YellowBird Wedding

because simple is beautiful

September 3rd was amazing because I got to spend it with Ariana and Louigi for their wedding day! Was I almost in tears when I arrived at Kotecki’s and saw their Up themed wedding? Yes. Everything about it was touching and beautiful and I was excited to share it with them. It was lovely outside as they made their way to the gazebo, Louigi tearing up as Ariana stepped outside. They seemed nervous, but happy and after their vows and a family sand ceremony, they were nervously and quickly kissing as husband and wife, ready to get out of the limelight and to start enjoying family and friends! Congratulations Louigi and Ariana. I’m so glad he wasn’t catfishing you Ariana 🤣🤣🤣because you are the perfect couple!

August 15th was a very special day at the Japanese Gardens in Delaware Park. Alicia and September were getting married! It was warm and sunny out as guests excitedly gathered, waiting for the two brides to take their place. As they both walked down, they looked beautiful, nervous, and excited. Their vows to each other were so meaningful and their handfasting ceremony was extra amazing because Alicia’s Grandparents, who have been married for 53 years, tied their ribbons! It was a perfect moment as they declared their love, jumped over the broom, and kissed as a married couple, joined together forever! Congratulations September and Alicia! I was honored to be a part of your day and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Hayloft in the Grove never disappoints as a gorgeous wedding venue. And when you’re a hilarious and wonderful couple like Erin and Craig, it’s even more magical. And on August 14th, I was able to share an amazing moment with them, WHILE IT WAS LIVE PAINTED! I mean I’ve seen many cool things at weddings, but having someone paint the ceremony spot to end with their kiss was 👏👏👏
I really loved Erin and Craig, and Erin and Craig really loved the Bills…as was understood by their ring bearer sign and vows…many Bills references in the vows! And I loved it all. It was so them and unique and a fun moment to be a part of. And after they kissed and walked out together as husband and wife, a bagpiper started as a surprise to Erin’s dad! He was sobbing, I was almost sobbing, and it was a wonderful day. Congratulations Craig and Erin! You’re such a perfect couple and I wish you a lifetime of happiness and Bill’s wins!

August 7th was such a beautiful day, and if you were at Knox Farm State Park, you were one of the lucky ones. But the luckiest of all was Joelle and Graham, because not only are they adorable people, but they were getting married and it was a perfect wedding! Outside in the sunshine, a violinist made beautiful music, as guests gathered to watch Joelle and Graham vow to continue loving each other, as they smiled, and joked, and laughed as a giant thunder boom erupted out of no where! They were relaxed and able to go with the flow, which creates a perfect moment. They are so well matched, and I was so happy to pronounce them husband and wife! Congratulations Graham and Joelle! Thank you for sharing your day with me and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

July 24th was threatening rain, but it was so green and beautiful in Stafford, NY, in Samantha’s parents backyard, it was hard to remember to be nervous about it. When I arrived I found Sam chillin’ with her bridesmaid’s (and the cutest sleepy puppers), and getting excited about things starting. Tim took me around to see how things would work in this amazing space, and I gawked at what a pretty alter it was with a giant pond behind them. It did start to sprinkle a little bit as Sam was walking, but she looked so beautiful I’m not sure anyone noticed. They smiled at each other and read their beautiful vows and I was reminded how magical these moments can be. It may be raining on you, but who cares when you’re telling your person how much you love them. It reminds you what is important in life. After I sped up my talk a bit (I didn’t want then too wet), it felt like no time before they were kissing as husband and wife! Congratulations Tim and Samantha. You’ve been together a long time and this seemed like a moment that was worth waiting for for. Best wishes always.

The Turning Point Homestead is an amazing wedding spot, and I was so happy I found myself there on June 26th for Lisa and Mark’s wedding. They are a really fun and unique couple that you can tell were made for each other. They both seemed really calm and happy for the moment that was about to happen. Their guests were full of gusto and everyone was instantly having a great time. They stood outside under their beautiful arch, and after saying their vows to one another, tied their hands together in one of our oldest traditions, a handfasting ceremony. It was perfect for them and a truly lovely moment. Soon enough they were kissing and the crowd was erupting with love! Congratulations Mark and Lisa! Thank you for letting me share in your day and I wish you the best! Much love!

June 19th was a rainy day, but not for the stunning ceremony of Karolyn and Ken at the Glenora Wine Cellars, in the Finger Lakes. The rain held off so that they could hold hands and lock eyes with a stunning background as they vowed to love each other til the end. It was a very emotional ceremony. Once Ken’s dad read his own written blessing in the middle, I knew we were all done for. There wasn’t a dry eye including Ken (and possibly myself). It was such a beautiful moment for two beautiful people, and when they got chocked up delivering their vows to one another, you knew you were watching something special. Congratulations Ken and Karolyn! It’s clear that you’re meant to be and I wish you a lifetime of happy, love filled days.

June 18th I found myself at the Avanti Mansion for an amazing wedding. Kristin and Marquis are too stinking cute & perfect and I was very excited to share in their day. It was a scorcher for sure, but I’m in my summer wedding zone so those sun rays just roll off of me (and down my back in the form of sweat😂 ). Marquis was super excited and his stood with his mom, ready to escort her out, and Kristin looked beautiful and ready to go! When they stood across from each other I could see their love and they whispered to one another and smiled and laughed and it was wonderful to be a part of. I was so happy to pronounce them husband and wife and they went in for the biggest kiss! Congratulations Marquis and Kristin! You’re a wonderful couple and I see a long and happy life ahead of you. Much love!

June 12th was magical…and I mean it since it was a Harry Potter themed wedding! Quickest way to my heart. At Templeton Landing Alicia and Justin had everything set up to match their “nerd” personalities, which I loved! The mimosa glass was the best of all (see below). It was a scorcher out and I could tell Justin was going to have an expiration date, but once Alicia made her way to him and stood beside him, he seemed completely comfortable. I think that is a real theme in their relationship. They shared their meaningful written vows, and while not everyone could hear them, it made them all the more special. They were for each other (and luckily an eavesdropper like me). Soon they were kissing and hurrying over to the shade! Congratulations Justin and Alicia! There is no denying that the two of you are perfect together and I see a long, happy, and magical future for the two of you!

June 11th was gorgeous, especially at Niagara Falls on Goat Island. It was a perfect intimate moment for Dayna and Joel who said their “I do’s” in front of roaring water. It did mean I had to yell in their faces a teeny bit, but they didn’t seem to mind. They only seemed aware of each other and what a special moment it was. They held hands and eyes the entire time, and when it was time for their kiss as husband and wife, it was full of sunshine and love. Congratulations Joel and Dayna! It was such a perfect moment for the two of you and I’m sure just one of many perfect moments in your future!