Sarah & Jordan's Holiday Valley Wedding Photography: Ellicottville, NY

Sarah & Jordan enjoyed an amazing traditional, elegant, and romantic wedding day at Holiday Valley Lodge in Ellicotville New York. Their love for skiing inspired them to have their wedding mountainside including chair lift rides and outdoor fire pits at the wedding. They began the day with a private first look on a lodge balcony before heading to their ceremony. The two tied the knot at nearby St Pauls Lutheran Church where they rode away in custom cars. A short downpour made their bridal party photos challenging, but everyone's amazing outlook kept the session positive and fun. Sarah and Jordan celebrated the night away with their closest friends and family.

The Proposal

His Version:

We met in school, we often skied together at the local ski area and I built up the courage to ask her to the winter ball in Spanish class. I proposed to her while on a ski trip in Stowe, VT. Skiing is one of our favorite hobbies that we share, so I thought it would make it special.

Her Version:

We grew up skiing together but never really became friends until Spanish class where Jordan started writing me Spanglish poems with an admiral attempt at rhyming. Eventually one of the poems was asking me to the coveted winter ball, which I of course accepted. A decade later when we were skiing in Stowe, Vermont Jordan proposed after the resort closed and it was quiet, snowing and super romantic. We got to spend the rest of the week skiing and face-timing relatives and friends.

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Venue: Holiday Valley Lodge

Church: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Florist: Fresh Floral and Gift Company

Catering: Centerplate

Cake: Chrusciki Bakery

DJ: Whirlin Disc Sound

Officiant: Dan Buringrud

Invitations: Minted

Bridal Gown Designer: Bliss Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Macy’s

Bridal Veil: Bliss Bridal

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Root 39 Salon

Groom's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring Designer: Jewelry Designs

Honeymoon: Costa Rica! We’ll spend the first five days relaxing on the beach, and the next five exploring the jungle and volcanoes.

Caitlin & Tim's Light House at Chelsea Piers Wedding Photography: Manhattan, NYC

"It was an incredible day from start to finish. It’s an indescribable feeling being able to celebrate the happiest day of our lives with the people who mean the most to us. We’d say we would do it again, but truthfully we could not duplicate that feeling again. It was the happiest day of our lives."

Caitlin & Tim enjoyed an incredibly meaningful and heartwarming day for their summer wedding at the The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The day started early with an exchange of cards and gifts before beginning their wedding day. Tim was surprised with a beautiful watch to wear that day and Caitlin received a beautiful necklace. The two first saw each other in church where their ceremony was personal and officiated by their cousin. After their gorgeous ceremony, Caitlin and Tim jumped on their New York Trolley to ride to the high line for photos with their bridal party. They danced the night away to the band 45 Riots over looking the Hudson River.


The Proposal- How they met

His Version:

We met through being introduced by two of our best friends, both of which I went to college with. The night we met we out to a bar in Hoboken and were engaged in conversation for 4-5 hours until Cait realized it was way past her bedtime. We hit it off from the start even though Cait tried to play hard to get for the first month.

The proposal was even better then I imagined. The deed was done on top of the One World Trade which were tickets I bought for Cait's birthday and it was completely unexpected on her end. It was a day full of surprises starting with the proposal, which led to dinner with both of our parents, and then a surprise with all of our closest friends at a bar in the city.

Her Version:

Lauren and I were in the middle of the last season of Breaking Bad when she told me that,"I should really come to Hoboken tonight because one of Sean's friend wants to meet me". It was hard for me to want to throw jeans on but decided I should go. Tim played it cool for a while when I got there until he started warming up. We went to a bar where we stood in the corner and talked forever. The whole time I was trying to figure out what was wrong with him, because there was no way this guy could be this perfect for me. I'm not sure about this whole play hard to get thing -- but I did make it sweat it out :)

Wedding Planning Tip:

Don't overthink it, the day is about you and your partner.


Venue: Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Getting Ready Hotel: The Conrad

Church: St. Francis Xavier

Florist: Superior Florist

Catering:  Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Cake: Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Wedding Band: 45 Riots

Officiant: Father Joe McLaffert

Videographer: Delia Studios

Invitations: Minted

Bridal Gown Designer: Hayley Paige

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Savannah & Sasha & Konnor

Groom's Attire: Generation TUX

Honeymoon: We are going to Italy right after for 2 weeks. We'll be exploring Rome and then relaxing in Capri and Positano.

Kari & Sal's Battery Gardens Wedding Photography: Battery Park, NYC

Kari & Sal enjoyed a classic New York City day for their summer wedding at the Battery Gardens  in Manhattan. The day started early with an exchange of cards before their first look, including a copy of their vows they shared together in Colombia a few weeks prior. They enjoyed a vintage taxi cab ride through the city to their venue where they met their friends and family for their waterfront ceremony. The two tied the knot at sunset overlooking the Statue of Liberty and danced to the New York Swing Band for the rest of the evening.

The Proposal

His Version:

I booked a last minute trip to go rock climbing in Colombia and celebrated NYE at The Charlee Hotel in Medellin. After bringing in 2016, I was talking with two British guys currently living in Newport Beach, CA when Kari walked up, I was totally taken aback, she looked like she was floating on air, so beautiful, classy, I immediately stood up, introduced myself. On New Years day, I ran into her again and spent several hours speaking with her like we had known each other forever. After returning to NY I couldn't get her out of mind and little over year half later after doing coast to coast I officially asked her to be my wife in Corona Del Mar!!!

Her Version:

It was a New Year's Eve party, I was in Colombia with friends, and the tequila shots were flowin'! As the waitresses passed out white balloons to every party goer, I wrote my wish for love on the paper and tied it to the string to be released into the universe at midnight. Cue the dark haired, blue eyed New Yorker that walked up and introduced himself to me approximately 10 minutes later. I didn't know it then, but in him, I would find everything I was looking for and didn't know I needed.

During one of his California visits in September, we walked to get coffee (tea for me) and being the social butterfly that I am, I ran into several friends along the way and invited them to join us on a walk down to the beach. Luckily, they declined, and as we casually talked about how happy we were together, Sal took a knee and asked me to be his wife. I had no idea that this typical morning walk down to the ocean would change my life and also my last name!

Kari's Wedding Planning Tip:

The ease of finding a reception location that handled the catering and set up was a huge relief. And YOU (Bri Johnson Weddings)! She is so thorough and forces us to think about details we otherwise wouldn’t have! Thank you!


Venue & Catering: Battery Gardens

Florist: Fleurs du mois

Wedding Band: New York City swing

Officiant: Rev Britt Hall

Vintage Taxi Cab: Film Cars NYC

Invitations: Minted 

Bridal Gown Designer: Nicole spose

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy choo

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Jess Rodde

Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring Designer: Harry Winston

Honeymoon: Bora bora and surrounding French Polynesian islands.