When Jessica reached out to me about wedding photography for her big day at the gorgeous C Bar Ranch in Alachua, I was totally stoked! I hadn't seen Jessica in a few years, but enjoyed following her family adventures through social media. I was so happy for her and Ryan when he popped the question last summer, as you could tell even through Facebook they were head-over-heels for one another.
C Bar Ranch is just 15 minutes north of Gainesville, and is one of my favorite places to photograph weddings in our area. When I arrived and saw the place transformed by Inspired Event Studio, I have to admit I was totally blown away. Jessica's taste was impeccable, and included lots of white with touches of greenery and simple florals. Their decor didn't distract from the beauty of the venue, and they even brought in rented plants that really added a special touch! Dinner was delicious, served by Hill's BBQ & Catering and cooked right onsite. Oh, and I was assisted by the super-talented Nikki Rinc Photography who is a master dress-fluffer and group photo organizer!
Jessica & Ryan gave their guests a real treat by bringing in TJ Brown for live entertainment! He played some acoustic stuff, then all the regular "wedding hits". Which leads me to an important part of this wedding: I have NEVER seen the dance floor so jam-packed with children bringing the fun. It was AWESOME. It's great to see family of all ages enjoying themselves- even if it is past their usual bed time (haha!).
The vendors were great, the decor was beautiful, but what really stood out is the love & admiration Jessica & Ryan have for one another and for their families, and vice-versa. Their children rallied around them all day, served in their bridal party, and even shed tears during the reception. Their family members traveled from far & wide to celebrate their love as well! It is always so fulfilling to work with couples and families who have such good, loving, positive energy surrounding them.
Jessica & Ryan, thanks for having me!