Cypress House Ranch styled wedding shoot. The perfect location can boast a treasure-trove of perfect amenities. This nine-year anniversary shoot at the Cypress House Ranch in Central Florida provided not only a relaxed and flawless backdrop but plenty of stylish inspiration to honor a bride and groom.
The designers and photographer wanted the location to shine. The natural, down-home feel did just that through the mossy branches dripping with sunlight and the barns and buildings in the distance.
Bright and vivid florals were luminous local additions placed together in various arrangements throughout the shoot. Yellow flowers with orchids, pink roses and various greens were a fragrant display for the bride to carry.
The groom wore a navy blue suit and paired it with a pink and blue striped tie. His boutonniere, a delicate pair of pink flowers with dusty miller, looked remarkable with the dark suit.
Even a flower girl could get in on the fun Florida atmosphere, carrying a handful of oranges and wearing a bright blue and pink dress with an adorable pair of boots.
The bride looked extraordinary with a blush-colored tulle gown with ruched bodice and cap sleeves. Her long brunette hair was softly curled and caught just the right amount of sunlight. With a ring bearer dressed in his best, the group looked collectively coordinated and comfortable.
The gorgeous horses made an appearance in the shoot, further adding to the location and ambiance. A beautiful brown carriage trailed behind the pair of beautiful creatures as the couple embraced.
The tablescape boasted local produce and flowers for an appropriate and amazing display. Bright oranges and strawberries were paired with a rainbow of blossoms on a dark wooden picnic table.
Tall white candles anchored each side of the centerpiece. Place settings featured gold flatware, white plates and pink patterned napkins tied with orange ribbon.
Even the food can be elegant and presentation is key. Cheeses splashed with cranberries and pistachios were a beautiful color combination and plates of roasted red peppers and chicken looked divine.
A worn aluminum tub turned upside down held the drinks. A glass container of lemonade sat in between rows of glasses and a gorgeous arrangement for decoration.
Similarly, the cakes were surrounded by lush florals and refreshing produce. Greens, pinks, oranges and yellows were a fantastic foundation for the white desserts. Suspended on wooden planks, the dessert display had a four-tiered white cake in the middle. On both sides were small white dessert stands of cakes and pastries that were just as beautiful as they were delicious.
Between two wooden swings held by a wooden arbor, the couple swayed back and forth to the tunes of a guitar. The verdant Florida landscape in the distance was an amazing and effortless extension of the shoot.
Whether it's your first minute as husband and wife or your ninth anniversary, you will always exude the emotion of being married. This shoot proves that honoring a location with local amenities can truly highlight the uniqueness of a particular site with that of the couple.
Photography: To Love Photographie| Styling: Roxanne Bellamy of Persnickety Events | Venue: Cypress House Ranch B&B | Florals: Anthology Co.| Dessert Table & Food Styling: Earth and Sugar Dress: Reem Acra | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Hiara| Guitarist: Jonnie Morgan of the Jonnie Morgan Band | Horse and Carriage: JR Ranch | Suit and Children's attire: J.Crew | Boots: Hunter Boots