Kali & Jesse’s wedding day at the Historic Mankin Mansion was one of those rare fall days thats delightfully warm and beautiful! The Historic Mankin Mansion is one of those venues that has so many neat, hidden spots and beautiful add ons that when you arrive you are just at an “aww” of it’s charm. I was not only excited about the beautiful day God held out for them but this couple is just the sweetest. -Just so laid back and so kind. They are the ideal couple that you want to hang out with on a Sunday and watch football, which is EXACTLY how they met. Funny right? Kali’s friend invited her to come over to watch some football with her and her “friend”. Little did she know it was a set up. Don’t you love those things? Turns out it was a set up that would last a life time. These two hit it off and were inseperable. Fast forward a little later and Jesse told Kali that her Christmas present was to go to Vegas (I want one of those presents!). Jesse surprised her with a trip to Sedona where he got down on one knee at Cathedral Rock and asked her to marry him. That is a dream. The next day these two finished out their beautiful trip as an engaged couple viewing the Grand Canyon.
As a photographer, you always play back the wedding days, and think about the special moments. First off, when Kali showed up in her boots and Redskins shirt with her hair and make up done I laughed. I thought, “How fitting to wear your football shirt to your wedding.” After all, this is how they met. I didn’t wanna tell her that day I was a Cowboy’s fan, might have ruined our friendship, just kidding. The second, and most hilarious memory was Winnie The Pooh. When Kali & Jesse moved into their house they found an old Winnie The Pooh costume in the attic. It has been an on going joke to bring this costume out at special events. When they told me, “Pooh is going to make an appearance” I honestly had no clue what they were talking about. When he did- it was the best. This fun wedding will go down in the books. Congrats Kali & Jesse!
Ceremony & Reception | Historic Mankin Mansion
Event Designer| Maggie’s Misc
Florist | Vogue Flowers
Makeup | Cameron B Carson
Dress Place of Purchase | Urban Set Bride
Designer | Maggie Sottero
Groom/Men Attire: Urban Set Groom
Hair | Courtney Koehler and Tiffany Browning
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Designer | Jenny Yoo
Officiant | Doug Bowman
Catering | Butler’s Unique Catering
Cake | Kakealicious
Second Shooter | Dre Pliodzinskas