YellowBird Wedding

because simple is beautiful

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 sweat๐Ÿ˜‚ ). 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!

May 22nd was a perfect day, in a perfect backyard, with a perfect couple, and PERFECT good boy! It was a wedding that matched Anna and A.J. and couldn’t have been lovelier. They had a gorgeous tent with everything set up, and their closest people there to celebrate with them. They seemed to take everything in stride, and I knew they were going to enjoy this moment, because it was another thing they were doing together. And wedding dogs are my absolute soft spot, so I was won over immediately. Congratulations A.J. and Anna. You really are so well matched and I was thrilled to be a part of your day.

May 7th was a rainy, yet beautiful day, which matched the energy that Lyndsey and Dustin give out. They had gotten married during quarantine, but now they were ready for their wedding with friends and family! The Timberlodge at Arrowhead is a lovely spot and I was so happy to see Lyndsey and Dustin again. And I have to say, they made me feel pretty special when they gave me my own corsage! They didn’t want to say their vows in front of everyone, which I really respected. They were sharing this big moment, but some words were just for them. Soon enough they were kissing as husband and wife for a second time, and the room couldn’t have been happier. Congratulations Dustin and Lyndsey. You’re truly a wonderful couple and I wish you much love always.

April 30th was full of cherry blossoms and a light breeze and most importantly, Nikita and Larice’s wedding at the Embassy Suites! When I arrived, Nikita was nervously waiting for guests (and her bride) to arrive. She looked beautiful, but I could tell wouldn’t feel completely comfortable until Larice was there holding her hands. When Larice did arrive, she seemed just as nervous and I was so excited to begin the ceremony and see their reactions as they stood side by side. Well, the tears came immediately and their love was a palpable thing. They held hands and smiled and couldn’t wait to kiss as forever partners! Congratulations Larice and Nikki! It was an honor to be a part of your day and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

April 24th was a magical day for Natalie and Dave. At the beautiful Curtiss Hotel, up on the roof, they said their “I do’s.” They’ve already become a little family with their two children, but this was just one more way for them to tell each other how happy they are that they found one another. It was a beautiful space, very intimate and low-key, and honestly felt perfect. They both seemed so genuinely happy that I knew nothing could go wrong for them. They held hands, smiled, and soon enough, were husband and wife. Congratulations Dave and Natalie! You’re so perfect together and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it. Best wishes always and thanks for my amazing glass full of sponge candy. That gets you to the top of my list ๐Ÿ™‚