Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Kali & Jesse

November 16, 2016


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!

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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

  1. Dr Lorraine King says:

    Absolutely beautiful grouping of a dear, dear couple’s wedding celebration.
    Thank you for sharing!!!!
    Lots and lots of love,
    Aunt Lorraine

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Kali & Jesse

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Kali & Jesse

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Kali & Jesse

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Kali & Jesse

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