A Fourth of July-Inspired Country Wedding at Karnes Stables in Lutz, Florida

Ashley Scherch (26 and a teacher) and Jason Tournay (31 and in law enforcement) met on the Fourth of July and became engaged on their fourth dating an

Ashley Scherch (26 and a teacher) and Jason Tournay (31 and in law enforcement) met on the Fourth of July and became engaged on their fourth dating anniversary. The couple was on a hike up Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona when Jason popped the question with an custom and personal diamond ring. “It contains three of my grandmother’s diamonds and the mold is made from scrap platinum from Jason’s grandfather,” says Ashley. Within a year, the couple and Blue Skies Events planned an outdoor wedding decorated with a Fourth of July-inspired color palette of red, white and blue. “The theme of our wedding was country/rustic because we live in Florida and we’re proud to be from the south,” says Ashley. The couple accented their ceremony space at Karnes Stables with hanging arrangements of white Gerbera daisies, a lace trimmed burlap aisle runner and two wooden barrels topped with white and red Gerbera daisies. After Ashley and Jason said “I do,” their 90 guests enjoyed sweet tea vodka signature drinks and lawn games such as corn hole, ladder ball and horse shoes. The couple joined their friends and family for a southern barbecue dinner of pulled pork, barbecue chicken and macaroni and cheese before treating them to a three-tiered white wedding cake topped with two cowboy boots. Each guest enjoyed a night filled with line-dancing before leaving the reception with a red, white, and blue whoopee pie cookie, succulent or cactus plant.

Jason proposed with a custom wedding ring that included Ashley's grandmother's diamonds and platinum that belonged to his grandfather.
Red and White Daisy Bouquets with Cowboy Boots
Fabric Floral Hair Accessories with Crystal Detail
Ashley chose a sleeveless white lace accented wedding dress with an allusion neckline. She paired the gown with an updo hairstyle, fabric floral hair accessories, brown cowboy boots and bright bouquet of red Gerbera daisies.
With a Fourth of July-inspired color palette, the couple chose red, white and blue plaid shirts, matching solid-colored ties and neutral pants for Jason and his groomsmen.
Each bridesmaid paired her red or navy dress with a pair of brown cowboy boots and white Gerbera daisy bouquet that complemented the couple's country theme.
Gerbera daisies were used throughout the couple's decor. Ashley and Jason's outdoor ceremony was accented with hanging arrangements of Gerbera daisies placed in burlap and lace wrapped mason jars.
Ashley and Jason’s Flower Girl with Cowboy Hat
The couple's ring bearer rode down the aisle in a wooden covered read wagon. A sign on the back of it read "Uncle Jason, here comes your bride!"
Ashley and Jason’s Ceremony
Ashley and Jason’s Recessional
Ashley and Jason left their ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage overflowing with red and white Gerbera daisies, white calla lilies, red roses and greenery.
Picnic Table Reception with Blue and Red Napkins
Vintage Sweetheart Table Chairs with Floral Fabric
Burlap and lace Wrapped Daisy Centerpiece
Ashley and Jason chose a three tier white confection decorated with red, white and blue fabric flowers, burlap and lace. It was composed of chocolate fudge cake and topped with "hisrnand hers" cowboy boots.