Buffalo Wedding Photography | Lauren & Tom | Kotecki’s Grandview Grove, Ebenezer Church, Burchfield Nature Center

We ended our Labor Day weekend with Lauren & Tom, and their big, beautiful American wedding! Just wait until you see her shoes. And his socks. And the surprise she had for him at the reception (did someone hear Doug Allen?!) This whole day was full of so many gorgeous moments, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up a few different times! The first being when Lauren opened a gift from her groom, which was a custom-made necklace, featuring a diamond from each of their grandmothers, symbolizing their families coming together, and making sure these ladies were close to their hearts, on their wedding day & always. Are you tearing up yet reading this? Just wait… because then, Lauren’s elderly neighbor came to visit her and see her in her dress, and his eyes were welling up as he hugged her! I kept it together somehow, but when Lauren’s dad held her hand just a bit longer than most do, and looked at her with the sweetest, tear-filled eyes before he gave her away at the altar, the whole room started to fall apart! We were all tearing up right along with him. It’s just such an honor be invited to witness and capture these beautiful things!

You’ll see these moments, and so many more as you scroll the highlights of their day. Be sure to say hi to Minnie, their cute little pup ūüôā

Thank you to Tom and Lauren for being so sweet (and up for that little hike at the end of the night!), thank you to Steve for dreaming up so many great shots throughout the day, thank you to the Burchfield Nature & Art Center for the gorgeous light we were gifted with at¬†for bridal party photos, and thank you to¬†Kotecki’s Grandview Grove¬†for hosting such a fabulous reception! Let’s do it all over again!

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Second Photographer : Stephen Gabris
Ceremony Site : Ebenezer United Church of Christ
Reception Venue :¬†Kotecki’s Grandview Grove
Hair Stylists : Sense of Style, Angel and Krissy
Makeup Artist : Shannon June Stylist
Videographer : Phil, Bella Star Productions
Limo : Giorgios
DJ¬†: Jammin’ James
Cocktail Band : Tritone Jazz Quartet
Florist : Maureen’s Buffalo Wholesale
Bakery¬†: Muscoreil’s
First Dance Lessons : Kiptom Dance Center

View their video from Bella Star Productions!

Lauren & Tom – Highlights from Bella Star Productions on Vimeo.




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