A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, NY is one you don't want to miss.
Jenna came in with her mom and sisters to meet with us at Neal Urban Studio to book her wedding. At first she did not want a church ceremony at all. Her wedding theme was going to be high end red carpet glam! We decided to show her some photos of past weddings we have done at the Basilica. She loved the location. We warned her it could take a few years to get in.
Just for the heck of it, Jenna and family took the drive there to check it out. Jenna fell in love and she needed to have her ceremony there. She had the best luck. Her wedding date of May 31st, 2014 was open. They booked on the spot. About 10 minutes later we got the phone call she is booked there. Then the reception was going to be at the Statler in downtown Buffalo. We could not wait.
This particular image has so much emotion and little things happening that you may not see it right away. To start, let's talk about the bride's wedding dress. She is stunning! Dad's looking pretty good himself too!
You see Jenna looking at a guest with a huge smile on her face. The guest has her hand up close to her mouth almost as if she is thinking, I may cry. Jenna looks gorgeous! Then you see dad touching the hand of another guest, all while keeping his face straight ahead. But you know he is thinking, thank you so much. I am a very proud father of the bride today.
One last little detail. Jenna's father used to be a professional videographer. He had done his share of weddings and retired. Jenna told him he could not have a camera out. If you look very closely at the arm that is linked with his daughter, you can see a small camera in his hand. Surprise! He snuck that tiny camera in. Jenna had no idea until they took their first steps down the aisle. Dad got his wish and hopefully got some great footage!
The photo was just turned to black and white to bring out even more emotion.
Location: 767 Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY 14218.