Claribel & Christopher Botanical Gardens Buffalo, Ny Wedding

Who would have ever known that dropping a flyer off at my local camera store would result in such a great opportunity! 

I met Claribel and Christopher back in February of this year and we hit it off! They weren't completely set on all of their plans for the big day yet, but were totally excited and I could just tell that we were going to have a great time together! 

They had a unique story as well, which in this day and age rarely every happens. They met back in college and until the actual date of their wedding they had NEVER lived together! I thought this was absolutely amazing. They got their first apartment together a month before the date and well, the rest is history. 

I myself have a large Italian family and am used to wonderful gatherings with lots of food, laughs and good times had by all. These two families welcomed me in with warm hearts, laughter, love and totally new to me delicious food! If you have never experienced what Puerto Rican food has to offer, man are you missing out on some sweet stuff!  

Their big day went smoothly and even though it was a little cold, Claribel & Christopher braved it and we got some amazing photos of the bride and groom down at City Hall in Buffalo, NY. The botanical gardens were absolutely beautiful, warm and had the perfect lighting for having an intimate ceremony. The ceremony was spoken in both English and Spanish, and I thought that was so cool! 

All in all, I really am astounded by the wonderful people in my life. Thanks so much for the opportunity guys! LIVE.LAUGH.PHOTO. <3 Ariel