Morgan & Sara did it – took over Lafayette Square and got married!
I met Morgan & the guys in the VIP Suite at Hyatt Regency, where almost everyone had pants on. Ignoring this, I focused on close-ups of the wedding bands until everyone else was ready for their close-ups. This group definitely keep me on my toes all day.
Morgan & Sara brew beer, and bottled some pale ale as a wedding favor for all their guests!
Once the guys were ready, we took a shuttle over to Hotel Lafayette where I met Sara & the girls in the 3rd floor corner suite. Sara’s niece was sleeping on the couch – so sweet.
I know I shot it shallow enough that you can’t tell, but Sara rocked some Jimmy Choo for her wedding!
I loved the beautiful bouquets from Maureen’s.
Sara sent everyone else out, and Morgan came in so they could have a “first look” semi-private moment (only semi-private, because I was photographing it along with Phil, the videographer from Bella Star Productions!).
We headed down into Lafayette Square for pictures with the wedding party and the families. We had to scratch the plan of heading over to Niagara Square because there was a Tea Party rally being held there. That rally’s organizers actually originally distributed flyers stating that the rally would be held in Lafayette Square at 3pm, to which Sara responded, “Hmmm, check with the city, because I’ve had Lafayette Square reserved since February!” BOOM.
Their friend Justin officiated the ceremony. Apparently in this group, friends take turns getting ordained in order to officiate each other’s ceremonies – Morgan officiated for one of his groomsmen, who in turn I believe officiated for another one of the guys.
The poor flower girl did NOT want to be the center of attention. She made it down the aisle though, holding mommy’s hand!
It was a very emotional ceremony for Sara’s parents and grandmother – many tears were wiped away.
One of Morgan’s friends read Edward Moncton’s “A Lovely Love Story” and it got some big laughs.
I was a little worried about looking distracting while I grabbed this shot, but Sara’s friend Bryan, who organized all the ceremony details, assured me it would be fine, so I ran up there really quick to grab a photo from the monument.
After the ceremony, the guests filed quickly up to the open bar at Hotel Lafayette’s Greenhouse Room, which was decorated beautifully. I loved the table runners.
Once the dancefloor opened, it was old-school jams and flying hands. I only got stepped on once though, so I’ll consider that a win!
This final picture is titled, “Oh shoot, it’s 10:30 at night and we just realized we never signed the marriage license. Does anyone know how to do this?”
Congratulations Morgan & Sara – you got the good weather you needed, and had a gorgeous Buffalo wedding that everyone thought was awesome. Now have a good honeymoon and take some well-deserved time for just the two of you!