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Daniel & Molly – August 27, 2016 | Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Dan & Molly got married at Spring Garden in East Aurora (some say it’s Marilla) and it was super beautiful.
Bride & Groom at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Dan & his groomsmen got ready at Roycroft Inn in East Aurora but they were already fully dressed when I arrived so we did some photos on the lawn of the inn. Groomsmen pinning boutonnieres on each other is always a good photo.
Groomsmen pinning on boutonnieres | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom with groomsman | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyRose and baby

Dan & his brother called their dad over for a photo even though he wasn’t ready for the wedding yet.
Groom and his brother with their dad | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroomsmen photo bombing each other | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom laughing | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroomsmen on the porch at Roycroft Inn | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I left there and drove out to Strykersville to Molly’s parents’ house – her childhood home. I *loved* her bridesmaids’ choices of dresses, and hers was pretty enough on the hanger but once she put it on… stunning.
BrideMaid of honor doing bride

Her sister’s dog was so scared of my cameras, poor thing.
Girls getting ready at brideBride talking to her sister | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride putting on mascara | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride putting on earrings | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

One of her sisters bought her these beautiful earrings.
Bride looking at her earrings in the mirror | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBridemaids helping each other with their dresses | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBridesmaids helping bride get dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBridesmaids helping bride get dressed | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

This is the field behind their house – “We basically grew up back here,” Molly said.
Bride with bridesmaids in front of the field behind her childhood home | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Up at the Spring Garden Association, everyone was waiting in anticipation of Molly’s arrival. The ring bearer was so cute in his vest and bow tie!
Ring bearer wearing vest and bow tie | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Dan’s sister performed the ceremony – here she holds the reading cards while she waits.
Wedding officiant, groomBag piper playing before the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Dan’s little spitfire nieces were the flower girls.
Flower girls, groomSelfies before the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom smiling before the ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Molly’s dad cried as he walked her down the aisle. He has three daughters, and this was his third time walking down, this time with his youngest.
BrideCeremony at East Aurora Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Dan & Molly’s moms gave this sweet, impromptu hug after they lit the unity candle.
BrideBride & Groom holding hands during ceremony | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Molly’s grandpa gave her a big hug after the ceremony. A little too big – “Did he just crush my hair?” she asked afterwards.
BrideGroom giving the bride a kiss on the forehead | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Sure, I made them do the sweet kissing pictures, but this seemed more their speed. This is Molly with Dan & all his siblings.
Bride jumping with the groom and his siblings | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBrideBride & groomCocktail hour at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I’m not exactly sure what she was doing here, but she looked very pleased with herself.
Flower girl shredding paper towels and putting them in water | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyFlower girl blowing bubbles | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyReception details at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyReception tables at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

It was a sweaty first dance on a humid day in a non-air conditioned room, but it was every bit as beautiful.
Bride & Groom hugging during first dance | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyFirst dance at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the back of her dress.
Bride & Groom walking down the hill at Spring Garden Association | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

“Look at each other,” I said. They did, and almost immediately started laughing. “Who looks at each other from this close?! This is weird,” they said.
Bride & Groom laughing and smiling at each other | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom in the woods | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I knew they couldn’t do any sort of traditional pose showing off their rings, so I had them flex. Sorry Dan, I know flexing that way was not normal or comfortable, but we had to show your ring!
Bride & Groom showing their rings in an unconventional way | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Guests enjoyed the dancefloor despite the heat and thankfully when the sun went down so did the temperature and humidity.
Guests dancing at Spring Garden | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGuests dancing at Spring Garden | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I’m so glad you guys hired me for your super fun wedding – it was great to work with you and nice to be back at Spring Garden again! Congratulations on everything!

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