October 9, 2019

Timeless rustic wedding at Ivory Acres

It’s taken me so long to write this. I think simply because I have no words. Alicia and Kyle’s wedding day was just filled with every good emotion, beautiful, and perfect in every way. Their wedding was the perfect mix of rustic and timeless.

They’ve had this consistent love for rustic feels and I LOVE IT. Their wedding completely compliments the theme of their engagement session, which you can see here!

When I first arrived to the venue (Ivory Acres) it was empty and silent. I could just envision how the day would unfold as I was walking through all the rooms. Where they would be getting ready at, saying their vows, and celebrating their new title as husband and wife. As people started arriving I assumed that things would kick up a notch into “wedding mode”. Honestly, I have never experienced such an awesome group of people that were so calm and purely there for just them.

Ya’ll they were just SO ready to be married! After being together for 8 years before this, you could tell that it was good vibes only and nothing but love.

My favorite moment of the day was right after they kissed they shared a long hug. During that hug, they were really squeezing each other tight embracing the moment. The immediate moment after they are officially a married couple. I felt that was so special to take that moment to hug it out, then turn around and dance back down the isle!

Not just the great family and friends that surrounded them, but also the amazing team of vendors that came together! I cannot wait to work with these people again.

Before they started to get dressed, they each exchanged gifts. It was so precious seeing Alicia open the book that Kyle spent so much time making for her! It was an up adventure book that he filled with images of them together. With the extra pages they would use that as their guest book. How freaking sweet!

This first touch was absolutely heart warming. They both were smiling and holding back tears as they read each other’s vows shortly before their ceremony.

Then Alicia got to do first looks with both her bridesmaids and dad. No dry eye in the room I swear.

This image my be one of my favorites from the day. It was a moment that Kyle had to himself after his ceremony.


Huge shout out to these vendors for making this rustic fall wedding so DANG beautiful.

2nd shooter: Kyle Kessler

Venue: Ivory Acres

Wedding planner: Ellicottville Events

Hair + Makeup: Forbici

Florist: Floral Expressions by Pam

Dress Designer: Stella York

Dress Retailer: Victorias Bridal Shoppe

Caterer: Chiavetta’s

Cake: Cupcaked

DJ: StarSirch

Decor Rentals: Moments to Remember

Linens: Wolfgang Decorating & More

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