View More: http://bellaartphoto.pass.us/jjesessionThis charming, young couple in love has completely won us over with their adorable engagement shoot! Driven to have engagement photos that were more unique that reflected their own personalities, Jenerfer and Jason met Ashley of Bella Art Photography at the Cobblestone Museum in Albion, NY for a day of nostalgia and romance! While the couple chose their own outfits from local thrift shops, Bella Art brought the perfect props!

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Don’t miss the creative wedding ideas, cocktails, DIY crafts, fashion shows and of course, all of the incredible vendors at our upcoming Buffalo and Rochester Bridal Shows!! Get your tickets today!

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paper_planeWhile most signature cocktails featured at The Mansion are original recipes, the Paper Plane is an understandable exception. Created by award winning New-York-by-way-of-Chicago mixologist, Sam Ross, this drink is so well balanced and unique that The Mansion’s beverage team just had to share it!

The Mansion’s bartenders have been obsessed with the combination of bourbon and Aperol, so they took a small liberty with this ‘almost perfect’ cocktail that originally called for a more bitter Campari, and added the sweetness of Aperol in its place.

The whimsical addition of the origami-esque garnish is the idea of Beverage Manager, Lisa Vitello, and could serve as a great way to add yet another layer of customization to your wedding events.

Personalization throughout the wedding timeline will continue to be a trend in 2017. From engagement announcements to showers to reception, the addition of personal, thematic elements that your guests can see, touch or taste will add layers of detail to your chosen wedding themes at all of your wedding events.

It’s already de rigueur to accessorize with a signature cocktail, monogrammed cocktail napkins, or creative guest book and wedding favors – so give your guests something to talk about with unexpected flourishes that feature your personal wedding themes.  The garnish for your signature cocktail is ripe for personalization.  Imagine this craft paper plane garnish in your color palette instead, or printed with your alma mater’s logo or images of the cities you’ve visited together – whatever represents your theme, or you as a couple, best.

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Ingredients:

3/4 oz. Eagle Rare Bourbon

3/4 oz. Aperol

3/4 oz. Amaro

3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

Personalized origami-esque paper plane garnish

  • Place a generous amount of ice in a mixing glass
  • Add bourbon, aperol, amaro & lemon juice
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass
  • Finish with your personalized garnish, pierced with a wooden cocktail pick

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Located in downtown Buffalo, The Mansion on Delaware Avenue is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning historic boutique luxury hotel that combines Second Empire architecture with modern elegance and comforts. Stay for the night, or host your special event with the style and high-class services that MoDA offers! Follow them on social media to stay up-to-date with various special events where you yourself can try out the delicious, hand crafted cocktails or sample their world-renown wine list!
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue – 414 Delaware Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14202 – 716.886.3300

 

Don’t miss The Mansion, and over 30 other vendors at our upcoming Buffalo and Rochester Bridal Shows!! Don’t miss out on the wedding inspiration, cocktails, DIY ideas, fashion shows and the best line up of wedding vendors in WNY! Get your tickets today!

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Our inspiration for our most recent styled shoot comes from combining a lofty, yet industrial warehouse space with the glamour that all WNY brides are seeking. We wanted to combine old with new, and pare everything down to it’s simplest, and cleanest form to contrast the rougher backdrop of the warehouse at beautiful SPACE Buffalo.  Rich jewel tones and hints of gold combined with clean, crisp marble and chic gowns bring elegance to refine the surroundings. Modern furniture and accessories were the finishing touch for this unique inspirational shoot. This is our modern love letter to our dear city.

/ / / / Creative Styling: Buffalo & Rochester Indie Weddings / Photography: City Lights Studio Photography / Event Design and Decor: Costamagna Design / Venue: SPACE Buffalo / Bride: Marina Boswell / Bridesmaids: Olivia Ahearn & Bridget O’Brien / Hair and Makeup: Salon Elizabeth / Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaids Dresses: Something Blue by Leeandi’s / Bridal Accessories and Veils: B In a Bonnet / Catering:  Private Knives / Desserts: Fairy Cakes / Florals: Buffalo Floral Art / Invitations: Anchored by Design / Rentals: McCarthy Tents and Rentals / Jewelry: Pegs Hardware/ / / /
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We have been so inspired by our talented wedding artisans within our organization, that we decided to pull them together to create this glamorous styled shoot! We created an overall theme, inspired by our city; reclaiming what is old and reinventing it to become modern, and let our vendors run wild with the idea. They each brought their own unique ideas, designs, and creative products to the shoot, and the end result was STUNNING. We couldn’t be happier.

Be sure to save the date for our fall bridal shows for your chance to meet our vendors in person, and catch our awe-inspiring fashion shows throughout the day! Details and tickets available here. Reserve yours today so you don’t miss out!

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MODERN LOVE LETTERS :
Creative Styling: Buffalo & Rochester Indie Weddings / Photography: City Lights Studio Photography / Event Design and Decor: Costamagna Design / Venue: SPACE Buffalo / Bride: Marina Boswell / Bridesmaids: Olivia Ahearn & Bridget O’Brien / Hair and Makeup: Salon Elizabeth / Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaids Dresses: Something Blue by Leeandi’s / Bridal Accessories and Veils: B In a Bonnet / Catering:  Private Knives / Desserts: Fairy Cakes / Florals: Buffalo Floral Art / Invitations: Anchored by Design / Rentals: McCarthy Tents and Rentals / Jewelry: Pegs Hardware


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Hey Brides, Hey!   My name is Beth and I’m the owner/designer at B in a Bonnet,  and oh how I love all things bridal. bethphoto
My love affair with weddings started at a very young age.  I was a bleary eyed eight year old when my Mom woke me up for Princess Diana’s wedding at 5 am, and back then you had to watch live television! In between spoonfuls of lucky charms, and my Mom saying how wrinkled Diana’s dress had become, I became mesmerized by her 25 foot train.  I was instantly fascinated – Total goner!  The bridal bug had bit me.  

Transforming vintage & current supplies into bridal accessories is B in a Bonnet’s specialty.  I specialize in reconstructions of bridal gowns into bridal belts & headpieces.  Whether I find my goodies at antique stores, estate sales, or a thrift stores, I always squeeze as much love and fabulousness into every piece. Every bride should feel her most fabulous on the wedding day!  Just like Princess Diana, only less wrinkly!

Gold you say? Yes, I do! The ancient Egyptians believed that wearing a gold band, on the fourth finger of the left hand (vena amoris, the vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the tip of the finger.  With the Egyptian pyramids still standing 4,000 years later, I’ma gonna take their word on it! There are so many gorgeous shades of gold, that you might have a hard time deciding which one to choose for your gilded bridal scheme.  If a soft, romantic feel is what you’re aiming for, there’s rose gold.  It’s just so lovely and subtle –  even Beats by Dre and Apple have incorporated it into the electronic world.  A full-out glamorous, luxe celebration- 24k gold is your bell ringer, timeless and so very classic. So many endless choices and fabulous possibilities!  Remember brides, all that glitters is gold, so….stay golden.

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Our next bridal shows are hittin’ Buf and Roc this October! Vendors can join here, and tickets will be on sale soon!

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We put together this warm, summery drink for our first Rochester Indie Weddings Summer Vendor Party, and I can say it was a huge hit!  It’s deliciously simple for a cocktail party, with a few simple ingredients, and so pretty to look at. Our lady and gentlemen guests alike drank then down with smiles on their faces…bourbon tends to do that!

If you’re making this for yourself and a few friends at home, I suggest breaking out the good bourbon. You’ll definitely appreciate a nice warm, slightly sweet boozy element with the sweet and citrus. My favorite is the Bulleit Bourbon, right out of Kentucky. Definitely stick with the straight bourbon instead of going the rye route,  because you want that hint of spice! If you’re sharing with a larger group and want to cut some cost, use a nicer whiskey substitute and shake up a blackberry whiskey lemonade!

Cheers! xoxox Peerless Events

A Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
To serve about 4-5 people:

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7.5oz Bourbon (or whiskey)
7.5oz fresh lemon juice
A healthy amount of blackberry simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
(Recipe for blackberry simple syrup from Sugar and Soul)

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes
Strain over glass with ice
Garnish with a whole rosemary sprig

peerlesseventswww.peerless.events
(585) 278-2165
315 Gregory Street, Rochester NY, 14620

Peerless Events specializes in a variety of event services, as a venue and as an exclusive caterer. We operate from multiple venues including The Historic German House, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Artisan Works, and The Arbor Loft with the ability to operate at many kinds of off-site locations in the Rochester, NY area.

We offer a variety of services, made up of (though certainly not limited to) weddings, corporate events, parties, receptions and showers. We stand with our customers, with years of knowledge and problem solving experience, customizing every event and every menu to their unique taste and needs. Our event planners and our staff share an equal pride and understanding in both their work, and the people we service. We are our clients.

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