Brianna and Charlie celebrated their Stanley Pond Adventure Farm Wedding, surrounded by their sunflowers and capturing gorgeous golden hour wedding photographs.
After their stunning proposal at the same space, we reached out to this amazing couple for all the details that made up their special day! (Read all about their sunflower farm proposal)
Tell us about how you chose to have your Florida elopement at Stanley Pond Adventure Farm.
We chose our venue because it was the same place where we got engaged.
Tell us about your wedding? What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Originally we planned on having our wedding in a different way, but as we began planning we started to feel the pressures rising . It was turning into a big production that really didn’t feel like “us.” So we decided to do a destination wedding celebration that we knew close friends and family would be able to attend.
However, the legal marital process can be a bit tricky in another country which made us decide to do something intimate and special for our legal ceremony/elopement. We thought the date and location of when we got engaged would be really special.
Best decision EVER! I was so at ease and it was just about us.
What were the personal details of the wedding that are a great reflection of you as a couple? What were some of your favorite parts of your Stanley Pond Adventure Farm elopement?
Charlie and I are sentimentalists at heart. So while we knew we’d be having a destination wedding, when it came time to decide how we would legally get married, we didn’t want to pick a random date and quick, “I Do,” in a courthouse (not that there is anything wrong with that!). So we thought it’d be really romantic if we could get married at the same place where we got engaged on the same date, a year later.
Personal details: The handmade crystal flower crown I wore was originally made for and worn by my maternal grandmother on her wedding day in March 1957.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you accentuate the space you were married?
As for specific aesthetic, we got married in a sunflower field so I wanted a natural, bohemian feel that wouldn’t take away from the sunflowers. I kept my dress simple, but flowy, my bridal bouquet was all white florals with pampas elements and even our little ceremony table was all white with natural macrame. Our vibe really just let the sunflowers be the real stars!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Our Vows! Charlie and I decided to write our own vows to each other so I knew it was going to be a really special moment that had been anticipated.
What was the most important lesson you learned while planning your Stanley Pond Adventure Farm wedding?
That you can envision your day in one way, but be open to that vision evolving!
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Make sure you don’t lose sight about who this marriage is about and who this wedding is for which is you guys!
Why you made the decision for an elopement instead of the big wedding?
As we began planning, we felt the pressures rising of our unique extended family dynamics. It was turning into a big production that really didn’t feel like “us.” So we decided to do a destination wedding celebration in Puerto Rico that we knew close friends and family would be able to attend.
In Puerto Rico the process is a bit lengthy to get legally married there which made us decide to do something intimate and special for our legal ceremony/elopement. Later this year we’ll have our wedding celebration/honeymoon in paradise with our family and friends.
Win win. 🙂
Congratulations Brianna & Charlie on your Stanley Pond Adventure Farm real wedding story!
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Special thanks to all the other vendors who provided services for the wedding:
Elopement Farm Wedding Venue: Stanley Pond Adventure Farm’s Sunflower Fields
Wedding Photographer: Kim Go Photography
Bridal Salon: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Tuxedo Rental: Men’s Wearhouse
Custom Dessert Cookies: Sweetie’s Bakery
Bridal Hair: Hair by Carmen