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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! :)

A Summer Day on the Green: Tony and Theresa's Diamond Hawk Golf Course Wedding

On a warm Saturday in June, Tony and Theresa gathered their families and friends to celebrate their marriage together, and what a beautiful day they had! These newlyweds were so easy going and pleasant that they made photographing their day a piece of cake!

We met the two of them early that afternoon for their ceremony in Hamburg. Theresa was all smiles on the limo bus with her girls while Tony was inside with his groomsmen, fastening boutineers in final preparation before the ceremony would begin.

After the ceremony, we all headed over to Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Depew. Before the reception began, we ventured out on the green by way of golf carts for some fun shots with the bridal party. What a ride!

We were happy to have Kelsey Watroba of Kelsey Gene Photography as our assistant for this wedding, and we are pleased to feature some of her photos here on the blog. Thanks for coming along for the ride, Kelsey:)

The tall grasses in these summer fields were just perfect for photographing these newlyweds. These images are simply, beautiful!

The time had come for the bride and groom to make their reception entrance! As it worked out, were able to steal them away for a couple of golden hour shots just before sunset.

Once the bride and groom officially opened the dance floor, the party did not stop! We love seeing everyone have such a good time!

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Tony and Theresa, congratulations on your wedding day - and thanks again for choosing us to capture your memories. We wish you both the best in your new journey as husband and wife!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography: 2014 Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, we can't say "thank you" enough to all of our clients who helped make 2014 such a memorable and fun year for photography! Especially though, we have to thank our wedding clients for entrusting us to capture the memories of their special day. With so many choices for wedding photography out there these days, we really feel honored when our clients choose us! It means a great deal to read a review or receive an email or a hand-written card expressing how much our former brides and grooms enjoyed working with us and how much they and their families love their wedding photos!

In this vein, we are happy to share a recap of some of our favorite moments captured during the year. We've even slipped in some kind words our clients have shared with us. So please enjoy this year in review!

Thanks (and congrats) again to our 2014 clients! We hope to see you and your friends and family at a future event down the road! :)

Joe & Miranda - Kloc's Grove, West Seneca NY

I wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did on our wedding pictures, they are truly wonderful and bring us right back to that day. Its obvious from the pictures you both love what you do, and Iโ€™ve received nothing but compliments about you guys. Everyone thought you did a great job and took beautiful shots.
— Miranda

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 - Tews Falls, Ontario

Thank you so very much for making our wedding day unforgettable. Your pictures are absolutely stunning and we love them!
— Alex & Suzie

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 - Freedom Run Winery, Lockport, NY

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

Mike & Ryen

Bridal - The Foundry Suites, Buffalo, NY / Wedding - Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Depew, NY

It is hard to express in words how amazing Tim & Dee are both professionally and personally. I guarantee after the first meeting with them you will be hooked. I remember being stressed about finding photography. I wanted to make sure I found the best one. As soon as my husband and I meet with Tim and Dee, we knew that they were the one and we could not have been more correct. They are extremely passionate about their work. They make sure that they are capturing the essence of you as โ€œthe couple.โ€ They always had great suggestions and worked hard to make sure everything was perfect. They are great people and my husband and I truly enjoyed working with them and having them a part of our special day. They blew our high expectations out of the water. Thank you!!!
— Ryen

Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Bridal Venue: Foundry Suites

Bride's Hair and Makeup by: Beauty by Yaz

Limo Service Provided by:  Status Limo

DJ:  Whirlin' Disc Sound

Reception Venue:  Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant

Hotel Accommodations by:  Salvatore's Grand Hotel

Special Thanks to:  Foundry Suites

Andrew & Michelle - Finger Lakes Wedding at Emerson Park Pavilion, Auburn, NY

Thank you for putting our concerns about being in front of a camera at ease. You two are a dynamic team. So many of our guests exclaimed how fun and professional you were. We want to also thank you for orchestrating one of our favorite moments, dancing on the porch with the music pouring out of the pavilion with only the porch lights illuminating the porch. That dance and walk in the park is so natural for us. Thank you again.
— Andrew & Michelle
This past weekend Tim and his wife did my sonโ€™s and now daughter in laws weddingโ€”I am going to say on record they were unbelievableโ€”-Tim moved like he was โ€œman on a missionโ€ and hustled every minute to simply get the perfect shots!!! The two of them were terrific together and did an outstanding job. I would strongly recommend them.
— Father of the Groom
Amazing and very professional. They even did family pictures for my family that weekend. Wonderful experience!
— Jessica

Photography by: Ascension Visionary Concepts

Reception Venue:  Noah Liff Opera Center

Bride's Apparel by: Glitz Nashville

Bride's Makeup & Hair by: Melonie Berry

Bridesmaid Apparel: The Dessy Group

Groom's and Groomsmen Apparel: Street Tuxedo

Flowers by: Emmaโ€™s

Wedding Cakes by: Dulce Desserts

Wedding Planner:  Events by Jared

Limo Service by:  Nashville's Top Limo

Zachary & Marie - Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, Gasport, NY

Tim and Deanne were wonderful photographers. They were fun to work with and seemed to be everywhere on our wedding day. The quality of the pictures we received were outstanding and their wedding album designs were fantastic.
— Marie

Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts:  http://www.avisionaryconcept.com/

Wedding Venue - Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards:  http://www.beckerfarms.com/

Bride's Hair by KaLu Salon in Amherst and Lockport, NY:  http://www.kalusalonandspa.com

Flowers by Elaine's Flower Shoppe in Depew, NY:  http://www.elainesflowershoppe.biz

Cake by Dorothy Morton, Becker Farms, Gasport, NY:  http://www.beckerfarms.com/

Ryan & Katy - Hayloft in the Grove, East Aurora, NY

I couldnโ€™t have asked for a better photographer and couldnโ€™t be happier with their services!
— Katy
We were thrilled when Tim & Deanne agreed to be our photographers for our Big Day! They were generous with their time beforehand making sure that through our phone/Skype conversations they had a crystal clear view of what we wanted...and they delivered... with perfection and professionalism. Thanks so much for traveling from Buffalo to Baltimore to capture our day. So many precious, happy, fun and funny moments! Never to be forgotten!!
— Risha

Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Flowers by: Raimondi's Florist of Maryland - www.raimondisflorist.com

Reception Venue: Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering (Perry Hall, Maryland) - www.liberatores.com

Bride's Gown by: David's Bridal - www.davidsbridal.com

Groom's Suit by COOGI Luxe

Bridesmaids' dresses by: Alfred Angelo - www.alfredangelo.com

Michelle & Andrew's Finger Lakes Wedding at Auburn's Emerson Park Pavilion

When Michelle and Andrew came together to celebrate their wedding day with their friends and families this summer in the Finger Lakes, it was a truly beautiful event. The two chose Emerson Park Pavilion as the location for their ceremony and reception. The breath-taking waterfront scenery of this lovely park nestled in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region made for some truly gorgeous wedding photography. Here along Owasco Lake, we met Michelle and her girls before the ceremony for a few portraits before the wedding.  Love how they turned out!

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How sweet was it to happen upon this classic car at the park? We love it!

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At the pavilion on the other side of the park, Andrew and his groomsmen were patiently awaiting the start of the ceremony. Closely accompanying Andrew was his little shadow, RJ. This handsome fellow was so cute as he imitated Andrew's every move!

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During the ceremony, in addition to exchanging rings, the two exchanged roses as symbols of their love for each other.

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A kiss later, and we were on our way to capture a few photographs of the happy newlyweds and their bridal party!

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After our stroll through the park with the bridal party, we returned to the gorgeous pavilion for the ceremony.

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Michelle and Andrew thought about everything for the enjoyment of their guests - down to the games for the kids and the "iPad" photo booth. So cute!

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These two romantics stepped outside to enjoy a dance on the veranda as the live music of 3 West filled the summer air around them. Beautiful!

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Back inside, 3 West kept the crowd dancing with an awesome variety of songs hand-picked by the bride and the groom. This dynamic acoustic duo out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania were as pleasant to be around as they were to listen to, as you can see by the shots below. How sweet is that?

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Michelle and Andrew, we had a great time photographing your wedding! Thanks for choosing us to capture your wedding day. We wish you both many, many more romantic dances to come in your life together as husband and wife!

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Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Venue:  Emerson Park Pavilion

Musical Entertainment:  3 West