Local & In Love

A beautiful barn. The perfect park. Let these four local weddings provide the inspiration you need to plan your perfect day. 

History In The Making

Photos by Pink Rae Photography, pinkraephoto.com

For Susan and Kyle, choosing Silver Springs State Park as their venue felt like coming home.

“Kyle and I have a ton of history with Silver Springs,” says Susan, who was married on March 10, 2018. “His mom used to work at the park, so he practically grew up knowing the ins and outs of the entire place. My dad used to take me to Silver Springs every day after school as a treat. It’s heartwarming knowing that a place that meant so much to us as children now means so much to us as a married couple.”

What helpful tip would Susan give for brides-to-be?

“Simply breathe and enjoy your day, because in the end, you are marrying your best friend—and that alone is magical.”

Romantic & Rustic

Photos by Eighteenth Hour Photography, eighteenthhourphoto.com, (352) 322-3377

A sucker for barn weddings, Hannah knew exactly what she was searching for in a venue—and she and her husband, Troy, found it at Your Wedding Barn for their ceremony and the College of Central Florida’s Klein Center for the reception. 

“The barn smells like fresh wood; it has decorative market lights, a big bridal suite attached and a beautiful field behind it,” says Hannah, who was married on May 19, 2018.

The couple took care to make sure their ceremony was uniquely theirs.

“Troy and I took sand from the yards of our childhood homes and poured them together into a sand unity box,” Hannah says. “We wanted it to represent our families coming together as one.”

Ballroom Beauty

Photos by Jennifer Causey Photo, jennifercauseyphoto.com

Samantha and Joseph were married on January 28, 2018 at the Oak Run Palm Grove Club.

“The ballroom was absolutely beautiful, and I knew the minute I [saw] this gorgeous venue that I just had to get married there,” says Samantha.

Another favorite element of their big day?

“I surprised my mom with a mother-daughter dance to a song that has been ours since I was younger, and we gave little paper lanterns with candy kisses inside away as favors.”


A Casual Affair

Photos by Eighteenth Hour Photography, eighteenthhourphoto.com, (352) 322-3377

More than anything, Chloe and Brent, who were married at the Double S Red Barn on April 14, 2018, wanted their guests to have fun and be comfortable. 

“We’re very laid back and didn’t want a formal wedding,” says Chloe. “Most people wore jeans and boots or sundresses. I loved seeing how much fun everyone else was having.”

Chloe’s favorite elements of the wedding?

“I loved that we were married outside under the oak trees. We were also able to write almost all of our ceremony, which I thought reflected who we are. And, of course, I was obsessed with my dress!”   

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