Vanessa + Maceo had an elegant wedding ceremony and reception at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst. Both the outdoor ceremony site and ballroom where the reception was held were filled to overflowing with flowers, and numerous candles adorned the ballroom as well.
Vanessa had her makeup done on site before her private first look with Maceo, after which we photographed their families prior to the ceremony itself. The weather couldn’t have been better for their ceremony outside the venue that included two heartfelt readings and a musical interlude before the exchanging of rings. Newly married, they recessed while guests threw flower petals into the air from handmade paper cones made especially for the occasion.
The cocktail hour area was decorated with framed photos of their respective family’s different generations, some from those family member’s own weddings. We then made our way into the ballroom where Vanessa + Maceo were introduced to their cheering guests and had Maceo’s daughter Elena join them for the second half of their first dance. Guests were then invited to join them which filled the dance floor early in the evening and lasted through the end of the night.
Vanessa + Maceo had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Hair + Makeup : Crystal Vazquez and Company
DJ + Uplighting : Marx Entertainment
Florist : Durocher Florist
Vanessa’s Dress : RK Bridal, New York
Vanessa’s Jewelry : 7th Avenue Jewelers, Brooklyn
Cake : Greggory’s Pastry Shop
Videographer : NST Pictures
Assistant Photographers : Lesley Arak + Kat Kattler
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler
Here are some photos from the day…