Lily and Matt – Buffalo Backyard Wedding Photography, Lancaster NY
Every so often a wedding comes along that is pure magic, Lily and Matt’s wedding was just that. They are so completely adored by everyone around them, and the feeling is mutual. They met by chance at a concert, and have built a life together (with their beyond adorable son Maylon) since.
I have the pleasure of living right next door to these two (their portraits are actually in my own backyard), and watching this process has been wonderful. From the landscaping that was done in the months prior to accommodate the ceremony and tent, to our freaking out over the rain in the weeks prior, it has been an incredible thing to witness.
We started the morning at Sassafras Bed and Breakfast right down the road in Lancaster, it is a charming spot with some seriously gorgeous light. After Matt finished both him, and Maylon’s final touches, I made my way over to Alden to meet up with Lily.
Lily curated some of the most amazing details for her day. From her heirloom crop top, and marvelous blue skirt, to her lush bouquet topped with hand-dyed silks, it was truly unique. She spent the morning getting ready, surrounded by her bridal party and parents (who are seriously some of the nicest people!).
We met up with Matt at Creation Walk for their adorable first look, who completely lit up the second he saw her. After some hysterical and sweet bridal party portraits, we made out way back to their backyard for the sentimental ceremony. They were married by their friend in a mixed-faith ceremony, under a gorgeous, draped chuppah created by Matt. Chock full of emotion, laughter, and a Princess Bride reference, it was the perfect representation of who they are as partners.
Lily and Matt’s reception was one for the books. Guests dined on incredible food by Farm House Table, in long tables among decor painstakingly created by Lily. It kicked off with a jubilant horah, and a traditional Slovak song, followed by toasts that were equal parts moving and hilarious, and beautiful formal dances. Their guests danced the night away under that tent, everyone was having a wonderful time.
Lily and Matt – Congratulations again! So thrilled that you both have found each other, and your wedding day perfectly represented who you are together. Thank you for everything, it was truly an honor to document this day for you.
Hair and Makeup: Elle Aire Buffalo
Dress: Made by Anatomy
Florist: Country Cross Roads
Caterer: Farm House Table Rochester
DJ: Sophisticated Sounds
Baker: Two Cake Queens