Alex and Andy's wedding day was one I was looking forward to for a long time. They were getting married at the venue I chose for my wedding next year, O'Brien's Sleep Hollow in East Aurora, NY. Besides that, every time I met with Alex and Andy, they were such a ball of light. Being high school sweethearts, you could feel and see the love between them right away.
We started the day at Alex's mom and stepdads house, as the ladies got ready, so excited and easy going, I was able to capture Alex with her sisters and cousin get ready and enjoy themselves. Alex wanted to do a first look at Delaware Park and get the family photos taken before their ceremony so they could enjoy their time with their guests. We arranged the first look, with their families there beside them right beside Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, Buffalo. It was a lovely moment on a warm, 80° September day. We completed all their photos along the lake before heading to the venue.
Alex and Andy were so excited about what they had set up. They hired Blue Violet Buffalo to design the wedding, they set up a lovely vintage furniture set with beautiful florals decorating the entire venue. We took advantage of the space before the guests arrived for the ceremony. The ceremony was lovely, with their pastor from their church marrying them and readings from Alex's sister and mother. My favorite moment, which you may spot in the photos is when the Pastor asks them to turn to their loved ones to pronounce them "husband and wife", before he can finish, Andy goes in for "the kiss" just a little early... of course he got called out for it!
The rest of the night, they were surrounded by love, whether it was turning the cocktail hour or on the dance floor. One of the most fun I've had at a wedding and super inspiring for my wedding day next year! The ideas are brewing!
Dress Store: Victoria's Bridal Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Suit Brand: The Black Tux
Cake Baker: Blue Eyed Baker
DJ / Band: Jessica Cristiano from VIBE
Florist and Vintage Furniture: Blue Violet Weddings
Hair and Make up: Blush Hair and Makeup
Transportation: Buffalo Limousine
Officiant: Pastor Nate Hartke of St. John's Lutheran Church