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Central Florida Cross Creek Ranch Wedding from Amalie Orrange Photography

This morning’s dose of  sweetness comes to us via the lens of the oh-so-talented Amalie Orrange Photography, and for that I couldn’t be more grateful. Because their images are not only beautiful, but they also tell a story of two people, two families coming together all because a little love was sprinkled on them. Surrounded by the most precious of details and the most stunning of ranch settings at Cross Creek Ranch, it’s pretty obvious this couple was just beyond happy to say I do. And honestly, what’s more fabulous than that? See it all here.

Rustic Venue

From Jeff & Amalie Orrange from Amalie Orrange PhotographyDriving to Cross Creek Ranch from our home in Orlando felt like we are on our way to the middle of nowhere, and that got me thinking.  What the middle of nowhere is for one is the center of life for another.  When wedding days happen, no matter where they happen, that time, that place and those people who partake are in the center of the universe.  To the couple getting married, even if the closest other person isn’t for miles, it wouldn’t matter.  The only thing that would matter is the love and the laughter and the friendship that only a wedding day could bring.

I saw first hand the center of the Universe for Jamie and Josh on their wedding day.  I saw the family gathered, the friends rejoicing, and the love that was being witnessed by all.  I saw the nerves, the smiles and the dances.  I saw old friends give speeches, I saw a mother dance with her son, and father dance with his little girl, I even saw a horse head photo-bomb the portraits.  Yes, even though it felt like a long drive for me, it did not feel far away at all.

These two love each other, that is apparent as soon as you meet them and I hope it is as apparent in the images that we took.  Their day was fun, laid back, and even had a bonfire for roasting marshmallows.  The beautiful Cross Creek Ranch could not have fit these two any better.  Yes, I have to say, this was right in the center of everything.  Jamie and Josh, thank you for inviting us in and letting us share this amazing day we will never forget it.

Here’s to Jamie and Josh: May wherever you to are be home, and may home always be the center of the Universe.

Wedding Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography | Wedding Venue: Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida | Floral Design: Alta Fleura | Catering: Hungry Harry’s | Wedding Cake: Alessi Bakery | DJ: Harmonic Events | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Vera Wang | Groom’s Attire: Jos.A.Bank

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Dover Wedding at Cross Creek Ranch by Tina Bass Photography

This is one of those weddings that’s going to pull at your heartstrings! We’re channeling Cinco de Mayo in early fall with this festive celebration by Tina Bass Photography. Complete with a piñata, mason jars, fire pit and more, the Cross Creek Ranch set the perfect tone for a sophisticated and rustic wedding. There are so many impressive photos from this day that you’ll have to head to the full gallery for more.

From Tina Bass PhotographyI love not only this wedding but also this couple. The wedding was held at the beautiful Cross Creek Ranch and was a Cinco de Mayo celebration! I loved all the pops of color set against such a rustic venue. I met Robyn and James on the day of the wedding because James had a crazy work schedule that didn’t allow any time for an engagement session. It’s always a little nerve-wrecking as a photographer to not really know your clients, but I felt like I was a part of the family from the get-go. They are just such a sweet and appreciative couple with amazing chemistry. Their guests were definitely an extension of them as well. It was truly a photographer’s dream wedding. Not only in details but also in the joy that was in the air that day.

Wedding Photography: Tina Bass Photography / Wedding Venue: Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida / Floral Design: Alta Fleura, LLC / Wedding Invitations: A&P Designs / Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani via The White Closet Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

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Cross Creek Ranch Wedding by Caroline & Evan Photography

There’s nothing quite like a rustic chic soiree to cure those mid-week blues and this stunning Cross Creek Ranch affair is just what the doctor ordered and more with its gorgeous yellow and gray hues, breathtaking ceremony space and stunning bride and groom.  Plus, the favors are mason jars filled with trail mix and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I l.o.v.e that.  It’s a good thing that Caroline & Evan Photography was on hand to capture each and every amazing moment (Did I mention the bonfire with s’mores?), because I have some serious swooning to do.  Join me in the gallery for all of the pretty!

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From the Bride… Girl from upstate NY marries boy from the South. A rustic ranch wedding in the spring, with BBQ and trail mix served in mason jars, was in order for us when saying, “I DO!”  We named the tables after places that meant something to us and made round escort cards that hung on a clothesline for guests to find their tables. The ring bearer/flower girl are brother and sister but not quite old enough to walk the aisle and sit still so we used a wagon to pull them in and still include them! We also incorporated birds where we could (as you can see on the invite and cupcakes, as well as walking down the aisle).  For fun, we had horseshoes, a bonfire with s’mores, dancing and also a photo booth with props.

Wedding Photography: Caroline & Evan Photography / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: Cross Creek Ranch / Wedding Design: Emilee Rumore of Cross Creek Ranch / Day-of Coordination: Nancy Spooner of Cross Creek Ranch / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Hair: Perfections Salon / Make-up: Destiny & Light / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo / Cupcakes: Alessi Bakery / Catering: Hungry Harry’s BBQ / Bouquets: Eve’s Florist / Yellow Clutches: Jenna Lou Designs / Favor Tags on Mason Jars: The Ruffly Owl