Sweet Santa Fe River Ranch Wedding

Blue Label

Photographer Ben Sasso is such a darling, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the weddings he captures are just as precious. Today’s wedding, however, is practically in a league of its own — with flowers from Velvet & Twine, a Monique Lhuillier gown, and a donut bar for a reception treat, it’s hard not to completely fall for this beautiful wedding day.

sweet bridal looks - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

From the bride, Becca: I wanted a southern, ranch style feel with personal touches. I envisioned floral touches, pastels, pops of red and gold, and rustic design. We also wanted lots of color – different shades of nude, pops of red, pink, greens, teal, gold, peach, etc.


bridal looks - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

bride - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

bouquet - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

My husband and his mom built the doors/walls for the ceremony! I designed the welcome guides and glittered them all, glittered the doughnut hole sticks, made the table numbers out of frames I had around my house, pages ripped out of an old book and cardboard numbers I glittered. My mom collected all our centerpiece bottles from bars and restaurants around Orlando and then soaked and scrubbed the labels off (this took her weeks, it was crazy!). My sister sewed up all the programs with red stitching and also attached the Kleenex to the back for “happy tears,”

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

bride and groom - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

santa fe wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

rustic wedding centerpieces - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Splurge on a good photographer and save in other areas. Let them help you with the timeline also!

sweet santa fe river wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

chocolate wedding cakes - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

best day ever - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/

sweet santa fe river ranch wedding - photo by Ben Sasso - ruffledblog.com/sweet-santa-fe-river-ranch-wedding/


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Don’t miss Becca and Bo’s wedding film from Shutter Life Productions:

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “ABC,” Jackson 5
First Dance: “Swept Away,” Avett Brothers
I recorded a song for my dad and surprised him with it for our first dance, he lost it when he realized it was my voice and not the recording he picked!

Wedding Location: Gainesville, FL / Photographer: Ben Sasso / Venue: Santa Fe River Ranch / Floral Design: Velvet & Twine / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via The Collection Bridal / Wedding Caterer: Hill’s BBQ / Wedding Cake: Lilly Buttons / Donut Bar: Dunkin’ Donuts / Wedding Music: The Maxx / Videographer: Shutter Life Productions

7 comments
  1. Beautiful Bridal

    Everyone loves donuts – what a great idea and very affordable too!

  2. willspears

    love the joy in their faces,it seems they really have a good time. best wishes!

  3. Nives

    Gorgeous photos and what a happy bride :)

  4. Apulia Weddings

    Love the flowers palette and the sweet table with donuts it’s very original! Claudia

  5. Hot Chocolates - Clayton

    Lovely pics.. loving the open wedding cake and cake display :)

    oxox

  6. Audrey

    This wedding was absolutely gorgeous! But, what was even more stunning were their vows. I am so encouraged by their love and submission for each other and Christ. Truly a beautiful thing to witness. Happy life together, Becca and Bo! Thanks for sharing <3

  7. Sharisa

    I adore everything about this wedding!! Wondering where the bridal party attire was from?

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