To know Ari and Tom is to absolutely adore them; they are some of the most supporting and loving humans you’ll ever meet. They have spent their lives together going on adventures together, and enjoying the heck out of everything with their best friends and family. We laughed our way around Buffalo for their engagement session, and since then, I have been SO excited for their wedding day.
We spent the morning at Hotel Henry, where Ari and Tom were surrounded by their very favorite humans. There were toasts, champagne, a headpiece that has lasted generations in Ari’s family, and plenty of excitement. After the buttons were done and the jackets fixed, we made our way into the lovely winter sun for their first look.
Ari and Tom were overpouring with joy from the second they saw each other — their grins kept us all warm in the Buffalo snow. Their wedding aesthetic was all about elegance, so they rocked the heck out of their wedding portraits in style.
A twirl and a bus ride later had Ari walking down the aisle to her best friend on the other side. Tom and Ari spent the entire ceremony with beaming smiles before exchanging their vows in front of their loved ones. Those grins didn’t dim for a minute all the way back down the aisle and down the church steps for the rest of their portraits.
We made a quick pit-stop at City Hall and the newest mural before making our way into their killer party. Now, every detail of Ari and Tom’s wedding day was curated to be elegant and romantic, so it’s no surprise that their reception was the same. Surrounded by candles, Ari and Tom celebrated the night away with the people that they love the most. It could not have been a more perfect day for better people.
Congratulations, you two! Thank you for living in every moment of your wedding day and being nothing but a joy to photograph. You’re the best of humans!
Hair and Makeup – Lox Salon
Dress – Essence of Australia via Bliss Bridal
Florist – Maureen’s Buffalo Wholesale
Ring – Diamond Cutters of WNY
Venue – Hotel Henry
DJ – CJ Sound
Band – JoyRyde and the Hitmen Horns