Nathan and Christy's Cross Creek Ranch Wedding

Cross Creek Ranch is an awesome outdoor barn venue in Dover, FL. We are so happy to be one of their preferred vendors and get to shoot there often. Nathan and Christy's wedding there was nothing short of amazing. They had a rustic chic vibe with shades of blush, mint, and gold. 

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What do you love most about each other?

"I love how very patient & genuinely sweet Nathan is"

"I love how caring & incredibly kind Christy is" 

Why did you choose your wedding date? 

"We chose 2/3 because 3 is Christy's favorite number, we wanted a sequential date, and finally because we were planning an outdoor wedding & February is one of the few months in Florida when the weather is consistently comfortable.  It was a success because it was a gorgeous day!  In terms of the time of day, not only was that the time the venue had available but also it allowed us to take post ceremony portraits during the best time of day for natural lighting."

What was the most memorable part of the wedding day for each of you?

Christy: "The most memorable part of the day for me was just the amount of pure love and joy I had & felt that day from beginning to end.  It was such an emotional experience and it truly was the best day ever to this point in my life."

Nathan:  "Seeing Christy at the end of the aisle because she was breathtaking & I couldn't believe that I was so incredibly lucky to be marrying such an amazing woman."

The songs for the ceremony were all The Beatles! When the Groom & Groomsmen walked down the aisle they played "Something", when the Bridesmaids walked down the aisle they played "Here Comes the Sun", when the Bride walked down the aisle we played "Blackbird", and lastly for our Recessional we played "All You Need is Love".  

One of Leo and I's favorite parts was the first high five as husband and wife!

Do you have any advice for couples currently planning a wedding? 

"While the experience can be stressful at times whether it's dealing with your family, friends, each other, or vendors keep into perspective why you're planning a wedding and continue to make that your priority.  At the end of the day you have your marriage and your photos/video to help preserve the memories made that day; my advice is to ensure you invest your time, emotions, and money wisely with that in mind."

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"Rad Red Creative are amazing to work with.  They are professional, fun, and kind people who are excellent at their craft." Nathan + Christy

 

Vendor List

Wedding Planner or Coordinator: Their Friend Jess and the couple created the ideas and Cross Creek Ranch brought it to life! Cross Creek Ranch also did all the day of coordinating.

Getting Ready Location: Cross Creek Ranch B&B

Venue(s): Cross Creek Ranch

Florals: Alta Fleura

Decor/Rentals: Cross Creek Ranch

DJ: Robert; Grant Hemond & Associates

Catering: Hungry Harry's BBQ

Cake: Alessi Bakery

Hair/Makeup: Collective Creations

Wedding Gown Designer and Shop: Essence of Australia; CC's Bridal Boutique St. Pete

Tuxedo/Suit Designer and Shop: Vera Wang; Men's Wearhouse

Paper Goods/Stationary: Vistaprint.com

Bride’s Jewelry or Accessories: Charming Charlie's 

Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade

Wedding Rings/Bands: Bernie's and Son Jewelers

Paige and Chad's Poor Porker Engagement Session

We met Paige and Chad though their wedding planner Ashley Moody from the wonderful Love Lee Lane and we hit it off immediately! Over beers from our favorite local brewery Coppertail, we chatted about wedding details and how they met and it felt like we were long lost friends. She casually mentioned Poor Porker in Lakeland for their engagement session and I wanted to cheer, we have been DYING to shoot there. If you haven't been yet, its a must! Grab some coffee and a homemade beignet and enjoy the eclectic scenery. 

These two were a dream to shoot because its obvious they are madly in love! Plus, how stunning is Paige?!?! We absolutely can not wait for there wedding in November at the new Armature Works. Here are some of our favorite images...

Leo and Brittany 

If you are looking for a planner! http://loveleelane.com

Check out this awesome new Tampa venue! http://armatureworks.com

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A Step Into Blogging...

Blogging has never been our strong suit. But we are hoping to change that! Our goal starting now is to blog more. Weddings, session, tips and tricks, equipment reviews and much more. We may not be the most eloquent writers but we want everyone to see more of Rad Red and to glance into our opinions, views, stories, and tons more images. 

So here is taking a leap of faith and blogging more!

 

Leo and Brittany