The wait is finally over! Come and relive all of the magic and fun we had at the Inn on Broadway with all of our incredible vendors from Sunday November 5th! Our creative crew of wedding pros took over this glamorous, boutique hotel and filled it with so much inspiration and excitement, it was bursting at the seams! From the styled vignettes to the fashion exhibits and DIY department, we hope that you all had as much fun as we did!
{ All photos from the event courtesy FreshEdge Photography! }

The Inn on Broadway | Lovely Bride Rochester | Made by Anatomy |  The Cake Place | Peerless Events of Rochester | Louelle Design Studio | Rochester Brainery | Ciao Bella Studios | Michal-Kathryn Photography | Filmwell Studios | Revival Vintage Rentals | Classic Tea Cup Vintage Rentals | McCarthy Tents and Events | Showcase Sound | Erie Way Flowers | Erica Stoy Hair | Ashley Rehler of Asthetic | Flower City Bitties | The Write Touch | Special Occasion Hair Design | Sunless 2 Go

Thank you to everyone who came out to party! Special thanks to our fabulous grand prize giveaway hosts: The Inn on Broadway, Bitter Honey Roc, and Primrose Path Boutique! If you haven’t had your fill of killer local wedding inspo, make sure you’re following us on social media and keep up with the blog You can even submit your real wedding for a chance to be featured on the blog!

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OK ladies… this is not your ordinary wedding gown sample sale! Bliss Bridal is throwing a huge, mega, massive sample sale with craaazy low prices (like, up to 50% off girlies!) to make room for the new stock coming in! Bliss Friday is happening on Black Friday, November 24th from 7:00 am to 2:00pm! If you’re looking for a seriously good deal, or perhaps you need to find a dress ASAP for a last minute wedding (don’t shake your heads – this totally happens!) you need to go to Bliss! Some designers highlighted in the sale include Justin Alexander, Rosa Clara, Pronovias, Essense of Australia and more!

Slots are only 30 minutes long, as this insanely popular sale is already booking up fast! The Bliss consultants will help you through every step of the way, and streamline the process so that you can see just what style of dress you’re looking for with no dilly dallying! Here are some helpful hints for those of you who are ready for the action:
– Arrive early! It’s first come, first served!
– Dress comfortably and easily.  Wear clothes you can whip off quickly since this is not the day to dress to impress.
– Keep the guest count low. Please do not bring the troops,  just you and one other person you trust.
– Come with an open mind. Think outside of the box. Try on different sizes – most dresses can be sized and customized to fit you. Things like straps and belts can be added. We can make that long gown short for your cocktail party styled wedding!

This sale is cash and carry, so we’re sorry but there are no holds, layaway or returns. Sample sales can have crazy good deals that you just can’t resist but we do want you to buy something you love, so if you’d rather have the full bridal salon experience come join us any other day! We are open Tuesday through Saturday! Most importantly, don’t buy a wedding gown just because it’s an amazing price. At Bliss, we want you to feel beautiful on your special day. So hold onto your heels, ladies! If you’re ready, you’re in for a wild ride this Black Friday!!

Bliss Bridal Salon
Facebook Event Page
50 Buffalo St. Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 861-8776

 

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“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s in these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and that is the beginning of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Photographers: Mallory + Justin Photography (Cleveland, OH) | Venue: Babeville | Rings: Alexis Russell | Bakery: Fairy Cakes | Florist: Fern Croft Floral | Courtney’s Attire: Theia; Moon and Back Bridal (Cleveland, OH) and Jeffrey Campbell | Liz’s Attire: ASOS, Bureau and Smythe & Digby | Band: Silver Arrow Band | Makeup:  Allison Lodato (Buffalo, NY), Mallory Horan (Cleveland, OH)
“What is real?” asked the Rabbit one day. “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse for he was always truthful. “When you are real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” The Velveteen Rabbit
 “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find it’s fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.” Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on marriage equality.
“I was finishing up my senior year at Xavier University in Cincinnati and Courtney was in her second year of teaching when we met through mutual friends one night. We spent that summer together and we were inseparable. I got a job out in San Francisco and we survived a year of long distance before Courtney headed out west. We spent four amazing years in Berkeley before moving to Cleveland to be near our families.”
“One friday after work, Liz suggested a walk on the Berkeley marina. We walked a little and sat on some rocks by the water. Liz was sitting behind me and when I turned around there was the most beautiful, unique, black diamond ring in her hand! She whisked me away for the weekend at the Claremont Hotel, where we drank champagne and ate french fries laying by the pool all weekend. It was a pretty magical, our little #enGAYgementmoon!”
“Then we had an amazing #enGAYgementtour in Buffalo and Cleveland, celebrating with all of our friends and family. We saw our very favorite artist, Brandi Carlile, perform in both cities on our tour! In Buffalo we saw her play at Babeville, which we fell in love with and promptly booked our wedding there! One sentiment that rang true and remained most important to us throughout wedding planning was “one team, one dream”. For us, it was most important to honor and value each other and make our day feel intimately “us.” Luckily, we had very similar visions and making decisions together was really easy!
“#GAYborDayWknd, as we so fondly referred to our wedding weekend, could have been considered a gamble to due Western New York weather, but we ended up with cool, fall temperatures which is our favorite! Our rehearsal dinner was in Liz’s parents backyard on Lake Ontario. On Sunday, we had an epic bar crawl all over downtown which really rounded out the perfect holiday weekend. Everyone that we worked with did such an incredible job executing our vision! Fern Croft Floral completely blew us away when we walked into Babeville on our wedding day with her stunning floral arrangements. The staff at Babeville could not have been more accommodating, and Silver Arrow Band helped throw one serious dance party! Our incredibly talented photographers really brought our wedding day to life in the most intimate and memorable way and we cannot thank them enough. The best part of the day by far was definitely our ceremony. We worked really hard to choose pieces that symbolized our values and our love story, and loved some of our readings so much, we wanted to share! (See them sprinkled throughout the photo collage!). Courtney’s cousin, Allison, officiated our ceremony and she embodied everything we hoped our ceremony would be. It was lighthearted but genuine. It was a perfect portrayal of us in the most intimate way.”

Want to submit your own real love story to us for a chance to be featured on the blog? Go for it! Make sure you’re following up with us on social media to stay inspired by our talented vendors, creative ideas and giveaways!

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HELLO GORGEOUS! Our inner Babs was running wild at the Buffalo Indie Weddings fashion show at Hotel Henry in October! From the jaw dropping venue that is Hotel Henry, to the dreamy gowns from Lovely Bride and flawless hair and makeup by Cortos Salons and Spa and debbonaire men’s suits from Bureau… well… just see for yourselves 😉

How can you even pick a favorite?! We personally loved all of the lofty ball gowns with the unique floral laces and straps! But then again… those body hugging dresses were pretty sexy! And the fringe?! WORK, girls!! For the gents, we’re all about those bold colors! That bright blue suit is just too perfect for words! We loved how Bureau presented a variety of buttoned up looks, but also showed some more relaxed, cool kinds of grooms styles! Cortos Salons and Spa always do such a beautiful job with hair and makeup for our model brides. Natural, free flowing and clean are what’s happening this upcoming season, and Cortos can definitely pull it off! Sound and music provided by CJ Sound! Photos courtesy ING Photography!
Stay tuned for more event coverage, including the Rochester event! Stay classy, lovers and keep following us on social media!


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We’ve got an incredible grand prize giveaway for one lucky couple! When you come to our fall bridal show at the Inn on Broadway 11.05 from 12-3, you can enter to win many prizes from all of our creative vendors, as well as the grand prize giveaway! You could win a night’s stay in a suite at the Inn, as well as dinner at Bitter Honey Rochester and a basket full of goodies for you two to enjoy all evening! All you need to do is come to the show, have a great time partying with us and hang out til we draw the winner towards the end of the day!
The fun will be happening all day! DIY crafts and activities from the Rochester Brainery, fashion shows and beauty demo’s from Lovely Bride Rochester, Special Occasion Hair Design and Sunless 2 Go, photo booth and music from Showcase Sound, interactive styled vignettes featuring our other vendors from the show, and so many opportunities to win something special! Each vendor will have an item to raffle off, ranging from gift certificates to free engagement shoots! We’ll also have a special surprise gift for the first 100 brides that range from bridal accessories, free cocktails, yoga classes and more!
There is so much fun to be had all day with us, and we’re so excited for the party next Sunday! Pre-sale tickets are $8 and are limited! They’re available until they are sold out, after which will be $10 at the door if any remain! Grab your tickets here! Make sure you’re following us, as well as our vendors on Facebook and Instagram as well, because there might be some ticket giveaways the week of the show!
See you at the party, lovers!

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