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Attention grooms! The guys at Bureau are our resident guy-style-gurus, so they know how to make you look good on your wedding day! Between their custom, made-to-measure suiting, shirting and accessories, they will make the heads turn like no other. They will be at the bridal show 03/04 at the Hotel at the Lafayette sharing their expertise and style. We caught up with them for a mini tutorial on how to best accessorize on the big day.

Like anything, there is a good way and there is a bad way. The same goes for accessorizing for your wedding day. There are a couple key ideas to keep in mind when piecing together those final details.

The most important question for you to ask yourself when accessorizing for your wedding is “Am I an accessory guy in my everyday life?” If the answer is no, then scale back on what you add to your wedding day look. Sometimes less is more. A tie and a crisp white, cotton pocket square may be all you need.  Maybe you have a pair of your grandfather’s heirloom cufflinks. Great wear them. You can never go wrong with simple and understated.  However, if you tend to be a guy that likes to flair up his everyday look, then allow that to trickle into your wedding attire. If you wear a cool vintage turquoise ring every day then there is no reason to discard it because you are getting married. Are you a watch guy? Yes? Then wear your favorite watch.

Just like booze and food and the electric slide, the mantra is everything in moderation. Too many accessories can get busy looking.  You’d hate to look back on your wedding photos and say “Damn! I look like a dollar store Johnny Depp.” Tie, pocket square, cuff links, rings, boutonniere, lapel pin, bracelets… it all together can be a bit much.  Think of it like an ice cream sundae. Sure we want all the goodies on it but sometimes when we load it up it becomes a bit much and it gives us a stomach ache. Gummy bears are great and all but on an ice cream sundae? Come on… that’s gross. There’s a time and place for everything. And maybe your wedding isn’t the place for the metaphorical gummy bears.

The best advice is to give everything a test run. Put on all the things and remove pieces bit by bit until you feel cool, collected, clean and classy. And when you stare at yourself in the mirror at like what you see reward yourself. Maybe with an ice cream sundae. Or maybe with some gummy bears. But not together. You’re an adult.

 

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Here are Buffalo & Rochester Indie Weddings, we LOVE nothing more than seeing talented wedding artisans team up, collaborate and create! We have seen some of the most stunning, creative and unique images come from these efforts, and this particular styled shoot featured here is no exception. Everyone needs to see this glamorous winter shoot, featuring gorgeous rentals, perfect flowers, flawless hair & makeup, AN ALPACA, and oh-so-much more! Scroll down to savor these dreamy images, created and captured by some of WNY’s most creative wedding vendors!

Photography Moonshine Studio of Photography |  Model Holliann Schrantz  |  Hair and Makeup Elizabeth of Salon Elizabeth  | Nail Design Jodi DiLeo  | Floral Flowers by Nature  |  Jewels Vania & David  |  Dress M. A. Carr Bridal  |  Dress Designer Calla Blanche  |  Rentals quaint  |  Alpacas Thistle Creek Alpacas  |  Logs/Boulders Boulder’s Boulders / Specialized Tree Service  |  Cupcakes Filled With Love

FEATURED VENDORS :

Model Holliann Schrantz
Nail Design Jodi DiLeo 
Dress Designer Calla Blanche
Rentals quaint
Logs/Boulders Boulder’s Boulders / Specialized Tree Service
Cupcakes Filled With Love

 

 

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My name is Brianna Blank and I run Blank-Slate Photo & Video, LLC! Primarily, I serve the WNY region but I love capturing weddings throughout CNY and the Finger Lakes region as well! As a photographer and videographer, I always strive to help my clients and couples feel comfortable, relaxed, and their most true selves in front of the camera. I love discovering a person’s essence and turning that into something visually stunning in the process. In the end, what my clients and couples walk away with are photos or videos capturing the most pure expressions, lots of love, and plenty of laughs.

​Cameras and capturing moments have always been a part of my life. I first held a video camera when I was 4 and was filming my Dad carving pumpkins in our garage. As a kid, I always had a camera in hand. I would set out to document my childhood antics and film my bike adventures. As a teen, everyone knew you couldn’t pry my camera away from me! There is something so special about preserving a moment, and I wanted to save them all.

As I entered college, my love for photography and film continued to grow. I began freelancing slowly and participated in local film festivals. In 2014, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Arts and Communication Studies from Canisius College. I knew right away through my freelancing that my heart was set on photographing and filming couples.  What was better than capturing LOVE? It is just so simply gratifying to get to know someone or a couple and to express what makes them unique with the world. Everyone is different. Every couple’s love story is unique. What makes you YOU?

My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and getting to know their stories! I am passionate about telling someone’s story in a way that is captivating, emotive, yet true and realistic. Knowing that my clients are happy with the way I capture their special day is a feeling that last a lifetime. I am always so honored to be chosen to capture a wedding!

My vibe is airy and light yet can also be moody and cinematic. Overall, my work is deeply romantic and authentic.  If you resonate with raw beauty and a deep romantic vibe, I’d love to hear your story! – Brianna

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We’re about a month out from our next big show and we are dying inside. I mean… look at this line up! You’re all in for such a treat on 03/04 at Hotel @ the Lafayette, brides and grooms! Make sure you’ve got your pre-sale tickets!

 

You know we always like to throw epic parties with action at every turn, so we’re really taking over the entire Marquis at the Hotel Lafayette to pack it full of amazing wedding inspiration! From the Lobby Bar all the way through the stunning ball rooms, you’ll certainly be able to find what you’re looking for to plan the hippest wedding in town. Bring you whole tribe with you for this show to enjoy all that the best talent in WNY has to offer!

**FASHION SHOW featuring Lovely Bride Rochester NY, Corto’s Salons and Spas CJ Sound **
** INTERACTIVE DIY and PAMPER PARLOR featuring Renew Bath + Body and Buffalo Collective** 
Cow Pok // Andrews Jewelers // B in a Bonnet // Loti Henna Studio // Bureau // Silk Bridal Boutique // Bliss Bridal // Rusted Angel Bridal // Fat Bob’s Smokehouse // Fairy Cakes Cupcakery // Buffalo Cake Pops // Lloyd Taco Trucks // Hoopla House Creative // Graphic Poetry by Elizabeth Rose Designs // William’s Florist & Gift House // Buffalo Floral Art // ING Photography // Anomaly Photography & Design // Bow Tie Photo Booth // Big Ditch Brewing Company // Tan Tara Golf Club // Marygold Manor // The Mansion on Delaware Avenue // Events by Crystal // Bushel & A Peck Event Creative and Design // Abino Mills Glassworks // Silas Jude // Peerless Events of Rochester // Moving Music Sound Systems Buffalo Wedding DJ’s // Zoladz Executive Transportation // Buffalo Trolleys

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“To us, our wedding was about our communities joining together, and celebrating the love we have been blessed with in all forms. It was the best day ever.” Sarah, the bride

Photography: Ayres Photography |Venue: Asbury Hall | Dress: Justin Alexander | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Headpiece: Something Blue by LeeAndi’s | Hair & Makeup: Salon Elizabeth | Wedding Cake & Dessert Room: Fairy Cakes Cupcakery & Bakeshop | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Flowers: Wegmans | DJ: DJ Alykhan | Wedding Wands: LukinForLove  | Photobooth: Bowtie Photobooth

“As a Buffalo native and huge fan of Buffalo Indie Weddings, your instagram and website were instrumental in our wedding planning!”

“We met our freshman year of college at the University at Buffalo through mutual friends, but we didn’t start dating until the summer after sophomore year. We quickly bonded over our love of Harry Potter, Love Actually, and all things Buffalo. It became clear it was something special when Ben showed me his childhood snowglobe collection, not knowing that I also collected them. Eight years, two cats, and one house later, here we are! We decided to propose to each other because that was more “us” than a traditional engagement. It didn’t seem fair to us that only one of us would be asked, so I got a ring, he got a watch, and we celebrated by going to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Really we had planned to do our joint proposal there, but the night before while packing for the trip, we just couldn’t wait!!
“Instead of doing wedding favors, we made donations to organizations that we support: Planned Parenthood, the American Refugee Committee, and the ACLU. My mom loves crafting, so she made 20 unique wreaths as the centerpieces; each table had its own distinctive style. And my parents-in-law made a gorgeous Chuppah from a tree in their backyard. I also wanted my wedding party to love their dresses, so we did a mix and match of shades of purple, rather than me choosing what everyone wore.
“It was really important to me that I not be “given away,” but at the same time I wanted to be respectful of my father who had dreamed of this day since I was born. So I walked him down the aisle to his seat, and then continued the rest of the way by myself. We also reversed where we stood, so I was on the right and the groom was on the left. We love science and social justice, so our readings were from Carl Sagan and Justice Kennedy (US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage), rather than more traditional wedding readings. I love dessert more than anything, so instead of a dessert table, the entire backroom of Asbury Hall was filled with cupcakes (complete with Buffalo Bills décor), cookies, donuts, and poptarts all made by Fairy Cakes. And because 3.5 hours of dancing & photoboothing isn’t enough, we kept the party going until 2 AM! We rented out the downstairs of Asbury Hall for our after party, complete with a giant order of pizza and chicken wings for all guests.
“Some of our favorite moments from the day were getting ready with our best friends, our first look at the Mansion on Delaware, taking photos in downtown Buffalo, seeing all of the people we love in one place, sharing our vows in front of our families and friends, and dancing the night away!
“We made our wedding unique by planning all aspects of the day together. It was important to us that every part of this day represented our relationship, especially the ceremony itself. My cousin, who is basically a sister to me, officiated our wedding. She wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us, and instead of saying “I do,” we vowed, “I will.” We also wrote our own vows that focused not just on our relationship, but also honored our families and friends. To us, our wedding was about our communities joining together, and celebrating the love we have been blessed with in all forms. It was the best day ever.”

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