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One month ago today, we celebrated with Monica & Eric! They chose Holiday Valley for their wedding, and we headed to Ellicottville to celebrate with them, and their sweet baby girl! M&E are two of the most laid-back, relaxed, and fun-loving folks we’ve had the pleasure of working with, so we knew their day would be a dream. They opted to skip a big bridal party, and keep things simple, allowing time and space to focus on their families. This gave us time for many gorgeous bridal portraits (which is always my personal favorite part of the day, so whoo hoo!)

Their sweet ceremony was held on the patio, overlooking a hillside ski lift, and included meaningful readings and an ever-important beer toast! The party moved to the Main Lodge at HV, where their guests danced the night away. M&E, thank you for being YOU, so kind & genuine (& let’s not forget gorgeous to photograph!) You made our jobs so easy, and we loved spending our day with you.

 

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding : 
Photographers : Erica Eichelkraut & Stephen Gabris
Ceremony & Reception Location: Holiday Valley
Hair & Makeup Artist : Lyndsey Kader
DJ : Russ Burton
Florist : Graser Florist
Bakery : Dessert Deli

 

We jumped into a gorgeous double-header wedding weekend with Angela & Mike! We could not have picked a better pair to kick things off with; these two are just bursting with happy, fun-loving energy! They designed a truly picturesque Buffalo wedding, complete with a ceremony inside a stunning cathedral, stops at iconic WNY locations, and a bunch of Billievers dancing the night away to Shout inside a historic, downtown bank. Basically, a photographer’s dream!

Angela & the girls prepped at The Marriott Harborcenter, getting glam with the team from Salon Elizabeth. Angela was full of excitement, jumping on the bed with her flower girl, twirling around in her dress… She was just SO excited to see her groom. It made my heart happy to see a bride so ready to be married!

Their ceremony took place at one of our oldest and most lovely churches, St. Joseph Cathedral. This is one of the prettiest places in our city (I’ve been hundreds of times, and still see something new at each visit). Afterwards, the newlyweds & their BIG, fun bridal party headed to Delaware Park, and paddled around in boats on Hoyt Lake! There was potential for disaster, but luckily, everyone aced it 😉 We hopped over to City Hall on our way downtown, and grabbed some fun group shots (play I-spy, and find the dancing police officer…)

When it was time to party, we headed to their reception, inside the newly opened Admiral Room at The Marin. I love shooting in new spaces, and have been so excited to explore this venue. The building has 40′ ceilings AND A VAULT. I mean, come on! The beautiful space was made complete with touches by Buffalo Floral ArtVillage Bake Shop, Fairy Cakes Cupcakery & B in a Bonnet. It was a gorgeous setting for Angela & Mike to dance all night, before being sent off with sparklers on Main Street.

A&M, thank you both for your contagious joy, excitement & love! It could not have been a more perfect day, and we simply loved being a part of it!

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding
Photographers : Erica Eichelkraut & Stephen Gabris
Ceremony Site St. Joseph Cathedral
Reception Location The Admiral Room at The Marin
Hair & Makeup Salon Elizabeth
Florist : Buffalo Floral Art
Cocktail Hour Music : Nick Battistella 
DJ : Energy Entertainment
Cake : Village Bake Shop
Dessert Table : Fairy Cakes Cupcakery
Decor : B in a Bonnet
Limo : Advantage Limo

 

 

As I sit here, deep in the thick of wedding season, drowning in files to edit and a to-do list a mile long, I find myself smiling ear-to-ear as I prep this post! As I scroll back through Taylor & Corey’s day, I am reminded over and over just how lucky I am to call this my job. Being there to capture your happiest moments really is a gift, and no one was happier on their wedding day than these two. They were downright giddy for each other, and their excitement was contagious.

Taylor & Corey chose the mansion at Knox Farm State Park as the setting for their wedding. It’s a beautiful historic home, with sprawling rooms for prep and portraits, and a big open lawn for ceremonies, receptions and dreamy sunsets. It was the perfect backdrop for their casually elegant summer wedding.

T&C love openly and deeply, they are goofy and sweet, and they LOVE to dance… There were a lot of tears, a lot of laughter, and a lot of sweet moves. So basically, they are everything a wedding photographer could ask for. Scroll down to relive their fun July day, and see what I mean!

VENDORS WHO ROCKED THIS WEDDING :
Photographers : Erica Eichelkraut & Michelle Day
Ceremony & Reception : Knox Farm State Park
Catering : Private Knives Catering
DJ : Moving Music
Invites : Hoopla House
Florals : Flourish
Cake : Dessert Deli
Tent & Rentals : McCarthy Tents

Eeek! I am SO excited to be jumping into our crazy summer season, and sharing an abundance of GORGEOUS weddings with you all!! We are kicking things off with these two lovebirds. I met Jeff & Bobbie in Florida of all places, as guests at Eric & Marissa’s stunning Longboat Key wedding. From Bobbie’s first email, I knew I *needed* to be their wedding photographer. They are two of the sweetest folks you could hope to work with; their love of life, and of each other, just shines through. Their wedding was no exception, as almost everyone present cried from either laughing too hard or tearing up at all of the sweet moments packed into this one magical day!

J&B have a love of all things Buffalo, so it was important to them to choose local vendors and historic places to be a part of their day. They gave us so much beauty to work with! I started with the ladies at Salon Elizabeth, where the bridal party was pampered before getting dressed in the suite. Meanwhile, Steve hung with Jeff & his crew at Hotel Henry from some prep before J&B’s sentimental ceremony at The Burchfield Penney Art Center. They wrote their own vows, and totally nailed it 😉 Afterwards, we whisked away to the Theater District and City Hall, before heading back to Hotel Henry for their reception. The dance floor was packed all night long, especially when Grandma was out there showing us all how to bust a move, and *especially* when Celine came on (I still have “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” stuck in my head, and probably always will!)

Bobbie & Jeff cultivated such a joyous day that was truly an extension of who they are as people. Fun-loving, easy-going, HAPPY. We have so many wonderful memories from this day, and couldn’t have ask for anything more!

Thank you both for trusting us to capture your BIG day. We just loved being a small part of it ❤

Scroll down to view photos, and be sure to check out their amazing video by Two Palm Films here!

 


Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding : 

Photographers : Erica Eichelkraut & Stephen Gabris
Ceremony SiteThe Burchfield Penney Art Center
Reception LocationHotel Henry
VideographersTwo Palm Films
Hair Stylists Salon Elizabeth
Officiant : Flower City Nuptials
DJ : H&H Entertainment
Florist : SouthEnd Floral
Cake & Treats : Morning Sunrise Bakes
Cakepop Favors : Buffalo Cake Pops
LimoBuffalo Trolleys
Centerpieces : Revival Vintage Rentals
InvitationsAnchored by Design
Bridal Getting Ready Wear : Lace & Day
Signage : Kristen and Williams Holdsworth
Veil : Entwined Love

 

 

Between all of our beautiful weddings and fun e-sessions, this summer has been jam-packed with a whole lotta love! Kim & Matt’s engagement shoot was no exception. They were a joy to work with, and were up for all of the adventures I had in mind 🙂 They are an outdoorsy couple who appreciate nature & unique sites, so we did a tour of some of Buffalo’s best Outer Harbor spots! Scroll down to see their session around Ohio Street, Gallagher Pier, and Tifft Nature Preserve. I can’t wait to see what fun places we visit on their big day!

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