When Leslie and Daniel started planning their wedding, they searched for locations where they could be surrounded by family and friends in a comfortable, private setting. When they found Southern Plantation Oasis in Lutz, their dream for a wedding weekend had come true.
Not only could up to they host 12 guests overnight, they could accommodate 100+ guests for their ceremony and reception, both on site. For their visiting family (many from outside the country), it would be a fun-filled weekend with lots of outdoor activities to keep everyone busy. One of the best aspects of Southern Plantation Oasis, is its convenient location right off the Veteran's Expressway, just 15 minutes north of Tampa International Airport. It is tucked in between several natural fed lakes and mid-sized equestrian farms in the rural area of Lutz.
Leslie and Daniel loved the tropical pool with its waterfall plus all of the picture-perfect backdrops within the property. Their photographer, Brentwood Photography, captured many spectacular photos throughout the wedding day including with the horses next door and the dock on the nearby lake.
The couple hosted a casual rehearsal dinner the night before their late March wedding. In between enjoying the pool and yard games, guests were able to get formally dressed in many spacious areas of the house.
Here are Leslie and Daniel's wedding day glimpses!
A huge master suite on the second floor of the house, had plenty of room for all of the girls to get hair and make up done along with a bit of relaxation.
A tree-fringed pasture was the perfect location for the ceremony. We utilized white wood guest chairs first there and then relocated them to an adjoining blacktop area. There was no need to rent a dance floor and seating was "under the stars."
Our rounded garden arbor was decorated with fresh flowers provided by Artistic Floral.
We started out with the white garden chairs placed at the ceremony and then they were re-located to the reception area around guest tables. Our square mirrors, wrought iron candle holders and burlap runners graced the guest tables. The bride furnished an assortment of fresh and silk flowers/greenery that we utilized in the centers of the tables.
Carla had many special decorative features she entrusted us to place where needed. We loved these crocheted hanging pieces for the bride and groom's chairs.
The front porches were perfect for staging all of the guests for a group picture in front of the house.
Planning, Design, Coordinating, Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL
Venue: Southern Plantation Oasis
Lighting and Rentals: West Coast Rentals
Fresh Florals: Artistic Floral
Cake and Sweets: Goldies Goodies