Kim + Tom
The first official wedding of the season is in the books, and it sure was a pretty one. Kim and Tom had visions of whimsical bohemian details combined with a rustic urban setting, so a wedding at Hotel Lafayette and Pearl St. Brewery in Buffalo, NY was in order!
Kim and Tom brought in some real pros to see their vision through. Vintage pieces from Quaint Rentals were styled by Rebecca Duda and the greens and flowers arranged by Alicia Reilly over at William’s Florist topped it all off. Kim REALLY wanted lush greens for her portraits, and, well, the trees hadn’t bloomed here in Buffalo yet. We made the most of it though and rolled with some lush browns and spring blooms instead. At the end of the day, it all created the perfect backdrop for Kim and Tom’s family and friends to come together, from all over the world, to celebrate their union.
Steve and I began the day with Kim and Tom at the Lofts on Pearl in Buffalo, NY. These hotel rooms are amazing for wedding preparation. They have big windows allowing for gorgeous natural light and beautiful exposed brick walls and wood floors for that warm rustic modern look.
Time for a Hotel Lafayette wedding in Buffalo, NY!
The courtyard at the Hotel Lafayette is one of the most unique spots for a wedding ceremony in Buffalo. Guests are always surprised when they walk outside and see this charming courtyard waiting for them.
Before leaving the Hotel Lafayette, guests gathered in front of the hotel for a balloon release. I love the video coverage of this that my friend Andy Morin captured!
From the Hotel Lafayette we ventured to Delaware Park, also in Buffalo, to create the couples wedding portraits with their wedding party. Delaware Park is a classic location for pictures with so much variety to offer! From the Ivy Bridge to Hoyt Lake, the Albright Knox Art Gallery and everything in between, there are different types of backdrops to suit all tastes. But first, wedding champagne!
Off to the ever charming and cozy Pearl Street Brewery in Buffalo, NY for the wedding reception!
Kim and Tom’s wedding reception featured so many special personal touches, including a traditional Vietnamese wedding tea ceremony! The tradition calls for the parents sit around a small table and the bride and groom then serve the parents tea. Afterwards, the parents offer their wedding gifts to the couple.
Tom is an Irish American from Niagara Falls, and, well, a brewery reception seems like upholding enough Irish tradition for this lass.
Many thanks to Kim and Tom for including us in this celebration! It has been a blast! Additional thanks to all these amazing vendors who brought this event to life:
Preparation: Lofts on Pearl
Ceremony: Hotel Lafayette
Portraits: Delaware Park
Reception: Pearl St. Grill & Brewery
Flowers: William’s Florist / Alicia Reilly
Styling: Quaint Rentals / Rebecca Duda
Makeup: Makeup by Allina / Allina Morticella
Hair: Beauty by Summer / Summer Slomka
Cake: Village Bake Shop
Donuts: Paula’s Donuts
Video: Andy Morin
Groom’s Tux: Bureau