When Kali first contacted me about photographing her wedding, I couldn’t contain my excitement! You see, Kali and I have a loooooong history. We’ve known each other for years!! We first met while working together at Designs for Health–yes I had another career before becoming a photographer!! I remember when Kali & Jon first met. They had so much in common and I could tell she was truly happy. They both have a love for the outdoors and so it was only natural that Jon proposed to Kali, alongside their dog Kona, at the top of a mountain! Nice job Jon! Brownie points for sure! 😀
The Venue – The Ranch Golf Club
When it came time to decide on a wedding venue, Kali and Jon agreed they wanted to incorporate their love for the outdoors. They also wanted a venue close to home. Preferably, with a rustic feel. With my recommendation, they visited The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA. They knew they had found the right place to host their wedding!
The Ranch Golf Club–which happens to be one of my favorite places to shoot weddings, offers the perfect blend of rustic charm with gorgeous views. The possibilities for capturing great images here are endless. The grounds feature a beautifully restored barn, rolling hills of tall grass, large trees and perfectly manicured greens. I absolutely love shooting weddings here! And with around 130 guests, Kali and Jon wanted a venue that would comfortably accommodate everyone – both for the ceremony and reception.
The Perfect Fall Day
Most will agree that the Fall is the perfect time to get married outdoors with beautiful foliage and cooler temps. But you just never know how the weather is going to be! Kali and Jon must have some amazing luck because you could not have asked for a more perfect Fall day! The sun was beaming and the breeze was perfect.
Second to spending the day with all of her closest family and friends, one of the things Kali was most looking forward to was getting all dolled up for her special day. And let me tell you she looked stunning! Her hair and make-up were done by the talented team at KiSSandMaKeUp and she wore a beautiful lace gown with navy heels. Kali’s choice of navy for her bridesmaids paired with sunflower bouquets looked stunning against the Fall backdrop. Her D-I-Y rustic Fall touches – from the centerpieces to the maple-syrup favors to the apple-cider donut bar, were perfect and made the entire day come together!
Congrats Kali and Jon! I’m honored to have been able to capture all the special moments from your perfect wedding day. I loved working with you both and wish you the very best in your new life together! Now a peek at their gorgeous images…
Date: October 20th, 2017
Ceremony & Reception: The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick MA
Bride’s Attire: Alfred Angelo
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Hair & Makeup: KiSSandMakeUp
Florist: The Long Stem Flower Shoppe
DJ: Reflection DJ
Cake: Kali’s very talented friend
Invitations: Etsy & Vistaprint