I can barely contain my excitement as I upload Sarah & Ryan’s images! This day was just flawless, all-around. I had Colin Gordon along for the ride as second photographer, the weather was sunny, the locations they chose for photos were perfect, the bridal party was so animated and fun, all of the elements of that S&R so thoughtfully selected to be a part of their day were so gorgeous and came together seamlessly. But most importantly, we just loved spending time with Ryan & Sarah. They are two of the sweetest, most fun-loving folks you’ll meet. And they are just such pretty people, inside & out! They made our job so so easy. This entire season has been full of dream clients, and I just feel luckier and luckier with each wedding.
Ryan is also an amazing local videographer & owner of Ryan Palm Films (you’ll see him behind his camera a few times throughout the day), so he was really excited about helping plan photo locations. He & Sarah scouted out spots in Silo City that they loved, and they found a spot with a big, beautiful tree and swing. I fell hard for it too! Such a dreamy backdrop for them to first see each other on their big day!
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Rose gold everything! I think Sarah is a trendsetter here, and I expect to see a lot of this glimmery shade next season! (And yes, every bride should have a glam pair of shoes for photos, and comfy pair for tearing up the dance floor!)
“The flowers were absolutely stunning. I’m no florist, so I gave William’s a lot of freedom and tried to be hands-off and let them do what they do best. I could not have been more thrilled with the result. They were perfect!! It’s like they knew what I wanted even better than I did.” -S
When I saw Sarah had the suite with the balcony (and such a fun group of bridesmaids), I knew we had to get out there!
“It is SO hard to pick a favorite part of the most perfect day ever. Getting dressed and reading the sweet card Ryan wrote to me that morning really started to make everything feel real. I spent so much time planning and thinking about the wedding that it was around that time it began to sink in that it was really our wedding day.” – S
Something we try to save time for each wedding, is a First Look between the bride & her father. It’s so just beautiful to have another moment like this captured! Sarah’s dad had us all tearing up, as he placed his mother’s ring on his daughter’s finger. The. Sweetest!
Meanwhile, Colin was hanging with the men at The Pearl @ The Webb hotel before they headed over to Silo City to see the girls!
“As I walked toward Ryan at Silo City for our First Look, I was so ready for him to finally see the dress I’d been dying to show him for a year and I was beyond excited to start our wedding day together. It was very fitting for our relationship. Nothing over the top or theatrical, just a wonderful moment that we got to share with our closest friends nearby watching but with so much more privacy and less pressure than we would have had if we waited until the ceremony to see each other. The time we spent taking photos beforehand allowed me to really enjoy feeling like a bride all day before we saw our guests.” – S
After their First Look, their dog Lady joined the party! She was a very important part of their day, and even had her own floral collar. So cute!
I had to include this shot because it just cracks me up. Ryan also started to get sleepy during our engagement session and we have a similar shot from that haha. Being a pro model is hard work, huh buddy? 😉
After Silo City, we headed to City Hall for a very quick stop. We just *had* to find lovely stairs for a shot to showcase the EPIC train on Sarah’s dress!
“Hire people you trust! We trusted all of our vendors to do a great job because they had great reviews online and from word of mouth of friends. Buffalo Indie Weddings was a great resource (and the most fun bridal show). I’m elated with the way everything turned out. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting the perfect Pinterest wedding, but know your own style and don’t be afraid to go after it! Let the professionals do what they do without micromanaging, but make sure they know your style. I loved having a family friend officiate and a friend from NYC perform our ceremony music. Our wedding was so truly ‘us’ and I couldn’t be happier.” -S
“I loved our place cards and table numbers. Alyson at Rust Belt Love was so patient with me and so eager to do exactly what I wanted within my budget. I wanted to incorporate rose gold because our rings are rose gold, and she did it in such a beautiful way!” – S
“The cake was a favorite part of our wedding!! I’ve gotten so many questions about the cake. We ordered it from NYC because it was a special place to us when we used to live there. Ryan bought me one of their birthday cakes every year and we decided we wanted to carry that into our wedding day. I’m sure a bakery here could have executed a similar cake flawlessly, but it was the specific cake and bakery that was meaningful to us. It was definitely a splurge to ship a wedding cake, but it was important to us and I don’t regret it one bit!” -S
“My favorite moment would have to be the first dance. The song we used, ‘I Choose You’ by Sara Bareilles, meant a lot to both of us. We played the song multiple times during our road trip after we got engaged, and we practiced dancing to it many times. It was so fun and special to finally be dancing with Sarah in front of our friends and family, with her looking amazing in her dress, to the song that has represented our relationship.” – R
“THE DANCING! We had the world’s best DJ, Chris from Whirlin Disc Sound. I could rave about him for days. He had the dance floor packed the whole night. And I guess it helps that we had a bridal party and guest list made primarily of Rockettes, professional dancers, and musical theater performers… I have never had so much fun!!” – S
Advice for future brides & grooms :
“Spend as much time together as you can! I know it isn’t right for everyone, but we LOVED having a first look. Getting to spend time together before the wedding was so special. We also had moments to ourselves right before and after the ceremony. We had a sweetheart table at the reception, and it was so lovely to eat dinner just the two of us and soak in all in.” -S
“The day flies by and there are so many people you want to connect with, and it’s important to make sure you get to enjoy time together and to soak in all of the amazing emotions you are experiencing.” – R
Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Second Photographer : Colin Gordon
Ceremony & Reception Site : The Pearl @ the Webb
Hair & Makeup : Groom Service – Kassie
Videographer : Daniel and Christopher Costanzo
Limo : Buffalo Trolley
DJ : Whirling Disc Sound – Chris
Florist : William’s Florist
Bakery : Momofuku Milk Bar NYC
Place Cards & Table Numbers : Rust Belt Love
Bride’s Jewelry : Wild Things Buffalo