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For Tierra Barnes, the idea came from a tequila bottle. She and her husband worked together to make sure that their wedding reflected their tastes. So when settling what drinks to serve, they gravitated towards a specialty cocktail that’s one of her favorites: a tequila sunrise, made with tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup. “It’...
Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Weddings are filled with love and emotions. It’s a chance for couples to capture the essence of their bond, and to make memories that’ll live on forever. With countless opportunities to add personal touches into your sp…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

When I was heavily in the midst of wedding-hopping (circa early 2000s), the first look wasn’t a thing. No one I knew considered seeing their betrothed until the moment the ceremony began—it was bad juju, some said, for the gr…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

When planning a wedding, there’s no shortage of decision-making. From selecting the date and venue to finalizing the guest list, soon-to-be newlyweds easily wrack up a busy pre-nuptials schedule. For the recently engaged, …

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Imagine spending hundreds on favors for your wedding reception only to have the majority of them left on the tables at the end of the night. That’s as good as throwing money in the garbage. Unfortunately, passed-over weddi…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Finally, the wedding suit is starting to get as much love as the wedding dress. For generations, groom and groomsmen attire has been informed (or at least heavily influenced) by other elements of a wedding’s vision: the ve…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

The perfect wedding day look is an amalgamation that leaves you feeling radiant and special—and also distinctly you. But how do you strike that balance when donning a once-in-a-lifetime white dress...something that’s decidedl…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Let me first go back in time with a personal reflection. Some of my favorite wedding photos were waiting for me in my mailbox—a literal, real, next-to-the-curb one—when I arrived home from my honeymoon. The year was 2000. …

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

It’s a common progression of the wedding-planning process. At some point—typically one involving paper stocks or napkin fabrics—many couples remark that they could really use a drink. And that’s the perfect moment to consider…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Showstopping spreads From a heart-shaped doughnut pegboard to cake pops that look like mini-tuxedoes, Marisa Battaglia has made a career out of turning people’s wildest ideas into sweet Pinterest-worthy dessert tables. As…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

All the planning and preparation lead up to one single day, and for most, the whirlwind of your wedding will pass in the blink of an eye. Snapshots from the day turn into keepsakes for a lifetime—which is why choosing the rig…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Do “Go in open-minded. Listen to the girls who are working (at the store). They’re the ones who found my dress.” — Sarah “Show your personal style. Using little nods to your own tastes like bracelets, shoes or a pop of co…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

These days, couples are moving away from old-school traditions—and instead creating their own. They’re nixing the cake completely, hiring out-of-the-box photographers, mixing up bridesmaid dress colors, working with local res…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Hotels abound. Honeymoon hotels do not. Even if you’re staying close to home, you want something intimate, romantic…and special. A place where you don’t necessarily feel compelled to leave. After all the hubbub and stress lea…

Buffalo Magazine: Ideas & Advice

Cristina Anderson and her husband, Tim, didn’t want a traditional honeymoon. Instead, they opted for a mini-moon. Following their wedding, the Buffalo couple spent three days at an all-inclusive resort in the Poconos—a sta…