Patty & Beau | FFA Leadership Training Center (Central FL Wedding Photographer)

Today’s wedding is a rustic-chic dream come true!   Set at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Winter Haven, FL, Patty & Beau’s December wedding was full of DIY details and homespun charm.    First of all, this is such a cool venue – it’s basically like grown-up camp, where all the guests and members of the bridal party stayed in “cabins” (more like nicely appointed little camping houses)  We arrived to find Patty and her girls in a flurry of hair, makeup and mimosas,  while the guys (including the six year old, adorable son of the bride and groom) relaxed and got ready in a cabin nearby.    At 4:00, Patty, escorted by her son, made her way down the aisle to her high school sweetheart Beau, where they were married by her father.  This is the second wedding I’ve shot this year officiated by the Father of the Bride!   With crisp, clear blue skies behind them, and surrounded by friends and family, the lovebirds officially tied the knot before celebrating in style all night long at their reception.   No detail was forgotten, and as a photographer, this wedding was a real treat to capture — between the gorgeous, rustic surroundings, the delicate burlap-and-lace-meets-woodsy-wilderness decor,  and of course an absolutely adorable and sweet couple, head over heels in love, it just couldn’t get any better.    What a way to end my year of weddings!   Best Wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs. Varnes, and Happy New Year to you all!


 Venue: FFA Leadership Training Center, Winter Haven, FL

Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Pearce, Smitten Events

Flowers: Lasater Flowers

Cake Artist:  It’s a Piece of  Cake by Maggie 

Hair Stylist: Jen Wells//Makeup Artist: Samantha Owens

Entertainment: DNR Entertainment

Bride’s Dress: Casablanca from Robin Lynn

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Forever 21

Invitations and Paperie:  Callie Designs by Ashley Pearce

7 Replies to “Patty & Beau | FFA Leadership Training Center (Central FL Wedding Photographer)”

  1. I love the pictures Patricia Kennedy Varnes. You were a beautiful bride and I’m happy for you!

Comments are closed.