It’s always difficult this time of year as weddings wind down. Breaks are nice, but I tend to miss the energy and excitement that fills a wedding ceremony hall. So I was delighted to still be in it on November 2nd, for Chloe and Joseph’s wedding at the Tonawanda Castle. I love Chloe and Joe because their first date involved Chloe asking him if he wanted to come see her pig (yes, she has a pet pig), and fate took over from there! They are fun and generous with each other, and seemed very excited for this day to be here. I checked in with both of them, at one point asking Joe if he had the marriage license in this room because Chloe said he did, and watching his mind half explode because he definitely didn’t. Luckily, a bridesmaid took over and pulled it out. Chloe was nervous, but she looked beautiful and they were both ready for everything to begin! I headed out to the alter with Joe and watched everyone slowly enter, including an adorable flower girl and an equally adorable ring bearer, who I was impressed made it to the front! They Chloe came out and Joe stared at her with a sweet smile, and soon they were stumbling through vows and laughing about it, and taking hands before that big kiss. One smashed glass underfoot and they were Mr. & Mrs.! Congratulations Joseph and Chloe! I was so happy to share in your day and I wish you nothing but the best!
October 26th brought me to Karpeles Manuscript Museum, where I hadn’t been much this season, and was happy to get back inside. Especially to spend a beautiful moment with Kaitlin and Matt. They are a couple that I liked right away when we met, and I knew how big this moment was for them. I found Matt smiling hugely when I got there. I had talked to them a few days earlier on the phone, so I knew they were excited, but definitely a little nervous about how everything would go. Although I’m sure those nerves were still there, you couldn’t tell with Matt who just seemed happy. We talked about some of the basics, and then stopped to listen to the amazing string quartet. Guests were coming in smiling and laughing, and I had to start asking them to take their seats because they all wanted to stand around chatting about the couple! Soon enough Kaitlin arrived, looking beautiful and hiding from her groom to be. I got things started so they wouldn’t have to wait much longer to see each other. Matt barley blinked as Kaitlin made her way down the aisle. Once they were hand in hand they smiled at each other and at me and at guests, and again I felt lucky to have such an amazing job. They had a couple of readings that were perfect for them, and soon enough they were kissing as husband and wife! Congratulations Matt and Kaitlin! I’m so happy you found each other and I wish you a happy life together!
October 5th was a stunning fall day and there was nowhere better to be than Knox Farms! The entire estate is gorgeous, but especially at the main house where I found Amanda and Jeremy getting ready. They seemed very excited and so relieved at what a nice day it was. Their little boys were being adorable (and very good), and as soon as guests were gathered out in the fall sunshine, it was time to get started! I made my way out with Jeremy and he watched in awe as Amanda walked towards him. She looked incredible and I could tell that he was very moved and overtaken with emotion. But when they were hand in hand, it was a perfect moment for each of them. I watched them react to the ceremony, realizing how it was for them in this moment and how happy they were to be getting married. Before we knew it, I was pronouncing them husband and wife and watching them kiss as newlyweds! Congratulations Jeremy and Amanda. I’m so happy you found me and that I got to share in such a wonderful moment. Much love always.
There was a cool breeze in the chilly air on October 4th at the Avanti Mansion, but that wasn’t going to stop Megan and Peter from having their perfect outdoor wedding ceremony moment! When I arrived, I checked in with Peter, and he was ready to go! He felt no cold, and was just excited for everything to get going. It’s 20 minutes of being chilly for the most important time in his life…he felt that people could probably handle that. And Megan was feeling no cold in her beautiful gown, she was running on love and excitement! As guests gathered on the lawn outside, Megan and Peter lined up and anxiously awaited the moment to arrive. I made my way out with Peter, and we got to watch the wedding part come meet them, giant smiles on everyone face, and by the time Megan stepped outside, guests didn’t seem cold at all. They seemed completely in the moment, and laughed along with Megan and Peter throughout. Before they even got to the big kiss, the audience had erupted with cheers for the new Mr. & Mrs.! Congratulations Peter and Megan! You were obviously meant for each other and now you’ll have a long and happy life together, along with the worlds cutest puppy ever! Best wishes!
It was a rainy fall evening on September 28th, but everything was cozy inside The Westin Hotel for Katelyn and Maxwell’s wedding. Maxwell was pretty funny right off the bat. When I found him he was very much, what do you need, should I find Katelyn, don’t ask me questions, whatever she wants, yes I’m nervous. It was very sweet because I knew he was excited and wanted it to be a perfect day. Katelyn seemed more relaxed and that helped Maxwell when she finally appeared before him. He couldn’t really watch her walk down the aisle, emotionally it was too much, but he sure looked at her when she was across from him and they both seemed very moved. They exchanged vows as rain lightly fell outside, which you could see since we were in a glass walled room, and the effect was amazing. Soon enough, they didn’t have to hide their emotions and were kissing as husband and wife! Congratulations Maxwell and Katelyn. I wish you a long and happy life together!
Two weddings in one day! It’s how I like to roll. So on September 21st, I rolled on over to The Foundry for Colleen and Blaise’s big moment! I had only met them over FaceTime, so it was wonderful to finally see them in the flesh. They are a beautiful couple, and I liked them even more than when I first met them, which is saying a lot! When they were all set and headed downstairs to get ready to be married in the gorgeous courtyard, I got a kick out of how excited Colleen was to see everything put together. You work so hard on your wedding, signs and favors and decorations, and sometimes you have to give those to the venue and hope they have the same vision as you. Well I could tell Colleen was so happy looking back at all her hard work and that it was exactly as she imagined. It’s really fun to watch couples geek out at their own wedding! Soon enough, Blaise and I were outside watching Colleen walk in, and I think Blaise was extremely shocked at how emotional he became. I’m sure he would have bet the farm he wasn’t going to cry, and since they saw each other beforehand, he was prepared. But nothing can prepare you for THAT moment, and when she was in his hands, he was crying. They took hands and talked to each other, joking and calming one another, and only stopped to listen to their friends and family give readings that really summed them up. Soon enough, it was time to kiss, and what a kiss it was! Full of love and passion and perfect for a new husband and wife! Congratulations Blaise and Colleen! It was a perfect moment for you and I’m so happy that you found me. Best wishes always!