Classic & Romantic Holiday Valley Wedding
Phillip and Nichole’s wedding was my very first wedding of the season and I cannot believe I’ll be hitting “submit” on the first blog of the season!! They were married in May in front of their closest family and friends right at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. To say it was beautiful was an understatement.
From the moment my assistant Carly and I arrived to photograph, I knew the day was going to be amazing. Nichole was so calm and so “ready to be married” – it was the sweetest thing! Not to mention, her being the most beautiful bride. As soon as I laid eyes on her wedding dress too, I knew instantly in my head “this dress is SO Nichole”. Everything about it just said her name over and over again. I couldn’t wait to see her in it!
Nichole’s Maid of Honor, Katy, who just happens to be her Sister, surprised her with a very special gift that day, too. Unfortunately, their Brother, Jimmy, had passed before this very special day. Katy wanted to do something very, very special to honor Jimmy and to help make this day special for Nichole, too. So, their Mom found one of Jimmy’s blue ties and a close family friend turned it into a flower. Nichole and Katy’s parents had the flower put into Nichole’s bouquet for her “something blue” for her wedding day. How sweet!
The entire day was nothing but love from start to finish, especially during their first dance. Watching them look into one another’s eyes and be able to capture these moments for them is something that I absolutely LOVED doing. I was honored to be apart of this day. Enjoy some of my favorites below!
DRESSES || David’s Bridal
VENUE || Holiday Valley Lodge – Ellicottville, NY
WEDDING COORDINATOR(S) || Katelyn & Jolene with Holiday Valley
BAND || Dave Morris & County Lines
CAKE || Cupcaked – Ellicottville, NY (Cake Topper from Etsy, UpMoodShop)
GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE || Men’s Warehouse
INVITATIONS || VistaPrint
FAVORS || Sunflower seeds from Etsy, PlainJane2424
MAKE UP ARTIST || Blush Makeup and Hair – Buffalo, NY.
HAIR || Shelly Boser and Leah Simanowski – Snipper’s, Bradford, PA
FLORALS || Grahams Florist – Bradford, PA