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#dreandlishitched15: A Spencerport Wedding at Plantation Party House

The weeks just seemed to fly by from the time we photographed Andre and Melissa's engagement session, and suddenly their Spencerport wedding day was upon us. As we headed down I-90 from Buffalo to Rochester, surrounded by sunshine and the deep green of mid-summer trees, we could see it was shaping up to be a beautiful day.

We caught up with Melissa just as she was finishing up hair and makeup.  The blue in her details and bridesmaids dresses were the perfect compliment to her blue eyes--and the bright summer sky!

Melissa had multiple sets of jewelry and was still undecided until the moment she got dressed. Just then, a family member volunteered her diamond studs, and everyone agreed it was the perfect "something borrowed" that she needed to complete her wedding day look!

Meanwhile down the hall, Andre and his groomsmen were all suited up, just waiting for the ceremony to begin. Love the purple and blue orchid boutonniere against Andre's grey suit.  Just sharp!

Just before the ceremony, Andre came to exchange a gift and private sentiments with his bride. Although they didn't see each other, this hand-hold around the door was definitely the next best thing!

Andre personally rolled out the "white carpet" for his bride's walk down the aisle. With that, the ceremony began. It was a beautiful sight to see Melissa's father escort her toward her groom as friends and family looked on.

Next stop, Spencerport's Plantation Party House, where first we captured a few portraits of the stunning bride, followed by some fun shots with the bridal party.

We had such a hard time narrowing down our favorite couple shots from this wedding. So we stopped narrowing. Enjoy! :)

Meanwhile inside the Party House, the guests were assembled and ready for the party to start!

We absolutely love the happy smiles on the faces the bride and groom's parents as they prepared to make their reception entrance. Everyone in the bridal party was ready to celebrate--but especially Melissa and Andre!

After speeches and dinner, the reception guests meandered along the grounds of the Plantation Party House, enjoying each other's company both indoors and out in the warm evening breeze. Since the newlyweds were soon to move to Hawaii, this day was all about having a good time with their friends and family...and that they did!

As the couple took their turns on the dance floor, first with each other, then with their parents, there was not a dry eye in the house. Such beautiful moments!

The dancing was just getting started, and once it did, it never stopped. This bunch nearly brought down the Party House!

The bride and groom couldn't have looked happier as they made a jovial exit to glow sticks!

And since we were all outside...why not get our final shots of the night alongside the couple's sweet wedding day ride?

Andre and Melissa - best wishes to the two of you as you begin your new life together in tropical Hawaii! So glad you chose us to capture your wedding-day send off from Western New York! Congratulations! Aloha! :)

From Garden to Ballroom: Julian & Priscilla's Ballroom 384 Wedding Day

On a brilliantly sunny day in May, after much anticipation and planning, Julian and Priscilla gathered their friends and family together to celebrate the start of their new chapter in life together. What a pleasure it was for us to be there to photograph their wedding day and all its beauty in beautiful downtown Rochester.

We met Julian and his groomsmen at the Strathallan Hotel, looking sharp and proper. With his brother at his side and close friends at the ready, he was prepared for anything and everything the day would bring!

Over at East Avenue Inn and Suites, Priscilla had her company of women surrounding her, keeping her calm, cool, and smiling. What a beautiful bride!

Julian and Priscilla decided they would have their first looks at each other at the picturesque Warner Castle and Sunken Garden of Highland Park. These two were all smiles upon seeing each other's face for the first time that day. Nothing's more beautiful than that!

What a joy to capture their expressions as they viewed their guest signature book together for the first time, reliving the images from their engagement session

This distinguished bridal party really brought the gardens to life with their vibrant colors. The ladies, stunning in lavender, stood out like gems. And the gentlemen, well...just dapper!

Finally we were off to City Grill's Ballroom 384 where all the guest were gathered for the ceremony. The venue lighting and decor were perfect accents for the occasion. 

While the Ballroom underwent transformation for dinner, the guests were off to enjoy the cocktail hour in the Grillroom and on the patio.

A little later in the evening, it was time to head back over to the Grillroom for first dances. The bride and groom kicked off the party with not one, not two, but three dances - a slow dance, a salsa, and an old school jam. From that moment on, the dance floor was packed and everyone was dancing the night away! 

Julian and Priscilla - thanks for having us capture your wedding day memories! it was our pleasure to again work with your family and ensure you have memories to treasure for years to come. We wish you both every happiness as you continue life's journey as husband and wife!

Miranda and Joe's Kloc's Grove Wedding Celebration

When planning their wedding day, Miranda and Joe had one primary objective in mind: to have a good time with their family and friends! So when their Kloc's Grove Wedding Day arrived, they did exactly that! Kloc's garden pavilion provided a beautiful outdoor summer venue to photograph their wedding day celebration!

Miranda chose to get dressed in the bridal suite at Kloc's Grove. Her sister was there by her side, to make sure she looked perfect before the ceremony began.

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Joe had a little help as well, as he and his groomsmen suited up for the big event.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda's daughter Lilee was so excited to toss the flower petals in advance of her mommy's entrance. Joe couldn't hold back his smile as he watched his father-in-law escort his lovely bride down that aisle.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Miranda's teardrop bouquet of blue and purple flowers made every shot with her lovely bridal party that much more stunning.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda's youngest daughter Bailee slept through the entire ceremony and was just waking up when we were photographing her mom here. She was just so happy to be in her mommy's arms!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Between dinner and dancing, Joe and Miranda and a few friends stepped away from the party to send off heart-shaped paper lanterns at dusk. A cloudless sky was the perfect canvas for painting the night sky with light and color!  

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The pavilion lit with white string lights really brought the romance to Joe and Miranda's first dance. Their expressions helped a lot too :)

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

From this moment on, it was all about the dancing. Everyone - including the DJ - was definitely there to have a good time!

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda - thanks so much for choosing us to capture your wedding day! We hope the photos we captured allow you relive the memory of your beautiful wedding day for years to come! 

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Wedding Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Wedding Venue:  Kloc's Grove

Bride and Bridesmaid Apparel by:  David's Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Apparel by:  Tuxedo Junction

Florist: Expressions Floral and Gift Shoppe of Hamburg

DJ and Catering Service:  Kloc's Sound & Catering

Alex & Suzie's Beautiful Tews Falls Wedding

There was just something special about Alex & Suzie's Tews Falls wedding day. As we were editing images, it was like every photograph transported us back to remind us how perfect their day was (as you can see by this really, really long post). True, the weather cooperated completely and the late summer foliage at Hamilton's Tews Falls Park could not have been more scenic, but the most beautiful part about photographing their wedding day was the love and joy that beamed from their faces. True story.

We met Suzie at her friend's apartment, just as she was getting her final touches done on her makeup. Even while sporting big curlers, Suzie was still super cute!

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Suzie's tea-length dress was simple elegance at its best, accented with diamonds, pearls, bright coral shoes and rose bouquet, a 50s-style birdcage veil fascinator...and of course tequila shot glasses. Why not?

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Just a few zips, buttons, and one approving kiss later, Suzie's bridesmaids had her dressed and ready to go!

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Alex and Suzie decided on "first looks" before the wedding at Tews Falls Park. That's where we caught up with Alex and his groomsmen, relaxed and dressed sharp. Love the turquoise paisley neckties from The Tie Bar!

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Meanwhile, we took a few more photos of Suzie and her lovely ladies while she anticipated seeing her groom for the first time that day. Love these!

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We have to say as photographers, we LOVE first looks. It's so wonderful to have the latitude to capture the expressions of the bride and groom first seeing each other privately in a relaxed atmosphere before the wedding. First looks make for some absolutely stunning photos. Here, Suzie is subtly reminding us to "hush" as she heads over to tap her groom on the shoulder and see his face light up as he turns around! 

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Did we mention how much we love first looks? :)

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After a great time with the bridal party at Tews Falls Park, it was time to head over to the Kingdom Hall for their ceremony. The look on Alex's face as Suzie's father walked her down the aisle was equally matched by the expression on her face after she kissed her groom for the first time as his wife. So much love in the house! :)

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The bridal party asked to make one more stop on the way to the reception at Detour Roasters Coffee House in Dundas. It was a perfectly fine cafe to have a hot drink freshly brewed or a cold drink freshly tapped. Or to just be photographed.

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Finally, Alex and Suzie arrived at the Copetown Community Center to kick off the reception with their first dance. It was sweet and silly, as they danced and sang "opera style" to each other.

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After the parent dances, Alex and Suzie started the party off with a demonstration of the Virginia Reel, followed by a 15-minute rendition of it to the tune of "Cotton-Eye Joe." From that moment on, the dance floor was packed!

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Alex and Suzie - thanks for choosing us to photograph your day! We were glad to both capture it as your photographers, and celebrate it as your friends! We hope you enjoy reliving the moment for eons to come! :)

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Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Bride and Bridesmaid Apparel:  Etsy.com

Bride's Makeup:  Holly Siddons

Bride's Hair:  Alana Goodwin

Groom's Ties:  The Tie Bar

Florist:  Young's Floral Market (bouquet by Mariann Dolina)

Photo Locations:  Tews Falls and Detour Roasters Coffee House 

Reception Hall:  Copetown Community Centre

Julian & Nakita's Freedom Run Winery Wedding

How quickly the time flew from Julian and Nakita's Buffalo Outer Harbor Engagement Session to their Freedom Run Winery wedding day! Before we knew it, we were headed out to Niagara Wheatfield to photograph their outdoor wedding ceremony at the home of Nakita's family.

Among the details that made this day special was Nakita's vintage romantic wedding dress and the simple elegance of her bouquet. Gorgeous!

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Nakita and her bridesmaids got all dolled up while wearing the prettiest coordinating robes!

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Julian was also looking sharp, as he and his groomsmen got themselves prepared in another wing of the house. Love the suit! 

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After Nakita made her final touches, we had just enough time to capture a few portraits of the bride-to-be. Her look came together beautifully.

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During the outdoor ceremony, from the moment Nakita's father walked her to her groom to the moment they exchanged vows, these two were all smiles! 

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Love the style and romance of this couple!

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Before long, we were headed over to Freedom Run Winery in Lockport to begin the celebration! Nakita and Julian started off the evening with their first dance in the unique space of the Barrel Room.

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After speeches and cake, it was time to get some dancing on and have a little photo booth fun!

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As the evening drew to a close, their friends and family gathered outside to see them off with a sparkler exit.

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Julian and Nakita - we're so glad the two of you had a joyous event to celebrate your start as husband and wife! We hope you continue to be best friends as you begin this next chapter of your life! Congrats!

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Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Bridal Bouquet by:  Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale

DJ: Phenomenon Events

Bride's Makeup:  SalleyNycole Esthetics & Makeup Artistry

Bride's Hair:  Monique Latrice

Cake by:  Dessert Deli

Reception Dinner Catered by: Giancarlos Events

Reception Venue:  Freedom Run Winery