Venue: Cross Creek Ranch
Florist: Alta McCarthy
DJ: Harmonic Events
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Brought Out
Catering: Hungray Harry’s BBQ
Cake Artist: Alessi Bakery
Officiant: Rev. James Snell
Band: James Hurlburt Bluegrass Band
Limo: Paradise Worldwide Transportation
When I met Amy and Jake for their E-session, they had just come in from New Jersey and we took some pretty pictures and then feasted in one of those trendy restaurants in downtown St. Pete. I’ve racked my brain but for the life of me, I can’t remember the name! We kept in touched between then and their wedding day and I was excited to shoot my first wedding at Cross Creek Ranch. I’d heard about it but had never been there. The property and the staff were just amazing and I enjoyed that wedding day more than I can ever say in mere words. Amy looked like a movie star, I’m thinking Julia Roberts, and Jake was well…he was Jake. A cool dude in an even cooler cowboy hat. I just loved their wedding day, their family and friends, and everything about Cross Creek!
This was a destination wedding for them and all their friends and family were from out of town too so enjoying the cocktail hour was important to them. We discussed the first look and it seemed the perfect option so all of our formals were taken before the ceremony! With everyone traveling so far to spend time with the Newlyweds, it was a great way to spend more time with those you love and I just loved Jake’s expression when he saw Amy. He said, “Wow, you look like a movie star” and he was so right!