Maribeth & Rick
Married at the Avanti Mansion
November 22, 2019
Maribeth & Rick started their big day in downtown Buffalo, getting ready just down the hall from each other. Having known Maribeth and her family for probably almost twenty years, it was so nice to be part of her family for the day and getting a front row seat for all of the excitement! After pizza, room service, a few cocktails, and couple of tears, we had a wonderful first look on the breezy streets of Buffalo. Despite the brisk weather, everyone was all about the smiles, kisses, and hugs as their ceremony time grew closer.
As the sun finally started to go down, we made our way to the Avanti Mansion to hang out and relax for a bit before the insanity of all of the guests arrived. For the most part Rick hung out with his guys, and Maribeth hung out with her girls in the epic separate his and hers suites upstairs before they met again for the (second) first time on their wedding day. We enjoyed a wonderful ceremony in front of the fire place, and Maribeth's mother even performed a song for everyone before the two exchanged rings and a huge first kiss!
You might just notice a theme of numerous books throughout this entire wedding. (Or you might remember that their engagement session was in the Rochester Library!) Maribeth's sneakers are covered in graphics from old card catalogs, and they used card catalog drawers for guests to find their seating assignments. Every table had a different one of Maribeth's favorite books, and all of the flowers were HAND MADE from Harry Potter books by close family and friends. SO AMAZING!
As expected, there were PLENTY of tears during the toasts, and just as many laughs to go along with it. After dinner, almost every guest was on their feet with a smile on their face for the entirety of the reception. My personal favorite, the enormous cheesecake martini bar was a huge hit too! Somehow, glittery face paint even made an appearance during dance time (anyone know where that came from??)
Maribeth & Rick's Vendors:
Wedding Dress: Spybaby Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bridal Belle
Hair & Makeup: Cortos Salon and Spa
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Limo: Buffalo Limousine
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Avanti Mansion
Officient: Jeremy Fay
DJ: Toy Bros.
Table Decor: Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes