Locally Curated Wedding Ideas
photography by Hunter Ryan Photo, Jordan Weiland, Dustin Prickett, Esther Louise & Tina Sargeant
When we think “buy local,” we typically think of small everyday tasks: produce, a fresh beignet or a cup of coffee, or maybe dinner out. But why not consider it for the bigger things, too? You can also buy local for your wedding day!
Lakeland weddings have never offered more enchanting possibilities. From the talented services to the striking and quaint historic venues, potential for picturesque weddings are busting at the seams right here at home.
Curating the many facets of your wedding day through local vendors and services enables the nature of your charm and love to shine through in ways that will set your day apart from all the rest. Perhaps you have imagined a wide open venue for a large celebration, or an intimate ceremony at a secluded hideaway. Maybe you envision a festive setting with a photo booth and ice cream sandwiches under the sun, or simply a traditional reception under a lush white tent on the green grass. However you picture it, on a grand or modest scale, the possibilities of an unforgettable local wedding in this land o’ lakes are endless.
T.S. Eliot once wrote, “Home is where you start from.” Why not start the journey of all your tomorrows together at home?
Venue: Rocking H Ranch | Photographer: Hunter Ryan Photo | Planning, Design, & Florals: Ashton Events | Catering: Good Food Catering | Reception Venue: Rocking H Ranch | Invitations & Stationery:Eleven Note | Chairs & Lounge Furniture: Wish Vintage Rentals | Napkins: Kate Ryan Linens | Tables & Placesettings: A Chair Affair | Videography: Rad Red Creative | Cake Baker: Hands On Sweets | Table Runners: Nuage | Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair & Makeup | Bride’s Attire & Accessories: Malindy Elene Bridal | Photo Booth: The Fancy Booth | Band: Brian Sutherland Band | Illustrations: Olivia Gray | Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com | Candles: 100Candles.com | Groom’s Attire: Generation Tux / Dried Flowers: Larkspurhill | Ice Cream Sandwiches: A Cow Named Moo | Film Lab: Photovision Prints
BREA + CLIFF’S WEDDING
Venue: Lakeland, Florida | Event Coordinator/Floral: Ashton Events | Photography: Sunglow Photography |Videography: Ench
MCKARA+ BRANDON’S WEDDING:
Photographer: Esther Louise Photography | Videographer: White in Revery | Planner: Ashton Events | Ceremony Venue: City of Lakeland’s Loggia | Reception Venue: Downtown Lakeland, N. Kentucky Ave & Pine Street | Florist: FH Weddings | Cake Baker: Hands On Sweets | Caterer: Hickory Hollow BBQ | Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Tampa Lights | Band: Brian Sutherland Band | DJ: Cory Baron | China: Dishie Rentals | Paper Products: Boutique Greek | Bride’s Gown: “Style 3300” in Peony by Lazaro | Bride’s Accessories: Lazaro, Carolee, and Kate Spade | Hair and Makeup: Michelle Renee The Studio Linens: Kate Ryan Linens | Chairs: Signature Event Rentals | Bartenders: Tucker’s Southside Liquor & Package | Coffee and Tea: Mitchell’s Coffee House | Vintage Cars: MJC Classic Cars | After-Party Location: Tony’s Studio B | Photo Booth: Bash Booth
ALEX & RICKY
Venue: The Loggia at Lake Mirror & The Terrace Hotel | Planning, Design, Florals: 2 Sisters Events & Design | Banner at Reception: Ashton Events | Invitations, Menu, Guest Signage: Eleven Note Designs | Decor and Furnishings: WISH Vintage Rentals, A Chair Affair, Johnson Plant Rentals, Premier Party Rentals
McKARA & BRANDON
Venue: North Kentucky Avenue and Pine Street | Planning and Design: Ashton Events | Furnishing and Decor: WISH Vintage Rentals, Kate Ryan Linens, Signature Event Rentals | Florist: FH Weddings | Coffee and Tea: Mitchell’s Coffee House