Old, new, borrowed, and blue is the theme that resonated throughout this real wedding in Tampa, FL. No doubt family is extremely valuable to Heather and Hunter. In fact, their families came down from Missouri to celebrate the couple’s union. Unquestionably this intimate destination wedding created priceless memories for everyone involved.

intimate family wedding in Tampa, FL on I Said Yes!

Something old new borrowed and blue

Admittedly our favorite part of this real wedding is the sentimental wedding jewelry. In this situation, Heather’s something borrowed included her grandmother’s ring. Likewise it was also her something old and something blue. Similarly she wore earrings borrowed from her mother and sister. In addition, Hunter’s wedding day gift to Heather was a new bracelet.

old new borrowed blue blog, the new s bracelet from groom
wedding jewelry photo by Carrie Wildes Photography
bride's grandmother's ring is borrowed and blue
old new borrowed blue on I Said Yes!

Before the ceremony

Again focusing on the importance of family. Both Heather and Hunter involved their parents in the pre-wedding preparations. As well as their closet friends. Singularly sharing the love and celebration of this intimate destination wedding.

mother of the bride helps her get ready
bride pins boutonniere on dad
grooms parents at Tampa, FL wedding
bride getting ready with her bridesmaids
groom and his groomsmen photo by Carrie Wildes Photography

wedding ceremony under a tent

Certainly you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. But Safety Harbor Resort and Spa offers an indoor-outdoor solution to the Florida heat. In this situation, they have a climate-controlled tent. As you can see, it is beautifully draped in white from ceiling to floor. Subsequently creating a view of a lush Florida landscape while in the comfort of air conditioning. As well as a ceremony location that looks more luxurious than tent like.

at the altar under draped tent for wedding

Heather’s bridal bouquet was complete with blush and white roses. Coupled with eucalyptus greenery. Identically the arch was decorated with blush and white florals. Further coordinating with the bouquets and soft blush dresses of the bridesmaids.

saying I Do on old new borrowed blue blog
white and pink wedding bouquet from old new borrowed blue real wedding blog
bride and her bridesmaids on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

Florida Wedding venue offers gorgeous photo ops

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa has a vast landscape. Correspondingly offering a variety of gorgeous photo backdrops. So, following their vows, it was time for some outdoor portraits of the newlyweds.

newly weds after wedding ceremony on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
groom wears blue on old new borrowed blue blog
bride and groom at fountain on old new borrowed blue blog
old new borrowed blue blogged wedding in Tampa, FL
wedding pet attendants on old new borrowed blue blog

Although not part of the actual wedding activities, the couple’s dogs did get dressed up for the photos. Indeed wearing coordinating tuxedo and floral collars.

From beginning to end, this real wedding was filled with love and sentiment. Assuredly honoring the importance of family with their old new borrowed and blue. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness for Heather and Hunter.

cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. on I Said Yes! wedding blog

Get inspired to plan your wedding with more Real Wedding inspiration on the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog.

Thank you to the wedding vendors that made Heather and Hunters perfect wedding day:

Venue: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Florist: All About the Vase by Dana Dineen

Cake: The Artistic Whisk

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc

Linens: Fancy That Linens

Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography

Ending this real wedding blog with a photo of this lovely 2 tier wedding cake created by The Artistic Whisk.  No doubt a sweet ending to this dream wedding.

2 tier white wedding cake from old new borrowed blue real wedding blog

This yacht wedding Tampa was an intimate affair with sentimental touches for the bride, groom and their families.  With the Downtown Tampa as the backdrop for the ceremony, Marta and Carlos tied the knot at their perfect wedding.

bride and groom celebrate just got married


This perfect day started off with a sentimental touch at the ceremony. To clarify, as the wedding guests were getting seated, they saw in the front row framed photos. These photos honor the family members who were not able to be there in person but in spirit. Certainly a beautiful representation of the importance of family on your wedding day.

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Bride and Groom and ceremony on Yacht Starship
special moment between mother and son at yacht wedding Tampa
son walks mother down aisle to wedding ceremony

Further, Marta’s son, walked her down the aisle to join her future husband at the altar. To add to the special moments of this wedding, the Captain officiated the wedding.

Yacht Wedding Tampa intimate portraits

The photographer, Carrie Wildes Photography, loves the views from the Yacht Starship. That is to say, the port and  Downtown Tampa to name a few. This real wedding features gorgeous portraits of the bride and groom on their private deck outside the reception room. For sure these photos are going to be a cherished memory of this special day.

view of Tampa Bay from Yacht Wedding Tampa
wedding day portraits by Carrie Wildes Photography

the little details

Marta and Carlos put themselves into every detail of the wedding. First the display of photos of the couple’s life together so far. Second, table number décor with photos of the couple. The word ‘love’ is carried through the entire wedding reception. For example the cake topper, champagne glasses and wedding favors. 

honoring family who couldn't attend wedding
wood theme in the details for intimate wedding Tampa
reception table numbers are photos of copule
wedding rings photo by Carrie Wildes Photography
Carrie Wildes Photography Tampa detail shot
cake table for intimate wedding in Tampa

The simple décor of engraved wood and twine, and candles give this wedding theme a warm, family feeling. Assuredly in line with the love of family that Marta and Carlos celebrate. In the same vein, the florals are soft greens, white and ivory. Continuing the softness of the décor.

beautiful florals from Yacht Wedding Tampa
bridal bouquet at Tampa FL wedding

This Yacht wedding Tampa brought together the simplicity of love and family for this beautiful couple.  Congratulations Marta and Carlos. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

For more Real Wedding Inspiration to help you plan your perfect wedding, visit the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

6 tier wedding cakes are stunning. Undoubtedly this beautiful fondant cake by A Piece of Cake in Tampa, FL does not disappoint. For this reason, we just had to interview the bakery owner, Laurie, and learn more.

6 tier wedding cake by A Piece of Cake Tampa
A Piece of Cake Tampa, FL

Laurie worked with this couple in Orlando, FL for their wedding at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek. The ivory and white cake is accented with gold ribbons, Further with soft pops of color on the sugar flowers.  Certainly the guests were delighted by the flavors. First are lemon, chocolate and red velvet. Next coconut/pineapple and marble. Finally vanilla bean. Built to feed 200, surely the guests at this wedding had a sweet ending. And it was vegan/eggless also. 

More examples of 6 tier wedding cakes

wedding cakes wow at 6 tiers
6 tier wedding cake Tampa FL by A Piece of Cake
white and blush wedding

Wedding Cakes for special dietary needs

No doubt we had to ask more questions when we learned the 6 tier wedding cake was also vegan/eggless.  For this reason, we interviewed Laurie about her bakery and special dietary needs:

Question 1: Can vegan/eggless cakes be made in any flavor?
Answer: Most any flavor can be created using vegan/eggless recipes.

Question 2: Is there a vegan/eggless buttercream and can you decorate with it?
Answer: Yes, we have vegan buttercream.

Question 3: Is fondant eggless/vegan and do you make your own fondant?
Answer: The brand I use is vegan. However, homemade marshmallow fondant is not. Marshmallows are made with gelatin, which uses animal products.

Question 4: Are all the tiers in 6 tier wedding cakes real?
Answer: Yes, this particular cake was all real cake.

Question 5: Do the cakes need to be refrigerated? Do special dietary needs cakes need to be refrigerated?
Answer: I refrigerate all my cakes due to the heat and humidity in Florida.

Question 6: Can gluten free, eggless, vegan cakes be stacked?
Answer: So far all of these types of cakes I have created, have been stacked and refrigerated.

what if only 1 or 2 guests has special restrictions?

Along with the above questions, we also wanted to know how you work with a couple with only 1 or 2 guests with special dietary restrictions? Laurie replied, “I explain to my couples to make the top layer the allergenic one and all the rest of the layers regular. However, I always advise that they elevate the top tier so that it is not touching the other cakes. Especially if there is a sever allergy.  In this instance, I suggest a separate cake. Above all, be sure you speak with the person cutting the cake so they understand the dietary restrictions and the need for no cross-contamination using the same knife and serving utensils.”

more examples
vegan and dairy free wedding cakes
Vegan and Dairy Free Almond Cake with Dairy Free Buttercream
vegan cake by A Piece of Cake Tampa, FL
Vegan Coconut Cake with Organic Chocolate Mocha Buttercream Filling

Thank you A Piece of Cake & Desserts for sharing all of this information with us. In conclusion, it is important to discuss your special dietary restrictions with your baker before you order your cake. Not all custom bakeries provide the same options as Laurie. So be sure you choose one that best fits your style, flavors and needs. Most importantly – eat cake first! 

Find more expert wedding advice on the I Said Yes! Wedding Inspiration Blog

Sample wedding cake flavors and dessert at an I DOs and BREWS event

Wedding Planners in Orlando will help you plan your perfect wedding day. Singularly so you can spend time creating memories. 

Leave the planning to the experts. Because you deserve to sit back and enjoy your wedding day. Admittedly, that can be hard to do when you’re busy checking on the caterer, the photographer and the DJ. Or the random wedding guest who didn’t get their vegetarian meal. For all of those reasons, we suggest hiring a wedding planner to handle all of this for you.

Hire this service for your entire wedding planning journey or for just your big day. Unquestionably, wedding planners truly complete your wedding day. I Said Yes! FL has brought the 8 best wedding planners in Orlando directly to you (on no particular order).  Click their links below to learn more. Then email them by clicking Request Pricing, to schedule a phone call, meeting or receive pricing.  Let them do the hard work, so all you have to do is say I DO.

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socialite events - Orlando and Tampa

A Modern Planning Company
Owners of Socialite Events

Celebrate with Socialite Events – A Modern Planning Company. This full-service modern wedding planning company serves Central Florida, Melbourne, Tampa and St. Pete areas. In addition to wedding planning, Brittany and Stephanie are experts in design, production and logistics and believe executing events flawlessly is an art.

Seas Your Day Events

Seas Your Day Events Team
Seas Your Day Events Team
Colorful wedding parry on I Said Yes! blog
bride and groom with leaves

Seas Your Day, Your Way. Whether you’re at the start of your wedding planner journey or just wrapping up the final touches, Seas Your Day Events is your one-stop-shop for all things weddings and events. As a result, our mission is to give you the wedding of your dreams, the way you deserve to have it. For the night of a lifetime or a day you will never forget, we believe nothing should be out of reach for anyone looking for their perfect event or wedding.

See them Celebrate Love and History with a Wedding 226 feet above the ground

Weddings Inc

Weddings Inc Team
Weddings Inc. Team
reception table setting by Weddings Inc on I Said Yes! blog
Complete Wedding Packages

The best kept secret in weddings! – Central Florida’s Premier Complete Wedding Package Company

That is to say, the professionals at Weddings, Inc. have perfected the all-inclusive wedding model. Further, our distinguished reputation of combining quality with affordability enables us to provide our clients with the wedding of their dreams. And within their budget! So, let one of our professional coordinators create a personalized complimentary proposal for you. As always, there’s absolutely no obligation.

Designer Weddings By Carly Rose

wedding p[lanner in Orlando, Designer Weddings by Carly Rose
Owner of Designer Weddings by Carly Rose
Designer Weddings by Carly Rose
luxury planning

Luxury Planning & Design

You’ve dreamed of this day your whole life. And we’re here to make sure that your wedding day is as precious and memorable as the love that you two share! Designer Weddings by Carly Rose is by your side from the first kiss to the final goodbye. Singularly, we make sure your wedding is a vision of perfection and a day that no one will ever forget. Therefore, we custom create every detail so that this most special day, becomes an unforgettable event.

Interview with the owner of Designer Weddings by Carly Rose.

More Wedding Planners in Orlando

A Moment In Time Events

plan your special day
A Moment in Time Events are wedding planners in Orlando

Creating Memories – Let’s Plan Your Special Day

Do you have an upcoming event that needs planning? At A Moment In Time Events, we are professional wedding planners in Orlando with experience organizing a wide range of event types. Moreover, we are here to help you decide what your budget should be and to advise you about how to spend it wisely. Henceforth, we work with the best vendors in Central Florida and offer some of the most gorgeous venues around. For all of those reasons, give us a call so we can start planning together!

J. Closs Events - a wedding planner in orlando

Let's Celebrate!
J. Closs Events, wedding planner

Life is built on dreams and carried out in love. Let’s Celebrate.

At J. Closs Events, we are here to guide you in the wedding planning process and to carry out your vision on the event day. Additionally, we have endless resources to find the most reliable vendors in the industry, plan the perfect day and the most spectacular locations.

Assuredly we will search for the perfect venue, find great vendors and orchestrate every single detail. Also, we will bring all the magic needed to make your event memorable and unforgettable. Because every one of our couples are so incredibly unique, we customize our packages just for you!

The Event Company FL

The Event Company in Orlando
Owner of The Event Company
wedding planner in Orlando, FL, featured on I Said Yes
wedding reception table by The Event Company, a wedding planner in Orlando

Timeless – Elegant – Chic | Certified Florida Wedding Planner

Hey everyone! I’m Candace, the lady behind the The Event Company brand. I’ve been in events for just about 20 years. And it’s all I’ve ever known. In fact, I literally live and breathe everything events.

When I became a certified planner in 2013, I knew the events industry was my passion. Above all, I love to help clients, family, and friends, find their creative voice through the event planning process. Every event is unique because no client is the same and that’s what I love.

See a styled shoot created by The Event Company – A Remarkable Moody Romantic Wedding In Orlando.

Encore Event company

Encore Event Company in Orlando, FL
Owner of Encore Events
Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True

Lauren is the lead event designer/coordinator at Encore Event Company. She has been involved in the planning and production of Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s and Corporate Events for the past 10+ years. Certainly her favorite part about wedding and event planning is getting to see the look on the clients face during a room reveal. Seeing a bride tear up because her ceremony/reception look exactly as she imagined makes it all worth it. Unquestionably, we truly believe in making dreams come true!

Meet some of these wedding planners in Orlando and more at the next I Said Yes! wedding expo and/or I DOs and BREWS wedding planning date night. Then pick your perfect wedding planner for your big day. 

This downtown Tampa wedding is draped in layers of emerald green with the beautiful city as a backdrop. In fact, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for Carrie and Jimmy to celebrate their love with friends and family.

wedding Party in emerald green, photo by Carrie Wildes Photography

Groom gets special treatment

Before the wedding, the groom set-up a private haircut service. That is to say, his barber made a house call to give him and his groomsmen fresh haircuts. No doubt this special treatment prepared Jimmy for his big day ahead.

groom gets private haircut before wedding day
groom gets ready before downtown Tampa wedding

After getting ready, the groomsmen enjoyed a few drinks to celebrate the groom. Additionally, Jimmy checked his watch as he patiently awaited the wedding day first look with his soon to be wife.

groom waits patiently for first look
groom shares toast with groomsmen before wedding
grooms has help getting ready on inspo blog on I Said Yes! FL

The bride

Similarly, the bride had a custom monogrammed robe to wear during her pre-wedding prep.  Hair and make up by Femme Akoi.  Additionally the back of Carrie’s dress was all lace. Paired with gorgeous Louboutin shoes and a diamond necklace and earrings. Without a doubt Jimmy is going to be wow’ d when he sees her. A few moments were also enjoyed laughing and smiling with her bridesmaids before her first look with her soon to be husband. 

bride wears monogrammed robe
brides shoes and accessories for wedding day
mom of bride helps bride get ready at Downtown Tampa wedding
the bride and her bridesmaids in emerald green gowns

In line with the wedding colors, the bridesmaids wore emerald green dresses. Also they carried bouquets of soft blush, white and greenery created by FH Events

Downtown Tampa Wedding First Look

And then it was time for the wedding day first look on the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa. The photographer, Carrie Wildes Photography, says “It’s always such a fun moment to setup and photograph as it unfolds. There were definitely some tears. Subsequently you can always see the nerves just fall away.”

bride and groom first look with Tampa Bay in background
couple smiles in downtown tampa wedding on I Said Yes! Blog
bride approaches groom for first look at Downtown Tampa wedding
bride and groom wedding day first look
wedding day first look in downtown Tampa FL

THE Cutest Little Ring Bearers

Carrie and Jimmy’s two boys, were the cutest little ring bearers. Above all the couple tied the knot at a lovely ceremony with the water as the backdrop. 

grooms sons are ring bearers and junior groomsmen
bride and groom during a downtown Tampa wedding ceremony

Downtown tampa wedding reception

This Downtown Tampa wedding reception was decorated with emerald linens, glass and white and blush florals. Carrie’s mom actually made all the table number holders out of wine corks. Certainly a favorite element was the custom bobble heads for their cake table. Likewise the wedding favors were a bag of coffee that said “the perfect blend”. Also a hand sanitizer that said “quarantined for life.” 


wedding reception table at Downtown Tampa Wedding
emerald green linens with gold charger on reception table
custom wedding cake topper on wedding cake
wedding favors at downtown Tampa wedding
custom made reception table numbers

Meanwhile the bridal party made a pretty fantastic entrance. All the while the gorgeous Tampa sun set in the background for all the dances and toasts.

bridal party makes a grand entrance to reception
bride and groom enter wedding reception in style
Downtown Tampa Wedding with sunset in the background
toasting the couple at the head table

Bouquet Toss for Two

For the bouquet toss, Carrie acted like she was going to throw it, and then didn’t. Instead she grabbed another bouquet and handed them to two of her bridesmaids. Certainly because they are getting married next.

To read more about this wedding, visit Carrie Wildes Photography Blog.

To see more Real Wedding Inspiration, go to the I Said Yes! Weding Inspo Blog.

Below are the wedding vendors who helped create Carrie and Jimmy’s dream wedding:

Venue: The Tampa Club
Hotel: Aloft Tampa Downtown
Coordination: Confetti Events
Florist: FH Events
Band: Matt Winter
Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography
Video: Pier Seven Productions
Wedding Gown Boutique: Ivory and Lace Bridal
Cake: Publix
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Tuxes: Suit Supply
Stationery: Minted

Make it a #9 Please

The wedding bouquet toss is a tradition that is still performed at today’s weddings.  Therefore, we cannot feature this real wedding of Kendall and Tyler without highlighting this moment of their wedding day.  First, during her speech, the maid of honor mentioned her favorite meal, often enjoyed with the bride. Then, right before the wedding bouquet toss, she handed the wedding planner a bag of #9 meals from McDonalds. That is to say, a Filet-O-Fish meal.  Apparently the aforementioned favorite meal was said Filet-O-Fish from McDonalds. Hence the bouquet toss of Filet-O-Fish meals for the girls.

Filet-O-Fish wedding bouquet toss
wedding bouquet toss by bride at Opal Sands
bride does wedding bouquet toss at Clearwater FL wedding

Of course, after a few laughs, the bride continued on with the traditional wedding bouquet toss.

Now back to the beginning

Special Moments Event Planning assisted this Florida couple with full-service wedding planning. In contrast to the surprise wedding bouquet toss, the ceremony was elegant and beautiful. Start with the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico as the backdrop. Next add the white sands of the Clearwater, FL beach. Further, white garden chairs with gold lanterns and white rose petals as décor. As a result, the perfect scene was set for a lovely beach wedding.

beach ceremony / beach wedding on Clearwater Beach
lantern and florals wedding decor

Before walking down the aisle. The couple enjoyed precious time with their attendants and family. As you can see the bride spent time with her mother getting ready. Likewise the groom and his father. 

Mom of Bride helps bride get ready at Opal Sands
Mom of the Bride helps bride get ready
Father of the Groom helps groom get ready for wedding day
groom wears navy and tan

Certainly the couple also had some pre-wedding fun with their attendants.  That is to say, a round or two of shots.

wedding day prep with shots
Pre-wedding shots with bridesmaids

NAvy, White and Gold

From the invitations to the wedding reception tables, the navy, white and gold wedding colors were perfectly reflected. Especially in the invitations with the navy paper and gold accents. Of course the bride’s stunning gown with spaghetti straps and high leg slit took center stage. Additionally the wedding bouquets of white orchids and garden roses were set off by the bridesmaids navy gowns. The men wore tan suits with navy vests and ties. In contrast, the groom wore a navy suit with tan vest and navy tie. Accordingly, the white sand beaches and blue ocean put the finishing touches on this elegant beachside wedding at Opal Sands Resort

It's in the details with wedding planning by Special Moments Event Planning
wedding bouquets by The Brides Bouquet
wedding reception table setting Clearwater FL
Bride with wedding bouquet
groom and his groomsmen

First Looks

Kendall and Tyler chose a first look before the ceremony. Many couples use this as an opportunity to shake off the wedding day nerves. Additionally it allows for a few private moments together to reflect on the ceremony ahead.

wedding day first look photo by Kristen Marie Photography
emotional wedding day first look

Furthermore Kendall chose a first look with her father. 

Father of the Bride first look

The Ceremony

Unquestionably, tying the knot on a beach, with the sun and ocean behind. With the love of your life in front of you. And your friends and family surrounding you. Adds up to the perfect wedding day.

wedding ceremony at Clearwater Beach Opal Sands Hotel
Clearwater Beachside wedding

Before the party

Wedding photographer, Kristen Marie Photography, used the setting sun to capture memories for a lifetime for Kendall and Tyler. 

wedding day on Clearwater Beach

party time

Time to celebrate. That is to say, first dances, food service and cake cutting. And of course the wedding bouquet toss. The wedding reception began with a first dance by the newlyweds. Followed by a delicious meal prepared by the staff at Opal Sands Resort. Likewise a modern, smooth finish cake created by The Artistic Wish, with simple navy accents and fresh florals. Obviously we can’t end this post without re-mentioning the surprise wedding bouquet toss.  How about those #9 meals of Filet-O-Fish. Finally, the bride’s doggie best friend was in attendance as well. We wish Kendall and Tyler a lifetime of wedded happiness. 

Wedding professionals who contributed to creating the best day ever for Kendall and Tyler:

Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning
Venue: Opal Sands Resort
Ceremony / Cocktail Hour Violinist: SRQ Violinist
Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Photography: Kristen Marie Photography
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
Rentals: Gabro Event Services
Photo Booth: Southern Event Rentals
Linens: Connie Duglin Linen Rentals
Wedding Cake: The Artistic Whisk
Welcome Party Lighting: Mobile Wind
Welcome Party Entertainment: Caladesi Steel Band

For more wedding inspiration, go to the I Said Yes! Wedding Inspo Blog.

NAture sets the backdrop for your wedding

Nature sets the backdrop for your wedding. Florida is uniquely diversified in the types backdrops available. With 1,350 miles of coastline, 3,000 lakes, big cities, amusement parks, rolling hills, swamp and flat lands, the possibilities are endless.  However, we can’t forget that two-fifths of Florida’s land is considered farmland, and much of that being pasture. For example, take Lovelock Ranch. This family owned, working cattle farm is on Carlton Lake, just 30 minutes from Tampa.  It boasts a 5,000+ square foot barn with a modern Western aesthetic perfect for cocktail hour and reception. In addition, it has dreamy fields, cypress trees and a tee pee constructed of repurposed pine. This styled shoot is dripping with romantic charm, fall florals and an unexpected guest.

Florals set you apart

Blooming Flowers and Art created beautiful floral bridal hats. They are not only unique, but give that added flair of fall beauty. Similarly, they created a floral hoop instead of a traditional wedding bouquet style. As a result, these florals create a statement that represents you as the one-of-a-kind bride. Speak with your florist about creative ways to incorporate your personal style and uniqueness into your special day.

Unexpected guest

Surprise your wedding guests with a visit from an unexpected attendee. Fairytale Petcare are the handlers for this special guest – a llama.  That’s right, a llama made an appearance and the cuteness is on overload. Animal guests are trending at weddings, from llama’s, to sloths to beverage burrows. Many of these animals are rescues and they love the attention. Furthermore, they are adorable in your wedding photos.

wedding llama

make the food special too

Charcuterie boards and coffee – you can’t go wrong.  Make your wedding extra special by serving your guests some of your favorite things.  First, consider pleasing their pallets with a variety of cheeses, fruits and crackers at cocktail hour. These days you can even order individual charcuterie boxes for each guest. Second, choose food that represents you as a couple. Merge your favorite foods into a smorgasbord of courses so you each get something you enjoy. Lastly, don’t forget the dessert and coffee.  This 3 tier cake by  Tampa Bay Cake Company is sure to wow your guests. Most importantly, everything is made better with specialty coffee in to go cups.

chandeliers and sunset are a perfect backdrop

The stunning chandeliers inside the barn and the beautiful barn doors set a gorgeous backdrop for photos.  Almost as beautiful as the sunset over the fields with your new spouse and a llama.  Whatever type of Florida wedding venue you choose, make it uniquely you. Work with each of your wedding professionals to tell your love story the way you want it told.

sunset wedding with a llama

Thank you to the contributing wedding professionals:

Planning Coordinator: Wilder Mind Events
Photographers: Garry and Stacy Photography Co.
Venue: Lovelock Ranch
Cake: Tampa Bay Cake Company
Hair/Makeup: Just Beauty
Stationary/Placecards: Hey Hunn Paperie
Llama Handling: Fairytale Petcare
Men’s Suit: All Brides 2 Be
Dress: The Dressing Room St. Pete
Vintage Coffee Bar:  Cafe Al La Carte 
Cinema: JS Media
Cheese Board: Adored Boards
Models: @haley_dreamer @drewprobertson
Florist: Blooming Flowers and Art
Styling Accessories: ADR Decor
Harpist: Emma the Harpist
Furniture: Traditions Rentals
Linens: Elite Events and Rentals

Amaze guests with artistic entertainment

Amaze your guests with an artistic entertainment experience like no other on your wedding day. Intrigue them with artistic entertainment and a wedding favor to take home. Accomplish this with a skilled artisan and their pen and paper. For example, classic caricatures. People love to see themselves turned into cartoon. No matter what size wedding, big or small, caricatures are a timeless tradition. 

amaze your guests with artistic entertainment like classic caricature
bride and groom posing with classic caricature drawing

propose with a caricature

You can even propose with a caricature. First, meet with your artist and discuss the plan. Second, convince your love to sit with you for a drawing. Third, the artist will draw you proposing. Last, when the drawing is turned around, you pop the question. ENGAGED! 

man proposes with a caricature drawing

Fashion Sketches

Fashion sketches take your artistic entertainment to the next level. These artists translate your wedding guests into beautiful works of art. As a result they look and feel like they are ready for the runway. The Creative Development Team at Artistic Talent Group first developed this exclusive product for Fashion Week at The Mall at Millenia. From the sleek pages of classic Vogue to popular Project Runway television show. Fashion Sketch is an art form that everyone is familiar with.  The long, elegant sketches capture the feel of the clothes and the essence of the subject. Your wedding guests are illustrated in an elegant, high-fashion style. In conclusion, your guests will feel like supermodels and take home a wedding favor they won’t soon forget.

bride fashion sketch
Bride Fashion Sketch
groom fashion sketch
Groom Fashion Sketch
wedding guest fashion sketch male
Guest Fashion Sketch
wedding guest fashion sketch female
Guest Fashion Sketch

Hit and Run

This is not your classic caricature.  No guests waiting in lines. The only lines here are on the paper. Hit and Run artists draw in stealth mode, out of site of wedding guests. When the figure-sketch art is complete, the artist gives (or hits) the unsuspecting guest with the drawing. Then run off to draw another guest. It’s where the name Hit & Run comes from. Wedding guests are always pleasantly surprised with the wedding favor and rarely realize they were being drawn.

hit and run sketch of wedding guest

amaze guests with live artistic painting

Wedding event painting is an upscale, elegant artistic entertainment option. Your ceremony or reception is captured by your artist, in the moment.  The artist interprets the spirit of your event directly on the canvas. After the party is over, you receive an original painting that commemorates your special day. In conclusion, no matter the artistic entertainment option you choose, your guests are sure to remember your wedding for years to come. 

live event painting amazes your guests
artist painting your special day on canvas

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Rustic Ranch Romance

Shelby & Treavor knew as soon as they stepped foot on Bakers Ranch that they had found their dream venue. They chose to use this customizable space for the perfect rustic ranch romance themed event.

Teala and Lisa, the onsite wedding coordinators at Bakers Ranch were able to take this couple’s theme and truly bring it to life. Of course, weddings are always romantic. But this ranch brings it to a whole new level.

family heirloom
Rustic Ranch Romance
Rustic Ranch Romance
Rustic Ranch Romance

As we all know, outside ceremonies can be hit-or-miss during certain times of the year in Central Florida. Although it turned out to be a gloomy day weather wise, the rain held off through the entire ceremony.

“Saying “I do” in front of all of our closest friends and family was truly my favorite part of our wedding day,” said Shelby.

The beautiful wedding images taken by Kristen Marie Photography portrayed this day not as gloomy, but as full of light. It’s a great example of what a professional photographer can do in a state with unpredictable weather.

Rustic Ranch Romance
treavor groom shot

Keeping Her Memory Alive

Shelby was honored to wear a family heirloom on their special day that belonged to Treavor’s mother. It had been almost ten years since since she passed. And being able to wear this item reminded them both that she was watching over them and blessing their union.

Rustic Ranch Romance
Rustic Ranch Romance

Shelby & Treavor | September 12, 2020

Venue: Bakers Ranch
Day of Coordinators: Teala and Lisa (Bakers Ranch)
Photographer: Kristen Marie Photography
Videographer: The Artistry Films
Hair and Make Up: Beauty by Krista
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering
Cake: Alessi Bakery
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates
Florist: Boulous Flower Farm
Bartender: Hook Like and Drinker
Officiant: K.I.S.S. Weddings

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