YellowBird Wedding

because simple is beautiful

I love weddings at Pearl at the Webb. It’s a beautiful space and I feel that they get a lot of Buffalove weddings. And that was the case on April 29th for Trisha and Tony’s wedding! Bills paraphernalia? ✔ A dog in the ceremony? ✔ A happy and loving couple? ✔ Buffalo weddings rule!
I found Tony hanging out with his kids and their lovely puppers, eagerly awaiting the moment. When Trisha made her appearance she looked beautiful and happy. You could tell how much this moment meant to them. Also Tony walking down the aisle to the Rocky theme song, you really understood what a fun couple they are. Things got serious though for the ceremony. They looked at each other with love and feeling, and through their smiles I could feel the emotion. There was an uproarious cheer when they finally kissed as husband and wife. Congratulations Tony and Trisha! I wish you a long and happy life together, and all the pets Daphne can handle!

Ok, let me tell you, April 28th was a blast! I was lucky enough to find myself at 500 Pearl for Stephanie and Charles wedding! I know Stephanie, who is a wedding photographer (smwphotography), simply from so many weddings we’ve shared. And after getting to know each other a bit, she decided that she wanted me to marry her and her husband and I was honored! What I didn’t know is how much the two of them would make me laugh!
When I first arrived, Stephanie was nervous…with a large splash of anxious. I was surprised because Charles couldn’t have possibly been more chill, and after so many weddings I figured this would be commonplace for Stephanie. I. Was. Wrong. She immediately told me to start cutting out chunks of the ceremony to make it shorter which was hilarious and which I of course did (and more on the fly while I was performing the ceremony) and was explaining how much she hated being in front of people. I truly understood as soon as Stephanie made her way up the aisle to Charles and grabbed his hands…then his arms…then his shoulders…then stood way back from him…then toe to toe. And this went on the entire time. It was so cute! The guests loved it. You could see how nervous but excited she was. And there was Charles, keeping her as calm as he could and you knew she would only be able to do this with him by her side. After torturing her for a short time, I finally pronounced them husband and wife and the excitedly kissed and excitedly got back down that aisle! Congratulations Charles and Stephanie! I’m so glad to have met both of you and next time I see you Stephanie you won’t be enjoying such a day off! Best wishes!

April 15th was a lovely spring day, especially at the Hotel Lafayette for Angelica and Sean’s wedding. I saw the happy couple when I first arrived and they already seemed jazzed and ready to start the party. Which was saying a lot since Angelica had torn her ACL just days before. Her sneakers made her wedding gown look even better! By the time Angelica was walking down the aisle to where Sean and I stood, you wouldn’t know they had been casually hanging out with each other just minutes before. They both looked so emotionally hit by the moment and it was like they were seeing each other for the first time in a long time. It was a beautiful moment that continued through their vows and exchanged rings until finally it was time to grab one another for that kiss and a hug that spoke of so much love. Congratulations Sean and Angelica! You’re such a lovely couple and I’m sure there is a happy future ahead of you for all time!

March 25th was exciting because I got to check out a new venue, 500 Pearl, and I got to see Megan and Ji in person! They were so much fun when we first met and I knew this would be a special wedding. After I got lost inside the venue for a bit 😂 I found them inside their room with their wedding party, already having a great time. They seemed so happy and ready for this moment. It didn’t feel like something that made them nervous, but the most natural thing in the world. I stood at the altar with Ji as Megan made her way up, and then I saw all the emotion hit them (which is my favorite part of this whole thing)! They seemed very moved, but kept is all together to get through the amazing moment as I watched the audience cry around them. You could just tell how vested everyone was in this relationship and what a happy moment that was created when Megan and Ji said “I do.” Congratulations Ji and Megan! You’re such a well matched couple and I see such a happy life before you. Much love!

My first wedding of 2023 was on January 28th, and I was lucky enough to spend it at the Avanti Mansion with Melissa and William! They are such a sweet, quiet couple, and I was excited to see how they would react to each other on their big day. I found them both so joyful that the moment was here, seeing each other and then darting back to their separate spaces with their party. I checked in with family, made sure the correct people knew how the lighter worked for the candle ceremony (I’ve see mishaps…) and then headed up to the front to watch them walk in! Melissa came down from a grand staircase and then the two were face to face in front of everyone. I could feel some nerves, but as I began to speak and describe their love, I saw them loosen up and eventually laugh, and after their vows, they were holding hands and back to themselves, just a couple people in love, lucky enough to be getting married. Congratulations William and Melissa! There is no doubt the two of you were made for each other and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Thank you so much to all of our couples who have left us the most generous and beautiful reviews over the years. This means the world to us and we don’t take any of it for granted. Looking forward to another love filled year!

I really can’t believe it. To end my season with my 500th wedding! I never could have guessed back in 2008 when I married some friends of mine, that I would end up doing this most weekends for years and years! But here we are and I’m honored to have shared in some of the most beautiful moments of peoples’ lives!

And thank you to Karen and Megan, who are the best co-officiants out there. All together, YellowBird Wedding has married 768 couples! You’ve bestowed me with the most delightful reviews that keep me going, and I’m excited to see what the next year will bring. As always, all my love.

December 3rd was a very special day at Reikart House. Not only was it Megan and Branden’s wedding day, but it was my 500th wedding! I was so happy to share such a big day with them. At the rehearsal the day before, Megan was feeling kinda anxious. A lot was happening and it’s normal to be stressed, so it’s good she had her human destresser, Branden there. He always helps her feel calm and grounded. And by the day of the wedding, she was cool as a cucumber and they just looked so happy to be together. They would have eloped if they didn’t like hanging with their friends and family so much, because all they really wanted was to be married. And so we got to it!
I stood at the altar with Branden who was all smiles as Megan made her grand entrance in her gorgeous dress that made her look like a Disney princess! They were immediately holding hands and it was one of my favorite weddings because they listened, smiled, laughed, and were very present in the moment. I felt like they took in every word and thought about how it related to their relationship. Truly, by the time I was telling Branden to kiss the bride, I was feeling as emotional as some of the guests!
Congratulations Branden and Megan! You’re a perfect couple and I’m so glad I got to share my momentous moment with you. Best wishes always and thanks for the celebratory cake!

Buffalo and the surrounding area was hit by a giant snowstorm on November 25th that kept raging for a few days while people stayed buried in their houses. But multiple feet of snow was not gonna stop Jasmine and Ethan from getting married, outdoors, in the Japanese Garden. Now that is dedication to love! It was a very intimate affair. Just the two of them, bundled in their coats and hats, with a couple photographers and one friend to witness. Hilarious side note, when the witness arrived we realized I had married her 8 years earlier! Small world!
While it was chilly outside, it was gorgeous, with fresh snow blanketing everything, and Jasmine and Ethan held hands as they read their personalized vows, squeezed some tight rings onto cold hands, and kissed as husband and wife. Congratulations Ethan and Jasmine! It was such a pleasure to get to know you and share in your day. I hope for no distance between the two of you for all your days!

No one could have predicted how absolutely beautiful November 5th would be at the Ellicottville Brewing Company for Katy and Tyler’s wedding, but it was and I was thankful! They are so adorable and deserved a perfect day. Being inside the brewery is always amazing, with the giant silos full of hops and barley (or so says I without actually looking up what’s in them) and it’s a really cool environment to be in. The couple was hanging out with their wedding party being completely cool and relaxed and ready for their big moment. Everyone was already having a great time and that energy continued all the up to the altar. They held hands and smiled at each other and I could tell at times were in their own little world. I was so happy when I finally got to announce them as husband and wife and watch them kiss a bunch of times in pure joy! Congratulations Tyler and Katy! I’m honored I got to share the moment with you and that it was clear from the moment I met you how right you are together. Much love!