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Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Let me first go back in time with a personal reflection. Some of my favorite wedding photos were waiting for me in my mailbox—a literal, real, next-to-the-curb one—when I arrived home from my honeymoon. The year was 2000. They were glossy prints from my friend Meredith, who had photographed us exchanging vows and walking back down the aisle in a set of lovely, candid…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

It’s a common progression of the wedding-planning process. At some point—typically one involving paper stocks or napkin fabrics—many couples remark that they could really use a drink. And that’s the perfect moment to consider one of the hottest trends in U.S. weddings: signature wedding cocktails. “We’re seeing that signature cocktails are as ubiquitous as a wedding has…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Showstopping spreads From a heart-shaped doughnut pegboard to cake pops that look like mini-tuxedoes, Marisa Battaglia has made a career out of turning people’s wildest ideas into sweet Pinterest-worthy dessert tables. As owner and creative director of B Sweet Designs, she creates custom dessert tables for weddings and special events, paying attention to each detail—cu…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

All the planning and preparation lead up to one single day, and for most, the whirlwind of your wedding will pass in the blink of an eye. Snapshots from the day turn into keepsakes for a lifetime—which is why choosing the right locations can be so important. From iconic settings and popular spots to hidden gems, local wedding photographers share their favorite backdrops…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Do “Go in open-minded. Listen to the girls who are working (at the store). They’re the ones who found my dress.” — Sarah “Show your personal style. Using little nods to your own tastes like bracelets, shoes or a pop of color can be fun and make the look your own.” — Taylor “Be secure in your decisions. Just know that you’ll know when it’s your dress.” — Natalie Don…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

These days, couples are moving away from old-school traditions—and instead creating their own. They’re nixing the cake completely, hiring out-of-the-box photographers, mixing up bridesmaid dress colors, working with local restaurants to give their guests a truly unique dining experience, and so much more to truly make their wedding a personal occasion. One of our favori…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Hotels abound. Honeymoon hotels do not. Even if you’re staying close to home, you want something intimate, romantic…and special. A place where you don’t necessarily feel compelled to leave. After all the hubbub and stress leading up to the wedding, isn’t that what honeymooning should be about? Here are a few places to find solace for two, listed within proximity to Buffalo…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Cristina Anderson and her husband, Tim, didn’t want a traditional honeymoon. Instead, they opted for a mini-moon. Following their wedding, the Buffalo couple spent three days at an all-inclusive resort in the Poconos—a stay that cost them a total of around $300 after finding a Groupon discount. “Our honeymoon wasn’t fancy and luxurious, but it was the perfect getaway…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Tens of thousands of wedding dresses are purchased each year—but to the individual brides selecting their gowns, it’s a unique, personal experience. The shopping process can be highly emotional, delightful and stressful all at the same time. So we asked five local brides to share what wedding dress shopping was like for them. And (no surprise) each had a unique story to te…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Maybe it’s all the photos that will be taken and framed forever. Maybe it’s the honeymoon bathing suit. Or maybe it’s the idea that a wedding day marks the start of a new chapter in life, and being the best version of you is the most valuable gift you can give yourself and your partner as you walk forward together. Whatever the reason, after the date is set and details …