{Brittany & Cody @Bird Island Lake Ranch}

December is the perfect month in Florida for an outdoor wedding!  Brittany and Cody's wedding was a country rustic theme with the colors being turquoise, burlap and yellow.  Everyone was in boots including the adorable ring bearers and flower girl.  Brittany gave both her mom and Dad very special gifts as they were getting ready.  Pastor Marvin Strickland was not only their officiant but also Brittany's parents' officiant at their wedding as well.  Their ceremony was under the oak tree overlooking the lake.  Their grandparents are very important to them and they had pictures of them on their sand ceremony table.  Brittany also wore her great grandmother's pearls.  The girls arrived in Cody's big red pickup truck to walk down the aisle.  Cody had been planning a little joke for the ceremony:-)  When Pastor Strickland asked the best man for the rings, he pulled out a ring pop, but he did actually have the real rings!  The reception was all outside with boots and sunflower center pieces.  Their cake was amazing, chocolate and peanut butter with peanut butter cups on each layer.  Cody loves the Rays, Florida and fishing so his grooms' cake incorporated all those things.  Brittany changed into a fun, short dress to dance the night away. Congrats Brittany and Cody!!! xoxoxo

 Venue | Bird Island Lake Ranch | Florals | Westovers Flowers | DJ | Today & Tomorrow Enterprises

Brittany & Cody's Wall Art

Brittany and Cody's wall space was in dire need of a grouping of canvas' from their gorgeous engagement session!!  Cody tweeted me a pic of it on their wall and it turned out awesome!!  I love posting what the actual wall art in our couples homes looks like because these really are memories that can be shown as artwork and are so fun and beautiful!

Brittany & Cody

I love how these two met, here it is straight from Brittany:

" We met through a mutual friend who introduced us. We tried the dating thing and it didn't really take off. He then moved to Virginia for a job offer. After several months, I posted on Facebook "Guys are jerks" and he just so happened to comment on it right away. We then started texting and started talking every day. We both agreed not to do the long distance relationship thing because of the difficulty from being apart. Then after several months of face timing and skyping daily I made several flights up to Virginia to see him and the relationship took off from there. Cody moved back to Florida and now we are getting married 12.7.13!"

We did their engagement session at Bird Island Lake Ranch which is also where their wedding will be!  That white truck was their first purchase together, I think it should be a  Dodge Ram ad maybe I'll work on that:-)  Brittany and Cody are some of the sweetest people you will meet, fun couple and beautiful location = amazing!  We are looking forward to 12.7!!!

Taylor + Brad

This session we did out on the beautiful property of Bird Island Lake Ranch.  The big trees and filtered sun are so pretty, it's really peaceful but so close to Tampa.  There is even a tree house there:-)  Taylor and Brad climbed trees, well actually, Brad hoisted Taylor up into the trees but we just had a fun time laughing and hanging out.  We designed a gorgeous canvas wall collection from their session that will be hanging in their staircase so you'll see that in the coming weeks as well! xoxo