Still so giddy from Sarah & Joe’s wedding feature on Green Wedding Shoes last week! I know I’ve gone on and on about how much I LOVED this wedding and couldn’t be more excited to finally share all the pretty. You guys, this wedding was seriously a DREAM. Sarah & Joe are so fun, laid back, and totally in love. I could have photographed these babes for days! They chose to say “I do” in their hometown, Lakeland, tying in so many local details that have special meaning to their love. When last-minute construction issues arose at their venue, Ashton Events geniusly transformed Kentucky Avenue into a mega-gorgeous wedding celebration full of lush florals, sweet handmade decor, and burgundy, greenery, and gold details. All the heart eyes!! With a dream-team of vendors, it all worked out perfectly — and surrounded by their nearest & dearest, these two lovebirds danced and sang the night away under the twinkle lights…
Words don’t seem to do this wedding justice, so keep on scrolling to see the story of Sarah & Joe’s sweet day through photos!
VENDORS: Downtown Lakeland Wedding Photography – Renee Nicole Photography | Event Design, Planning, & Florals – Ashton Events | Ceremony & Reception Location – Downtown Lakeland | First Look & Portrait Location – 801 East Main St. | Wedding Dress: Reformation (customized) | Bridesmaid Dresses – Flynn Skye | Makeup – Karlee Eldridge | Groom Attire – J.Crew | Videography – Ricky Ringer | Stationery – Emily Vila | Catering – Sam Wagner | Cruffins – Born & Bread | Ice Cream Sandwiches – A Cow Named Moo | Furniture Rentals – A Chair Affair, Inc. | Linen Rentals – Kate Ryan Linens | Specialty Rentals – Wish Vintage | Plate Rentals – Treasury Rentals | Music – Kris Byerly + Dan Signor Band | Officiant – Lee Lallance | Lighting – Tampa Lights | Bar – Tuckers Southside
Also, a very special shoutout to 801 East Main St. for opening their doors and allowing us to use their gorgeous space for photos. I couldn’t think of a more perfect setting! (side note: they’re known for their yummy beignets & coffee if you’re ever in Lakeland!)
Can’t stop staring at Sarah’s lush bouquet perfectly designed by Ashton Events!
Loved these crimson backless bridesmaid dresses Sarah had custom made for her girls by Flynn Skye!
Dessert table goodness — Cruffins locally made from Born & Bread and ice cream sandwiches from Lakeland’s A Cow Named Moo. I still can’t decide which one I loved more!
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Renee is a Lakeland wedding photographer offering romantic, storytelling photography for couples in love. She is based out of Florida, and happily travels to destinations worldwide to capture your special day. Contact her to chat more details about booking!