Vintage Eggplant and Lavender Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

Cross Creek Ranch Wedding | Purple, Vintage Wedding

Jessica and Jaye’s vintage Tampa Bay wedding featured lavender, lace and lots of romantic details.

“Our theme was vintage meets shabby chic. I wanted something simple and delicate, with a Victorian feel to it,” the bride explained. “Ever since I saw My Best Friend’s Wedding when I was younger, I knew I wanted to use eggplant and lavender for my wedding one day.”

The Brandon couple hosted an outdoor wedding in a nearby Dover, FL.

“The majority of our family lives in the Tampa area, so we wanted to get married close by so all of our family could attend,” Jessica said. “My husband loves to be outdoors so we knew we wanted to get married outside somewhere. I think our wedding was very laid back which matches our personalities.”

The pair only toured one wedding venue, Cross Creek Ranch, and instantly fell in love with the vintage setting and stress-free environment.

“My favorite part about Cross Creek Ranch was that it was all-inclusive. I did not have to worry about a thing,” the bride gushed. “Their customer service is top notch, and they are a perfectionists when it comes to setting up for the day of the wedding. I loved the fact that my wedding planner called me to schedule all my meetings with the different vendors. It was so easy and not stressful at all.”

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On the recommendation of their venue, Jessica and Jaye hired Alessi Bakeries to create one of the bride’s prized wedding elements.

“Our wedding cake was my favorite thing at the wedding. It was so beautiful and really exceeded what I thought the cake was going to look like,” the bride beamed. “Alessi Bakeries really exceeded our expectations. Melissa was so sweet and patient with us. Our guests said the wedding cake and cupcakes were too pretty to eat. (But they were all gone by the end of the night!)”

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Looking back, one of Jessica’s most cherished memories was almost a decade in the making.

“The most memorable moment was when I was walking down the aisle with my dad, seeing my soon-to-be husband there waiting for me. My husband and I have been together for eight years, so I have waited a long time for this moment to finally be his wife,” the bride reminisced.

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Casablanca Lace Sweetheart Wedding Dress

Casablanca Lace Sweetheart Wedding Dress

Purple and Lavender Bridesmaid Dresses

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Wedding Ceremony Chalkboard | Vintage Wedding

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Purple and Lavender Wedding Ceremony Alter with Draping

What was the deciding factor for the venue you chose?
Once I came across Cross Creek Ranch’s website I fell in love with the venue. I booked a tour the next day and knew this was it. It was literally the only venue I toured. I took my fiance back the next day, and we booked a date. Everything was perfect and the staff there is amazing!

My favorite part about Cross Creek Ranch was that it was all-inclusive. I did not have to worry about a thing. Their customer service is top notch, and they are a perfectionists when it comes to setting up for the day of the wedding. I loved the fact that my wedding planner called me to schedule all my meetings with the different vendors. It was so easy and not stressful at all.

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Purple and Lavender Wedding Ceremony Alter with Draping

Vintage Pink, Purple and Lavender Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Harpist at Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ringer Bearer Carrying "Don't Worry Ladies" Funny Sign

Bride Walking Down Wedding Aisle with Father

Cross Creek Ranch Bride & Groom Wedding Portrait

The Proposal:
Jaye took me to The Gaylord Hotel in Orlando for the weekend and proposed in our room on our balcony. I was so excited and could not stop smiling or looking at my ring!

Cross Creek Ranch Bride & Groom Wedding Portrait

Purple and Lavender Bridesmaid Dresses

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Wedding Photo Memory Table

Purple and Lavender Wedding Reception Decor | Chandelier and Draping with Lavender Rhinestone Sash

How would you describe your theme?
Vintage meets shabby chic. I love the vintage theme. I wanted something simple and delicate, with a Victorian feel to it.

What were your colors?
Eggplant and lavender. Ever since I saw My Best Friend’s Wedding when I was younger, I knew I wanted to use the same colors for my wedding one day.

Purple and Lavender Wedding Reception Decor | Vintage Centerpieces with Lace Runner and Lavender Linens

Purple and Lavender Wedding Reception Decor | Rustic Bride and Groom Sweetheart Table Chairs with Lavender Linens

Purple and Lavender Wedding Reception Decor | Vintage Centerpieces with Lace Runner and Lavender Linens

Vintage China with Rhinestone Wedding Napkin

Pearl Wedding Cupcake Table with Purple Bow | Alessi Bakeries

Light Blue Vintage Wedding Cake with Purple Flowers and Pearls | Alessi Bakeries

Which weddings vendors really exceeded your expectations?
Alessi Bakeries really exceeded our expectations. We worked with Melissa there and she was so sweet and patient with us. Our wedding cake was my favorite thing at the wedding. It was so beautiful and really exceeded what I thought the cake was going to look like. Our guests said the wedding cake and cupcakes were too pretty to eat. (But they were all gone by the end of the night!)

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Wedding Sparkler Exit

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay Brides?
Try not to stress out with the planning process. I recommend choosing a venue that is all inclusive.

I loved every moment of my planning process, and I think the reason I had such a good experience is because Cross Creek Ranch is the best that they have out there. Their competitors can not compete with them at all. They are amazing and I feel so blessed to have found them!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch *Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Stacy Paul Photography
Florist: Alta Fleura
Caterer: Catered By Vesh
Cake: Alessi Bakeries *Preferred Wedding Vendor
Officiant: Gary Payne – Bell Shoals Baptist Church
Invitations: DIY
Dress Shop and Designer: Robyn Lynne Bridal & Formal Wear – Casablanca
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Robyn Lynne Bridal & Formal Wear – Mori Lee
Groomsmen Suits: Sacino’s Formalwear
Harpist: Sara Sterling Ansley

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