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Having served as both an event space owner and a wedding coordinator, I've witnessed firsthand the ever-evolving landscape of wedding trends. Amidst this ever-changing scene, one trend that has caught our attention here at Southern Streams Ranch is the rise of the brunch wedding.
Picture this: Thonotosassa, 2024. The clock strikes noon as you stand on our rustic wooden altar, overlooking the picturesque Flint Creek, ready to exchange vows with the love of your life. Surrounded by centuries-old oak trees adorned with Spanish moss, your outdoor ceremony sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration.
After the heartfelt exchange of vows, your guests gather for cocktail hour, mingling amidst the natural beauty of our ranch while capturing precious moments with loved ones and our talented photographer. And let's not forget about the drinks – while cocktails are a classic choice, mocktails are making waves as a trendy alternative.
Now, onto the main event: brunch. Picture a spread fit for a king and queen, complete with a champagne toast and an array of delectable options to tantalize your taste buds. From charcuterie boards to omelet stations, the possibilities are endless, catering to every palate and preference. This brunch wedding is setting a trend.
And let's not overlook dessert – with options ranging from cakes and donuts to specialty cookies and more, there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Here at Southern Streams Ranch, we're partial to The Cake Girl for our desserts, although we've collaborated with other esteemed bakers in the Tampa Bay area.
As the afternoon unfolds, it's time to hit the dance floor with our talented DJ, who can lead the festivities with games, or simply let the music speak for itself. And with our sprawling grounds offering a plethora of activities – from garden strolls to swings by the firepit and visits with our resident animals – the celebration continues long into the day.
As the sun begins to set, it's time for a grand send-off. Whether you opt for a bubble exit or something more unique like cold sparklers or ribbon wands, the choice is yours. And with the day still young, the possibilities are endless – whether you continue the party at a nearby venue or embark on the first leg of your honeymoon adventure.
In essence, a brunch wedding is the latest trend that offers the best of both worlds – a leisurely celebration that spans the day, filled with delicious food, joyful moments, and boundless opportunities for adventure. And here at Southern Streams Ranch, we're honored to be a part of your two-part wedding extravaganza.
Come take a tour with us – we can't wait to bring your brunch wedding dreams to life!
Owner, Southern Streams Ranch