Let’s rewind to a few years ago, the sweetest editor for The Celebration Society Magazine reached out to me to help with an upcoming editorial that was happening in Jacksonville and she wondered if I would be interested in pulling together all the details and design. I totally jumped at the chance and invited her over to my house to chat more as I was about two months postpartum and couldn’t be too far away from the babe. Now, let’s fast forward past that first meeting where I fell in love with her, had an amazing time working along side her for the photo shoot, to when she got engaged and asked me (cough, I hinted that I would be interested, cough) to be a part of her special day in Buffalo, New York.
The ‘she’ I was referring to? That would be my sweet bride and now friend, Erin. She had an incredible vision for her day. To not only do it in the town she grew up in, but to also incorporate all that she has learned from being an editor for a national wedding magazine. Oh and let me tell you the sweet love story behind it all. Nick was her best friend in High School. They were not romantic until AFTER he invited her to his Air Force Ball after they both had left for college. Her best friend summed it up pretty perfectly in her speech, that everyone around them knew it was forever before they even began. It just took them being alone together to realize it!
As for being in Buffalo, it was an absolute dream. The towns and boroughs are so sweet and full of charm. Brides, if you have the chance to get ready in your childhood home and slip into your gown in the bedroom you grew up in. DO IT. I seriously am experiencing “all the feels” just thinking about being in the Rapp home that week. I could go on and on about her mom and dad, but I don’t think I have time for that. Jill and Jim are amazing though, but so is their daughter and I know why.
So I am going to stop typing now and just let you enjoy all the gorgeous photos captured by the talented film photographer Davy Whitner.
Special thanks to all of the people that made this happen!