Buffalo + Rochester Indie Weddings: November 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Trending: Thanksgiving Tablescapes

In light of this festive holiday, we were so inspired by the inviting warmth of these tablescapes for Thanksgiving!






{And here's an awesome DIY tutorial from Design Sponge!}












How sweet is this DIY dipped leaf place card?!

We wish everyone a safe, warm and happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget to snap some photos of your beautiful tablescapes to share with us!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rochester Love: Styled Shoot

Guest blog post presented by Ilana from Sugar and Type, a design studio with a serious passion for paper!

Hello Buffalo! I’m so excited to be a member of Buffalo Indie Weddings, rep'ping your sister city, Rochester!
I started my business after getting my Bachelors of Fine Art from RIT, and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients, and it’s been so fun to share my own journey planning my own wedding!
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When Kate from LoveWell asked me to contribute to a styled shoot she was pulling together, I jumped up and down with the opportunity to work with the long list of incredible vendors. The best part? It was being photographed at the exact place I was having my wedding just a couple months later, talk about inspiration!





 






Major swoon! Thank you to everyone who participated! This was some serious magic and it was so wonderful meeting you all!

Be sure to check out more of the shoot by visiting Kate's blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Natural Naked Cakes : Wedding Day Inspiration

For those non-traditional brides looking to do something offbeat for dessert, naked cakes are a fabulous option. Naked cakes strip away all the exterior frosting, buttercream and fondant and leave you with the beautiful basics. The texture and natural colors of the cake are the charming details that make this dessert so alluring. Just because this cake is 'naked' does not mean that it needs to be boring. There are so many fun ways to accentuate and accessorize this rustic sweet for your wedding!

 You can include all different flavors...
Photo: Momofuku Milk Bar
Vary the textures to add interest. This Baby's Breath is such a fun addition!
Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography, Photography: Braedon Flynn 
 
 The colors of this fruit and these flowers are an incredible combination. You can add even more personality to your cake with a cake topper!
Photography: Kate Osborne, Photo: Etsy
 You would never think to put succulents on a cake but they give it a lovely organic look.
Photography: Katherine O’Brien
 
These layers have a wonderful color palate and cascading flowers give a romantic feel.
All photos provided by Pinterest

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trending: Farm Tables


Guest blog post presented by Ilana from Sugar and Type, a design studio with a serious passion for paper!

Hello Buffalo! I’m so excited to be a member of Buffalo Indie Weddings, rep'ping your sister city, Rochester!
I started my business after getting my Bachelors of Fine Art from RIT, and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients, and it’s been so fun to share my own journey planning my own wedding!
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Farm tables are all the rage right now. They're unique, rustic, and really create a unique environment for your special occasion. McCarthy Events actually MAKES their own, and they're a huge hit! It'll take a lot for you to not want one for your dining room table - but worry not - you can actually do just that! Commission McCarthy to make a beautiful table for your wedding, and then take it home and use it as your new dining room table (talk about the perfect wedding present & reminder of your special day). The venue we picked ONLY had farm tables, and it made me all sorts of giddy inside!







I seriously have to pinch myself when I'm looking at these! I love the way elegance can be mixed with rustic details and it pulls together so nicely, especially in beautiful upstate New York!

Be sure to reach out to McCarthy for all of your farm tables needs!



Friday, November 21, 2014

The DJ Bride

Guest blog post presented by Ilana from Sugar and Type, a design studio with a serious passion for paper!

Hello Buffalo! I’m so excited to be a member of Buffalo Indie Weddings, rep'ping your sister city, Rochester!
I started my business after getting my Bachelors of Fine Art from RIT, and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients, and it’s been so fun to share my own journey planning my own wedding!
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I'm so excited to share this trend that's hitting the Rochester area brides, and the fun photos from it! Before I even met DJ Naps from Breakthrough Entertainment, I knew him and his company as the "DJ Bride guy". I'd seen photos from Tammy Swales featuring the infamous DJ Bride, and knew I'd be seeing more of it!
Photo Credit : Tammy Swales 

Photo Credit : Hanlon Fiske Weddings 

Photo Credit : Hanlon Fiske Weddings 
Photo Credit : Hanlon Fiske Weddings 
Photo Credit : Hanlon Fiske Weddings 
Photo Credit: Rich Paprocki

Photo Credit : Matt Wittmeyer

Photo Credit : Matt Wittmeyer

Photo Credit : Kate Spencer Photography

Photo Credit: Lora Ann Photography
Photo Credit: Tammy Swales

Photo Credit: Tammy Swales

Photo Credit: Tammy Swales
Photo Credit: Fisher Creative Image Photography
I absolutely love how the brides get totally into this, it's so fun to see them relaxed and enjoying themselves on their big day! These brides are total badasses, and the pictures are priceless! Thanks for sharing DJ Naps!