FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
“Nestled in the wide open spaces of the Florida countryside, an equestrian rescue farm plays host for this shoot. The mood is feminine, welcoming with a hint of the ornate. We were inspired by the idea of pairing this natural, rustic environment with a design that was elegant and lush yet retained a certain organic humility.
The surroundings informed the color palette for the floral arrangements: lots of greens, a nod to the pasture land, and apricot tones which reference the warm Florida sunlight. With the reception set in a barn, the tablescape’s jewel toned hues create a warm welcome and the gold accents play off of the blond wood surrounding the space. You’ll even see a four legged friend peeking at the bride’s gown! The embroidered table cloth adds an intricate layer of texture while its ivory color keeps it from competing for attention. We imagined the china to be family heirlooms collected over time, feminine yet not fussy and chosen to add a personal touch. The floral arrangements were kept low to encourage lingering conversation as we aimed for a reception that was joyous, lovely and one that felt intimate.
Our bride seems to have stepped out of a fairytale with her exquisite gold and cream beaded cap-sleeved gown by Gossamer Vintage. In keeping with the natural aesthetic, a floral crown was set atop her romantic updo and Ivelisse Quiles created a radiant look using plum tones that were soft, pretty and inspired by the crown’s colors. After spending a few quiet moments with her favorite horse, the bride met her groom and they exchanged vows on the vast farmland as the sun rose. A classic car whisked them away to a secret place in the woods where took newlywed portraits and the groom surprised his love with a sweet serenade.”
Photographer: Rising Lotus Photography//Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.//Cake Designer: A Piece of Cake Tampa//Dress Designer: All Brides 2 Be Tuxedo, Formalwear & Fashion Styling//Event Designer: Amazingly Creative Events//Other Location: Angel of God Equine Sanctuary//Floral Designer: Bloomingdale Florist//Linens and Coverings: First Class Rentals of Tampa Bay//Apparel:Gossamer//Model: Hannah Goldsmith//Makeup Artist: IQ of Beauty//Jewelry:Modern Trendz//Transportation: Network Limousines//Linens and Coverings:Over the Top Linens//Model:Ry Worsham//Specialty Foods: The Coffee Divas//Invitation Designer:Wedding Invy//