Hotel Lafayette Wedding // Jessica + Corey


Jess & Corey’s Hotel Lafayette wedding was such a freakin’ blast. I loved everything about this wedding, and this couple was so much fun and easy to be around! It’s so important to me that my couples and I get along super well if they choose me as their wedding photographer. After all, your photographer is the vendor you’ll spend the most amount of time with! With our further ado, here’s the story behind Jess & Corey’s big day.

Jessica & Corey // Hotel Lafayette Wedding

It was a breath of fresh air being able to finally be reunited with Jess & Corey for their wedding day. We had an engagement session together back in early 2019, pre-Covid! They wanted to wait quite some time before getting married to make sure their day would be everything they wanted. Even though they had to postpone because of Covid, they were so good about it and knew that their time would come. Word of advice to couples getting married: never settle for less for your big day! If that means waiting until you know everything will be perfect, then so be it. Or if that means eloping in the forest just the two of you, then so be it!

Jess & Corey have been together since high school, so it was amazing to see them finally be able to commit their love to each other with their closest friends & family. They’ve committed themselves to each other in so many other ways, so to see them finally married was such a special moment! Both of their families felt the same exact way, too. Everyone celebrated J & C like they had also been at the edge of their seats waiting for their wedding.

Their day was worth the wait

On quite possibly the coldest day in November, Jess and Corey’s wedding finally arrived. Although it was freezing, they were such good sports and we were able to get some amazing photos! They had a total of 22 people in their wedding party, which was such a fun experience for everyone involved. All their friends were so kind and nice, and I genuinely had such an amazing time hanging out with everyone. I loved how easygoing J & C were, because we were able to get super creative and they were down for whatever I suggested. I always value when couples trust me and my expertise, because I truly want the absolute best photos for you to look back on.

Vendors for their Buffalo, New York wedding

Huge shoutout to the awesome vendor team that came together to make Jess & Corey’s day everything that they had been waiting for!

Florist – Maureen’s Wholesale Buffalo
Venue – Hotel Lafayette, Greenhouse Room
Dessert – Fairy Cakes Cupcakery / Milk Bar (cake)
Dress – Bridal Chateau

Looking for a Buffalo, New York wedding photographer?

Aaaahhh! I would love to know what your vision is for your special day. To get in touch with me about photographing your wedding or elopement, you can fill out my contact form. I’ll get back to ya as soon as I can! In the meantime, I would love for you to check out Casey & Alex’s wedding at Pomona at Blue Barn that I recently shot for some more New York wedding inspo. And if you’re down, I would love for us to connect on Instagram!

with love,
Rachel Barbato

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