Buffalo + Rochester Indie Weddings: April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tonight : Buffalo Wedding Vendors Cocktail Hour!

Tonight, 04.29, from 5-8PM, the Boutique Bridal Party invites you to a cocktail party for Buffalo's most creative wedding professionals! Enjoy mixing, mingling & drinking with other great pros before your crazy Summer season takes over! Indulge in happy hour specials and delicious complimentary appetizers presented by Osteria 166! Free event open to all wedding professionals; feel free to bring friends! Come thirsty and excited to be a part of Buffalo's most hip and unique bridal organization!

View more information & RSVP on our Facebook page here :  https://www.facebook.com/events

Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Rock a Rainy Wedding Day

There are so many great things about planning about a wedding in Buffalo, including getting a lot of bang for your buck compared to bigger cities, an abundance of absurdly talented wedding vendors (many of whom are members of the Boutique Bridal Party), and no shortage of gorgeous backdrops for all the moments of your big day! In fact, there really aren't many reasons NOT to get married here in the Queen City! 

But we all know there's one thing that we're not-so-fondly famous for... and that's our completely wacky weather. WNY is such a grab-bag of fun when it comes to forecast and you really don't know what you're going to get. 

What's that old saying? April showers bring... a totally depressed bride. But guess what? It doesn't have to be that way! We've got you covered! 

Here are some great tips for how to have a blast on your big day, rain or shine!

Tip 1 : Book an Amazing Photographer!
Find someone who is creative, fun & can think on their toes! This will guarantee great shots, wherever you end up, with any weather! Check out our wonderful member photographers in our vendor directory here.

Tip 2 : Stock Up on Umbrellas!
Before your big day, grab a bunch of matching umbrellas for you & your bridal party! By having nice umbrellas for everyone, you're providing cover & cute props! These photos are always fun and allow you to have some fun outside, even if it's pouring. Stock up, and keep your receipt because chances are, you might not even need to use them!

Tip 3 : Think Ahead!
Book beautiful spaces & take advantage of having them a great back-up spot for your big day! Explore your getting-ready location, ceremony & reception site! There are so many great spots to book, with perfect backdrops for unique photos!

Embassy Suites

Hyatt Hotel
Blessed Trinity Church

Hyatt Hotel 

Tip 4 : Find Cover! Seek out great spots with covered areas for photos, even if they are still outdoors! This will allow your photographer to use daylight still, and keep the photos light, fresh & candid, even if it's raining cats & dogs!

City Hall

Avanti Mansion porch

City Hall

Tip 5 : Keep an Open Mind!
There are so many wonderful indoor/covered spaces that don't seem like places you'd go for wedding photos. Like, at all. Abandoned buildings, warehouses, parking garages, bars, galleries and more... Be prepared to get creative, be open to crazy ideas & trust your photographer! They will know what will work & what won't.


Tip 6 : Reserve a Space!
If you want to rest assured that you have a dry, lovely spot for your photos, reserve one in advance! Places like the Botanical Gardens and Ellicott Square Building are perfect backdrops for your timeless images! Just be prepared to call well in advance, and to pay up.

Tip 7 : HAVE FUN!

Sunshine, drizzle, downpour, blizzard.... don't forget what the day is really about & why you're there in the first place! Enjoy your day, no matter what!

Photos © City Lights Studio

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Top Ten Most Innovatively Fresh Registry Gifts

While most registry items are necessities, they aren't really fun or exciting to give. If you're like most modern couples who probably have the basics already, you can reserve the china and crystal for your parents and let your hip friends find gifts like this for you!

Seriously edgy cutlery:

The most attractive, multitasking hard surface ever:

Composting can look good(and smell less):

Show off how Mario Batali you are in the kitchen:

The sexiest fondue pot... ever:

Vintage inspired & portable record player:

The second most important relationship in your life: you+Dyson

Luminous Book Ends:

Bling for your inside plants:

Modern spice rack:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Get Your Copy of With Love Magazine!

With Love is now across WNY! Get your hands on a copy of this brand new indie bridal magazine today!

Printed copies of With Love available at :
 Downtown - Allentown - Elmwood
  • Hotel Lafayette
  • anatomy
  • Main St. Studios
  • City Wine Merchant
  • Capello Salon
  • Spot Coffee Chippewa
  • Chez Ann
  • Mansion on Delaware
  • Cafe 59
  • The Dress Shop
  • Karpeles Manuscript Museum
  • Blue Mountain Coffee
  • Village Beer Merchant
  • Off Beat Emporium
  • RO
  • Thin Ice
  • Michelle Salon
  • Studio 806
  • Spot Coffee Elmwood
  • Aurum
  • Evolution Yoga
  • Second Chic
  • Bureau
  • Anna Grace
  • Talking Leaves/Aroma
  • Ashkers Juice Bar
  • Globe
  • Urban Apparel
  • Panera
North Buffalo - Northtowns
  • History Museum
  • Fairy Cakes
  • Modern Nostalgia
  • Sweetness 7 Parkside
  • Spot Coffee
  • Paula's Donuts
  • Something Blue Bridal Salon
Amherst - Williamsville - Clarence
  • Spot Coffee Main Street
  • Excuria Salon
  • Blum's
  • Belleza Salon
  • Bridals by D
  • Clarence Center Coffee Shop
  • Williams Florist
  • Cortos
  • Comfort Zone Cafe
  • Uniquely Ewe Knitting Shop
  • Monroe's
  • Roycroft Campus
  • Ooo La La Boutique
  • Head Over Heels Boutique
  • MuseJar