Bride & Groom: Nicole & Stevie
Ceremony/Reception: October Oaks Farm
Florals: Clermont Florist
Cake Artist: Sugar Divas Cakery
Hair/Make-up: M3 Makeup Artistry
Dress: Martina Liana at Love Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Patricia’s Bridal Boutique
Rentals: Ocala Event Warehouse
Caterer: Sonny’s BBQ
Videographer: Sugar Pop Films
I am pleased to present the highlights of Nicole and Stevie’s wedding! I actually photographed their engagement shoot prior to this one. They kept the rustic theme for both, which I think is really creative. Not to mention, it definitely suits the couple. However, this time around, they added a fairytale twist to the bridal half of the event. Nicole’s gown had a certain wow factor to it. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. She looked absolutely stunning in her beige dress with a sweetheart neckline. Its skirt is multi-layered tulle ruffle, giving her a grand and royal vibe. Her garter matched her ensemble, beige and lacy with a blue gem in the middle – almost acting like a surprise for later. The sweetest girl, Nicole gave the aura of a princess. Of course, Stevie, the country gentleman, with his ten-gallon hat and hickory vest, was easily her Prince Charming! The flower girls looked like wood nymphs in their flower crowns which was such an adorable touch.
Nicole put every vision she had and more into this special day, and it definitely showed. She kept me in the loop throughout the whole planning process, sending e-mails and photos of the dress and venue, as well as asking for advice. Her hard-work definitely paid off. The final set-up in October Oaks Farm was gorgeous, and made me feel like I stepped right into a storybook. She collected mismatched, vintage crockery for the barnyard reception, and managed to find a company that rented out vintage church pews to use for the ceremony.
Living in Florida, this was one of the coldest days of our “winter” season. The genuine warmth coming from the couple, who wrote their wedding vows themselves, was enough to keep everyone braving through the outdoor ceremony. Nicole became very emotional as she talked about how happy she is about marrying the only man she’s loved for more than a decade. Nicole and Stevie are such beautiful people inside and out. They definitely deserve each other.