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Romantic Winter Wedding in Buffalo

There’s something about a winter wedding in Buffalo! Cara and Dan’s wedding day had a classic romantic feel. Check out the creative, vintage-inspired portraits and elegant reception at the Twentieth Century Club!


A bride and groom sit in the back seat of a vintage car and kiss after their winter wedding ceremony in Buffalo.

A Romantic Winter Wedding

When I say Cara and Dan had a winter wedding, I’m telling you it was a truly Buffalo experience. The wedding was supposed to take place the week of the 2022 blizzard. They had to postpone everything by a week. Luckily, every vendor and venue was still available for the new date! Cara and Dan had to call about 90 guests to tell them the new plan, but it all worked out in the end.


Winter wedding details including a white rose bouquet and green wedding shoes sit on a wooden table.

A wedding dress hangs in a window with a bridal bouquet set on a shelf beside it.

Cara poses for a bridal portrait in her Buffalo living room.

If there’s one thing you can take away from Dan and Cara’s love story, it’s that good things are worth the wait. They met and dated for a while in high school. Even though they broke up, Dan always said he was going to marry Cara. They kept in contact for seven years then started dating again. Cara said, "We never stopped loving each other, even through other relationships."


A bride's father walks her up the aisle at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.

A bride and groom hold hands at the altar of a Catholic church for a winter wedding ceremony.

In August of 2020, Cara gave birth to their son, and Dan proposed a year after that. He designed her ring with the help of a jeweler connection. He was so excited about it that he told her immediately. Once he was able to pick up the ring, he proposed in their living room while their baby slept. She called it perfect.


A bride and groom smile at each other during their wedding ceremony at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.

A bride puts a ring on a groom's finger at their Catholic wedding ceremony.

A bride and groom stop at the end of the aisle for a kiss after their Buffalo wedding.

Cara got ready at their house. The morning light in the living room was dreamy for bridal portraits by the book cases. All of Cara’s dark emerald and white details were perfect for a winter wedding too.


A bride and groom pose with a mother and father for a family portrait.

A bride poses by a church altar with three bridesmaids in green velvet dresses.

Cara and Dan’s wedding ceremony took place at Saint Joseph Cathedral. This stunning church near the Waterfront has towering stained glass windows that let in lots of beautiful natural light. After the ceremony, we stuck around for some photos with family and the wedding party.


A bride and groom pose for winter wedding portraits outside Saint Joseph Cathedral Buffalo.

A bride and groom pose beneath a wedding veil outside the Mansion on Delaware with snow on the ground.

Winter Wedding Portraits around Buffalo

One of the most unique parts of Cara and Dan’s wedding was the portrait session we had between the church ceremony and reception. They hired a vintage Rolls Royce from Advantage Limo to drive them around. We started with some sultry photos in the back seat. I love the vintage feeling you get with these images in black and white. They’re like the whole day - classic.


A bride and groom kiss beside a vintage car at their winter wedding in Buffalo.

A bride looks over her shoulder in a doorway of the Twentieth Century Club during her winter wedding reception.

We stopped by the Mansion on Delaware because the sun was so crisp and beautiful. The gorgeous hotel was the perfect backdrop for outdoor portraits. Cara’s sweeping veil looks so at home beside the columns and architectural details.


A bride sits in a window seat while a groom stands beside her in an elegant Buffalo wedding venue.

A groom leads a bride up a staircase at a winter wedding at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo.

As lovely as it was outside, this was still a winter wedding! We spent most of the portrait session indoors at the Twentieth Century Club. These photos give me Titanic vibes. The women’s club opened in 1894, so it has all the elegance you’d expect of high society in that period. This incredible venue only allows events for people who are vouched for by members. Dan’s sister runs the events, so they had a solid in for this amazing space.


A groom spins a bride in a ballroom at a Buffalo wedding venue.

A bride and groom pose on a vintage couch in a historic wedding venue in Buffalo.

Even though the reception was set up in the ballroom, there were so many grand rooms for us to explore by ourselves. It was really special for Cara and Dan to have all this time after their ceremony to just enjoy the fact that they’d gotten married! I documented some really romantic moments throughout.


A cellist and violinist play for guests during a wedding cocktail hour.

A bride and groom sit at their sweetheart table and kiss in a candid wedding photo.

I also had so much fun getting creative with the sunlight coming through the huge windows. It gave the photos an extra glow. The light made it easier to play with prisms and other effects that are a signature part of my wedding photography style.


A bridesmaid laughs during a wedding toast at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo.

A bride and groom cut into a cake decorated with greenery beside a Christmas tree at a winter wedding.

A prism shines little rainbows around a bride and groom during the first dance at their winter wedding.

Reception at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo

Once we finished portraits, we headed downstairs to the reception. The Twentieth Century Club really was a great space for a winter wedding reception. All its dark wood and marble details went well with Cara and Dan’s decor.


A bride and groom lean together on the dance floor at a Buffalo wedding.

A groom laughs on the dance floor and points to a wedding guest dancing nearby.

A bride sits on a groom's lap on a wooden staircase in a direct flash wedding photo.

The reception was a mix of moving speeches, laughter, and dancing. Dan’s twin brother gave an especially touching speech that made everyone misty-eyed. Then Cara and Dan had a romantic first dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. Afterward, I stole them away for some sultry photos by the elevator.


A bride and groom dance surrounded by wedding guests.

A bride and groom kiss in a vintage elevator at a winter wedding in Buffalo.

A bride and groom dance in a circle with wedding guests.

Would you like me to photograph your wedding? Let’s make some magic! Reach out to me here.


Thank you to the amazing vendors who made this romantic winter wedding possible:

Photographer: Kelly Kaz Photography


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