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Jessica and Dan {The Ranch Wedding}

Jess and Dan had such an amazing wedding!  They were married at the beautiful Ranch in Southwick, MA.  Their rustic wedding was so well planned out and decorated, right down to the boots!

I don’t even know where to start with this couple.  I first met Jess and Dan a few years ago when I photographed their friend’s wedding.  When they emailed to tell me they were engaged and to ask to meet up, I was so excited!  This couple is amazing.  They are so fun and so down to earth.  Possibly, the kindest people in the world.

When I asked Jessica about the planning process, here’s what she had to say.  “Wedding planning has definitely been a lot of fun! We had a pretty long engagement so we took our time to enjoy it. We made sure to book the important things right away like the venue and photographer and DJ so that our date could be decided and then we took our time. I wanted to not only get excited to start our life together but to enjoy the time we had as an engaged couple. (It also gave us more time to save!) I think what I have actually put off the most was stationery! Way too many choices for invitations!!”

If you are a regular reader of the blog, you know how much I love a first look.  Jessica did a first look with her father.  On the count of three, everybody say, “Awwwwwww.”

I’ll let the photos tell the story.  It was a beautiful story and I hope my pictures do it justice.

To see their engagement blog post on my blog, click HERE.  To see their blog post featured on Daily Dog Tag, click HERE.  To see their wedding sneak peek, click HERE!

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Venue:  The Ranch
Ordained Interfaith Minister:  Rev. Hannah Grace
Dress:  In White
Florist:  Long Stem Flower Shoppe
Hair:  Karen Taravella (Jessica’s aunt!) at Headlines
Makeup:  Bonnie Lanz at Headlines
DJ:  Greg Belise at Absolute Entertainment
Jewelry:  Christie’s Fine Jewelry
Favors:  Donation to Sclerodoma Foundation


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  • Melle VeronesiOctober 4, 2018 - 7:11 pm

    The smiles on their faces are so huge!  You’ve done a gorgeous job of their wedding photography!ReplyCancel

  • LoriOctober 5, 2018 - 7:34 am

    The sunset and nighttime photos are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaDecember 7, 2018 - 9:12 pm

    The sunset photos are the absolute best!!! But Donald’s first look picture brought tears to my eyes. ReplyCancel

  • Patty BrownDecember 7, 2018 - 9:24 pm

    Great pictures of a lovely couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy AllenDecember 8, 2018 - 7:34 am

    Wow, what beautiful wedding pictures of a beautiful couple! You did an outstanding job capturing the many special moments of this special day for this beautiful couple and their family. I truly loved all the pictures. 

  • JenDecember 8, 2018 - 12:10 pm

    That bridal party though…. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lori HughesDecember 9, 2018 - 8:40 pm

    Beautiful couple – inside and out! ReplyCancel

  • Grace CeremoniesDecember 18, 2018 - 10:40 am

    Such a wonderful couple and a fabulous day!ReplyCancel

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