Marlaina and Tyler are getting married at the beautiful Bakers Ranch next February. They wanted to have their sweet puppy Tigger in some photos with them for their save the date on the property so their guests would already have an idea of the location. It had literally just poured a little while before their session but the rain really makes the greenery pop. It was a little before dusk so we still have the pretty natural light but you can see the market lights in the background. I'll have to blog their save the date as well it turned out so cute!
The team below pulled out all the stops to create this Tuscan wine themed event for Tampa Bay NACE! The huge farm table in the middle was kind of the center piece of the room with the coolest wine themed decor. The abstract boxes were draped in florals, grapes, and wine corks. There were vineyards and wine barrels projected on the walls to make you feel like you were in a winery. I photographed the room a couple of different ways so you can see the wall projection and keep the ambiance with the amber uplighting. The outside space was draped in lights with, florals on high tops and wine barrels. Delectables Catering had a fabulous charcuterie spread in the center of the pergola. Arty, from Spunky Spirits was the wine tasting MC and I learned that "you can't have a party without Arty"! A really unique touch the did was put each company's logo on a wine bottle for the backdrop of that table. There was lots of vino, great conversation, and some voting for the 2018 board members:-) Cheers to this fabulous team and the 2018 board next year is going to be amazing!
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We had the honor and privilege of photographing the grand opening party of the brand new Bakers Ranch! Alla and Boris own The Cake Zone, you see lots of their sugary master pieces in our weddings:-) They really are some of the most talented people and also genuine and amazing friends as well. It has been a dream of theirs to build a wedding venue on their property. Boris is the quiet one (Alla not so quiet but that's why we love her:-) but also talented at not only cake designing but building as well! "Friendors" from all over the west coast of Florida came out to celebrate, and contribute their services for their magical masquerade ball. We linked to everyone below who took part. It's a tudor style building with 3 different outdoor ceremony options. The first is a huge oak tree with a love lock bridge like in Paris! Boris and Alla attached the very first lock to the gates and threw the key away. The 2nd site is on the other side of the property, it is perfect for a ceremony in the round with a paved walkway leading to it. The 3rd site is their outdoor chapel on the side of the venue. It has tall wooden doors and pillars on each side with church pews for guests. The inside is neutral and really a blank slate with very tall vaulted ceilings. I got to see it a few times as they were building and they asked for a lot of input from everyone to incorporate things that are unique, and even make our lives easier! The bridal suite is pretty, and simple with a makeup station sofa and attached bathroom. Upstairs is a man cave with a pool table and the perfect spot for guys to get ready. There is a balcony off the man cave for the DJ that overlooks the entire space and is a great vantage point for photos. The theme was "Magical Masquerade" and the perfect kick off to the party was Jonathan Cortez singing Phantom of the Opera from the balcony. The colors were golds and metallics with textured linens. That chandelier, AMAZING. Jana, from Events in Bloom, designed it with little white bouquets in different layers. I had to lay on the floor under the bar and get a shot of it from below, so stunning! The patio had a beautiful floral fountain with tiers of cupcakes and little tipsy cakes on gold and crystal. The cake inside was covered in edible gold leaf! Delicious food, acrobats pouring champagne, signature drinks, and so much fun. Brides and Grooms are going to love this new unique space! Congrats Alla and Boris we are so happy for your new venture and know it's going to be a huge success. Thanks for including us!!! xoxoxox
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