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!!!