Girl on the Grid: Kassidy Callori of Where-I-Do.com
After searching high and low for the perfect venue for her own wedding, Kassidy discovered that while Northern California has lots of wedding venues, there was a shortage of places that could accommodate their needs completely.
Everything they entertained seemed to have lots of added fees, strict and short time limits and specified vendors that were part of a “package deal”.
While this inconvenience seemed annoying at the time… it sparked an idea for the couple and the concept of Where-I-Do.com was born!
The concept is simple – Kassidy connects brides with private residence owners with gorgeous property who are willing to host weddings. Kassidy organizes everything and creates a win-win relationship between both parties.
One Friday afternoon, I left my studio and headed up the hill to Cameron Park to meet Kassidy and watch her process firsthand. As I punched in the private access code of the gated community, I immediately could imagine an amazing wedding on the property. Kassidy’s husband greeted me and led me to a grassy area backed by woods complete with a stream running through it, off to the side a romantic tire swing hung from an old tree. As a wedding photographer, you can imagine my drool over all the possible places to shoot.
Kassidy and I shook hands as we greeted each other – though by the end of our meeting we were on a hugging basis – and we took to each other like kindred spirits. Kassidy laughs a lot. Her bright bubbly laugh and immediate warmth makes her a delight to work with. Her process works like this…
3) Once ground rules and price points are established, Kassidy posts the photos to her website.
4) Her advertising primarily consists of referrals and the cute little sign she has on the back of her SUV – trust me people stop her all the time!
So if you are looking for a unique spot to exchange vows – or if you just want to meet a total sweetheart and chat about the wedding world, basketball ( Kassidy can rival men on the court) and laugh about all of your most awkward past experiences like I did – this is your girl. Her business pretty much rocks as much as she does.