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Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Paige and Patrick first met outside a Nichols School classroom at 15—and after years filled with adventures and long distances, months away from Patrick completing his master’s at Oxford, the two shared a moment of quiet unde…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Erin Kelly and Parker Bean didn’t set out to have a large, grand hotel wedding. They envisioned a more rustic affair in the country, surrounded by lush landscape and a big, beautiful barn. But when the invite list began creep…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

“Welcome to our beginning.” Anita and Brian had liked the thought, choosing that phrase to adorn the sign that greeted their guests. But it wasn’t until their wedding day actually arrived that they felt its true significance.…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Laura and John returned to Buffalo (where they got their doctorates) to make Canalside their home after a brief stint in New England. Shortly after the move, he suggested a walk along Bird Island Pier. Not realizing the gravi…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Steve Pacer first caught the eye of Mike Rzepka in 2011. He thought he recognized the TV personality—Steve was a news reporter for an Albany ABC affiliate at the time—and after a bit of internet research, Mike realized the th…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

LaShawna had plans to go out one night, but when the day came, wasn’t really feeling it. The hairstylist said as much to a client, who replied: “You never know, you might meet your husband.” And so she did. At the same bar fo…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Ellina knew of Joe for years before they met—he was her older sister’s roommate’s brother, and they would joke about their younger siblings getting together one day. (Though Joe was none the wiser.) But it was a chance encoun…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

John and Katie — who met in 2010 at St. Bonaventure University — married on a beautiful August day at The Avanti Mansion. "We wanted our wedding to be a really fun party with great food and music," Katie says. "We both love t…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

After meeting through mutual friends at SUNY Fredonia, Taylor and Jake chatted on trusty 'ol AIM — then had their first date at Ellicottville Brewing Company. The rest is history. (10 years of it, in fact!) The couple lived i…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Trusting the recommendations of friends and family, Tom and Christina Oakley met for drinks at Gecko’s Bar & Grille one night in August 2013. That evening went so well the couple decided to rendezvous again just a week la…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Christina and Tom — who first met over drinks at Gecko's Bar & Grille in 2013 — married on a perfectly snowy January day. Ceremony: St. Michael Church, Buffalo. Reception: Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Photographer: Alex…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Alix and Scott, the brains and brawn behind inadcminute.com, married on August 19, 2017 near the pond on their property in Medina, NY, which was actually Alix’s childhood home. Tying in the past suits them perfectly because t…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Both Erin and Ryan were born and raised in Buffalo—the Northtowns-Southtowns debate happens so often in their household, it's a longstanding inside joke. The two married February 17, 2018 at Erin’s childhood parish, St. Teres…

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Before she left to create Step Out Buffalo with her father, Emily met Paul at work, their passion for food binding them together. Over the years, their friendship grew into a strong relationship — and the two married on July …

Buffalo Magazine: Real Weddings

Kristin and Greg married at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church — then celebrated at Park Country Club. Event planner: Gabrielle Pagano, After 5 Events. Dress: Bliss Bridal. Hair: Jocelyn Carpenter, The Makeup and Beauty Parlour…