Buffalo + Rochester Indie Weddings: March 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Handmade Happiness: Gift Wrapping

Why shouldn't you make the outside as special as the inside?! Attractive gift wrapping is such a unique way to show someone you spent a lot of time on something for them!

Not very creative? No worries! Jot down something sentimental and have fun with swirly fonts and a paint pen on a kraft box! No tape, no ribbons, no fuss!

Make your present POP with 3-Dimensional details!! Cut outs of fun shapes in contrast colors are so sweet and special!

DIY Doily Details. Doilies never cease to amaze me with their versatility and delicate touch!

Add a personal touch with a favorite photo! Get crafty with the ribbon or twine and add a soft pom pom!

Yarn can add a sophisticated texture and pop of color to a plain box!

Incorporate some fresh greens! They smell great and look stunning! For the spring and summer opt for fresh or dried flowers!

Go buck wild. Confetti. Ribbon. Glitter. Fringe. You name it - use it all. Make every other sad box and bag at the gift table feel straight gift-envy!

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Party Was a BLAST!

Did you make it to The Party on the 27th!? If not, you missed a GREAT time! We had over 50 vendors and close to 500 brides come celebrate with us at our bridal show and wedding marketplace inside The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and it was a blast!

Check out all the great shots and highlights of the events!
  • View photos & tag yourselves on our Facebook page!
  • View photos on Buffalo.com!
  • Don't miss the incredible video of Shutter Dream Studio's slow-motion cinema booth showcasing our brides & vendors partying it up!

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Wedding Giveaway! Meet the Winners!!

Let's be real - couples today have it pretty tough. A terrible economy, rocky job market and when you add on any personal struggles it makes throwing a huge party like a wedding seem completely out of reach. We know so many couples who either have to wait years to tie the knot, or settle for something less than what they've always dreamed of.

This year we wanted to help make a big difference for one special couple by gathering as much support from our vendors as possible to create the biggest, baddest most creative wedding package Buffalo has ever seen! We accepted stories from couples of all ages who have had to put their wedding dreams on hold because of hardships or struggles. Among our many perfect couples, one was chosen by the fans and friends of the Boutique Bridal Party to receive the Dream Wedding Giveaway package worth over $15,000!

Meet Jordan and Valerie!!!

Avid lovers of music, literature and Buffalo, this young couple have been sharing their lives together since they were 17.  They live and work in the Elmwood Village and have been saving and trying to plan their wedding amidst many financial and personal struggles. This quote from Jordan really sums up their undying positive attitude and immense appreciation for what really matters: their love for each other.

"Already it seems there will be more than a handful of cost cutting compromises, but let’s forget for a second and fast forward a bit. Let’s imagine 30, 40, 50 years from now: Val and I still a loving pair and now that cute old wrinkled-up couple that everyone knows. We want to remember this day as the biggest, loving-est bash that ever was. We'll still be telling anyone who’ll listen just how wonderful it all was; how many of our loving friends and family attended, devoured the delicious food and danced the night away, arm in arm, volume on 11. The perfect wedding. We’re in love and like our own grandparents still kicking, we’ll continue to be in love."

Their incredible connection and no-matter-what-we'll-still-have-each-other outlook is clearly what spoke the most to our fans, and we're SO excited to be a part of their special day! 

Speaking on behalf of all of the vendors in the Boutique Bridal Party - congratulations Jordan and Val, and we can't wait to party with you!!

Thank you again to all of the vendors who are helping make their dream wedding possible: xoxo