Tracey + Freddy, Up The Creek Farms {Valkaria, FL} / by Jessica Bordner

The moment I met with Tracey to chat details about her big day I knew she was the perfect Jessica Bordner Photography bride and would not only be a client but a friend. It's been so much fun working with these two and I am so honored I was able to capture this perfectly southern chic day for them.

The day started off with all the girls getting ready at Captain Harim's. Tracey, the beautiful bride, is also a talented makeup artist and esthetician so naturally she did all the beautiful makeup you will see below, including her own. {yes she rocks} After relaxing and getting ready it was off to Up The Creek Farms to step into her dress and see her husband to be for the first time. Up The Creek Farms is everything I dream of when I think of my Southern Charm style. The property is surrounded by beautiful oak trees, a creek and lots of old florida feel. The classic wood framed barn is the perfect location to dance the night away. As you know I LOVE details, and Tracey and Freddy had the most perfect details throughout their day. The best part of these details are they were almost all DIY by the bride herself from the dream catcher table numbers  to the whole-made jam as guest favors. I am so excited to share some of my favorites showing the beauty, joy, and laughter that filled Tracey and Freddy's perfect wedding day. Congratulations!

Venue: Up The Creek Farms
Bride and Bridal Party Makeup: Tracey Makeup Artist and Esthetician
Bride's Hair: Theresa Levy
Bridal Party Hair: Hailee Martin
Dress: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Florals and Coordination: Lara's Theme
Cake: Classy Cupcakes
Catering: Downtown Catering
DJ: Sophisticated Gents
Amazing second shooter who rocked it out with me: Sarah from Blink & Co.
 

Tracey + Freddy shared a first look with Tracey's mom and sister there to witness their first moments together. They exchange gifts during this picture perfect moment, minutes before walking down the aisle.

Tracey and Freddy were Wed under the sweeping Oak trees dangling with handmade lace pendants in front of a wooden cross filled with beautiful florals. They shared in a garden tree planting to watch the tree grow strong as their love will throughout the years. I loved everything about this!

How amazing is this Boathouse?! Tracey's details were the perfect fit amongst the classic wooden barn.

As the sunset over the farm, we snuck Tracey and Freddy out of the reception for some final shots capturing that blue and purple sky to the west and snapping them in front of the boathouse before heading back in to join their friends and family. What a beautiful night!