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Colorful and Moving Cross Creek Ranch Wedding - Erica & Phil

Erica and Phil have an energetic Cross Creek Ranch wedding that filled everyone in the room with joy! Family was honored and celebrated as well on their special day. Everyone reminisced in the feeling of togetherness Erica and Phil will continue to share forever.

Erica and Phil have a colorful and energetic Cross Creek Ranch wedding with tons of personal details and honoring of family. The only one missed was their pup Otis who had to stay home, but you can see more of him and them on their Tampa engagement session here! Erica and Phil went to the same high school, but their romance didn’t commence until their final years in college. After dating for about a year and overcoming long distance for half of that year, Erica and Phil moved into a NYC apartment together. A scary decision that turned out to be the best decision they ever made! Phil asked Erica to be his wife and now they become an unbreakable team.

Erica got ready in the bridal cottage at Cross Creek Ranch with her 6 bridesmaids, mother, and mother in-law to be. Her wedding dress from  RK Bridal, fuchsia shoes, and traditional Chinese dress speak for themselves. She was a very stylish bride with colorful accessories. Phil didn’t disappoint either! Phil got ready in the main house with his 6 groomsmen, father, father in-law to-be, and brothers to-be. His custom suit (from a top secret suit maker) was green with tropical liner and perfectly matched the color palette. The gift from Erica to Phil was also a secret for everyone but them because Erica did a boudoir session with me. His reaction is priceless!

Their Cross Creek Ranch wedding ceremony was luminescent, vibrant, and emotional! Erica and Phil decided do a knot tying to represent the bond they will continue to cherish for the rest of their lives together. Their vows were both hilarious and moving, which suits their personalities. The uplifting feeling of togetherness continued to the reception. Their day became a celebration for them and their families unity. They even had a special cake for a very special golden birthday! Erica’s cousin was turning 18 on the 18th! The feeling of love, bonding, and family radiated through the whole night.

Thank you to the following for making their day happen:

Holly Arnold - Cross Creek Ranch (Wedding Coordinator), Michael Eastridge (Officiant), Ian VanCattenburch - Movie Magic Productions (Videographer), Alta Fleura (Florist), Cassandra Taylor - Catered by Vesh (Caterer), Alessi Bakery (Cake/Desert), Krispy Kreme Donuts (Donuts for Donut Wall), Beauty Brought Out (hair and makeup), Grant Hemond and Associates (DJ), RK Bridal (Bride’s dress)undefined

What I remember most:

Erica and her bridal party's custom socks, the horns Phil gave to his groomsmen as a wedding gift, hilarious table names, Erica’s quick change into a traditional Chinese dress towards the end of the reception, the birthday cake for Erica’s cousin’s golden birthday!

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