of the men and women who serve in our military, and in honor of those who have been wounded in combat, The Barn at Crescent Lake at Old McMicky’s Farm is honored to announce “Mission I Do,” a $25,000 all-inclusive dream wedding. It is a great honor to provide a couple with this all-inclusive wedding and to give back to those who serve or have served our country,” the rustic wedding venue shared on their Facebook page.

The Largo couple, who were living in Jacksonville at the time, chose a rustic, country theme for their Tampa Bay wedding.

“I’ve always wanted a fall wedding, and I love anything rustic!” Brittany shared. “I love cowboy boots, so all of my bridesmaids and myself wore boots with our dresses.”

The Barn at Crescent Lake complemented the couple’s outdoor purple, mustard and coral wedding.

“It was the PERFECT venue. It is beautiful and exactly what we have always wanted for our wedding: the atmosphere, the variety of locations you can choose for your ceremony and the employees, they made it special!” the bride gushed. “Also, it has meaning since we have taken our kids there, and we visited the farm ourselves as children.”

With the help of the generous Tampa wedding vendors who donated their time and services, the couple planned a wedding in just a few short months. Luckily, they were partnered with Tampa wedding planner Blue Skies Events.

“Blue Skies Events are truly amazing, and I never could’ve planned my wedding without them! They pretty much took care of everything; I just had to show up to my appointments,” the bride exclaimed.

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Bella Bridesmaids donated the bridesmaid dresses while, Michele Renee The Studio made sure the wedding party was camera ready.

“The bridesmaid dresses looked great, and Bella Bridesmaids were very willing to help,” Brittany beamed. “Michele Renee The Studio was awesome! All of my girls looked amazing, and I loved my hair and makeup!”

Looking back, one of the bride’s most memorable moments was connecting with her husband at the ceremony.

“I will never forget seeing Jacob’s face when I walked down the aisle,” Brittany reminisced. “Our wedding is extra special to us because of ‘Mission I Do.’ Without the community coming together and donating their services, we never would’ve been able to have the wedding of our dreams. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding. We are eternally grateful for everything and everyone involved in making our wedding so special.”

Tractor at Outdoor Rustic, Tampa Wedding Venue | The Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

Rustic, Wedding Ceremony Welcome Sign and Wooden Wheel

Wounded Service Veteran Groom Wedding Portrait with Service Dog

Pink, Orange and Purple Wedding Bouquet with Burlap Wrap

Pink, Orange and Purple Wedding Ceremony Flowers on Shepards Hook

Rustic Wedding Ceremony Flower Girl in Red Wagon

Rustic, Barn Wedding Ceremony | The Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

"Mission I Do" Bride and Groom Wedding Winner | The Barn at Crescent LakeThe Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

The Proposal:
The Gold & Diamond Source donated an engagement ring. We had a driver pick us up to pick out a ring. After finding the perfect ring, Jacob got down on one knee in front of everyone in the store and proposed.
Outdoor String Lighting, Tractor, and Cocktail Decor at Outdoor, Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits | Rustic, Barn Wedding Ceremony | The Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

What was your favorite part about holding your wedding at The Barn at Crescent Lake?
The Barn at Crescent Lake was the PERFECT venue. It is beautiful and exactly what we have always wanted for our wedding. The atmosphere, the variety of locations you can choose for your ceremony, and I love the employees, they made it special!

Also, it has meaning since we have taken our kids there and we visited the farm ourselves as children.

Outdoor Purple Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour Decor with Picnic Tables at Outdoor String Lighting, Tractor, and Cocktail Decor at Outdoor, Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits | Rustic, Barn Wedding Ceremony | The Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

Mr. and Mr's Wedding Reception Signage | The Barn at Crescent Lake

How did your wedding planner help with the planning process?
When chosen for “Mission I Do,” we were paired up with Blue Skies Events. They are truly amazing, and I never could’ve planned my wedding without them! They pretty much took care of everything, I just had to show up to my appointments.

Purple and Gold Wedding Reception Linens and Decor | The Barn at Crescent LakeOutdoor Purple Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour Decor with Picnic Tables at Outdoor String Lighting, Tractor, and Cocktail Decor at Outdoor, Rustic Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits | Rustic, Barn Wedding Ceremony | The Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

Orange and Burlap Wedding Centerpieces with Flora, Burlap, Twine, and Mason Jars

How would you describe your theme?
Rustic country, with a hint of fall. I’ve always wanted a fall wedding, and I love anything rustic!

What were your colors?
Purple with mustard and coral accents. I love fall and these colors make me think of fall.

White Wedding Cake with Purple Flora Accents in Rustic Wagon

Rustic, Wooden Wedding Reception Signage and Wedding Ring Detail

"Mission I Do" Bride and Groom Wedding Winner | The Barn at Crescent LakeThe Barn Crescent Lake at Old McMickey's Farm

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Enjoy every minute of it and just breathe through any of the stressful parts of planning. It goes by so quickly so just take it all in :)

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Barn at Crescent Lake
Photographer: Darin Crofton Photography
Videographer: Brad Hall Studios
Planner/Coordinator: Blue Skies Events
Florist: Tampa Wedding Studio
Caterer: Amici’s Catered Cuisine  *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Vendor 
Chiavari Chari Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Linen Rentals: Connie Duglin Linens
Cake: Publix
DJ: Celebrations 24
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Transportation: Blu Moon Transportation
Dress: Jon’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids * Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Vendor
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee the Studio * Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Vendor 
Bar Service: Spunky Spirits
Cookie Favors: Spun Sugar Bake Shop
Rings: The Gold & Diamond Source

To learn more about applying for the 2015 “Mission I Do” wedding, giveaway visit the Old McMicky’s Farm “Mission I Do” wedding giveaway website.

MEET THE EDITOR

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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