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Jack & Jenny – September 24, 2016 | Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Some moments don’t need words.
Groom kissing bride's shoulder | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jenny got ready at Double Tree by Hilton in one of the suites. She had their invitation, shoes, dress, all ready to photograph while the bridesmaids made mimosas!
Badgley Mischka shoes | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyWedding invitation | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBridesmaids making mimosas | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jack sent her these beautiful flowers the morning of the wedding. She opened some gifts from her bridesmaids, including some Ina Garten cookbooks!
Bride opening gifts | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

She read her card from Jack and opened a gorgeous bracelet – see it below.
Bride reading card from the groom | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride getting dressed, wearing diamond bracelet from groom | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

When she opened the door to the suite’s bedroom so that her bridesmaids could see her, they had a great reaction!
Bridesmaids' reactions to the bride in her dress | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's dress being buttoned | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Once Jenny & the girls were ready, I drove to Jack’s parents’ house (his childhood home) where he & the guys and his parents were finishing up getting ready.
Groom fastening his bow tie | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

His reaction when he opened his gifts from Jenny was perfect. She gave him a pocket watch and a remembrance pin holding pictures of his grandparents and uncle.
Groom reading card and opening gifts from the bride | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's vintage car | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Normally I don’t pay any attention to the altar flowers, but I thought these arrangements were gorgeous!
Altar flowers in the church | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom waiting for the ceremony to begin | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyCeremony at St. Amelia's in Tonawanda | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The priest had a couple funny lines during his homily – mainly about Jack & Jenny having LOTS of kids!
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Jack & Jenny were so happy to be married that they kissed multiple times before ending their ceremony!
Bride & Groom's multiple kisses at the end of the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

After the ceremony was over, I also took advantage of the steps on the altar to show off her train!
Bride & Groom kissing at the altar at St. Amelia's | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

They held their reception at the Buffalo Launch Club. I hadn’t been there in several years and it was as nice as I remembered! It looked fantastic with the purple accents.
Head table at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyDining room at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

In addition to a wedding cake, they had a gorgeous Paula’s Donuts bar with a peanut Texas donut filled with jelly as a groom’s cake, and 5 flavors of donut holes. DELICIOUS.
Bride & Groom's rings on peanut donut cake | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyPaula's Donuts Donut Bar | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

We took the wedding party outside. It was so nice to be able to do a whole series of photos without sweating through our clothes for once!! 2016 was sooooo hot. I’m ready for fall, like the beautiful weather we had when we did their engagement photos last October!
Bride & Groom at Buffalo Launch Club and on dock overlooking the river | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom walking near yacht | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyWedding Party in front of evergreen trees | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyWedding Party in front of lighthouse at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride and groom portraits | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom and groomsmen at fire pit outside Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Everyone joined the cocktail hour, and when Jack & Jenny were introduced, they did their first dance right away.
Guests at cocktail hour in Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first dance at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first dance at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jenny’s sister and Jack’s best friend gave toasts. I loved hearing stories of how Jack & Jenny make a good team – a key part of a great relationship!
Matron of Honor and Best Man's toasts at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyToasts at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jack & Jenny sneaked outside after dinner and I took a chance and followed them to ask if they wanted any pictures. I snagged a few!
Bride & Groom kissing on the dock after sunset outside Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

When we returned, guests made their way to the dancefloor and when I left, everyone looked like they were having a great time!
Guests dancing at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing with their guests at Buffalo Launch Club | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I hope everyone enjoyed the rest of the night and that you guys loved everything about your wedding!!! Congratulations!

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Alan & Meghan – September 16, 2016 | Pearl Street Third Floor | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Sometimes when I’m photographing a bride & groom, I’ll give them a break from prolonged eye contact with the camera by telling them to look at each other. With Alan & Meghan, I didn’t have to tell them. They were looking at each other more often than not! I love how much they make each other smile.
Bride & Groom smiling at each other | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Alan & the guys and Meghan & the girls all got ready in suites inside the Lofts on Pearl in the Webb Building, but without seeing each other. I met up with Alan & the groomsmen on the 4th floor and we also walked over next door to Pearl Street for some photos.
Pink rose boutonniere | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyPop cork from champagne | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom in Loft at Webb on Pearl | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroomsmen in front of brick wall | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom smiling | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom and groomsmen with matching watches | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom and groomsmen on back patio at Pearl Street | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Meghan & the girls were on the 5th floor and were just finishing hair & makeup when I arrived. Of course we had to get a picture of them in their matching robes before anybody started changing into their dresses!
Bride & bridesmaids getting ready in suite at Lofts at Webb | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride with bridesmaids on bed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBridesmaids and mom helping bride get dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride getting the back of her dress buttoned | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

“Oh my gosh, this is ‘Marry You’!” she said, doing a little dance.
Bridesmaid dancing to music | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's bouquet by Lipinoga Florist | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

They held their ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Church. It was my second time there in a month!
Bride's father shaking the groom's hand | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride smiling during ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom looking at bride during ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom lighting unity candle | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first kiss at Trinity Episcopal | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom exiting ceremony at Trinity Episcopal | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The staff at the church hustled us out of there pretty quickly, so we continued family and wedding party photos outside in the courtyard. Taking a picture with the Celtic Cross was a special request!
Bride & Groom in courtyard at Trinity Episcopal | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom smiling at each other in treed courtyard | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in courtyard at Trinity Episcopal Church | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

From there we drove down to Canalside – a band setting up for an evening set played a little bit of “Another One Bites The Dust” as Alan & Meghan walked by.
Bride & Groom at Canalside | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom at Canalside | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom smiling at Bride at Canalside | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom kissing at Erie Basin Marina | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I stopped in the alley between Pearl & Webb with Meghan & the girls and this man came up and took a selfie with them. Hope it turned out great, haha.
Bride & bridesmaids getting photobombed by stranger outside Pearl Street | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyPearl Street Grill and Brewery Third Floor reception | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography Personal champagne favors | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGrandparents | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographySimple cake | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's lace back dress with groom's wedding band | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom coming into the reception | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom kissing in front of the head table | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom cutting cake | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Their “guest book” was awesome – a piece of wooden furniture with a custom graphic etched into the top. It was a view of Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, along with their names & wedding dates! They left metallic Sharpies out for people to sign it.
Furniture as guest book | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyPearl Street from outside | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Alan’s sister Renee gave a toast in which she zinged Meghan for not being able to stay up late or stay awake through a whole movie. She got big laughs and a standing ovation!
Groom's sisters giving toast | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Joe from Whirlin’ Disc kept everyone moving on the dance floor, even Alan’s grandma!
Guests dancing at Pearl Street Third Floor | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride dancing with groom's family | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing with guests at Pearl Street Third Floor | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The moms were shooed off the dance floor before the bouquet toss, and it was caught by Renee, who was the happiest bouquet catcher I’ve seen in quite a while!
Bride & Groom dancing with guests at Pearl Street Third Floor | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

This wedding was a ton of fun – Alan & Meghan, you’ve already built your lives together and this wasn’t a beginning, just a continuation of your time together. It was a beautiful, heartfelt, fun affirmation of your relationship. I hope you loved it – everyone else did!

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Jeremy & Jacquelyn – September 9, 2016 | Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Jeremy & Jacquelyn gave me both the photographer warm fuzzies and the just plain person-who-enjoys-love warm fuzzies.
Bride & Groom in vineyard at Becker Farms | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jackie & the girls got ready at her sister’s house. Her dad, a fantastic stylist, did her hair (and several of the other girls’ as well!).
Bridesmaid doing her makeup | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride doing hair & makeup | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's dark curls & red lips | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's dad doing her hair | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

When he finished her hair and lowered her flower wreath crown onto her head, her smile was amazing.
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Jackie’s sister & her husband were so kind as to let everyone have the run of the house – their bedroom was the perfect place to hang such a gorgeous wedding gown!
Bride's gown hanging in bedroom | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's shoes & jewelry | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride getting dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The ceremony and reception were at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards in the vineyard and Vineyard Pavilion.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards pavilion | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Their dog Bella was part of the festivities!
Bride & Groom's dog | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's bow tie, boutonniere, and rings | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom with groomsmen | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

After we did a couple photos with Jeremy & the guys, Jackie & the girls arrived and we did some photos with them (they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony).
Bride and groom | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jackie’s sisters were her maid & matron of honor.
Bride with her sisters | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Bridesmaid Tenacious D tattoos | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride with her mom | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

The flowers were from Clarence Main St Dash’s Market and they were outstanding!!
Yellow, blue, and white bouquet | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's blue heels | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jeremy got his own crown of greenery to match Jackie’s.
Groom getting greenery crown | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jeremy’s dad walked down the aisle with Jeremy’s grandmother.
Groom's dad and grandmother walking down the aisle | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

When Jackie’s dad brought her down the aisle, Jeremy’s smile was so big – and those smiles stayed all throughout the ceremony.
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Their kiss at the end of the ceremony was one of the most enthusiastic I’ve seen – it even continued after they exited the aisle!
Kiss at the end of the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's kiss after the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jackie and Jeremy each had a grandmother in attendance.
Bride & Groom with their grandmas | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in vineyard at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jackie loves her dog. LOVESSSSS her dog.
Bride with her dog | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom with their dog | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Their tables and cake fit the theme perfectly – very country, warm… adorable pig cake toppers!
Tables and cake details at Becker Farms Vineyard Pavilion | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom pigs cake topper | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

During the toasts, Jackie & Jeremy couldn’t help laughing – there was a story about underpants on a car’s headrest!
Bride & Groom during toasts | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom laughing during toasts | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

During dinner, to get pictures done before we lost the light, we headed out for a few more photos with just the two of them. Outstanding stuff.
Bride & Groom smiling at each other at Becker Farms | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in front of barn at Becker Farms | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom at fenceline at Becker Farms | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

“Oh my gosh there’s a pig, can we take a picture with the pig?!!?!!” Jackie loves pigs, hence the cake topper.
Bride & Groom saying hello to pig at Becker Farms petting zoo | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom kissing at sunset | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Once we headed back into the reception, Jeremy put on his standard bandana. When Jackie danced with her dad, he surprised her halfway through with a bandana of his own!
Bride & Groom's first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom's first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's dance with her dad | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride's dad putting on a bandana to surprise her | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Jeremy personally chose all of the music for the reception and it was a really cool mix – loved hearing songs different than just “Love Shack” and “Blurred Lines” and all the stuff I’m so used to!!
Guests dancing at Becker Farms pavilion | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom dancing at Becker Farms pavilion | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGuests dancing at Becker Farms pavilion | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

You guys had a fantastically gorgeous wedding – thank you for having me there. I am thrilled to be a part of yet another Del Monte family wedding – I’ll come back any time!

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September 22, 2016 - 9:56 pm

Laurie Rizzo - I would like to order some pics from Jackie and Jeremy Lincowski wedding.

September 22, 2016 - 9:59 pm

Wendy - Hi Laurie! When all of Jackie & Jeremy’s pictures are ready next month, they will receive a link to a full gallery, and it will have a shopping option to order prints!

Bradford & Ewa – September 10, 2016 | Asa Ransom House | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Bradford & Ewa had a tiny wedding at Clarence’s Asa Ransom House and it was beautiful!
Bride & Groom tiny wedding at Asa Ransom House | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Brad & Ewa’s parents met each other for the first time.
Mothers of the bride and groom meeting at tiny wedding at Asa Ransom House | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

His excited, nervous, joyful reaction when she came down the aisle was perfect.
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There were hugs all around after the wedding!
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They couldn’t resist a joke on their height difference.
Bride & Groom tiny wedding at Asa Ransom House | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom tiny wedding at Asa Ransom House | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

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September 16, 2016 - 5:03 pm

kathy smith - These are adorable, Wendy. Very well done. Thank you for adding to a joyful day for our family.

Kathy Smith

September 16, 2016 - 6:11 pm

Kathy rider - Love the red shoes. May you have many years of joy & happiness

September 17, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Les & Viga Banat - Pictures are heartwarming and show everybody’s happiness. What a great memory for family and friends! Thank you Wendy!
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