Erin and Nick

Buffalo, New York

There’s something special about a couple who embraces classic details and traditions at their wedding, but isn’t afraid to add a few twists to make their day unique to their relationship too. Erin and I met a few years ago through work I did for The Celebration Society, where she served as editor, and I was truly touched when she invited me to be a part of her and Nick’s Buffalo, New York wedding.

High school friends turned college sweethearts, Erin and Nick couldn’t imagine becoming husband and wife anywhere else but their beloved hometown. From the invitation suite featuring custom watercolors of their venues, to the church where the ceremony took place (the same church Erin grew up attending, and that both her and Nick’s families still attend), to the late-night snacks they served (Nick Charlap’s ice cream and Anchor Bar chicken wings), so many elements of their wedding expressed the deep roots they have in this special place. I wasn’t the only one who made the trip to Buffalo for this joyful celebration, and I loved the way Erin and Nick made sure to acknowledge and love on every guest who came to their wedding during a receiving line after the ceremony.

Adair of Dairing Events helped bring Erin’s “Anthro-Americana”-inspired design vision to life, and did a beautiful job. Celebrating the location once again, the Club’s navy-crested chargers were a perfect fit for the table design and a book of Buffalo’s history was displayed for guests to write their well wishes in. One of Erin’s favorite details was one that involved her new mother-in-law—Nick’s mother made her famous homemade caramels as a gift for every guest. They were as tasty as they were meaningful!

Erin and Nick, thank you for the joy of capturing the start of your marriage, your beloved family and friends, and the beautiful place where your love story began. I know that plenty of adventure awaits in your new home in Ohio, but Buffalo will always hold so many treasured memories, especially now!

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Vendor Credits

Photographer: Davy Whitener
Assistant Photographer: Justin DeMutiis
Planner and Stylist: Dairing Events
Florist: Fern Croft
Gown Designer: Heidi Elnora
Bride’s Accessories: Jaclyn Jordan
Bridal Salon: One Fine Day Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Earrings: Nadri
Bride’s Ring: Blue Nile
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids
Hair and Makeup: Salonagogo
Groomsmen Attire: Black by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse
Paper Goods Designer: Heather O’Brien Design
Watercolor Illustrations: Iana Zaalishvili
Calligraphy: LMS Creative Studios
Vinyl Lettering: Ten 23 Designs
Cake Designer: Blessings Bakery
Ceremony Venue: Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Chairs: Tesoro Event Rentals
Reception Musicians: Steve Balesteri Band
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Haley and George

An elegant southern celebration

Haley and George’s wedding day was one encompassed by organic emotion, elegant style, and classy appeal. Their classic South Georgia plantation venue was the prime complement for a southern wedding, and several fine details, such as George’s feather bowtie by Brackish Bowties, suggested a warm hint of older-fashion woven into their lovely day. Haley’s stunning Martina Liana gown was accented by a beautiful pastel-colored floral palette, and her smile radiated the genuine love emotions shared by the couple. The tender ceremony ended in a light drizzling rain that allowed for a moody, intimate portrait setting, giving the bride and groom a chance to snuggle in close for some sweet moments together before the reception. The custom built, glass-sided reception tent, provided by Beachview Event Rentals, was the peak of elegance and style for their day, and the guests enjoyed hours of fine southern cooking, and celebration of the happy newlyweds backed by the sensational River Town Band. Congratulations on your beautiful day, Haley and George!

Vendor Credits

Photography: Davy Whitener
Venue: Langwood Plantation
Planning + Design: Pink Bee Events
Scans: Richard Photo Lab
Gown Shop: White Weddings
Paper Suite: Perfect Setting
Band: River Town Band
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