When my phone lit up with a new email titled “We neeeeed to have you!!”, I knew I was about to meet some fabulous new friends! I felt like I connected with Lindsay right away, and was SO excited when she & Turell *officially* asked me to be their wedding photographer ūüôā When I asked them if they had any special spots in mind for their e-session, they said “No, we just love the city!” Music to my ears. We wandered downtown together, snapping shots all over, laughing pretty much the whole way. I can only imagine how joyful the wedding day will be. Thanks for rocking your session, L&T! See you in October!

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So thrilled to be sharing another lovely wedding on the blog today! Meet Becky & Dave; aren’t they cute?! They were planning their wedding from NC, and found me online. We chatted on the phone for their initial consultation; I didn’t meet Becky until a month before the wedding, and didn’t meet Dave until the day-of. But, they are such warm and wonderful people, after just a few minutes, I felt like I had known them for so much longer ūüôā

I started with the ladies at The Hotel Lafayette, while Steve hung with the boys around Hotel Henry¬†(we couldn’t have asked for more picturesque getting-ready spots!) Becky & Dave opted for a smaller, simpler wedding, and had a beautiful (hot & sunny!) ceremony at the¬†Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Becky has a HUGE, talented family, and many performed musical pieces during the ceremony; it was so sweet to see how they incorporated these special songs into their wedding day. Afterwards, we headed to City Hall for portraits, followed by a fuel-up at Lloyd’s Taco Factory, where the manager treated them to some bubbly & we did a toast to tacos! Then, we made a stop at Delaware Park for a row on Hoyt Lake, then off to D’Youville where B&D met. So many sweet stops before their reception at¬†Chef’s Restaurant!

Thank you, Becky & Dave, for being so fabulous!! We LOVED spending our day with you, your friends & family. Let’s do it all over again!? ūüôā


After their ceremony ended, B&D snuck off to take a minute alone, and Steve sneakily captured the following shots of the newlyweds celebrating! These are some of my favorite images of the whole day.

After the wedding, I asked B&D to tell me some of their favorite parts of the day. Dave’s answers had me cracking up :
“Favorite part was going to Lloyd’s; I was most excited to see my bride in her beautiful dress, and the most memorable part was going to Lloyd’s.”

Becky warned me that Dave doesn’t usually like photos… I would have never guessed!

I like to ask my couples if they have any advice for future brides/grooms; Becky’s response :
“Be purposeful about savoring each moment because the day really does fly by in a blur.”

SO. MUCH. YES!

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Second Photographer
: Stephen Gabris
Ceremony Venue : Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Reception Site : Chef’s Restaurant
Limo : Status Limousine
Florist : Wegmans
Bakery : Ohlson’s Bakery and Cafe
Hair : Groom Service

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We had the most beautiful time with Jill & Chris on their wedding day! We started at The Hotel @ The Lafayette for the girl’s prep, before Chris & Jill’s First Look. As excited I was for them to see each other, I have to admit, I was really excited to see their son Chase’s reaction too! His face lit up with such joy as he ran towards his mama! Steve captured the perfect shot of this, and it was one of my favorite moments of the day. After the bridal party photos in some of our favorite nooks of the Theater District (because who doesn’t love a stop at Shea’s and the amazing Jessie & Katey mural?!), we headed back to the Lafayette for their ceremony & reception. Those chose such a stunning spot for their ceremony, right inside one of the¬†Pearl @ Lafayette¬†courtyards. The sunlight streaming through and endless string lights made for a beautiful backdrop to their laughter-filled vows. They were simply giddy, half of the crowd was tearing up, and Chase took a nap right in the middle of it all! Afterwards, we headed right upstairs, and they kicked off a huge party, and wild night of dancing. We had a blast, and loved being a part of their day!


Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding : 

Second Photographer : Stephen Gabris
Ceremony & Reception Venue : Pearl @ Lafayette
Hair & Makeup : Kalu Salon
Videographer : Skinny Kid Films
DJ : Toy Bros
Florist :¬†Maureen’s Wholesale Florist
Bakery : Wegmans

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Meet Molly & Bill! They are the sweetest, most fun-loving pair and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them at past weddings I’ve shot (shout out to Mark & Kristen, Carly & Dave!) Once we had a chance to sit down, and have a consultation for their own BIG day, I knew that I had to be their photographer! Their epic sunrise-on-a-rooftop & beers-on-a-beach e-session really set the bar high for the wedding photographs, yet, they somehow managed to top it! They took us to Buffalo’s most gorgeous venues for their photos, including The Westin,¬†Ellicott Square Building, The Admiral Room, Hotel Henry, and¬†Statler City! Throw in a fabulous bridal party, a perfectly sunny day, and a stop at a Westside firehouse, where they popped champagne 100′ feet in the air, and Steve & I were very happy photographers. Scroll down to relive their beautiful ceremony (including the sweetest first look between Molly & her father), glamorous portraits, and wild reception (with jaw-dropping decor by¬†Buffalo Floral Art)!

Thank you, Molly & Bill, for inviting us to be a part of your day! We LOVED being there to celebrate with you! XOXO


Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding
:
Second Photographer : Stephen Gabris
Ceremony Venue
: Ellicott Square Building
Reception Venue : Statler City
Transportation
: Affordable Limo
DJ : CJ Sound
Florist : Buffalo Floral Art

 

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We were lucky enough to spend a sunny Saturday hanging with Eilish, AJ & their crew! We were back at¬†The Hotel @ The Lafayette¬†for their prep with¬†Salon Elizabeth¬†and celebrations in the Marquis ballrooms. (Sidebar… Many people ask me if I ever get tired of shooting there, since my office is on the first floor and I end up booking many of their weddings. The answer is NO! Every single couple is so very different, and I love seeing how they personalize the spaces and make them their own! Plus, the staff at all four banquet rooms are so wonderful to work with, and keep it fun for us, each & every time. Plus plus… the entire building is gorgeous & I love it so!)

After a fun morning of getting ready, Eilish & AJ had a stunning ceremony inside¬†St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Buffalo is full¬†gorgeous churches, and this one might take the cake. Afterwards, the timeline allowed for an abundance of bridal party photos (whoo hoo!) so, we headed to City Hall, Theater District, and Hoyt Lake, with a quick stop for lunch at Expo. We headed back to The Lafayette for a big, beautiful party full Disney-themed everything! AJ & Eilish even handmade all of the centerpieces themselves, including cutting down the bottles to create cute candles, and they loved getting to see it all finally come together.

Enjoy a peek into their day, including all of the fun bridal party photos, the Cindrella dress, the big laughs, the sweeping special dances, and let’s not forget the incredible sprinkle shoes! Thanks so much, AJ & E, for having us a part of your day! We LOVED being there with you!

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Second Photographer
: Stephen Gabris
Ceremony Venue¬†: St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Reception Venue : The Hotel @ The Lafayette, Marquis Ballrooms
Hair & Makeup : Salon Elizabeth
Invitations : Graphic-Poetry 
Videographer : Under the Son
Transportation : Affordable Limo
Cocktail Music : Kevin McCarthy
DJ¬†: Whirlin’ Disc
Florist : Woyshner’s Lafayette Market
Eilish’s Shoes :¬†The Shoe Bakery
Eilish’s Dress : Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection from Alfred Angelo

 

 

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