L & B Oak-K Farm Lakeland, FL

Last year, after dating several months, Bob planned to ask Lonnie to marry him on Christmas day. But after asking Lonnie's visiting mom Cheryl for permission to marry her daughter and then dropping Cheryl back off at her hotel, Bob couldn't wait any longer. As Lonnie & Bob were walking back to the car across the parking lot, Bob told Lonnie he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, forever and ever and then some. Lonnie, not realizing what was going on simply said "deal." Bob instantly dropped to his knee, said "really?", and offered Lonnie her adorable Mickey Mouse engagement ring. 

Lonnie and Bob made good on that deal last Saturday.  They were married on a rainy, thundering afternoon outside but inside there was nothing but laughter and warm wishes for the happy couple from their surrounding friends and family. Lonnie loves all things Disney and especially the Disney movie Tangled. This was reflected in everything from the flowers in her cascading hair to the quote on the top of their wedding cake. Here is a little journey through the newlywed's "Best Day Ever."

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Lonnie's dress made her look just like a princess from every little girl's dream.

Lonnie's dress made her look just like a princess from every little girl's dream.

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Love the Mickey Mouse engagement ring and the invitations with the floating lanterns. All the little details to create the Tangled theme were gorgeous!

Love the Mickey Mouse engagement ring and the invitations with the floating lanterns. All the little details to create the Tangled theme were gorgeous!

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The flowers were amazing!

The flowers were amazing!

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Just down the stairs from the spacious bridal suite, Bob was excitedly waiting for the first glimpse of his soon to be wife.

Just down the stairs from the spacious bridal suite, Bob was excitedly waiting for the first glimpse of his soon to be wife.

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And then, the beautiful princess was ready.

And then, the beautiful princess was ready.

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Is there anything better than seeing your intended's smiling face waiting for you?

Is there anything better than seeing your intended's smiling face waiting for you?

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The kiss...always a favorite moment!

The kiss...always a favorite moment!

May I introduce Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jones? These two never stopped smiling for the rest of the night!

May I introduce Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jones? These two never stopped smiling for the rest of the night!

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 Lonnie and some of her Sigma Kappa sisters. So lovely, they were able to join the festivities.

 Lonnie and some of her Sigma Kappa sisters. So lovely, they were able to join the festivities.

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The very best day ever!

The very best day ever!

Handmade "Tangled" inspired Christmas ornaments...so creative!

Handmade "Tangled" inspired Christmas ornaments...so creative!

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Not enough words to describe their level of cuteness...

Not enough words to describe their level of cuteness...

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Standing out in the rain at the end of the reception as everybody was leaving. No cares, no worries, just the brand new promise of their vows and two hearts full of love.  Lonnie & Bob- hoping that every day for you is the "best day ever"  & wishing you much joy and happiness on your walk through life together.   CBlackwell      

Standing out in the rain at the end of the reception as everybody was leaving. No cares, no worries, just the brand new promise of their vows and two hearts full of love.

Lonnie & Bob- hoping that every day for you is the "best day ever"  & wishing you much joy and happiness on your walk through life together. 

CBlackwell

 

 

Hollis Gardens, Lakeland, Florida Editorial Wedding Shoot

2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, June 26th, Hollis Gardens at Lake Mirror:      It was hot. It was drippy wet, ring-your-shirt-out-three-times-in-an-hour hot. And my lovely models, well they did amazing in my vintage,pink styled editorial shoot. Hollis Gardens is a beautiful location for a wedding that the City of Lakeland rents out regularly. Attached are plenty of locations for your wedding reception such as the Magnolia Building, the Peggy Brown Building, or Lake Mirror Tower. 

Dress by: David's Bridal , Invitations by PontoMountainPaper on Etsy, Hair & Makeup by Tabbi Brooks of Handmade N Lovin' It