Friday, November 13, 2020

Megan & Daniel's Ranch Wedding

Megan & Daniel got married this year at C Bar Ranch in Alachua, Florida. We were honored to get to help them plan and coordinate their day, from start to finish. You could not find a sweeter couple anywhere, or any two people more on the same team and supportive of each other. 

image by CWP Photography

It didn't matter what 2020 threw at us, we powered on and Megan and Daniel kept their amazing positive outlooks through it all. We ended up postponing their day due to Covid and once we were finally able to celebrate (smaller guest count and all) there were only smiles from ear to ear on everyone present. It didn't even matter that an African dust storm showed up or some wedding day sprinkles, nothing clouded over their shine.

images by CWP Photography

We got to work with an amazing team of vendors on their day as well! Celebrations Catering took care of all the rentals, dinner and dessert bar. The Plant Shoppe Florist created the stunning floral arrangements and arbor decorations. Genius Entertainment kept the dance floor full and rocking the whole evening. Sugar Refined provided their beautiful cake, and everything was set off in the gorgeous location of C Bar Ranch

I also can't say enough about the talented artists that captured their day - CWP Photography and Heart Happy Films. Having true professionals for your photography and videography are SO, SO important. Just take a look at this unbelievable wedding film! 

Megan's dad's toast gets me all teary every time I watch it. I just adore how Heart Happy Films was able to expertly capture all the emotion and fun their day held. Walking through the memories of their wedding while I watched had me grinning like crazy and wiping tears all at the same time!

image by CWP Photography

I know that Megan & Daniel's wedding will be one that I treasure and remember always. I'm so honored that they put their trust in me and our team here at MasterPiece Weddings. Congratulations again to the new Mr. & Mrs. Kersey!! 

image by CWP Photography

Vendors that helped create the magic of their day:

Coordination: MasterPiece Weddings
Photography: CWP Photography
Videography: Heart Happy Films
Rentals & Catering: Celebrations Catering

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Stephanie & Justin's Enchanted Wedding on the Ichetuckne River


image by KiKi Creates Photography

Stephanie's childhood family home was the perfect setting for her and Justin's wedding day. Right off the Ichetuckne River in Florida, their Enchanted Forest theme just oozed out of every nook and cranny in such a beautiful location. 

images by KiKi Creates Photography

There's this long, dreamy dock out to the river behind the house where Stephanie & Justin shared their first look together. Are you planning to do a first look for your day? We at MasterPiece are big fans! They slow your day down and let you focus on just each other for a bit before all your guests arrive and things get busy. Plus, by having that first special moment, you're able to spend the rest of your wedding day at each other's sides. We can't say enough about how meaningful and wonderful they can be!

images by KiKi Creates Photography

Because of all things Covid 19, Stephanie & Justin actually got to have the small and intimate celebration they had always imagined. Social distancing was a must, so everything was held outside at safe distances for their small group of special guests. They even offered special favors that were customized masks and hand sanitizers. I LOVED making these custom chalkboards for them too!

Their ceremony was held under a tent by PRE Events, made all the more magical and enchanted by The Plant Shoppe Florist. Can you believe that ceremony log backdrop?! I'm convinced that fairies moved in for the weekend festivities and to celebrate along with them. Their dog, Pumba, was the perfect ring-doggie too!

images by KiKi Creates Photography, florals by The Plant Shoppe

Disney and Marvel share a special place in their hearts and in their relationship. Stephanie's talented sister created this epic guestbook and stickers for them. They even used an image of the guestbook for their invitations!

How dreamy were these sunset images by KiKi Creates Photography? I was swooning while I helped carry around Stephanie's dress! 

images by KiKi Creates Photography

Dinner and dancing were held under their covered patio, turned into an enchanted glen by The Plant Shoppe Florist.  I was excited to create the custom chalkboards for their tables. 

images by KiKi Creates Photography

Oh, their day couldn't have been more magical! I don't think I'll ever forget how pretty it all came together, or how much I adored getting to work with such an amazing couple. Congratulations Stephanie & Justin!! 

A big shout-out to my fellow vendors that made all this possible:

Rentals: PRE Events
Officiant: Jack Edmonds
Hair & Makeup: Moxie to Go
Restrooms: Royal Restrooms

Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID 19 Wedding Planning Updates

Like everyone in our community, both locally and globally, dealing with the unfolding events in the world today have been a challenge. Our hearts go out especially to couples everywhere facing the impossible decisions that now need to be made. We've been busy working with our wonderful couples this season that have made the difficult, but courageous choice to postpone their celebrations.

We want to reach out to all of you as well. We are here for you, and we'd love to help and support you as you navigate these difficult choices.

Whether you're facing a situation where you need to postpone your day and don't know where to start, or you're trying to finish up plans for a Fall date this year, or early next Spring and are struggling to get it all done, we're here to help! We can assist rescheduling vendors, give recommendations on ways to reach out to your guests, or even help you re-imagine your style from a Spring to Fall or Winter vibe. 

Maybe your wedding isn't until late 2021 or 2022 and you're just getting started? With all this extra time at home, social distancing, it's the PERFECT time to start reaching out to vendors, preparing your guest lists, and Pinterest-ing your hearts out. There's so much that's possible to accomplish virtually and over the phone. I'd love to help get your planning off on the right foot with any advice you're looking for. Vendors are excited and willing to work with you now! Don't hesitate to start reaching out and reserving your date.

On our side of things for planning and consulting, we are waiving all rescheduling fees for any couples affected by the current restrictions and recommendations. We've also begun offering alternative deposit amounts and payment plans for anyone looking to reserve a future date with us. We want to work with you to make this as easy and as stress free as it is possible to be. We have virtual and phone appointment times available for couples as well!

If you have any questions at all about our services, you can reach out to us at our Contact Page on our Website.

Let us be a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and a source for wedding inspiration and planning advice. It's what we do best! We've got you, we've got this, and we WILL get through this together. Stay healthy!

image by Matt Stamey Photography
PS. How awesome BTW are Bride & Groom wedding tattoos for your reception?! This is one of my favorite images ever from a wedding. :) Such a fun way to add a unique touch to your day!

PPS. We've found these posts to be wonderfully helpful from Every Last Detail. If your wedding is being affected by the virus, check them out, there's great information in them! How to Postpone a Wedding and Email Templates to Send to Guests.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Katie & Johnny

Beautiful venues, beautiful gowns, and beautiful friendship -- Katie & Johnny's December wedding pulled out all the stops at Rustic Oaks Ranch in High Springs. 

In outdoor weddings like Katie & Johnny's, the details are what make a couple's personality truly shine through. They brought out a bit of their southern flare through their very detailed cowboy boots. For extra pops of color, they chose bouquets of soft, cream and pink flowers from The Plant Shoppe Florist.

The love of bridesmaids is something special. Katie kept herself surrounded by a happy gathering of her closest gal-pals on her big day. Each bridesmaid wore their own style and shade of pink gown. We adore how it let their personalities shine. We especially love the big smile on their flower girl!

How hysterical and priceless are these photos? We absolutely loved watching this group posing and expressing their love for a good party and a good drink in this bar shoot. Fun fact: each bridesmaid had their own personalized and bedazzled bridesmaid flask for the first photo. The guys did not have bedazzled beer cans, but we think they were more in it for the fun than the flare!

Rustic Oaks Ranch offered a number of gorgeous sights for Katie & Johnny's guests to marvel at, especially when it came to the ceremony site. The ranch has multiple options for where to have the ceremony, including inside the barn and a space nestled inside a grouping of trees, and Katie & Johnny chose this rustic barn door spot for theirs. It tied perfectly in with their country look and created a sense of intimacy as they walked down the aisle.

Katie was stunning in lace! Her gown was a stunning mixture of sweetness, southern style, and intricacy. The added lace around her bouquet finished off the look and made her nothing short of a southern beauty!

Not even a 102-degree fever could keep Johnny from partying well into the night with his new bride! As you can see here, they were the center of attention at their reception, and their love lit up the barn.

Katie & Johnny, we hope you have a future full of lots of love and laughter. Enjoy this new chapter, and thank you for letting us be a part of making it happen!

Thank you to everyone who made this wedding special: