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Lakeland & Brandon Weddings
Eastern Hillsborough & Polk County Photographers
Our Photographers at Wedding Venues in Lakeland, Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Dover, Ruskin, and Plant City
Cross Creek Ranch is one of the most beautiful outdoor country wedding venues in the Tampa Bay Area. It is located between Plant City & Brandon in eastern Hillsborough County. It has to be one of the cleanest outdoor wedding venues with a brick paved walkway, leading to the wooden country bridge over the creek. For larger weddings up to 150 guests, the Carriage House Stables which is now enclosed with air conditioning provides a great rustic atmosphere for the reception. It allows you to be in a natural setting with its amazing rustic setting, yet in the comfortable air conditioning. For smaller weddings the French Country Inn provides classic charm. There are a variety of options for the ceremony from the natural setting under a huge Oak Tree or getting married in a quaint open air country chapel. The staff at Cross Creek Ranch is full service, the coordinators take care of everything for the bride, and the food is tremendous. As a photographer we love all the variety of backgrounds, from the lush greenery to the rustic buildings and bridge. They also have an Enchanted Forest Area, where you can get a nice variety of colors from the sun lighting up the foliage in the background like you see in the picture at the top. The Carriage House Stable is lit up with miniature lights and uniquely crafted chandeliers and really provides a soft intimate lighting for wedding video and photos during the reception.
The fast growing Brandon Area, gives our Brandon Photographers a variety of wedding venues including a beach, hotels, and several country wedding locations.
The newest wedding venue is the Prairie Glenn Barn, operated by Florida Rustic Weddings. The ceremony area provides spectacular surroundings with a canopy of trees perfectly lined up with the aisle. Cows moo-ing in the distance gives you the feeling you are in a rural atmosphere. The reception are the Prairie Glenn Barn which was built by hand with reclaimed antique wood giving it the look of real wood unlike many other country wedding venues.
The Resort at Little Harbor has always been on of our favorite beach venues. It is ideal for guests coming in from out of town, because the hotel is right on the property. Unlike the Pinellas County Beaches it is not as crowded and theres plenty of conveniant parking. Our Photographers love Little Harbor, because you have a beach, a pier, rocks, grass, trees, all in one area. The room for the reception has a view to the beach.
Another beautiful rustic venue is Wishing Well Barn in Plant City. Wishing Well Barn is a fully functioning cattle ranch with adjacent blueberry fields and a beautiful rustic old barn. On the property is a beautiful lake and at the right time of day with cooperative weather, has a reflection of the sky as well as the sprawling oak trees which surround the lake. It is like a Thomas Kincaid Painting, see the video below. Michelle and staff at Wishing Well Barn are very helpful and detailed oriented with all the decorations that will impress your guests.
How about an unforgettable wedding beneath majestic sprawling oaks at the Southern Barn at Lonesome G Ranch in Lithia Floria. Our Brandon Photographers love the stately oak trees with views of rolling pastures through the hanging moss at this country wedding venue. The reception under twinkling lights and chandeliers in the historic barn. There are so many charming vintage antiuqes on property that make for great backgrounds for vintage wedding photography. From the sign pointing the guests to the reception that sits in the window of a old Ford F150 farm truck to the old 1950s Gas station complete with vending machines and a old pay phone, you really feel like you have went back in time a few decades. There is also the Wishing Well Barn in Plant City.
The Regent is located in the Brandon – Riverview area of eastern hillsborough county, is a elegant venue for weddings. It has the largest dance floor of any wedding venue in the Bay Area. As a photographer we love the earth toned colored building, makes a great background for wedding photography. The grand stair case on the back patio of The Regent is great for group photos as we can stagger the subjects. We also love the area surrounding the regent, which is still being developed. When we shoot outward from the building we get a variety of colors in the background from the rich green grass to the lighter green vegetation, and earth toned color landscaping further in the background, provides for great contrast with pictures.
Within a mile from the Regent is The Barn at Winthrop, conveniently located on Bloomingdale Ave. It has a nice red brick paved outside are on the side of the barn for ceremonies which looks great at night with the mini lights overhead as you can see in the video below.
The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch in Lithia has long been one of the most popular venues in the Brandon Area, due to its beautiful courtyard with waterfall and the expandable indoor ballroom that can accomodate large weddings. For smaller weddings see the Embassy Suites in Brandon or the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview.
If you are looking for a church wedding Nativity Catholic Church is great for a creative photographers and videographers with such things as the iron gates in front of the church. We are, also able to get behind the altar, (unlike most churches), because of the little 4 ft wall, which covers us so that we are not distractive, yet allows us to get facial shots of the bride and groom during the ceremony.
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