Jessica & Cory's day was so jam-packed with cuteness and fun, that I just had to share it all :) So get ready for photo overload. Because as hard as I tried, I really couldn't narrow it down! Between one of the most gorgeous venues we've ever shot at, to a perfectly reconstructed dress, to a fabulously fun bridal party who kept us cracking up all day, to a wildly delicious dinner, to the most epic Mother-Son dance we've ever seen & more... this wedding had it all!! Check out all of the fun we had with J&C below & see for yourself!
We started at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk for getting ready photos! What a beautiful view!
How fabulous are these yellow peep-toe shoes!?
Jessica's gift to one of her bridesmaids - A gorgeous self-portrait haha. Love this so much!
Jessica booked one of my favorite hair & makeup artists for her wedding, Elizabeth Dugan. Lizzy does incredible work and even passes out these adorable goodie bags to keep you looking your best on your wedding day! So thoughtful!
Meet Cory, the groom! He had a smile plastered on his face all day long :) 1% because we gave him a hard time at the e-session for not smiling enough haha but 99% because he got to marry Jess that day!!!
Welcome to The Red House, an absurdly gorgeous place to get married!! I think I want to do our wedding all over again just to have it here. The house is dreamy and full of great photo ops, and don't even get me started on that crazy fun barn where the party was!
Jessica wore her mother's wedding dress, which was handmade by her grandma & greatmother. She had it reconstructed to a more modern version that fit her like a glove. It was creative, perfect and oh, so sweet!!
How amazing is that detail!?
Jess wanted a shot with her grandmother's pearls; love this :)
It's official… she's amazing.
We decided to do a first-look so Jess & Cory could party right after their ceremony. Love this shot of Cory taking a big, deep breath before he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day :)
Such a beautiful embrace!
All of Jess' bridesmaids wore different dresses and they looked amazing together!
There are some nice formal shots of these guys, but this one is my favorite haha. Jokes... All. Day. Long!
I love so many of their photos, but this one… it makes my heart so happy every time I see it!
Once we wrapped bridal party portraits, it was time to get hitched!! Jess & Cory had cute school buses shuttle in their guests, so no one had to drive. Parrrrty time!
Jess & Dad, right before she walked down the aisle :)
Cory, that face! I think that means "All the hard stuff is over & now, it's time to party!"
The party took place is a crazy cool barn, which was perfectly decorated by Gabby & crew from After 5 Events with everything Jess picked out. We loved all of the sweet & simple details which made the space so magical!
Clearly, Jess & Corey had no fun whatsoever picking all the elements of their wedding ;)
Cory proposed with magnets on their fridge! They remade the proposal at their wedding on a cast-iron skillet; how cute is that!? Ps. We got a FULL education from several guests as to what a 'jawn' is… apparently it's a Philly thing that pretty much means anything & everything. The examples we were given that night were "This jawn is hot." "Let me see that jawn right there." "Yo, check out that jawn!" hahaha which really didn't clarify much at all for us… but thank you to our tablemates at dinner for trying to break it down for these Buffalo kids!
Their friend made an entire assortment of delicious cakes, including Funfetti! How cool is that?
Yup. You read that right... It was heaven on a plate!
Jess & Cory danced their way right into the room & just kept going! Loved this fun start to their first dance!
Cory & his mom started their dance with a recording of him singing when he was a kid, with this tiny, squeaky little voice. It was hilarious!
After a quick & cute dance, they busted into a WILD breakdown of choreographed dances through the ages. IT WAS EPIC. Like… mind-blowing amazing. Like… the crowd couldn't even keep it together. Like… I almost ran to my camera bag & dug out my phone to take some video because I didn't think anyone would believe me. Like… my son is only 6 months old but I've already decided we're doing this for his wedding!
Amazing, right?! Once they wrapped up, the dance floor opened up & everyone busted out their best moves. The party was NON-STOP!
We ended with some fun ring shots using their table letters (which were a play off their fridge magnets!)
And before we said goodbye, we grabbed some shots using those beautiful barn doors again. I love how this showcases the warmth inside their reception and the love between these two. All-in-all, such a perfect, fabulous wedding that we LOVED getting to be a part of!! Huge props to J&C for pulling off such a perfectly planned, and most importantly, FUN day!!!
Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Getting Ready Location : Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk
Hair & Makeup Artist : Elizabeth Dugan
Ceremony & Reception : The Red House
Wedding Planner : After 5 Events
Flowers : Francesca's Floral Design
DJ : DJ Ravi Jackson
Desserts : Morgan Landes
Second Photographer : Greg Valesquez