Well what is better than shooting a wedding...shooting two weddings at the same time. I had some fun on Sunday, being hired by Cross Creek Ranch to do a promo video for them, so I was actually shooting two weddings that started within 30 minutes of each other and alternating back and forth. Both weddings had their own photographers and videographers, so I had to make sure I did not get in their way, however it was nice not having the responsibility to have to capture the audio or the complete ceremony so was able to move around and get some unique shots showing this beautiful country wedding venue.
Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida, is conveniently located between Brandon & Plant City, in a beautiful picturesque atmosphere of sprawling oak trees, wooden bridges, perfectly manicured grass, stunning brick paving, and a helpful staff to cater to your needs.
This is the short promo video (1min 50sec) which shows the two unique outdoor venues and wedding chapel at this ranch. The open air barn (upper left), with brick paving (so its clean, not dusty like other outdoor venues) is for larger weddings. The more quaint French Country Inn (left) is for more smaller, intimate gatherings. As a wedding photographer, we love green backgrounds because it tends to make the wedding colors "pop" (stand out). The more contrast you have in a picture the sharper they will look. At Cross Creek Ranch there is always such rich color with a mixture of earth toned brownish color of the wood buildings combined with the greenery across 10 beautiful acres provides stunning wedding photography. Cross Creek Ranch now has a beautiful wedding chapel in addition to the 2 spectacular outdoor ceremony areas. We also love the unique country items on property such as a farm tractor, swing, or the couch made of hay, which make for unique wedding photos.
Cross Creek Ranch is very clean for a farm or ranch venue, which is largly due to the brick paving. Wedding guests are entertained with outdoor games such as cornhole, horseshoes, croquet, and a bonfire for guests who want to go outside and roast some marshmallows. They have their own DJs as well, Bill & Rick. Bill has a great voice and Rick used to be a DJ for us years ago. The food is always tremendous at Cross Creek Ranch.
If you are getting married looking for a outdoor venue in the Tampa Area, try Cross Creek Ranch you be very happy you did.
For information Contact Cross Creek Ranch for their All Inclusive wedding packages crosscreekranchfl.com/ or call (813) 651-0934.
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