Jamie and Doug’s Handmade Wedding in Florida

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I know that y'all love a good handmade wedding and have I got a great one! Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. It was well planned and thought out, from their perfect venue choice to all of their handmade details and favors! With the groom's young son by their side, and surrounded by close family and friends, the two said ‘I do' on a gorgeous autumn day!

I know that y'all love a good handmade wedding and have I got a great one! Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. It was well planned and thought out, from their perfect venue choice to all of their handmade details and favors! With the groom's young son by their side, and surrounded by close family and friends, the two said ‘I do' on a gorgeous autumn day!

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

Description/Personal Details

When Doug and I first started talking about our wedding day we knew we wanted it to include cowboy boots, mason jars, and lots of burlap. We wanted a country rustic wedding that represented us. We envisioned a fun relaxed day. We included things we love to do which is, have bonfires and play cornhole! We found this and more in our venue, Wishing Well Barn.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton PhotographyJamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton PhotographyJamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

What 5 things were most important to you and how did you make sure that they happened?

1. My bouquet, full of fall flowers and the stems wrapped in burlap. I described my simple vision to my florist and she created it perfectly.

2. Having my Uncle, Eddy Williams, marry me and Doug.

3. Doug and I both come from close loving families. It was very important to remember and honor family members we have lost by having a memory table.

4. Making sure our day was documented by having the best photographer and videographer we could find.

5. For it to be different from any other wedding our guests have been to and for everyone to have fun! We made sure this happened by having a bonfire with “make your own” s'mores, horseshoe game, cornhole, and apple and pecan pie!

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton PhotographyJamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

Tell us about your 5 favorite details from the day.

1. My bouquet. I had my florist add on four picture charms, my grandmother, grandfather, and two aunts that have passed. It meant a lot to have remembered them in this way on such a special day.

2. I bought jean jackets for me and my bridesmaids and we wore them for the reception along with our cowgirl boots which added to our country theme.

3. We both graduated from the University of South Florida, so I was thrilled that I found a USF garter.

4. Having our friend, Dan Gregory, sing, “When I say I do,” while we did our Unity Cross during the ceremony.

5. Taking out a moment before the ceremony for us to hold hands between a door and be prayed over and then again during the ceremony by my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Eddy.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

What was your favorite memory from your wedding?

I actually have two. The first was right when we were introduced at “Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Coogle Jr.”. And the second was during our first dance when halfway through we asked Doug's 5 year old son to join us.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography
Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

Did you do an DIY projects and if so, which one was you very favorite?

I did a ton of DIY projects which I couldn't have done without the help of family and friends. My favorite was our wedding favors which were Mason jars filled with trail mix sealed with fabric that was our wedding colors.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

Can you share a little bit about your feelings during the day?

The wedding day was very smooth. I felt very relaxed and excited throughout the day. As the day went on everything seemed to go by faster and faster and I can remember telling myself, “take it all in!” The weather was on our side, it was a cooler day but the sun was shining bright! There is not one thing I would change about our wedding day.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography

What one thing surprised you cost-wise?

All the little things! We tried to pay off as many vendors as we could instead of just doing the deposit. But the last month everything seemed to add up and even the day before the wedding, we were out buying drinks, bridal party gifts, and filling out thank you cards with tips for vendors. We did not think to budget for all those last minute details.

Jamie and Doug's handmade wedding in Plant City, Florida was a gorgeous fall affair with loads of thoughtful touches. | Darin Crofton Photography
Images Courtesy Of: Darin Crofton Photography

Vendor Guide:

Photography: Darin Crofton Photography
Venue: Wishing Well Barn
Cake: Emma’s Cakes
Food: We used family friends who cooked a BBQ buffet
Videographer: Voila Cinematic
Florist: Taylormade Wedding and Event Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio