Lindsay and Joey | Pearl Street Grill Wedding

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Barry and I drove to Buffalo, New York to photograph the *stunning* wedding of Lindsay and Joey. Besides the press this city has been given for the piles of snow they receive each winter, I didn’t really have a picture in my head of what this city was like.  Now that we’ve been there, we absolutely adore it and would photograph there again in a heartbeat!  In addition to the Naval Park and the immense ships available to tour, there are also trendy restaurants sprinkled throughout the city and on the water- it is a dream to take in!  I’m sure there are many other sights that we didn’t even know about during our stay… I guess that gives us a reason to visit again!

To say that Lindsay and Joey are the sweetest couple and part of one of the most kind-hearted and generous families is an understatement. From the second we arrived at the rehearsal on Friday, through Sunday after the wedding, Lindsay, Joey, and both of their families had welcomed us to the festivities with open arms.  There were always smiles on their faces during our conversations, and comments like “sit down and enjoy the food!” to ensure that we were well cared for during our trip and on the job.

Last year, right before Lindsay moved to the West Coast to be with Joey, she and I met to discuss some of her wedding day details. We talked about her wedding venues, her GORGEOUS wedding dress, and about her and Joey.  I remember her saying “make sure that you get some funny pictures with Joey, because he has a kid-at-heart personality.”  Which I learned is spot on- Joey constantly had us chuckling at some of the comments and gestures he’d make throughout the wedding weekend.  But even more obvious was the sheer enamor that Joey has for Lindsay.  And the pure joy Lindsay has when she is around Joey.  I specifically made a comment about this to Barry as their wedding night was wrapping up… I was browsing through their pictures, just looking at the expressions these two had between each other- the laughs, the happy tears, and the embraces.  These emotions extended to their families and friends, also.  If given the chance, I would photograph this wedding all over again to re-live these special moments (and more that I don’t even mention!): when Lindsay’s father surprises her and sings her the “I Loved Her First” country song, when Lindsay’s mother admires Lindsay in her dress and cups her face in her hands and gives her a kiss, when Joey’s sister sees him for the first time in his wedding attire, the way Joey holds Lindsay during their first dance, the expression Joey has when his mother gives him a kiss on the cheek.  This wedding was such a pleasure to photograph and be a part of!

Take a look to see what I mean…

Kleinfeld Hudson
At the Lofts on Pearl in Buffalo, New York

Bride

Mother Helps Bride with Dress

Bride Getting Into Dress

A Laugh with the Bride

Bridesmaids Fluffing Bride

Bride Putting on Jewelry

Bridesmaids Adoring the Bride

Two Bridesmaids Help the Bride

Brides Reveal to her Father

The Lofts on Pearl, Buffalo New York

The Lofts on Pearl Buffalo, New York

The Lofts on Pearl, Buffalo New York

The Portrait of a Bride

The Portrait of a Bride

At the Lofts on Pearl in Buffalo, New York.  Kleinfeld Hudson

At the Lofts on Pearl in Buffalo, New York.  Kleinfeld Hudson

The Lofts on Pearl, Buffalo New York, Wedding

The Lofts on Pearl, Buffalo, New York, Kleinfeld Hudson

Champagne and black sparkling bridesmaids gowns.  Kleinfeld Hudson

Champagne and black sparkling bridesmaids gowns. Kleinfeld Hudson

Canalside Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo, New York

Groom Getting Ready

Buffalo New York, Canalside Courtyard Marriott

Groom Holding Naval Sword

Canalside Courtyard by Marriott, Buffalo New York

Canalside Courtyard Marriott, Buffalo New York, Wedding Photographer

Groom and Groomsmen on Bridge

Buffalo Naval Park

Groomsmen

Karpeles Library Museum, Buffalo New York, Wedding Photographer, Ceremony

Naval Attire

Naval Attire

Groom

Karpeles Library Museum

Karpeles Library Museum, Buffalo, New York

Guitarist Sings Processional

Buffalo, New York, Karpeles Library Museum

Wedding ceremony at Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo New York

A wedding processional at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

Bride Sees Groom

Wedding Ceremony

A wedding ceremony at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

A wedding ceremony at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

A wedding ceremony at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

A wedding ceremony at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

A wedding ceremony at the Karpeles Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

Bridal Party at Buffalo Naval Park

Bridal Party at Buffalo Naval Park

Bride and Groom at Buffalo Naval Park

Bride and Groom on Ship

Bride and Groom on Ship

Bride and Groom on a Naval Ship

Bride and Groom on Naval Ship

Bride and Groom on Naval Ship

Bride and Groom Kiss on Naval Ship

wedding photography, buffalo, new york, Naval Park, ship

Bride and Groom on a Naval Ship

Bride and Groom on a Naval Ship

Bride and Groom on a Naval Ship

The Pearl Street Grill and Brewery Wedding | Lavender Leigh Photography

Father of Bride

Bride Cries During Toast

Groom

The Pearl Street Grill and Brewery Wedding | Lavender Leigh Photography-147

Wedding Toasts

The Pearl Grill and Brewery Wedding Reception | Lavender Leigh Photography

Cutting the Cake

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

Father of Bride Serenades Bride

Bride Becomes Emotional

Emotional Guests

Mother Son Dance

Groom Break Dances

Groomsman Carries Groom

Bride and Mother of Bride Dance Together

Bridesmaids Dancing

Guests Dancing

Guests Dance

Buffalo New York

Party of Nine

Wedding Reception Decor

Buffalo New York, wedding reception

Wedding Cake

Groom

Wine Barrel Guest Book

Bride

Wedding Bands

Bride and Groom End of Night Shot

Bride and Groom End of Night Shot

Cake: Cold Stone Creamery & Romano’s Italian Bakery
Ceremony Musician: Jamie Wright
Ceremony Venue: Karpeles Mauscript Library Museum- Porter Hall
Entertainment: Party of Nine
Florist: Maureen’s Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market
Limousine: Status Limousine
Makeup Artist: Khaley Danielle
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

 

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