Lauren and Nick love their dogs. They both were brought to their engagement session at Spring Lake Winery. We knew they would be a huge part of the big day.
This is Benny! He was hanging out in the room where Lauren was going to get dressed. Hair and makeup were complete and it was time for the wedding dress. We had the bridesmaids hang out downstairs because this room was pretty small. Besides Neal and I there, was video as well (Bella Star Productions).
While the mother of the bride and maid of honor (sister of the bride) were helping her get ready, Benny came in the room and was hanging out on the bed. He did not want to be left out. We ended up taking photos of the dog with Lauren's wedding shoes!
The bride was ready and the dog was staring at her. He was really upset full attention was not on him. So, Lauren went down to his level and picked him up. Benny leaned in and their noses touched! This was so cute. Lauren's face is priceless with that smile! We loved how the dogs paws are resting on the bride. He had his little wedding bow tie on. He figured he should be in the photos too!
There are so many times when couples want their dogs involved for the wedding. They are a part of the family! Good thing we love dogs! It is always so much fun to have them in the photos.
Nick and Lauren's ceremony was at Assumption Church in Buffalo. For the idle, we went to Park Country Club, where they are members. Then the reception was at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Nick is the owners son, so they had the run of the venue! They had two rooms. One for cocktail and one for the reception! It was amazing! We pretty much could take them anywhere we wanted for photos!