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Kevin & Jill – May 13, 2017 | Twentieth Century Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Kevin & Jill got married at Buffalo’s Twentieth Century Club over Mother’s Day weekend and it was gorgeous! They had a kind of effortless elegance, while still being a ton of fun to hang out with all day!

Everything was right there at the club – Jill & the girls getting ready, the ceremony, portraits, and the reception. Super simple!

They had to make a judgement call to move the ceremony indoors because of a threat of rain, but thankfully the Twentieth Century Club has a gorgeous room on the third floor that was just the right size!

After the ceremony, we gathered in the rear courtyard/garden for some portraits!

This wasn’t planned – he was just helping her down off the fountain after a photo op!

I love seeing a husband holding his new wife so tenderly during their first dance.

“Can we go outside?” Jill asked. “Do you do that?”  I said we could absolutely go outside and I grabbed my light stand.  We did a whole series but I think this one is my favorite!

Congratulations on your beautiful wedding, your doctorates, and this new chapter of your lives together!!!

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DJ & Nicole – April 29, 2017 | Foundry Suites | Buffalo Wedding Photography

DJ and Nicole got married at Foundry Suites in Buffalo over the weekend and it was beautiful – they have a love that’s easy to see from a mile away.

They each got ready in separate suites inside the hotel, which made things really easy for me! DJ & his guys are from Pittsburgh – shout out for Paw and Order dog training!

I popped upstairs where Nicole & the girls were finishing up getting their makeup, and got a couple shots with their matching robes before they all got dressed.

Nicole wanted a “first look” with her dad before she went out to see DJ and I’m so glad she did – it was adorable.

We went out into the courtyard where DJ was waiting, and they read some private vows to each other before we gathered the wedding party and headed over to Delaware Park.

They let me pick where we went in Delaware Park and I chose the Japanese Gardens behind the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society because I knew the trees would be in full flower – gorgeous!

I have no idea what this moment was but I had to include it. When Nicole laughs at something DJ says or does, her smile can light up a room. I mean I think it can anyway, but I love how they laugh with each other.

We headed back to Foundry Suites and grabbed a couple more pictures before retiring to the suite while waiting for all the guests to arrive.

Nicole requested this picture after seeing one similar – so nice to see three couples in love!

Their ceremony was short & sweet, presided over by the same pastor who has done several other weddings in DJ’s family!

Maybe not quite short enough for DJ, who was sweating profusely! Everyone got a good laugh at the repeated use of his pocket square!

Nicole’s mom Laurie tirelessly made all of the decorations for the ceremony & reception and I think she did a wonderful job!

They gave a very nice welcome and thank you to everyone for travelling to attend their wedding, and got the night underway with dancing right after dinner. I loved how they never stopped smiling for their entire first dance, which was a song played and sung live for them by a friend!

Congrats on your beautiful day and best wishes for many years of happiness, drawing on the strong examples of love and happiness in those around you!!!

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May 3, 2017 - 2:17 pm

Char goretti - Beautiful Pictures! Lovely wedding! Have a wonderful life together!

Alex & Astrid – January 28, 2017 | Tonawanda Castle | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Alex & Astrid got married at the Tonawanda Castle on a beautiful, snowy January day. They even braved the cold for a few minutes to get some portraits outside under the falling snowflakes!

It had been three and a half years since my last visit to Tonawanda Castle and it was great to be back! I love how much work they’ve put in to restoring & decorating the inside, and the white & navy color scheme was very elegant!

Astrid & the girls got ready on the third floor and her smile was beaming when she stepped out into the main room with her dress on.

Her mother, sister, and Alex’s sister helped her button her dress (there were buttons on the back and on both sleeves)!

She wore these cute, lacy flats and snowflake earrings to match her snowflake hair pins.

They opted for a “first look” before the ceremony so that we could take advantage of the afternoon light for portraits. It was pretty cold outside but Astrid put on some boots and we went out for four minutes (I checked the timestamps) with a blanket to get some pictures in the fresh snow before coming back inside to join the wedding party. We did NOT make them go outside. 😉

I had to take this one of Alex’s stepmother as she cuddled for warmth inside the sleeves of a sweater!

Alex’s brother in law played his guitar to welcome the guests and for the processional & recessional.

As they held hands during the ceremony, Alex’s thumb never stopped going back and forth over the top of Astrid’s hand. It was very sweet.

Speaking of sweet, watching Astrid’s father watch the first of his children to marry was a nice moment.

When the ceremony was over, they asked the parents of a friend to sign as witnesses to their marriage. I wish I’d heard what was said during this handshake!

Downstairs the dining room was all prepared for guest to enjoy the cocktail hour.

Astrid’s dad gave a toast thanking everyone for coming and giving a little history on the relationship – Alex actually met the family because he was in school with Astrid’s older brother Alexander when they were teenagers!

The dancefloor opened after a delicious meal and a great time was had by all, especially all the little ones!

It was a beautiful ceremony, a fun reception, and I hope it was just what you guys wanted! The drive home was a little iffy (thanks, lake effect snow!) but I made it and was glad to be your photographer!

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January 31, 2017 - 10:56 pm

Palmiro Campagna (Angelo's brother) - This is an excellent album with great photos.

February 1, 2017 - 11:12 am

Perlina Bertolo - Wonderful pictures, Wendy. It was nice getting to know you during dinner. You’ve beautifully captured precious memories for the bride and groom.

Matthew & Christina – October 30, 2016 | Pearl Street Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Matt & Tina had a beautiful wedding inside Pearl Street’s Webb Building. The soft lights and sheer curtains paired with some bright flowers and even brighter smiles brought some warmth to what would otherwise have been a chilly and damp fall afternoon!Bride & Groom kissing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Tina got ready in one of the lofts upstairs – so convenient and nice light! A friend came and did all the girls’ hair right there on-site.
Bride getting her hair done | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyFlower girl getting her hair done | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyFlower girl getting her hair done | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's sister helping her get dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

If you notice in the bottom right, they had to keep telling her niece “Nice hands. Gentle hands.” She was excited but didn’t really quite get the importance of not tugging on or walking across Tina’s dress.
Bride's dress, shoes, and details inside Lofts at Webb | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's sister and niece helping with her shoes | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride with flower girls | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I loved all the flowers (by Williams Florist) and especially Matt’s bright boutonniere!
Groom getting his boutonniere | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's bright boutonniere | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyCeremony bouquets | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Matt & Tina had a “first look” so that we could go do pictures before the ceremony. Her gift to him was a Gallifreyan pocket watch (look it up, haha) and I loved the lining of his suit, made by Bureau right here in Buffalo!!
First look at ceremony location inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom holding Gallifreyan pocket watch | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's suit from Bureau | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

We took both families up to Mirror Lake in Forest Lawn. It was a pretty chilly afternoon (temps hovering around 43-45 degrees) and it had rained all morning so we had to be careful about where we went, but thankfully the rain held off when we needed it to and we made it work! Okay, some participants were less cooperative than others.
Bride & Groom with ring bearer and flower girl | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom smiling at each other | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom under willow tree in Forest Lawn | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

She was trying so hard not to smile, poor kid.
Flower girl trying not to smile | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyFlower girl leaning out car window | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Word to the wise – soggy, rain-soaked ground + excessive goose poop = ew. But gorgeous!
Bride & Groom in Forest Lawn near stone bridge | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

This pose was at the suggestion of Tina’s sister Pam – thanks Pam!
Bride & Groom kissing on stone bridge in Forest Lawn | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom with maid of honor and best man | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

We drove back to the Webb Building where guests had already started to arrive for the ceremony.
Wedding Program | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyRing bearer with vest and bow tie | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom and his brother waiting for the ceremony to start | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's grandfather receiving his boutonniere | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Two of the three flower girls made it down the aisle unassisted. The ring bearer also had to be carried.
Flower girls entering ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyCeremony in front room at Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride putting Groom's ring on his finger | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Matt got enthusiastic congratulations from his dad after it was official.
Groom's dad kissing him after the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

When both the bride & groom have fab footwear, you have to make sure to document it.
Bride & Groom's socks & shoes | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's rings | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in front room at Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in front of ceremony spot with sheer curtains and strung lights | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I loved their personalized decorations, including Winnie the Pooh, Wall-E and Eve, and a Tardis.
Reception decor at Webb Building including Wall-e, Tardis | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom at sweetheart table in Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

It was Tina’s grandma’s birthday, so everyone sang to her after dinner!
Bride & Groom singing happy birthday to her grandma | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Their Wall-E and Eve cake topper was perfect.
Wall-e and Eve cake topper | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom cutting their cake | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The dancefloor was a busy place and everyone danced to a pretty wide variety of music!
Guests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

She. Was. Thrilled.
Guests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGuests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGuests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Glad I caught this sweet moment.
Bride's grandma giving her a kiss | Guests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Congratulations Matt & Tina – so happy for you guys! Loved everything about your wedding – the decor, your happiness, all of it!
Guests dancing inside Webb Building | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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