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Meghan and Mike’s Inn at the West Settlement Wedding, Roxbury NY

Some people you just click immediately with over email and phone. This is the way it was with Meghan and Mike. When we finally met in person the day before the wedding, it was like meeting someone that I had already known forever.  Their Inn at the West Settlement wedding, was such an amazing weekend. I wish I had this terrific writing ability that allowed me to be able to truly convey how magical of a wedding this was.  However, photography is my skill set, not writing. I am still going to try my hardest though 🙂

Their Story

Meghan and Mike met through work, even though they didn’t actually work together. Meghan worked for an orthopedic surgeon and would refer patients to Mike for physical therapy. They slowly started chatting and texting together, which eventually turned to going on runs together.

One day Mike asked Meghan if she would go on a cruise with him and his family…that left two days later! Meghan said yes. When she called her sister to let her know, her sisters response was “Mike who?!” However it couldn’t have been more perfect and they have been inseparable ever since.

How He Asked

Whenever either of them would have a bad day they would text the other and say “Come kidnap me and lets do something fun instead of work.” Meghan had left that Thursday morning with plans of going to work and then meeting up with Mike afterwards to train for the Iron Man marathon.

While the day started off just fine, Mike’s repeatedly texting about how awful his day was going. Eventually his negativity wore off on her and she finally texted him saying “Okay, I am over this day.” He texted back with “Oh! Is this a kidnapping day?? Why don’t you go outside to see if theres something you can be kidnapped in!”

Meghan walked out to the parking lot to see a limo waiting with a chauffeur holding a sign that read ” Meghan Browne you’ve officially been kidnapped.” When she opened the door there was mike, dressed to the nines, asking her if she was ready to be kidnapped.  He then got down on one knee, and this is where Meghan is sure he said a lot of extremely beautiful things, however she has zero memory of it!  He opened the ring box and Meghan exclaimed “You’re F*cking kidding me!” Followed by a “YES!”

She climbed in the limo and they went straight to the airport. You see Mike had already arranged with her bosses to take her away for the weekend, as well as packed a bag for her.  From there they flew to Lauderdale by the Sea. Truly a perfect engagement story.

Their Inn at the West Settlement Wedding Weekend

We got to spend not only Friday and Saturday with everyone, but a bit of Sunday as well (because I seem to be quite forgetful with leaving things behind!) We arrived Friday evening just in time for their pig roast rehearsal dinner to begin. During the evening I was able to grab the both of them and head outside for a quick impromptu engagement session.

The day of the wedding was wet and rainy. Marc dropped me off at the main house where all of the girls were getting dressed, then headed over to where the guys were. Meghan and Mike had planned on a first look so that they would be able to enjoy their cocktail hour with their friends and family.

Even thought it was drizzling a bit, everyone decided to move forward with the outdoors ceremony, and guests were handed umbrellas.  Shortly after Meghan father walked her down the aisle and she took mikes hand, the rain stopped the clouds shifted and the sun came out to smile down on them for the rest of the ceremony.

Their reception was nothing short of amazing. The hilarious toasts from their siblings, emotional first dances were some of my favorite moments. Then you throw in crazy fun Croatian traditional dances, that I got pulled into by the best man, and you have yourself one hell of a kick ass wedding.

Meghan and Mike, Marc and I can’t even explain how much we love you, I wish that we lived closer to each other. Thank you guys, and your friends and family, for welcoming us and treating us like we were one of their own. I promise the next time we head to the city we will make plans to grab dinner together!



Their Vendors


Photographer: Nicole Gatto Photography

Venue: Inn at the West Settlement wedding

Hair and Makeup: Luxe & Co.

DJ: DJ Mike Donnelly

Dress: Bridal Suite of Bay Shore – Sottero and Midgley

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Don’t miss Meghan and Mikes Inn at the West Settlement Wedding day slideshow below!


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James and Kayla’s Kotecki’s Grandview Grove Wedding

James and Kayla’s Kotecki’s Grandview Grove Wedding is up today and I am so very excited! The first time I met Kayla, she told me about how she knew as a young child that Kotecki’s was where she going to get married. Kayla grew up nearby, and she and the owners daughter Kate had grown-up together. Kayla said that one of her fondest memories about Kotecki’s was the staircase. and she couldn’t imagine having her wedding anywhere else.

The two of them met through friends a five years ago. They had lost touch for a while though. About a year later they ran into each other at a Bills game (Go Bills!) To commemorate that magical moment all of the guys were given Buffalo Bills socks to wear for the wedding!  Their First date together was at the restaurant Siena. A little over 2 years together, they had moved into their first home. That was where James asked her to marry him.

Their whole day was filled with sweet memories, and emotional moments. James and Kayla have one of the most wonderful human beings as parents I have ever met. I can’t even get through the first look images with Kayla’s dad without getting teary eyed!

Thank all of you for being so very welcoming to Marc and I. You all were such fun to spend the day with, and I can’t wait to share your full gallery with you!

Their Vendors




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Ready for more of James and Kayla’s Kotecki’s Grandview Grove Wedding? Check out their wedding day slideshow below!!



Katie and Tim’s wedding at La Galleria in Orchard Park


Before we dive into their wedding at La Galleria, lets back up and start with how these two met. They were both dragged separately to a Thompson Square concert at Micky Rats. Katie with the ladies from work, and Tim with his dad, and his dad’s pals. The ladies and guys decided that the young ones should talk. After a brief interrogation of Tim, they forced the two of them into conversation. Even though they were reluctant at first, they danced and had fun the rest of the night.

Katie wasn’t looking for anything serious at the time, so it took Tim a few weeks to convince her to see him again. However within a month Katie knew that she was going to marry Tim. One night, Tim took her to 716 for dinner. After he told her that he wanted to go up to the hotel and look at the water out the windows.

When they reached the floor he had her close her eyes and led her to a room. When she opened her eyes the room was filled with flowers and candles. There was a pathway of pictures on the floor, one for every month that they were together. At the end of the pathway Tim asked Katie to marry him.

Their Day

Their wedding at La Galleria was just as beautiful as their love story. During their ceremony the pastor spoke of how they met, and how they were destined to be together. It was a sweet and personal ceremony.

Their wedding portraits were taken at Chestnut Ridge, with the beautiful fall colors and a small pond. Perfect for the two of them since Tim is such a huge outdoorsman. After arriving at La Galleria we took more pictures in front of the amazing doors the have in the back! During the reception Katie surprised Tim with an amazing dance routine to Beyonce with two of her bridesmaids!

I have enjoyed getting to know the two of you over these past 6 months so much! Your day was so special and filled with love! Congratulations you two and thank you for letting us be there on your wedding day!

Their Vendors

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Want to see more of Katie and Tim’s wedding at La Galleria?!? Check out their wedding day slideshow below!



Wedding at Asbury hall Babeville, Buffalo NY | Brittany and Tom

I am so excited to deliver Brittany and Tom’s wedding at Asbury hall Babeville. These two are the most gorgeous couple inside and out.  I will genuinely miss chatting with them and making plans for their day.

How they met

Brittany and Tom met on a cold January night while out at Thirsty Buffalo with their Friends. They were introduced  and Tom offered to buy her a drink, which she accepted. Tom almost lost his chance though when Brittany saw him at the bar buying a drink for another girl! However, he was just being a nice guy, and getting her a drink because she was standing by herself. He got Brittany’s drink and headed right back to her. Afterwards the two were inseparable the rest of the night and everyday since. Whether love at first sight is real or not, it certainly felt that way for Tom and Brittany.

How He Proposed

After months of hinting from Brittany, her entire family, his patients at work, and pretty much all of their friends, Tom finally proposed on his father’s birthday. Once Tom had picked up the ring, on any sort of plan went out the window. He realized he needed to propose the very next day. When Brittany came home from teaching a yoga class, Tom was waiting in the kitchen, ring in hand, down on one knee. Completely shocked and surprised, Brittany said yes without hesitation. Their Labradoodle, Mia, was very happy to witness the whole thing.

Their Day

Their day started out with all the girls getting ready at the Hyatt in Buffalo NY. Once Brittany was dressed, her father came in for a first look. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room (me included!)

We met Tom at Delaware park for their first look, and then the majority of the group pictures. On the way to the ceremony we stopped at Thirsty Buffalo for the bridal party to take a shot and for Brittany and Tom to take a picture next to the table where they first met.

Their ceremony was held at the tent at canalside. After their beautiful ceremony, we went to Asbury Hall Babeville for their wedding reception.  The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers form Ferncroft Buffalo, and gorgeous sweets table by B sweet Designs. After all of the toasts and dancing we snuck outside with them to grab a night portraits!

You two, I can’t even begin to tell you how much we loved working with you, and how we appreciate how welcomed you made both of us feel. It was such a fun day and we loved every minute with the both of you!


Their Vendors

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Want to see more of Brittany and Tom’s wedding at Asbury Hall Babeville, Buffalo NY?? Take a look at their wedding day slideshow below!



Jennifer and Brad’s Wedding at Rich’s Atrium – Buffalo NY

Jennifer and Brad’s wedding at Rich’s atrium was 14 years in the making. Jenn and Brad met the summer before their senior year in highschool. They dated through highschool and into college. They were on and off through college and once Jenn graduated she moved to North Carolina. Even though they weren’t together, they would still keep in touch. After a few years they reconnected and started dating again. Eventually Jenn moved back home to Buffalo, where her and Brad moved in together!

Jenn and the girls started their day at the Marriott at the Harborcenter. The presidential suite there is amazing for getting ready in. The floor to ceiling windows line the entire room, and it has a beautiful view or Buffalo. While the talented girls at Buffalo makeup and Salon a gogo do the bridal parties hair and makeup, the young flower girls run around the room.

They choose to do their first look right outside of the hotel. By doing a first look, they were able to get all the family portraits finished before the ceremony as well as enjoy their 2 hour cocktail with all of their guests! Afterwards they all hopped in the limo and head over to Lafayette Square for the Bridal Party portraits.

Jenn is the catering manager at Rich’s atrium, it is always so great to work with someone in the wedding industry! To say that Rich’s outdid themselves is truly an understatement. They worked so hard to make everything absolutely perfect for Jenn and Brad’s day. They room was decorated perfectly and everyone was so excited to see Jenn!

Thank you both so much for allowing us to document your day!!

Their Vendors

Photographer: Nicole Gatto Photography

Make-up artist: Make Up Buffalo – Beauty Atelier

Hair stylist: Salon A Go Go

Florist: Williams florist

DJ/Band: Whirlin disc

Baker: Cookie patisserie and bakery

Men’s suits: JP Tailors

Invitations: Minted

Getting Ready Venue: Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter

Wedding Venue:Rich’s Atrium



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Want to see more of Jenn and Brad’s wedding at Rich’s Atrium?! Check out their slideshow below!

  • October 27, 2018 - 6:50 pm

    Momma - STUNNING! Camptured precious moments very well!!!ReplyCancel