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Energetic and Elegant Cross Creek Ranch Wedding - Kirstin & Julian

Kirstin and Julian have a fun-loving and lively Cross Creek Ranch wedding. Not a dull moment celebrating Kirstin and Julian's endless love for each other!

Kirstin and Julian may not live in Florida, but they’ve been enough times to know it was the right location for them to say “I do”. Who could pass up the beaches and Florida sunshine? 

Their Cross Creek Ranch wedding ceremony was elegant and moving. Julian’s cousin, Jeff, played guitar for the procession. Julian’s sisters were also a part of the ceremony. His sister, Courtney, delivered the ceremony, flawlessly. Lindsey, his other sister, read a poem written by Julian. A beautifully written poem that brought tears to everyone's eyes. Kirstin and Julian then read their personal vows. Honestly, Julian's poem was pretty incredible and he should be an author, even if Kirstin is the subject of all his poetry. Them having both experienced loss, Julian with his mom and Kirstin with her brother, everyone was emotional including me. It hits home since losing my mom in 2011.

After the happy tears came fun family photos and wedding party photos! Also photos with their pup Logan! Their reception in The Carriage House Stable was tastefully transformed with wooden accents and lush greenery. Their color palette of burgundy, sage, and ivory added layers and depth. Guests walked through garlands of greenery, tall floral arrangements, and place cards with their name written in calligraphy. After Kirstin and Julian were introduced as Mr. & Mrs., Jeff sang their first dance song. Another moving moment! I am always about live music especially one performed by loved ones. Julian had a dance with his sisters in remembrance of his mom and it was so sweet, they all cried! But after the tears, again came FUN! This is how a wedding should be, serious, emotional times melded together with PURE JOY and FUN dancing, drinking and games!

Their night ended with a sparkler send off as most weddings do. It's such a fun way to leave one of the best days and nights of your life. To Kirstin and Julian: thank you for bringing the love, spreading positivity all day long, and helping me create some inredible photos!

Thank you to the following for making their day happen:

 Cross Creek Ranch (Venue, Design & Floral, Planning/Coordination/Set-Up/Breakdown), The Carriage House Stable (Venue - All-Inclusive Package), Catered By Vesh (Catering), Alta Fleura (Bouquets + Boutonnieres), Alessi Bakeries (Cake + Desserts), Grant Hemond & Associates – DJ Jody (DJ)

What I remember most:

Their adorable and very well trained pup, the touching poem Julian wrote that his sister read during the ceremony, when Jeff played the guitar during the procession and sang for their first dance, taking Kirstin and Julian to do some quick night photos, and the “here for a good time” wall that perfectly sums up their wedding!

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