A Rustic Backyard Wedding at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida

Sasha Sadhi (21 and a teacher) and Dylan Harrison (21 and an IT expert) met in college when they were both 18 years old. Within two months of talking

Sasha Sadhi (21 and a teacher) and Dylan Harrison (21 and an IT expert) met in college when they were both 18 years old. Within two months of talking and hanging out, they began dating. Despite transferring to a school three hours away, Sasha and Dylan continued their relationship. On February 14, 2013 Dylan surprised Sasha with a date to go to a nice restaurant. After "forgetting" his wallet, Dylan turned the car around back to his house. Dylan's family had set up a candlelit dinner table under the oak trees in the middle of his family's 40 acre property. After a delicious Italian meal with dessert, Dylan got down on his knee and proposed with his mother's original wedding ring. Wanting a rustic backyard wedding, Sasha and Dylan knew that Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida was the perfect venue which had an oak tree for the ceremony and a barn for the reception. The color palette consisted of purple, tan, and rust seen in the bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen suits, and floral bouquets and arrangements. With Dylan's family being from the South and Sasha's from Jamaica, the appetizers were jerk chicken kababs and BBQ pork sliders. The entree options included a choice of grilled grouper or braised beef brisket. To finish off for dessert, the newlyweds served a three tiered cake, each with a different filling and completed with butter cream icing. Throughout the reception, the couple offered a photo booth with props and costumes, a corn-hole, similar to horseshoes, tournament along with dancing and other activities. Before the ceremony, Sasha asked Dylan to pray without facing each other. As they held each others hands behind their backs and prayed, Dylan's nerves vanished. "I knew I would be happy for the rest of my life," says Dylan.

With the overall theme of a rustic barn wedding in mine, the venue incorporated fall colored flowers and decorations, such as lace, burlap, and mason jars.
The bottom layer of the wedding cake was vanilla cake with strawberry filling. The middle layer was marble cake with a layer of fudge filling and a layer of cannoli creme while the top layer was vanilla cake with blueberry filling, all finished with butter creme icing.
Ivory Lace Wedding Dress with Sweetheart Neckline
Beaded Lace Overlay with Corset Back Wedding Dress
Before the ceremony, Sasha wanted to pray with Dylan without seeing each other. They held hands behind their backs as their nerves dissolved through prayer.
Orange and Yellow Rose Bridal Bouquet
Young members of Sasha's family participated in the ceremony by carrying the bible down the aisle.
Sasha and Dylan loved the giant oak tree for their ceremony site. It was the perfect backdrop for their backyard theme.
As a form of combining two families together, the purple and tan sand mixes together with the union of Sasha and Dylan.
Sasha had her two Maids of Honor wear purple maxi dresses while the other bridesmaids wore tan maxi dresses with a varied necklines.
Dylan's grandmother made each of the boutonnieres and corsages for the wedding party.
Newlywed Outdoor Photo Shoot
With Dylan's family is from the South and Sasha's from Jamaica, the appetizers were Jerk Chicken Kababs and BBQ Pork Sliders while the entree options were Grilled Grouper or Braised Beef Brisket.
Newlywed First Dance Surrounded by Wedding Party and Family
Newlyweds Cut Their Cake
Sasha and Dylan had a photo booth with props and costumes along with a corn-hole, similar to horseshoes, tournament with dancing and other activities.