It’s almost May, which means it’s the official start to my wedding season!!!! It’s been a long winter and I’ve been dreaming of warm summer days pretty much since, well, last summer HAHA. I’m so excited to getting back to shooting outdoors!!!!
One of my summer weddings last August was this gorgeous couple Kara & Brian! Originally from MA, Kara and Brian currently live in Virginia, which is where they first met while both working at the College of William & Mary. When it came time to plan their wedding, getting married back “home” was a must. Most of the couples’ family and friends reside in the New England area and sharing the day with them was at the top of their priority list. Plus, Kara always wanted a rustic New England wedding!
Choosing a ceremony and reception location came super easy for Kara & Brian. They both have family ties to the Storrowton Meeting House in West Springfield, MA, so naturally it was their first choice for a ceremony venue. Storrowton is actually where Kara’s parents said their I Do’s and Brian’s grandparents had their wedding reception. Love the family tradition!!!! For the reception, they knew they wanted to host their 150 guests at the beautiful Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA. Kara’s dad is a member at The Ranch so she’d golfed and dined at the venue many times… and it fit her rustic New England wedding vibe perfectly!!
Here’s a peek at Kara & Brian’s gorgeous wedding day! They were so sweet and affectionate, and laid back… a dream to photograph. Thank you for allowing me to capture your special day Kara & Brian! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness together!
Hair & Makeup: K Shea & Company, Ellington, CT
Dress: Amy Kuschel
Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank
Florist: Durocher Florist, West Springfield, MA
Ceremony Location: Storrowton Meeting House, West Springfield, MA
Reception Location: The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick, MA
Band: The Pulse of Boston, Boston, MA
Cupcakes: Gilte Phyls Cakes
Décor Rental: Boston Rustic Day Planner
The Ranch Golf Club
It’s no secret The Ranch Golf Club is one of my favorite venues to shoot at! I’ve lost count of how many weddings I’ve captured here over the years, but I’d say it’s definitely the venue I’ve shot the most weddings at! I wrote a blog post on The Ranch in my Featured Wedding Venue series. Read my Ranch Golf Club blog post here! If you’re searching for a photographer to capture your wedding day, I’d love to chat! Contact me for a consultation!