REAL WEDDING: Tess & Sean’s Chic Vintage Backyard Wedding

About the Couple

One of the things I love about the wedding day is when I’m blown away by the love and support by everyone there. Tess and Sean’s backyard wedding in Buffalo, New York was no exception. In fact, it raised the bar. The couple lives in Boston and has busy careers. Tess works in fashion and Sean works in production for a major network. So they appreciated having a planner that could support them from the beginning.

Being in the fashion industry, Tess already had a vision for what their backyard wedding would look like. It was a little hard to picture on a bitterly cold February day (hello, Upstate New York), but everything came together beautifully. All the sentimental details from the day blew me away. They included a family tree with photos of generations past and vintage champagne flutes and a cake topper from close relatives.

As a planner, it can be nerve-wracking when a couple tells me that their family is helping with set-up. I’m sure they’re wonderful people, but I’ve never met them before. Can I trust them to do what the couple says they’re going to do? Do they have the skills to do so? Is it even safe? It can be challenging directing people close to the couple. Luckily, Tess and Sean’s family were some of the sweetest and hardest working people I’ve met – not to mention talented! But I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. You can also view the full gallery HERE.

Wedding Team

Planner: Verve Event Co.
Band: Mom Said No
Bride’s Attire: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride Rochester
Catering & Bar: Root Catering
Florals: Fern Croft
Local Beer Provider: Community Beer Works
Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply
Invitations: Minted
Photography: Anomaly Photography
Signage & Lettering: Bride
Tent & Rentals: McCarthy Tents & Events
Vintage China: White Dog Vintage 
Vintage Furniture: Quaint Vintage Rentals
Wine Barrel Rental: Buffalo Barrel

Hope you enjoyed this wedding re-cap and it inspires you to make your wedding truly custom to you and your beloved. Which detail was your favorite? For more wedding inspiration, make sure you follow me on Instagram and Pinterest!

Happy planning!

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