Joe & Lindsey’s wedding at Spring Lake Winery in Lockport was perfect, as far as I could tell. Gorgeous weather, delicious food, and spending the day surrounded by family & friends.
Lindsey got ready with her bridesmaids at her childhood home in West Seneca. I loved the sign on the front door! I’d never seen that before. Her dad tried really hard to just stay out of the way of all of the curling irons and fake eyelashes and clouds of hairspray. When the flower girl (Lindsey’s niece) arrived, everyone gathered around to coo at her. She was pretty adorable!
Lindsey wanted to get a picture of her niece trying on her shoes, and we… kinda got it. Super cute either way.
Lindsey gave everyone (including her mom!) coordinating silk robes so we grabbed a shot before everybody changed into their dresses.
Her matron of honor, Tisha, was soooooo happy for her and wanted everything to be perfect. A couple of the girls joked that this was pretty much Tisha’s wedding too.
Joe got ready at his parents’ home in Clarence and one of his groomsmen laughed as he buttoned his slim-fit vest – “Is that a kids’ size?”
Joe’s best men were his two sons, age 9 and 11. I had them hold the wedding bands for this photo. “Are these REAL diamonds?” asked the younger boy. “Yep,” I said. “WOW,” he responded.
They had custom wine bottles engraved for their families, and gave frames to hold a photo from the wedding once they’re ready.
We drove up to Spring Lake Winery just east of Lockport. It’s set down in well off the main road so you’d never know it was back there if it weren’t for the big new sign they just installed this year!
Joe & Lindsey planned for a “first look” so they could see each other and do all of their photos before the wedding. Of course I loved their smiles as they saw each other, but I also loved Lindsey’s thumbs up in response to his suit!
Gorgeous. Setting, lighting, couple, everything.
Joe’s sons were the perfect best men for their dad!
One of Lindsey’s special requests was a photo underneath this sign along the main road (Route 31). I had to stand across the road to get the shot, so thankfully it wasn’t that busy with vehicles at the moment!
When your niece isn’t feeling picture time quite as much as you are.
She isn’t walking yet but can stand with some hand holding, so we grabbed this shot really quick!
Their officiant was the father of one of Joe’s groomsmen and childhood friends.
The boys pulled the flower girl down the aisle in a decked out wagon since she isn’t walking on her own yet. The wagon said “Here comes the bride!” on the back.
Since Joe had already seen Lindsey for a couple of hours that afternoon, I didn’t expect him to get emotional as she came down the aisle but he did!
The late afternoon sun shining through the trees and falling on them as they said their vows was beautiful.
I’m not sure if his ring was a bit snug to get on or what but they had a good laugh!
All of the guests headed up to the pavilion where Joe & Lindsey held a receiving line on the way into the indoor/outdoor cocktail hour.
The matron of honor and each of the best men gave a very sweet toast.
When the dancefloor opened, I knew the drill – stay out of the way and watch the fun!
The boys (and their cousin) requested “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” and danced THE ENTIRE SONG ENTHUSIASTICALLY to cheers from the guests.
You guys had such an amazing day and I hope it was all you wanted – thank you for choosing me to document it for you! I wish you guys all the best!!!