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Wedding | Andrew & Katrina

May 10, 2017

From the day I sat down with Andrew and Katrina in a coffee shop, I could tell right away that I was going to like their style! I noticed her rose gold ring and was instantly a fan. I can remember him wearing a pair of modern glasses that only the right kind of guy can pull off. And he wore them well! That was my shallow, first impression of the two of them… But I quickly learned that these two were fun to talk to, super cute together, and shared a vision for their wedding that I could easily hop on board with.

I take notes during my meetings… because, let’s face it… I have a terrible memory! Looking back, I wrote down, “blush and navy, Kentucky Derby Party feel, soft romantic flowers with greenery, ceremony outside, eating outside”....!!! My goodness, these people know what I love! There should be another blog post titled, “How to Make Your Photographer Happy.” It would go something like; have the whole wedding outside, have lots and lots of flowers and greenery, choose a classy subtle color, have the best wedding ever! Andrew and Katrina did just that. I was so excited for their wedding, but even our meeting couldn’t prepare me for all the wonderful, beautiful things she had planned! Take a look.

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If you are a bride preparing for your own wedding, take a few notes from our lovely Katrina. She got ready in a room with windows on 3 sides! South-facing windows bring in the most light! You cannot beat natural light. It provides me with the soft light necessary to create clean, pure, and flattering images. AndrewKatrina_0003.jpg AndrewKatrina_0027.jpg AndrewKatrina_0005.jpg

They found a venue near Buffalo, New York that allowed for plan A to be outdoors, and plan B to be indoors. What better way to celebrate your wedding than with toasts and a dinner outdoors in the warm, summer air… and the same area converts into a hangout spot under string lights and stars at the end of the night. Knox Farms has got it right! AndrewKatrina_0008.jpg AndrewKatrina_0009.jpg AndrewKatrina_0010.jpg AndrewKatrina_0013.jpg AndrewKatrina_0011.jpg AndrewKatrina_0012.jpg AndrewKatrina_0015.jpg AndrewKatrina_0016.jpg AndrewKatrina_0028.jpg AndrewKatrina_0017.jpg AndrewKatrina_0018.jpg AndrewKatrina_0006.jpg AndrewKatrina_0007.jpg AndrewKatrina_0019.jpg AndrewKatrina_0021.jpg AndrewKatrina_0020.jpg AndrewKatrina_0022.jpg AndrewKatrina_0023.jpg AndrewKatrina_0024.jpg AndrewKatrina_0025.jpg AndrewKatrina_0026.jpg

A couple shots from Andrew and Katrina’s engagement session show her beautiful rose gold ring and unique style… perfect for an HKP wedding!

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P.S. You may recognize Andrew as a founder of Hatchets & Hops. A new, super cool axe throwing location complete with beer and wine… You heard me right! It’s right in the city of Buffalo. Check it out!




The bride did her own hair and makeup. Her barrette was from BHLDN, Makeup from Urban Decay and Taste Cosmetics, Bridal gown - HayleyPaige from MA Carr, Katrina recommends Erin L!. Bridesmaids dresses - Jenny Yoo Annabelle Dress from BHLDN, Bride’s shoes - Bagdley Mischka from Nordstrom, Men's Suits - Combat Gent, good quality custom suits for a great price. Flowers - Vases from BHLDN and Target. The flowers were purchased at Trader Joe's. A Snail's Place in Elma created the bouquets, arbor, and cake topper. Cake and Cupcakes - Dessert Deli. Knox Farm coordinator - Marcia Katrina says, “She was so wonderful to work with!” DJ - DJ Buzz Katrina says, “He and his partner were amazing. He was open to playing whatever I wanted and the way I wanted it played - what other wedding DJ lets you play Smashing Pumpkins at your wedding? I could not recommend him enough. In fact, my best friend is getting married and using him as their DJ, too.” “Food, other desserts, and bar were done by the Roycroft Inn who had an absolutely amazing staff. Everyone was so accommodating, I don't think we could've pulled off the wedding without them.”