We’ve been documenting weddings together since 2009. When the church goes quiet right before your vows, we know what the other is thinking and can move silently to perfectly capture the moment.  We push each other to do better, be more creative, and keep each other dancing on long nights. We work hard to capture every person, moment and detail for you. Because this day, with these people will only happen once. It’s such an honor to be included, surrounded by a couple in love and the most important people in their lives. Every single time.

One of our favorite wedding days, was the day when it seemed the worst happened. Three minutes after all of the guests were seated at their outdoor ceremony, it started pouring. Rather than run everyone back to the building, the Bride and Groom decided to get married anyway. And even as the storm got worse, they smiled, laughed and persevered. Luckily we’d done most of our portraits right after their first look, so it all worked out perfectly. Back inside, they were slightly soggy during their first dance, but they were so thrilled finally be married that they didn’t care.

We love being a part of your relationships, and not just yours with your fiancé but all of the relationships you hold dear. We love capturing the moments between you and your parents before the ceremony, or you and your best friend of 15 years, and obviously you and your new spouse. Each one matters now, and in 50 years as you relive the day with your grandchildren through your wedding album.

Usually, when we ask our couples what they’re looking forward to most they say “just being together with everyone” and/or “just being married.” Our couples know that the details of the day are beautiful and important, but what matters most is the people they love being there with them celebrating their marriage.

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This styled shoot was inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast film that was released March 17th. This live version has a moodier vibe and look to it, and so the stylist, Rebecca Duda of Quaint wanted to create a shoot that represented the essence of this. Quaint is a vintage rental & design company in the Western New York area. She wanted to showcase how vintage and specialty rental pieces can be styled to create a one-of-kind, and inviting celebration for guests. This shoot can give brides ideas of how to incorporate the Beauty and the Beast theme into their big day, without being too literal.

Photographer Bridget JamesWedding Planner Rebecca DudaVenue Roycroft Inn ChapelFlorist Fern CroftStationer (Invitations) Queen B LetteringBaker Blue Eyed BakerBride’s Dress Something Blue by LeeAndi’s | Hair and Makeup Salon Elizabeth | Groom’s Attire Richel Formal Wear | Models Jaycie Fontaine Jacob Fontaine

There are two scenes, one to represent the “castle” and another to represent the winter season in the movie, so an outdoor wooded area was chosen. The Roycroft Chapel is an intimate and historic site in East Aurora, NY that had the presence of a castle-like feel. To create a romantic and intimate ceremony scene, candles were placed all around the 9ft mantel and greenery on top to have it look more woodland and as if the greens have been growing at this space. Added details, such as the nesting tables and bar cart, with the vintage books, the beautiful cake, and candles, all contributed to the idea of Belle and her love of reading and sense of adventure. There had to be a lumiere throughout this shoot, so shots of this candelabra around the different locations, and with “Belle”, all help to bring the story to life. Instead of wearing a typical wedding gown, Belle wore a gold sequined dress to represent the gold/yellow dress in the film. Her custom-made vintage veil was specifically made for this shoot, and it paired perfectly with this particular dress! Throughout the scenes, a deep plum shawl and cardigan were worn to bring that down to earth style of Belle to this elegant look. “Beast”, wore a navy blue suit to also represent the blue suit in the movie, but instead of a royal blue, we went with a darker shade to better pair with the darker vibe. Berry tones were used throughout to bring a rich and different look to this theme.
The second scene was in a wooded area at a private residence. This little nook created quite a magical scene! The 8ft farm table was used, along with our vintage chairs and chandeliers, to represent the dining scene in the movie. The lit chandeliers outdoors in the woods, allowed for that romantic look/feel to be present in the cold weather conditions. Bunches of greens and florals on the table, along with the fur, made this a more seasonal look, and the goal was to have it be imperfect, as if it was thrown together. Our secretary desk held the goblets for drinks, and to show brides how these pieces could be used at their wedding. The “Be Our Guest” frame features hand calligraphy, and welcomes the guests to the space, and our invite suite beautifully coordinates with the overall theme and style of this particular shoot.

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We just loved how Special Occasion Hair Design and Sunless 2 Go showcased the newest Spring beauty trends on our lovelies at our last bridal show at Westminster! For bridal parties and the bride herself – these versatile tricks are perfect for anyone!  The glam squad used lots of soft pinks and corals on the eyes, lips and cheeks. They were also crazy about curls! Natural, or from an iron, Chrissy and Dena want you to embrace your curls for your big day! Let them go loose and natural, or wrap them up into soft, windswept updo! Dresses provided by Lovely Bride Rochester, accessories by Adorn Jewelry and Accessories, and the beautiful backdrop artwork provided by Jenny Marks Art!

Photos courtesy Sue Egan Photography!

Stay connect to us and follow up on our blog! We’ll be sharing lots more detailed footage from our events and featured members! We’ll keep you up-to-date with all of our vendors, news and giveaways! Like the April giveaway sponsored by Shampain’s Baubles —> Check it out!

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2017 bridal beauty trends are all about that fresh, glowing complexion with hints of pinks and corals from eye shadows to orange-casted red lips! No matter what your wedding dress style is, the talented team at Cortos Salons & Spas can create that effortless, bridal look you want! They did such a fantastic job at our spring bridal showcase, featuring wedding dresses from Lovely Bride Rochester and accessories from B In A Bonnet! Find all of the beauty inspiration for your own wedding right here!

Images courtesy Dawn M. Gibson Photography!

If you missed the event, don’t worry! You can still find all of the amazing inspiration from the show through our Facebook photo album, and contact info for the vendors on our directory! Stay tuned this week for a glimpse into how the ladies at Special Occasion Hair Design and Sunless 2 Go dolled up our girls for the Rochester bridal show! Don’t forget to follow up with us on social media to stay up-to-date with all of our vendors, news and giveaways! Like the April giveaway sponsored by Shampain’s Baubles —> Check it out!

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Collaboration and community in the local wedding industry is what we are all about at Rochester Indie Weddings, and our spring bridal show at Westminster Hall & Chapel exemplified that! We’re focused on presenting the newest, most creative ideas for your upcoming nuptials from local businesses.  So many of the creative businesses in our city brought their A-GAME to this event! We had so many incredible displays not only in the vendors booth’s, but throughout the entire event! Come and relive the amazing day with us!

The best wedding vendors in the biz!
Adorn Jewelry and Accessories // Lovely Bride // Stacy K Floral // Kracke Photography // Julia Hart Photo Video // Michal-Kathryn Photography // Fresh Edge Photography //Madelines Catering // Private Knives // Peerless Events // Boxcar Donuts // Petrichor Paper // Kim Best Creative // Special Occasion Hair Design // Sunless 2 Go // McCarthy Events // H&H Entertainment // Warehouse 127 // Flower City Nuptials // Rochester Brainery

Huge thanks to Sue Egan Photography for capturing so many exciting moments at the show! And thanks to all of the lovely couples we met throughout the day! You can find all of the vendor information from the day of the event on our directory!
Check out Facebook for the full album of photos, tag yourself and your friends and use our hashtag, #partyonbrides!

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