Courtney and Jim had such an amazing day surrounded by people they love. The girls started the big day at Courtney's home. Hair and makeup came right to them and everyone looked stunning. Courtney chose a sleek statin Madison James gown from M. A. Carr and paired it with jewel encrusted Madgley Mischka heels and a cathedral length veil. She was flawless! Her bridesmaids wore floor length gowns in dusty rose from Aazaie. Everyone looked gorgeous. The guys looked great in classic black and white suits with black ties and suspenders from Men's Wearhouse. Maureen's wholesale flowers created beautiful bouquets full of ivory blooms and greens for the girls and cream rose boutineers for the guys.
Courtney and Jim were wed In an abbreviated Catholic ceremony at St Louis Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. The priest gave a thoughtful homily and they had an impromptu exit from the church. We did some family photographs before the rain sprinkles began and headed to Knox Farm for some photos with the bridal party. The rain held out, just barely, and we got the pictures we wanted in the field with minimal showers!
Back at the Sheppard residence, Nicole Baldelli had everything looking picture perfect despite the rain. The rain stopped just as we pulled into the reception area. Ahhhhh! The table scapes were perfections with a mix of high and low centerpieces full of cream and ivory blooms, greens and gold accents. The cake from Muscoreils was not only beautiful, but also delicious. There were speeches from the Matron of Honor and Best Man that brought a lot of laughs. Bob from Toy Bros had everyone one the dance floor nonstop. It was hard for us to even leave because he was just so good and this crowd was a great time! Dancing, break dancing, the shout song, limbo-ing with ties, bride + groom on shoulders, it all happened on the dance floor! There was no shortage of fun and dancing at this wedding!
Congratulations Courtney + Jim! We were so grateful to be a small part of your special day. We truly enjoyed getting to know you and your sweet family and friends. We wish you all the best!
Thank you so much to this team of vendors who made this day so memorable:
Dress Designer: Madison James
Place of Purchase: M. A. Carr
Florist: Maureen’s Florist
Ceremony Venue: St. Louis Church
Reception Venue: Sheppard’s Residence
Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Baldelli
DJ/ Entertainment Services: Toy Bros
Cake: Muscoreils Fine Desserts
Catering: Lucarelli’s Banquet Center
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmen and Groom attire: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Groom Service
Makeup: Makeup by Mal
Rentals: McCarthy’s Tent Rental:
Photographer: Rooted Love Photography
Second Shooter: Mary O'Sullivan