Happy New Year everyone! The end of 2018 was such a whirlwind for me; I had an incredible holiday from Christmas with family, to one of my best friend’s weddings, to ringing the New Year in with friends. Hope everyone else sent 2018 off with a bang as well, and that everyone’s year is off to a fantastic start! Mine most definitely is because I spent the first few days of 2019 working on Ashley & Matt’s wedding and reliving this day makes me so happy! These two tied the knot on an early December day at the Avanti Mansion in Hamburg (just outside of Buffalo) and it was perfect!
I started off the day at their hotel for candids of Ashley getting ready and detail photos, and I kept getting distracted in the best way by the extreme cuteness of the flower girls which you’ll see in the photos below; they definitely weren’t camera shy! Ashley looked GORGEOUS in her wedding gown and I was so excited for Matt to see her during their First Look at the Avanti Mansion. I was thrilled Ashley & Matt were completely on board for a First Look, because with the early sunsets here this time of year it would’ve been impossible to get many daylight photos if we weren’t able to do so before the ceremony. Ashley & Matt clearly have great style, the color scheme of the guys’ navy suits, gold sequin bridesmaid dresses, and white flowers with flowing greenery and pops of red berries was just SO GOOD.
We finished up with outdoor photos just as it was getting dark and headed inside for their ceremony which was definitely one of the most special parts of the day. Afterwards it was party time, and after some pretty epic first dances, hilarious and heartfelt toasts, and a delicious dinner, the dance floor was packed all night! So thankful I got to capture this incredible day for Ashley & Matt and I’m excited to share a handful of my favorite shots with you here! Enjoy!
Hair: Brittany Eden Bauty
Makeup: Bred for Beauty by Jessica Marie
Flowers: Mary Beth Brotherton Hardie
Cookies: Sweets by Jesika / Jennifer Holt
Transportation: Fisher Bus Service
Ceremony Musicians: The String Brothers
Wedding Dress Store: Stella’s Bridal
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaids Dresses: Custom made by RenzRags
Suits: Charles Men’s Shop (Batavia)
Stationary: Martin and Rose
Wedding Rings: Hans Moeller Jewelers
Videographer: James Erb