A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Wishing Well Barn Inc. in Plant City, Florida

Alexis Cornell (23 and in real estate) and Bradley Stabler (28 and in real estate) met at her 21st birthday dinner and began dating soon after. Brad p

Alexis Cornell (23 and in real estate) and Bradley Stabler (28 and in real estate) met at her 21st birthday dinner and began dating soon after. Brad proposed with a round-cut diamond ring in the same spot where the couple had their first date, Ballast Point Park in Tampa, Florida. “I heard screaming and cheering down the pier, and before long I realized our whole family was there the whole time,” says Alexis. “It was one of the best days of my life!” Over the next year, Alexis and Brad planned a blush, navy and gold rustic wedding filled with romantic and vintage-style details. “I wanted everything to stay in character with the whimsical fairy tale of our day,” she says. The couple’s 100 friends and family members entered their outdoor ceremony through a pair of exposed wood barn doors draped with a pink and white floral garland. Alexis and Brad said “I do” under a wooden arch covered in white fabric, pink lisianthus and white roses as a white chandelier hung overhead. Their guests then moved to the venue’s barn for an indoor-outdoor reception covered with string lighting. Family-style tables were topped with white linens, gold chargers and pink aisle runners with a lace overlay. Vintage-style birdcages, low floral arrangements in mason jars and whimsical displays of gold branches dotted with crystals were used as centerpieces. The couple served their guests dinner before all were treated to a four-tier raspberry-cream-filled wedding cake. Alexis, Brad and their guests danced under the stars before ending the night with a festive sparkler exit.

Alexis and Brad chose a classic wedding cake with different textures on each tier for an intricate design that included draped fondant, delicate floral design, a white quilted pattern with pearls and a monogram 'S' on the second tier. Three blush garden roses were also placed on the third tier.
Chalkboard Horseshoe Wedding Sign
For Alexis and Brad, their ceremony was the most memorable part of their wedding. “Our ceremony was full of love, and I feel like it was evident that we were truly meant to be together,” says Alexis.
Hanging Baby’s Breath-Filled Mason Jar
In lieu of a traditional guest book, Alexis and Brad gave their guests keys and asked them to leave advice in the form of "keys to their success."
During their reception, Alexis and Brad played the shoe game and answered almost every question correctly. "We know each other well, and we love each other," says Alexis. "That was clear."
Wooden Lovebird Cake Toppers
Gold Birdcage and Whoopie Pie Wedding Favors
Pink Floral Escort Cards on Wooden Base
Inspired by TheKnot.com, Pinterest and wedding shows, Alexis chose whimsical displays of gold branches accented with crystals and blue stones in cylinder vases.
“The ceremony best reflected us as a couple because we were both in tears. He could barely talk he was so happy to marry me,” says Alexis. “I felt the same way.”
Each of Alexis’s bridesmaids paired her strapless, floor-length, blush dress with a romantic bouquet of white, blush and pink roses, white hydrangea, baby’s breath and dusty miller.
“I truly wanted to look like a princess,” says Alexis. She paired her tiered Maggie Sottero ball gown with a statement silver necklace as well as a romantic bouquet of pink roses, white hydrangea and dusty miller.
Alexis and Brad chose Wishing Well Barn as their venue for a few reasons, including its horses. “I wanted the blonde horse to take pictures with to complete my fairy-tale wedding,” she says.
Alexis and Brad’s Kissing Sparkler Exit